Rip Current Information


It is extremely important that visitors and residents educate themselves on the beach flag warning system. Rip currents are powerful currents of water moving away from shore. Even the strongest swimmers can be swept out to sea. If you are caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore until the current weakens, then swim in. DOUBLE RED FLAGS - Water is CLOSED to the public. beach flags

Everyday the City of Destin Government Facebook page will share the beach flag conditions from the Destin Beach Safety Facebook page. Destin Beach Safety is a specialized rescue service within the Destin Fire Control District. The lifeguards actively patrol the 7 miles of Destin beaches from March to October of each year.  We encourage everyone to swim near a lifeguard and heed their advice on water safety conditions. 

Rip Current Information provided by the National Weather Service. 

View the National Weather Service Rip Current Risk Map on