Beach Safety

The beaches of Suffolk County Parks are some of the most beautiful and possibly dangerous in the U.S. The public has access to the beach 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Suffolk County Parks’ beaches are here for everyone to enjoy and we hope that your activities can be guided by common sense. Below you will find some safety tips and laws that can help make a visit to Suffolk County Parks more pleasurable and safe for everyone.

Beach Safety Tips

1.Swim only in guarded area.

2.Do not dive into shallow water.

3.No ball playing or Frisbees on shore line.

4.Never swim alone.

5.Children should always swim with adult supervision.

6.Check with lifeguards on beach and surf conditions.

7.If you hear a whistle, look to see if the lifeguard is signaling you.

8.Avoid digging deep holes that can be hazardous to others.

9.Never sit or dig in front of the lifeguard tower.

10. No glass containers are permitted on the beach.

11.No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the beach.

12. NEVER fake calls for HELP. However, don’t be embarrassed to call for help.

13. If you need help, do not panic. If you are unable to swim back to shore, call or wave for help. The lifeguards are well trained in water and beach safety. Respect their presence and judgement and never interfere with their work.

June 3, 2012

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