Beach Safety

Swim Between the Flags When the Beach Is Patrolled

The beach is a dynamic, ever-changing environment. Although it can be very fun, it can also be  unpredictable and dangerous to people who are unaware of the hazards. That’s why lifeguards who understand the beach use a system of flags and signs to advise the people who visit with the things they need to know.

The most important flags on the beach are the red and yellow flags. These show the supervised area of the beach and that a lifesaving service is operating. If there are no red and yellow flags, you should not go swimming.