Beach Safety

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Carlsbad Lifeguard Tower Map

Beach safety recommendations

  • Never swim alone.
  • Check-in with lifeguard for current conditions.
  • Always swim near a lifeguard.
  • Know your limits. When in doubt, don’t go out!
  • Keep constant watch of children under your supervision.

Lifeguard tower locations

  • Tower 1 – located at the “point” or the northern most border with Oceanside
  • Tower 2 – located at the Army Navy Academy
  • Tower 3 – located in the area of Beech Street
  • Tower 4 – located at Carlsbad Village Drive  

Hours of operation

The towers are staffed 365 day a year during daytime hours and have after-hours response capability. The number of lifeguards on duty varies with the seasons and weather conditions.

Beach rules

  • No glass is allowed on the beach. Broken glass can quickly ruin someone’s day.
  • Campfires and BBQs that use wood or charcoal are not allowed.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the beach.  
  • Have a good and safe time.  

Beach safety topics

Current conditions