Beach Safety Tips

  • Swim near a lifeguard.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Supervise children closely even when lifeguards are present.
  • Don’t rely on floatation devices such as rafts, when swimming.
  • If caught in a rip current, DO NOT PANIC. Swim parallel to the shore until out of the current’s pull.
  • Alcohol and swimming don’t mix.
  • Stay clear of lobster traps. If you find a trap in shallow waters, report it to a lifeguard.
  • If you are in trouble, call or wave for help.
  • Always follow regulations and lifeguard directions and obey warning signs in dangerous areas.
  • No glass containers on the beach. Broken glass and bare feet don’t mix.
  • No fires or charcoal BBQs
  • When cooking, use a barbecue that is elevated off the sand.
  • Avoid stingrays by shuffling your feet along the bottom.
  • If you receive a sting from a stingray or jellyfish seek treatment from a lifeguard.
  • Have courtesy and respect for others.