Swim Between the Flags – Gold Coast Beaches

There are well over 30 beaches stretching a total of 40km. Almost all are patrolled by volunteer and professional lifesavers. The patrolled areas are marked by red and yellow flags. Signs on the beaches will show you the closest patrolled beaches at any particular time of year.

Always swim between the flags. The flags have been lined up with the safest parts of the beach and are patrolled by lifesavers. If you do get into trouble or feel yourself being pulled out of your depth by a ‘rip’, don’t try to swim against the water. Swim parallel to the beach and raise your hand to attract the attention of a lifesaver.