About Our Beach Warning Flags and Signs
Be prepared to identify the locations of where you will be posting
your signs and flags!
Beach Access Signs
These signs are customized with the name of the government entity
that provides access to the coast.
- Identifies public access points to the
- Protect fragile coastal ecosystems from
intensive public use.
- Minimize environmental damage to beaches
by designating points of entry for pedestrians and vehicles.
Beach Access Signs are 18" high x 24"
Beach Warning Flags
Florida Statutes Section 380.276 requires that all public beaches use
only the uniform flags
developed for the state's warning program. The Beach Warning Flags were
- To minimize the risks of drowning or
serious injury caused by changes in tide and surf conditions
- To enhance the safety and enjoyment of
Florida's public beaches
- To increase public recognition and the
effectiveness of their message
Florida's uniform Beach Warning Flags come in four colors:
- Red, yellow, green and purple, and a
second red imprinted with a "Do Not Swim" logo.
Beach Warning Flags are 29.25" high x
Beach Warning Flag Interpretive Signs
These signs define the warning flag colors in English and Spanish.
- Red "Do Not Swim Logo" Flags: Water Closed
Aqua Cerrada al Publico
- Red Flags: High hazard-High Surf and/or
Peligro Alto, Resaca Alta y/o Corrientes
- Yellow Flags: Medium Hazard - Moderate Surf
Peligro Medio, Resaca Moderada y/o Corrientes
- Green Flags: Low Hazard - Calm Conditions,
Peligro Bajo, Condiciones Calmas, Tenga Cuidado
- Purple Flags: Dangerous Marine Life/
Vida Marina Peligrosa
Beach Warning Flag Interpretive
Signs are 36" high x 30" wide.
Rip Current Educational Signs
Florida's Rip Current Educational Signs program began in 2004. The
nationally distributed signs were developed by NOAA's National Weather
Service (NWS), SeaGrant, and USLA:
- To improve public safety and
understanding of natural conditions such as rip currents that pose a
- Bring attention to the dangers of rip
- Educate people on how to respond if
caught in a rip current
FCMP distributes Rip Current Educational Signs to local governments and
public parks. For more information about the dynamics and dangers of rip
currents, consult the NWS and the USLA.
Rip Current Educational Signs are 30"
high x 16.5" wide.