A Safe and Enjoyable Day at the Beach

Millions of people visit Myrtle Beach every year to enjoy the activities and of course the beach. Although the Grand Strand beaches may look amazing, just like all beaches, they can still be unpredictable and dangerous if you don’t follow the rules of safety. Before you go on to the beach be sure to read the safety signs. This will ensure you’re aware of any warnings or dangers on the beach.

The Myrtle Beach lifeguard services, through a franchise agreement with the City of Myrtle Beach, provide watchful eyes and are ready to assist beachgoers and swimmers.  Myrtle Beach has a specific set of beach flags to let vacationers aware of water conditions. These flags will fly from the lifeguard stands to alert of any potential dangers. A double red flag means the water is closed to the public; no swimming is allowed.  A single red flag indicates hazardous conditions, such as strong waves or currents.  A yellow flag means medium hazards are indicated, while a green flag shown near the lifeguard stand means that conditions are generally good for beach swimming and the lifeguards will closely supervise this area. If you happen to see a rare blue flag, it means that a dangerous marine life, such as a high number of jellyfish may be in the area.

If you are not sure of some of the beach condition signs or flags displayed, ask a lifeguard for safety advice. Lifeguards are highly trained and very knowledgeable about beach safety and conditions. When you arrive at the beach look for the lifeguards. Feel free to ask them about the beach conditions, as well any additional beach safety advice they might have for your family’s day of enjoyment.

Sands Resorts’ collection of oceanfront resorts features one, two, and three- bedroom suites with all of the comfort and convenience of home plus our resorts are located in what many locals consider the best beach area along the Grand Strand. At Sands Resorts, our number one priority is making your day at the beach successful from beginning to end, and every moment in between. 

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