Lifeguard Stations

There are four lifeguard stations along Siesta Beach.  Lifeguards are on duty daily from 10:00 am – 6:45 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

The lifeguard stands have been painted in primary colors: yellow, blue, green & red to make it easier to keep track of where you are.  It is designed to cut down on the problem of lost children.  Make sure your children know which stand you are near. 

Free beach “wheelchairs” are available for special needs visitors.  You can find them near the main guard tower.

(Please use them only to transport disabled people and return it so someone else can use it.  They are not meant to be used for beach chairs for the duration of your visit to the beach.)

Gulf water temperatures continue to rise as summer gets into full swing. Remember to use sunscreen liberally and reapply it as needed throughout the day.

To avoid dehydration be certian to have plenty or water/sports drinks available.

 

Beach Flags –  View beach conditions  provides information on swimming conditions.

These flags are visible along the beaches and near lifeguard stations.

Double Red Flags – NO Swimming

Red Flag – Dangerous Swimming Conditions

Yellow Flag – Use Caution

Green Flag – Good Swimming Conditions

Purple Flag – Hazardous Marine Life

A yellow sign with black borders means sharks, rays, jelly fish and red tide are present.

Warmer water can also mean stingrays. So remember to use the "stingray shuffle" when moving through the water. Know your swimming skills and abillities as the Gulf may look inviting but may have strong currents. Also watch for signs of rip currents that may be present.