Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Play it Safe

Be sure to educate yourself about the beach warning flag system. Flags are posted at all public beach areas and beach conditions are monitored throughout each day. Please remember that the absence of red flags does not assure safe conditions. On Gulf Shores and Orange Beach's city beaches, it is illegal to enter the water when the double red flag is being flown. This flag system has been adopted by the beaches within Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and the Gulf State Park.

Want to read more? Download our free Beach Safety brochure. It's full of tips for keeping your trip to the beach happy, healthy and safe.




Low Hazard

(Calm Conditions, Exercise Caution)

High Hazard

(High Surf and/or Strong Currents)

Medium Hazard

(Moderate Surf and/or Currents)

Water Closed to Public

Dangerous Marine Life


For current conditions in Gulf Shores, dial 251-968-TIDE (8433).

For current conditions in Orange Beach, dial 251-981-SURF (7873).

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