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Beach Flag Warnings

Published February 1st, 2019

Beach Flag Warning Destin FL

Know The Rules Of The Beach

Destin beaches are beautiful, scenic, and refreshing - and to keep them that way, we must respect our fellow visitors and the natural enviroment by following beach ordinance.

Beach Flag Warnings

  • Double Red Flag - Water Closed
  • Red Flag - High Hazard
  • Yellow Flag - Moderate Surf/Currents
  • Green Flag - Calm Conditions
  • Purple Flag - Dangerous Marine Life

General Rules of the Beach

  • Glass containers and littering are prohibited
  • Vehicles, dogs and bonfires require permits
  • Obey all beach flag warnings
  • LEAVE NO TRACE - Items left on beach overnight will be removed
  • Keep off the dunes
  • Removal of sand, water or vegetation is strictly prohibited

Sun Tips

The sun's rays are the strongest between 10 am and 4 pm.

Most of the sun's rays can come through the clouds on an overcast day; so use sun protection even on cloudy days.

The American Cancer Society recommends the following tips...Slip! Slop! Slap!

  1. Slip on a tightly woven shirt to block out the sun.
  2. Slop on sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher 20 minutes before going outside.
  3. Slap on a hat with a brim wide enough to protect your face and neck.

Weather Changes and Coastal Storms

Do as the locals do and watch the skies. Florida is known as the "Sunshine State" and our skies can change very quickly. In the heat of the summer, late afternoon thunderstorms can roll in. These storms are usually very short in nature and can carry a punch. Protect yourself and your family by following some basic guidelines.

  • Check the local forecast daily -- then make your plans.
  • Monitor the skies for quick moving dark clouds.
  • Have a "Safety Plan" for the entire family before a storm arrives.
  • If you are in the water, go to land immediately and take shelter.
  • Choose a building over a car for shelter.
  • Keep windows closed if in a car.
  • If no shelter is available, find a low lying area away from trees, poles or other objects that conduct electricity.
  • Squat down (do not lie down) in a tucked position and wait for the storm to pass. Limit your points of contact to the ground to just your feet.
  • Stay off of phones and away from plumbing.

Our storms are usually fast moving. Once they have passed, have a fun and safe vacation.

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