News Flash

City of North Myrtle Beach News

Posted on: May 9, 2022

New Watchtower Program in North Myrtle Beach Designed to Help the Public & Lifeguards

Safe-Beach-2022-sign

New Watchtower Program in North Myrtle Beach Designed to Help the Public & Lifeguards

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Lifeguards for the City of North Myrtle Beach have a new tool to keep families safe and informed while they enjoy the beach.

Residents and visitors will notice QR codes on the back of each lifeguard tower and lifeguard stand along the sands of North Myrtle Beach. 

That QR code is part of a new digital command center for lifeguards and the public called, Watchtower.

Monte Reed, with NMB Beach Patrol, said, “You just open your camera and act like you’re going to take a picture, a link is going to pop up, click on that link and it goes straight to the website.”

Here is the type of information that will be available:

  • Location of lifeguard towers & stands
  • Which stands are open
  • Swimming risks
  • Marine-life activity
  • Surf conditions & wave height
  • Water temperature
  • Tide Times
  • Rules & Regulations

The Watchtower Digital Command Center will also allow lifeguards to communicate with the public in real-time.

Reed said, “Whether it be water rescues, missing persons, jellyfish stings, minor/major medical situations in certain areas, problem areas, we’re going to have real-time information to provide to the public and to provide to the city administration and city personnel.”

This service is available even if you are not on the beach. If you need to check conditions before leaving you can do that from your mobile device or computer. Just go to safebeachday.com.

You can also sign up to receive text alerts.

For more information about Beach Patrol for the City of North Myrtle Beach click here.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of North Myrtle Beach News

Blue City of NMB Logo

Trash Collection Alert

Posted on: September 29, 2022
NOAA Screenshot Ian 2 September 28, 2022

City of North Myrtle Beach Prepares for Ian

Posted on: September 28, 2022
City-Council--Beach

September 28 Emergency City Council Meeting

Posted on: September 28, 2022
September 2022 1

September 2022 Tree of the Month

Posted on: September 20, 2022
Blue City of NMB Logo

September 14 City Council Workshop

Posted on: September 13, 2022
9.11 Memorial Service Small

North Myrtle Beach September 11 Ceremony

Posted on: September 6, 2022
CC-Meeting-Results-sign

RESULTS: August 15 City Council Meeting

Posted on: August 15, 2022
training pic2

5th Annual NMB Junior Lifeguard Games

Posted on: August 5, 2022
July-22-TOM-sign

July 2022 Tree of the Month

Posted on: July 19, 2022
North Myrtle Beach Logo

Special Called Business Workshop

Posted on: July 4, 2022
CC-062022-sign

June 20 City Council Meeting

Posted on: June 17, 2022
North Myrtle Beach Logo

June 15 City Council Workshop

Posted on: June 14, 2022
CC-Meeting-051622-sign

May 16, 2022, City Council Meeting

Posted on: May 13, 2022
CC-Meeting-051322-sign

NMB City Council Executive Session

Posted on: May 13, 2022
may 2022-tom-sign

May 2022 Tree of the Month

Posted on: May 11, 2022
CC-Wkshop-051122-sign

May 11 City Council Workshop

Posted on: May 9, 2022