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St. George Island Beach Safety

our top priority
beach safety

We want you to enjoy your beach vacation, but there's some precautions you must know about.

Flag Warnings
beach flag warnings

this is for your own protection. there are no life guards on duty.

Rip Currents
rip currents

do you know how to escape a rip current? better yet, do you know how to spot one?

Current Beach Conditions

Beach Warning Flags

Rip Currents

Break the Grip of the Rip!

NOAA's National Weather Service, National Sea Grant College Program, and the United States Lifesaving Association are working to educate the public on the dangers of rip currents.

Please download this brochure and take the necessary safety precautions to make your vacation safe.


What if I'm caught in a rip current?

Stay Calm.

Don't fight the current.

Escape the current by swimming in a direction following the shoreline. When free of the current, swim at an angle away from the current toward shore.

If you are unable to escape by swimming, float or tread water. When the current weakens, swim at an angle away from the current toward shore.

If at any time you feel you will be unable to reach shore, draw attention to yourself: face the shore, call or wave for help.

How do I help someone else?

Don't become a victim while trying to help someone else! Many people have died in efforts to rescue rip current victims.

If possible, throw the rip current victim something that floats.

Call 9-1-1 for further assistance