What Beach Warning Flags Mean

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What Beach Warning Flags Mean


As you look along the Panama City Beach or Navarre Beach you will no doubt see flags along the coastline. These flags are posted daily to alert you to swimming conditions for everyone's safety. What these flags mean may not be completely apparent so we provide you the chart shown below.

When you see red, double red and purple flags you should stay out of the surf and enjoy our pool(s) in safety. These flags represent rip currents and rough surf are present and your life isn't worth risking your life or those who may attempt to save you just to see just how skilled a swimmer you are.

Fifteen Fatalities in 2018: There were nearly 15 fatalities along the Panhandle of Florida last year. All of these were owed to rip currents with the majority of fatalities reported along the coast of Panama City Beach.

Click to learn more about "How to Avoid Getting Caught in a Rip Current."

How to Avoid Getting Caught in a Rip Current
Third party sources that promote rip current and beach safety information are listed on this page and on pages on this safety website. If you are a provider of rip current or beach safety information and would like to be listed here, contact john.f.kuhn@noaa.gov or deborah.jones@noaa.gov. NWS does not endorse these non-federal sites.


Local Beach Safety Information: Click the links below to get local and specific beach safety information for Panama City Beach and Navarre Beach:

Beach Safety In Panama City Beach | Things To Do
Looking for guarded areas of the beach? Find the safest spots and lifeguards at the following three locations 7 days a week from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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The Emerald Coast is home to some of the world's safest beaches. Accidents are rare, and most travelers respect the beach's delicate ecosystem. But on occasion, rules and regulations are disregarded or unknowingly ignored. Don't let your beach vacation at Navarre Beach end in hefty fines, or much worse, tragedy.



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