beach safety tips

Beach Safety Tips

Tips to Stay Safe in the Surf and Sand
Holes dug on the beach can be no deeper than the knees of the smallest person in your group and must take up a small area.

Do not leave any holes unattended, and fill it back in before you leave the beach.

Only swim when lifeguards are on duty (10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.).

Do not leave children unattended near the water.

Do not swim near fishing piers, wooden pilings or rock jetties.

No swimming or wading in designated surfing areas.

Pay attention to signs and flags, and check with a lifeguard regarding beach conditions.

Rip Currents
Rip currents can form in large open areas of water, including low spots and breaks in sandbars, or near structures such as jetties
and piers.

If caught in a rip current, swim out of the current in a direction following the shoreline.

If you are unable to swim out of a rip current, float or calmly tread water to conserve your energy.

If you observe someone in distress in the ocean, do not enter the water. Get help from a lifeguard or call 9-1-1.