May 19, 2023

Know Before You Go with the Beach Report: Get Beach Status Texts to Help Plan Your Next Beach Day

Text BEACH to 67283 to receive real-time beach status updates straight to your phone
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Virginia Beach Emergency Communications & Citizen Services is launching the Beach Report, a new text alert service that will help you plan your next beach day. Residents and visitors can opt-in to receive status updates on beach conditions.

The Beach Report will notify you of the following types of conditions:

  • Red flags due to rough surf
  • Red flags due to rip currents
  • Beach closures due to water quality concerns
  • Beach closures due to electrical storms

Simply text BEACH to 67283 to enroll.

You may also call 3-1-1 in Virginia Beach (or (757) 385-3111) to ask about beach conditions.

Beach Report messages will be sent from mid-May through mid-September and will only be sent to notify users of a change in normal status. If there is something to report, you will receive a message after 10:30 a.m.

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