accidents at the beach can be avoided by having a knowledge of the beach and
water. The following are some safety tips that should be followed at all beaches:
- Learn to
- Swim in guarded
- Don't rely
on flotation devices like boogie boards or rafts since they may get away
- Follow the
instructions given by all lifeguards.
- If caught
in a rip current, swim parallel to shore until you are out of the rip and
then swim in.
- Do not mix
alcohol and swimming.
- Glass containers
should not be brought to the beach, bring plastic or aluminum.
- Ocean bottoms
are constantly changing with the tides, do not run and dive into unfamiliar
waters, broken necks may result.
- Watch all
young children carefully, always let them know the stand number closet to
where you are sitting.
Sandy Hook Beach Regulations are strictly enforced:
- Balls or
Frisbees are not allowed in the water.
- No fires,
charcoal or gas gills are permitted on the beach or parking areas.
- Glass container
- No kite flying
in the guarded areas or near bird nesting areas.
- No pets are
allowed on the ocean side between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
- Canvas surfmats
and boogie boards are the only approved flotation and only at C,D,E. There
is no flotation at Gunnison or North Beach.
is not permitted in the unguarded areas.
- No snorkels.
- No metal
- All visitors
shall obey the signs, signals and directions of the lifeguards.
- Surfing is
permitted only in lot "C". Windsurfing is only permitted on the bay side
across from lot"C".
- All scuba
divers must sign in at the Ranger Station and are not permitted to dive
in the guarded area.
- All ordinance
which is recovered must be reported immediately to the lifeguard. Do not
pick up or touch any ordinance.
- The digging
of deep holes on the beach area is forbidden.
is not permitted outside of the guarded area at North Beach nor the area
north of Gunnison Beach.
in front of bird nesting areas is prohibited.
- Boats are
not permitted inside the buoys nor can they land anywhere on the ocean side.
in from boats is strictly forbidden.