Blog - Safety First | The Importance of the Beach Flags System
The emerald waters of the Gulf draw visitors back year after year. The clear water and waves offer a playground for fun in the sun, but it is still important to stay vigilant when playing in the ocean. All bodies of water pose a variety of dangers and hazards. We want all of our guests to have a fun, SAFE vacation on 30A!
Double Red Flag | This is the most serious flag warning. If you see a double red flag flying when you get to the beach, bad news. This means the water is closed to the public due to extremely dangerous conditions such as rip currents and rough water.
Red Flag | While not as serious as a double red flag, a red flag still represents a high surf and strong currents and staying clear of the ocean is advised.
Yellow Flag | A yellow flag means caution. Think twice, be extra careful and aware of your surroundings. Potential undercurrents could be present.
Green Flag | Green is go! The water is open for swimming. Even when a green flag is flying, hazards still exist. While the threat is low, it is important is always exercise caution while in the ocean.
Purple Flag | Marine creatures are present! Sharks, jellyfish or other marine life can turn a fun day at the beach into an unpleasant day. The water is not closed to swimming but keep your eyes open for those who share the water with you.« Back to Articles