With the summer holidays approaching, Newhaven and Seaford police are warning young people and their parents of the dangers of tomb stoning.
During the holidays last year there were a number of reports from people who were concerned about youngsters jumping off the large groyne at Splash Point in Seaford.
PS Stuart Mullins, at Seaford Police Station, said: “Tomb stoning is dangerous and there are signs to reinforce just how hazardous it is.
“Though it may not appear very high, there are a great deal of submerged hazards around the groyne and elsewhere along the coast and there is a potential for very serious injury and even drowning.
“Every year, somewhere around the UK, people die or are severely injured and I would ask all parents to emphasise this to their children the next time they say they are going to play at the beach.”
Newhaven Breakwater is also a popular spot for tomb stoning but fraught with hazards.