Laguna Beach Marine Safety

175 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach CA 92651

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The Marine Safety Department is responsible for 4.7 miles of City coastline and 14 square miles of ocean. Marine Safety has four full-time positions along with approximately 100 seasonal and recurrent positions. Lifeguard services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Marine Safety s primary duties are ocean rescue, emergency medical treatment, prevention, enforcement and public assistance. The Department also provides technical rescue response in scuba search and recovery, cliff rescue, flood swift water response and backcountry extrication. During an average year, Marine Safety personnel rescue 1,500 beach-goers and give medical attention to another 2,500 people. Lifeguards also enforce beach and marine municipal ordinances, and issue 45,000 safety warnings annually. The Marine Safety Department is organized into three divisions: Field Operations for the summer, Junior Lifeguards and Field Operations for the off-season.