Marine Safety Department Information

Our Mission

Marine Safety is responsible for the protection of life, limb and property of the beach and ocean going public. Prevention of aquatic accidents can best be accomplished by the recognition of dangerous situations and advising the public to stay clear. It is not always possible to keep hazards and the public separated, so Marine Safety personnel are also responsible for the rescue of persons in distress or difficulty. Additionally, marine safety personnel must provide prompt and efficient first aid, monitor beach regulations, and provide educational information to beach patrons on beach related subjects.

Contact Information

Seal Beach Marine Safety headquarters is located at:
888 Ocean Ave
Seal Beach, Ca 90740


Business: (562) 430-2613
Junior Lifeguard: (562) 431-1531
Emergency: (562) 431-3567 or 9-1-1
Fax: (562) 592-8560


Chief Joe Bailey 

Lt. Chris Pierce 

MSO Nick Bolin 

JG Coordinator  

Hours of Operation

The Marine Safety Department is staffed 365 days per year. The hours of staffing change seasonally and use the following guidelines:

Summer (June-September):

Monday through Thursday
8 am to 8 pm

Friday through Sunday
8 am to 10 pm

Fall (September-November):

Monday through Sunday
8 am to 6 pm

Winter (December- March):

Monday through Sunday
8 am to 5 pm

Spring (April-May):

Monday through Sunday
8 am to 6 pm

These hours can be extended to accommodate special events or dangerous conditions without notice.

For assistance outside of the Marine Safety operating hours, please call Seal Beach Police Department Dispatch at (562)799-4100 or 911 for emergencies.