Beach Warning Flags


    Know the meaning of and obey warnings represented by colored beach flags. Different beaches may use different colors, but Brevard County uses:

    1. Double Red: Danger! Water closed to public (due to sharks, lightning or extreme surf conditions)
    2. Single Red: High hazard (high surf and/or strong rip currents)
    3. Yellow: Medium hazard (moderate surf and/or rip currents)
    4. Green: Calm conditions, although caution is still necessary
    5. Purple: (Flown with either red or yellow) Dangerous marine life such as jellyfish, man o’ war