The Walton County Board of County Commissioners has declared May 19 - 26, National Beach Safety week for the beaches of south Walton.
The week will focus on the importance of abiding by the flag warning system.
When a red flag is flying, knee deep is too deep, as dangerous rip currents can form at anytime if there is a break in the sandbar.
If a double red flag is flying, the water is closed for swimming.
Lifeguards are currently stationed at eight regional beach accesses in south Walton from 10am until 6 pm.
Free beach kits are available through September at the beaches of south Walton visitor services center, at the corner of Highway 98 and Highway 331 South.
For more information on beach safety, visit www.seemoresafetycrab.com