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Western Australia is home to some magnificent beaches, spread along the state’s 12,000 kilometres of pristine coastline. There are hundreds of beaches throughout WA but not all of them are patrolled by our lifesavers and lifeguards.
Surf Life Saving WA operates surf lifesaving patrols at more than 30 WA beaches.
Lifesavers and lifeguards are positioned at these key beach locations during the Surf Life Saving season (October to April) to protect beach-goers and perform rescues when swimmers get into trouble.
Patrolled beaches can be identified by red and yellow flags and lifesavers and lifeguards wearing red and yellow uniforms.
There are a number of beaches in Western Australia that are not patrolled by Surf Life Saving WA's lifesavers and lifeguard services. Many of these beaches can be dangerous for swimmers, fishermen and other ocean users.
Surf Life Saving WA encourages people visit the Beachsafe website for specific safety information on these beaches.