We’ve all seen the flags on the beach, but do you know what they mean? Knowing how to interpret the flags will keep you and your family safe, so please take a minute to learn about beach safety.
Double Red- Danger! Water Closed to Public
Single Red-High Hazard, High Surf and/or Strong Currents
Yellow-Medium Hazard, Moderate Surf and/or Currents
Green-Low Hazard, Calm Conditions, Exercise Caution
Purple-Dangerous Marine Life (Usually Jellyfish)
*Absence of Beach Flags Does Not Assure Safe Waters*
If you see Double Red flags, DO NOT get in the water! It’s very dangerous, and you’ll usually see police patrolling the beach telling people to stay out of the water. Good news: we hardly ever see Double Red flags. Usually only if a hurricane is coming through, like last year during Irma & Maria.
Enjoy the beach and remember that safety is important! If the gulf isn’t safe today, just go in one of the awesome pools at Splash!