Lifeguards and fire rescue play a central role in water safety on many of the beaches of Pinellas County. These individuals who are trained in lifesaving, first aid, and water safety help ensure visitors enjoy a safe day at the beach.
Comfortable in all conditions, you might even see the lifeguards in the water when the surf’s up. Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer, surfing is a year round activity. Below you can watch a video with two of the lifeguards and many other surfers enjoying the fun surf at Sand Key.
Please note: Pinellas County provides lifeguards at designated swim areas from March to September (Labor Day). Hours of operation may vary due to staff availability and weather conditions. Check lifeguard towers for conditions and coverage. Swim at your own risk when lifeguards are not on duty.