Find a Lifeguard

Ocean Rescue staffing levels are now at off season levels.  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 2022 are as follows:

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day (with a roving patrol through October 15)
Albatross Street
Abalone Street
Bonnett Street
Hollowell Street
Town Hall
Enterprise Street
Epstein Street Bathhouse
Forrest Street
Gray Eagle Street
Gulfstream Street
Hargrove Street
Ida Street
Indigo Street
Juncos Street
Limulus Street

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day (plus a roving patrol)
Byrd Street
Eckner Street
Lillian Street
Kitty Hawk Bath House

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day (with a roving patrol through October 15)
Helga Street
Hayman Boulevard
Eden Street
Avalon Drive
Fifth Street
Third Street
Second Street
First Street
Asheville Drive
Woodmere Avenue
Carlow Avenue
Ocean Bay Boulevard
Oregon Avenue
Clark Street
Martin Street
Atlantic Street
Lake Drive
Eighth Street

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day
Hillcrest Drive
Chicahauk Trail

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. from May 28, 2022 through September 5, 2022

Caffey’s Inlet
Sprigtail Drive
Barrier Island Station
Schooner Ridge Drive
Christopher Drive
Four Seasons Lane

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June 18, 2022 through August 14, 2022
Ocean Pines Drive
Widgeon Drive
South Snow Geese Drive
Dune Road
Scarborough Lane
Plover 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 1/2 miles south of the National Park Service campground OR 1/2 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.