Ocean & Sand Beach Tips
1. Be very aware of how powerful the Florida sun is-
- Stay hydrated! Drink a lot of water.
- Wear sunscreen and RE-APPLY!
- Bring an umbrella and/or a hat
2. Lifeguards are on duty from 9-6 on weekends October to May, and every day between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They are located from 9 Street North to 9th Street South.
3. Obey Posted Signs and Flags: In Flagler Beach our Lifeguards utilize the following flags:
- Green Flag: Low hazard
- Yellow Flag: Medium hazard
- Red Flag: Dangerous hazard
- Purple Flag: Dangerous marine life, to include jellyfish
4. Bonfires on the beach are allowed but must follow the following rules:
- Prohibited between May 1st and October 31st
To have a fire on the beach, we require you complete a burn permit request within 3 days of your desired fire and abide by the following:
- Complete a burn permit request form in person at the Flagler Beach Fire Department
5. Sea Turtle Nesting season runs May 1- October 31 and here's how you can help:
- Keep outside lights off during season
- Remove chairs, umbrellas and other gear when leaving the beach
- Level all sand castles and fill any holes
- Pick up all trash and dispose properly
- Remeber- it is against the law to touch or disturb nesting sea turtles, hatchlings or injured sea turtles
- Call the Turtle Patrol at 386-763-0977
6. If you get caught in a rip current- don’t panic or swim against the current
- Relax, float with the current until it dissipates
- Swim parallel to shore and back in raising your hand into the air will identify yourself as someone in need of help
- Stay calm and wait for help to arrive
Of course the best way to avoid a rip current is to know the surf conditions before entering the water. One or more of the following features indicate the presence of a rip current.
- Darker color surf, indicating deeper water Murky, brown water caused by sand stirred up on the bottom
- Smaller, unorganized waves alongside more evenly breaking waves over a sand bar
- Waves breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip current
If you’re caught in a rip A video presentation on rip currents entitled “Break the Grip of the Rip!” can be viewed here
7. Please keep the beach and water clean – pick up after yourself and others to keep Flagler Beach a fun, clean place to be!