Okaloosa beaches saw 1.8 million visitors, zero drownings this season

On Monday, the Okaloosa Public Information Office published this year’s stats as it pertains to beachgoers and public safety for the 2022 beach season.

  • Seasonal lifeguard season ended yesterday (Oct. 31). 
  • Full-time lifeguard staff will be moving towards a response and patrol schedule from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1.

According to the county, about 1.8 million visitors came to our beaches this past beach season. Lifeguards made close to 1 million contacts, warning beachgoers of the hazards associated with the beach environment. 

Additionally, they had over 300 responses to medical calls with 32 responses for water rescues. There were zero drownings on Okaloosa County beaches.

Note: These are stats for just public beaches in Okaloosa County. Not private or beaches owned-and-operated by other municipalities.

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