Our beaches on Gasparilla Island have NO lifeguards, swim at your own risk. Please be aware of rip currents along the shoreline. During certain times of the year you should be aware of certain marine life such as stingrays, jellyfish and red tide. There are no open fires allowed on the beach. Use designated foot paths or boardwalks to access the beach. All the dunes and vegetation help to protect wildlife and the beach itself. Be aware of sun exposure the Florida sun is hot, even on an overcast day. Wear sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.
It is advised not to swim near the Pass, at the southern tip of the island due to strong currents.