Departments

Lifeguards

 

LIFEGUARD SEASON
The Lifeguard season begins Memorial weekend and runs through Labor Day weekend.  The Town of Carolina Beach places 20 lifeguard stands covering approximately 3 miles of beach strand.  Each beach access with the closest street locations to help identify where you are on the beach.  Lifeguards are on duty Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:45 pm and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Friday thru Sunday.  Carolina Beach is a USLA Advanced Certified Beach.  Our lifeguards train and exercise daily for the safety of our citizens and visitors.

BEACH RULES
Beach rules prohibit alcohol and glass containers.  The sand dunes are protected under State and Federal statute.  We request that you respect this natural area.  Driving, overnight camping and open fires are prohibited along the beach strand within the corporate city limits.  All personal items and beach equipment that are left unattended and remain on the public beach between sunset and sunrise will be classified as abandoned property.  Items will be removed and disposed of by the Town.  Not removing beach equipment between sunset and sunrise could result in a $40 fine per day.  Emergency lane of no less than 10 feet should be left open along the dune line.

RIP CURRENT INFORMATION
Rip current signs (see sign here) have been placed at popular public beach accesses and at the public bathrooms/showers.  Please make yourself and your families familiar with these signs.  They could save your life.  Always swim near a lifeguard.
Rip Current 411


Any questions regarding the lifeguard program or the beach strand, please feel free to contact:

Captain Chad Soward
Ocean Rescue Director
Carolina Beach Fire Department
910-458-2985

Beach Access Locations
Parking available in close proximity*

Alabama Avenue

(Handicap accessible)

S. Carolina Avenue*

Atlanta Avenue*

(Handicap accessible)

Sailfish Lane

(Handicap accessible)

Cape Fear Avenue* Salt Marsh Lane*
Charlotte Avenue* Sand Dollar Lane

Clam Shell Lane

(Handicap accessible)

Sandfiddler Lane*
Dolphin Lane

Sandpiper Lane*

(Handicap accessible)

Driftwood Lane

Scallop Lane*

(Handicap accessible)

Hamlet Avenue*

(Handicap accessible)

Scotch Bonnet Lane

(Handicap accessible)

Harper Avenue* Sea Oats Lane*

Lake Avenue*

(Handicap accessible)

Seagull Lane*

(Handicap accessible)

N. Carolina Avenue*

Seahorse Lane*

(Handicap accessible)

Ocean Blvd.* Spartanburg Avenue*

Oystershell Lane*

(Handicap accessible)

Starfish Lane

(Handicap accessible)

Pavillion at Boardwalk

(Handicap accessible)

Tennessee Avenue*

(Handicap accessible)

Pelican Lane Texas Avenue*
Periwinkle Lane