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.
No Cars on Sand
No Fire Pits
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.
Beaches and oceans are dynamic natural environments. Crowd conditions, currents, waves, wild animals, and other water and beach conditions can rapidly change. The risks and conditions shown on this site are informational only and not always real-time. Actual conditions may differ. Lifeguards are not always on duty or available. Always remain aware of your surroundings and exercise due care for your own safety and the safety of others around you.
Always check for water warnings or check with a lifeguard before you swim.