Encinitas has some of the area’s most popular beaches, attracting millions of visitors every year. Although most visitors can expect to enjoy a pleasant stay at the beach, potential for accidents exist. If you will be visiting the beach, please keep the following safety tips in mind:
- Learn to swim.
- Know your swimming abilities and do not go out deeper than your abilities allow.
- Swim near a lifeguard.
- Never swim alone.
- Supervise children closely, even when lifeguards are present.
- Children may not show signs of distress in the water – watch your children.
- Don’t rely on floatation devices such as rafts, when swimming.
- If caught in a rip current, DO NOT PANIC. Swim parallel to the shore until out of the current’s pull.
- Alcohol and swimming don’t mix.
- Stay clear of lobster traps. If you find a trap in shallow waters, report it to a lifeguard.
- If you are in trouble, call or wave for help.
- Always follow regulations and lifeguard directions and obey warning signs in dangerous areas.
- When cooking, use a barbecue that is elevated off the sand. Sand conducts heat.
- Avoid stingrays by shuffling your feet along the bottom.
- If you receive a sting from a stingray or jellyfish seek treatment from a lifeguard.
- Have courtesy and respect for others.
- Report suspicious criminal activity to a Sheriff deputy or lifeguard.
Encinitas Beach Safety Guide
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