Beachsafe 4+

Find a beach near you

Surf Life Saving Australia Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.2 • 48 Ratings
    • Free



Taking a road trip up the coast? On holiday? Or just looking for the right beach for you? Find your nearest beaches in seconds.

Brought to you by Surf Life Saving Australia, the Beachsafe app includes the location, weather, surf conditions and hazards plus the local facilities for all Australian beaches. Importantly, the current lifesaving service for each beach is listed to help you find the nearest patrolled beach. Beachsafe also provides expert advice about rip currents, flags and signs, waves, marine creatures, surf skills and more.

SLSA recommends swimming at patrolled beaches, between the red and yellow flags.

App Features
Find a beach
• Find beaches near you with your device’s GPS
• Use the map view to quickly locate beaches near you
• Search for a town, city, region or beach
• Save your favourite beaches

Patrol service information
• Quickly and easily see if a beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers or lifeguards
• Find out when a beach will be patrolled using the future search function

• View detailed weather forecasts
• See the tide information
• Check the swell and wind forecast
• Push notifications - Beach closures and major hazard alerts for Beaches that you follow

• Review a beach’s hazard rating
• Read detailed summaries of each beach written by coastal safety experts
• See hazard information about a patrolled beach including rip currents, stingers and sharks when these have been entered by surf lifesavers or lifeguards

Surf Safety
• How to identify and escape rip currents
• Lifeguard’s top tips
• Read about flags and signs
• Waves and weather
• Surf skills
• Marine creatures
• Stingers
• First aid advice
• And more…

The Beachsafe app was produced in conjunction with SLSA's beach safety website
If you find this app useful and you wish to help support Surf Life Saving Australia and our 160,000 volunteers, please visit

Be safe at the beach, get Beachsafe.

What’s New

Version 5.0.0

* bugfixes
* new logo

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

cobran16 ,

More information would be nice when a beach is closed

I enjoy this app and have alerts for my beaches but when a beach is closed no reason is given, with COVID it would be nice to know if it’s been closed due to crowd numbers or due to rough conditions

Charlinjensen ,

Great for local information

I have only discovered this app and we live very close to beaches. I always worry about getting in the water when our beaches are not patrolled. This app helps me with looking for patrolled beaches and times they will be patrolled. It also teaches me the signs of currents and other useful information.
It is a very informative app that every Australia should have on their phone.
Thank you and I hope it can be promoted for more Australians and overseas visitors

Josee21 ,

Great info on beach conditions

I have been using the app for a few years and always check out the beach info before I head out. Recently though, the beach I visit the most and I had marked as a Favourite has gone. It is Blacks Beach at Barrack Point and is patrolled by Council lifeguards. Are they no longer included in this app?

App Privacy

The developer, Surf Life Saving Australia Ltd., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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