Beach & Ocean Safety Tips

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Before entering the water, check in with a Lifeguard for the most current ocean conditions and safety information for that area.

The following Beach and Ocean Safety Tips will help bathers and beachgoers stay safe while visiting the beach.

  1. Learn to Swim
  2. Swim with a Buddy & Near a Lifeguard
  3. Check in with Lifeguards Before Going Into the Water
  4. Missing Persons
  5. Use Sunscreen & Stay Hydrated
  6. Obey All Posted Signs & Flags
  7. Learn Rip Current Safety
  8. Wear a Life Jacket
  9. Jellyfish & Man-O-War
  10. Dangerous Weather Conditions

Learning to swim is the best defense against drowning.

Never enter the water if you do not know how to swim or are not a strong ocean swimmer.

If you are not a strong ocean swimmer, take swim lessons. It is never too late to learn how to swim!

Safety Guide

For more information on beach and ocean safety information, check out our Beach and Ocean Safety Guide (PDF).