Provide safe, clean, friendly ocean beach experience for the citizens & visitors; offer variety of fun, recreational opportunities and quality amenities while conserving natural resources through the management and enforcement of the county’s Habitat Conservation Plan and Beach Code.
Why does Florida need a uniform warning flag system?
Warning flags are posted by many coastal communities, but, the flags used to identify different tide and surf conditions vary from place to place. Many residents and visitors travel to different parts of the state to enjoy our wonderful public beaches. Differences in flag colors, size and symbols can confuse beach goers, thereby decreasing the effectiveness of efforts to improve public safety.
How does it work?
The beach warning flag program uses the colors adopted by the International Lifesaving Federation, with symbols added to clarify the meaning of the flags. The program also includes the placement of interpretive signs along the beach to explain the meaning each flag used in the warning system.
The daily beach flag warning can be found on our base towers, each county beachfront park, all beach approaches, our four lifeguard stations and the mobile app.
Download the Beach Navigator app here!
Beachgoers are encouraged to follow Volusia County Beaches on Facebook and Twitter for the latest beach information.