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 3.0.5

* bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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

Swagger4Life679 ,

Amazing but one problem

It is such a good app for beach goers but the only problem is, is that when you try to login it doesn't have a button to let you in so you can enter your details but nothing will enter it. Great app otherwise

Pelicanette ,

Love it!!!

I live 2 hrs away from beach but purchased the app for the upcoming summer holiday season. I really want to use this app as a roaming research tool whilst travelling to a coastal town. I can then plan ahead to go to those beaches that are patrolled (as I have young kids).

I initially had some connectivity issues that meant that it hung on searching for beaches near me - it was hours (yes, I did have location services on for BeachSafe and yes, I did leave it on for ages). I would prefer if there was a way to back out of that particular step and go to a beach listing for each state (for example).

When I finally did get connectivity - WOW. The information is great and easy to read. Aerial pictures of the beaches, one-glance patrol flags, how to get there, current temp and water temp, high/low tides (for swimming vs rock-pooling). This will be useful this summer!

The only thing I'm unsure about with the tide information is whether that's the high/low tide at the beach or from the issuing place (which could affect the time +/-).


Surf Life Saving Australia Ltd.
80.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Surf Live Saving Australia


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