Increased Stingray Activity
Seal Beach Marine Safety provides year-round lifeguard services on the city beach. This includes rescues, preventative actions, medical aids, and code enforcement services. Since 1985, the Seal Beach Lifeguard Department has also been offering a Junior Lifeguard program. The Junior Lifeguard Program is a fun, but physically demanding, hands-on program that provides the participants with knowledge and appreciation for the ocean and its surrounding environment. The Seal Beach Marine Safety team is comprised of 1 Chief, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Marine Safety Officers, 1 Junior Lifeguard Coordinator, and over 40 recurrent ocean lifeguards.
Seal Beach is a wonderful coastal community located in the westernmost corner of Orange County between Sunset Beach and Long Beach.
There is always aquatic risk. Please check in with a lifeguard prior to swimming. Our department determines aquatic risk factors based on ocean conditions.
The stingray activity is determined by how many people have been stung by stingrays on that day. When more than two beachgoers have been stung by a stingray at the same tower location a purple indicator will appear in front of the tower. The stingray activity dial adjusts based on the total stingray incidents for the entire beach.