In Bay County safety is a top priority, and the beach flags are in place to keep the public aware of beach conditions at all times.
The beach warning flags fly in 5 different colors:
Double Red :: Water Closed to Public
Single Red :: High Hazard, High Surf and/or Strong Currents
Yellow :: Medium Hazard, Moderate Surf and/or Currents
Green :: Low Hazard, Calm Conditions, Exercise Caution
Purple :: Dangerous Marine Life
Absence of Beach Flags Does Not Assure Safe Waters.