See the beach and ocean from a new perspective and experience the coastline through the lens of a drone.

Take a tour of the beach like never before! In this experience you will join our UAV Pilots as they guide you from the sand into the air and along the shoreline. You will view a rip current from above, spot some marine creatures, watch some surfers catch a wave and go fishing on the headland. Are you ready? Let's go!

Click on the link below to take you to the simulation on YouTube. Enjoy!


How can I view & interact with the virtual reality simulation?

View the above video directly off your desktop or mobile device. You can use your mouse to interact with the video by pulling the video right, left, up and down. If you are on a mobile you can move the device around to get different views too!
Do you have a VR headset or VR cardboard? You can get the full experience using a VR device. Open the video above on your mobile device and expand to full view. Click on the VR icon as indicated by the red arrows here to turn on VR mode.
Once you can see the dual vision place the mobile into your cardboard headset and your ready to enjoy the experience!

Take a look behind the scenes to learn about the planning, development and methodology behind the creation of this unique experience.


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Ask a Lifesaver!

Are you working on an assignment, need a fact for a project you are trying to finish, or just out of curiosity would like your question answered by our lifesavers who are passionate about beach and ocean safety? Ask our Lifesavers!

Beach & Ocean Safety

Be prepared before you head to the beach and learn our useful tips to keep you, your family, your friends and your loved ones safe when you visit our beautiful coast!

How to stay safe at the beach

The beach is for everyone to enjoy. Knowing how to stay safe while at the beach will make sure that you and your family have the best day possible.

Learn about marine creatures

There are lots of amazing marine creatures that live in the ocean and on our beaches. What are the ones you should look out for when you visit the beach?

What is a rip current?

Rip currents are one of the biggest dangers at the beach. Knowing what a rip is, how to spot one and how to avoid one is key to staying safe at the beach.

What is a surf lifesaver?

Each summer over 20,000 members of SLSNSW put on the iconic red and yellow uniforms at beaches across the state. So who exactly are these heroes in red and yellow? Let's find out!

What is a wave?

Waves can be fun. You can dive under them, jump over them, watch them gently roll to shore or be awed by their power as they crash on the beach. So how are they formed?

Explore a rock pool

Next time you're at the beach, head down to the rock pool and explore all the amazing aquatic and marine life.

Beach fun with the Minions!

Get the kids learning with the Minions! Free beach safety activity sheets and and posters for your kids. They will absolutely love them!

Annie & the Waves

Learn how to stay safe at the beach with our lifesavers Grace, Liam & Louise. They will take your children on a narrated journey with Annie as she goes on holiday to the beach.