Are there sharks in the water?

Yes! The Gulf is their natural habitat, we are the visitors! If you see one don't panic, slowly move towards shore without splashing, flailing, or making excessive noise. Most sharks stay offshore but occasionally they will swim closer. Avoid swimming in areas where schools of fish are present or seabirds are diving. If Lifeguards determine a shark is a threat to the public they can close the water to swimming.

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1. What are the current beach conditions?
2. What time does the beach close?
3. Are there sharks in the water?
4. What should I do for a Jellyfish sting?
5. How long will the Jellyfish or Seaweed be present?
6. My items I left on the beach overnight are missing. Can I get them back?
7. Can I have a fire pit on the beach?
8. Can I fish from the beach?