Pensacola Beach Lifeguards will return to their towers the weekend of March 1 for the 2020 lifeguard season. Initially, one to three towers at Casino Beach will be manned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, shifting to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Sunday, March 8. As summer approaches, staffing will increase to provide coverage at up to 10 towers, including the towers at Gulf Islands National Seashore, which are staffed starting Memorial Day weekend.
Pensacola Beach Lifeguards have maintained a presence on Casino Beach throughout the winter since the 2018 season ended Oct. 14, primarily through patrol vehicles.
Residents and visitors are urged to exercise caution when visiting the beach and swimming in the Gulf, especially when lifeguards are not present: