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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