Find a Lifeguard
Ocean Rescue staffing is at off season levels. Many beaches that had lifeguard stands are now unguarded or covered by a roving patrol. If help is needed, know your location and call 911!
Never swim alone. Lifeguards and important information that is posted on lifeguard stands along the Outer Banks provide beachgoers with valuable information about current beach conditions.
Lifeguard locations throughout Dare County and their times of operation for 2023 are as follows:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day (with a roving patrol through October 15)
Epstein Street Bathhouse
Gray Eagle Street*
Stands with a * will not be staffed from May 30 - June 18.
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day (with a roving patrol through October 15)
Ocean Bay Boulevard
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day
(plus a roving patrol through October 31)
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mid-June through Mid-August
East Dogwood Trail
142 Ocean Boulevard
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 27, 2023 through September 4, 2023
Barrier Island Station
Schooner Ridge Drive
Four Seasons Lane
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 17, 2023 through August 13, 2023
Ocean Pines Drive
South Snow Geese Drive
Charles Jenkins Lane
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day
Coquina Beach (across from the Bodie Island Lighthouse)
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach (adjacent to the Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse site)
Frisco Beach (located just south of Frisco Village)
Ocracoke Beach (1.5 miles south of the National Park Service campground OR .5 mile north of Ocracoke Village)
Please note, as staffing levels and conditions on the beach change, Outer Banks lifeguard stand locations may be shifted to roving patrol or closed. Please heed words of caution, advisories and/or the flying of red (no swimming) flags. These are issued for your safety.