BEACH & OCEAN SAFETY
Everyone loves a day at the beach. But what we love even more is that you all go home safely afterwards! Check out some helpful info and advice on beach & ocean safety to ensure you enjoy your visit to the beach and stay safe.
VISITING OUR BEACHES?
The Beachsafe app provides detailed information for patrol status, facilities and hazards including weather, swell and tide. The app is available to download onto your devices from the App Store or Google Play.
KEY BEACH SAFETY MESSAGES
- Surf Lifesavers wear red and yellow
- You should always swim between the red and yellow flags
- Some beaches are safer than others
- There are different kinds of waves, some are safer than others
- If you get into difficulty in the water, stay calm and raise your hand to show the surf lifesavers you need help
- Be sun safe at the beach. Wear a hat and a rash vest, and don’t forget to put on sunscreen before you go out in the sun
- Always swim with a responsible person
LEARN MORE ABOUT BEACH & OCEAN SAFETY
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