Beach Safety


The Beach Safety Division serves as a public safety function for the City's municipal beach. The emphasis of the division is on ensuring the safety of beach patrons through the provision of year-round lifeguard services including, responding to all beach and water emergencies, and enforcing all City codes and ordinances related to the beach.

Tools of the Trade

Our division maintains eight first-aid stations, 21 lifeguard towers and an administrative office 7 days a week, year-round.

The Beach Safety headquarters, located at 707 South Ocean Drive, contains

  • 19 land based emergency response vehicles
  • A variety of specialized ocean rescue equipment
  • Administrative offices
  • Five Automated External Defibrillators
  • Four Kawasaki Jet Skis with rescue sled
  • Locker area
  • Training room

An Experienced Staff

The staff of the Beach Safety Division is made up of 25 state certified Emergency Medical Technicians who are proficient in the latest lifesaving techniques. The permanent staff is supplemented by 33 part-time lifeguards who are also experts in water rescue and maintain a First Responder certification.

Beach Safety personnel perform an average of 150-200 ocean rescues a year.

Beach Warning Flags

Operating Hours

 Daylight Savings Time (March-November) 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Eastern Standard Time (November-March) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.