Marine Safety

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Zero Tower on Pier

Emergency & General Phone Numbers

Emergencies (all hours): 911
Lifeguards (business hours): (949) 361-8219
Surf Report: (949) 492-1011
Junior Lifeguards:( 949) 361-8261

What are the hours of lifeguard operations?

The Marine Safety Division is staffed from 8:00 a.m. until dusk 365 Days a year. The main lifeguard tower on the pier is normally manned by 8:20 each morning, with lifeguard towers on the beach staffed as needed during the off-season. 

Beach Wheelchairs:

Marine Safety has beach wheelchairs available for public use (free of charge). Please call (949)361-8219 to make reservations. Beach wheelchairs may only be checked out to a person who is 18 years or older, and the person is responsible for the care and safe use of the chair. Please bring ID to Marine Safety when checking out a beach wheelchair. 

Normal Summer Staffing:

Tower 14 (North Beach) - 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Tower 6 (Linda Lane) - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tower 1 (South side of pier) - 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tower 5 (T-Street) - 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Lifeguard towers in between those listed above open later and close earlier, depending upon crowd conditions. Please call us at (949) 361-8219 if you would like exact times for any particular day.

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