On this site you will find important information pertaining to
Florida's public beaches. The Chiefs Association hopes that by providing
this information, your day at one of our many beautiful beaches will be
a safe and enjoyable one. You will also find Florida Beach Patrol
contact information, current and past events, and notices that will help
you decide when and where to visit.
Don't forget to bookmark us and visit each time you plan to go to the beach.
The Beach Chiefs Association was formed in 1983 to promote professionalism within Florida’s ocean lifesaving agencies. The founding members recognized the need for increased cooperation and communication among Florida’s professional ocean lifeguards. Worthwhile projects began to emerge from the ‘Chiefs’ including public education, promoting legislation related to ocean lifesaving, and raising standards of training and certification. The “Lifeguard of the Year” and “Beach Patrol of the Year” awards were created to honor the best lifeguards and lifeguard agencies in the State of Florida.