Safety Flags

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Beach Warning Flags


Double Red
- Water closed to public
Single Red
- High hazard, high surf, strong currents
Yellow
- Medium hazard, moderate surf and or currents
Green
- Low hazard, calm conditions, exercise caution
Purple
- This flag can be flown in combination with either the single red or the yellow flag


To ensure the safety of our beach patrons, the City of Deerfield Beach utilizes the International Life Saving (ILS) Federation’s flag system, created to promote an international standard for all beachgoers to understand.

Due to the number of drownings in the state of Florida, a standardized flag system was already in place, but as of June 2004, the international system has replaced the previous one.

Familiarize yourself and your family with the new flag system, and the next time you visit the beach, look for the flags!