Stay safe on the beach! Before swimming in the ocean, take the time to learn the simple rules of beach safety.
Sunshine Coast beaches are beautiful and can be unpredictable. You can view patrol times (lifeguard hours) and locations at the Beachsafe website. Patrolled times will vary depending on each season and beach. Lifeguard services are provided by Surf Life Saving Queensland and proudly funded by Sunshine Coast Council.
For your own safety:
- always swim between the red and yellow flags
- check beach conditions before swimming
- learn beach safety rules at Surf Life Saving Queensland website.
It is important to know how to protect yourself in the water and understand the warning signs and flags, to ensure you remember your trip to the beach for all the right reasons.
For further Beach Safety resources including fact sheets on beach flags and signs, rip currents and sun safety, visit SLSA Beachsafe website.