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July 2 | noon - 11:00 p.m.

July 3 | noon - 11:00 p.m.

July 4 | noon - midnight

Fireworks can only be used on the beach from the Damon Road approach (Best Western) to the Marine View Drive approach.

Fireworks are not allowed inside the city. 

Flames of any kind (campfires, fireworks, sparklers, etc.) must be kept at least 100 feet away from the dunes.

Please make sure to only use legal fireworks. The Washington State Patrol has information and pictures to help you determine if your fireworks are legal. 



Campfires are allowed as long as we are not in a burn ban.

All flames must be at least 100 feet away from the dunes.

Use dry, seasoned firewood only. Do not burn beach logs or other large pieces of driftwood.

Do not use accelerants of any kind.

Fires must be extinguished with water. Do not just bury fire! Make a soup with sand to stir coals so it fully extinguishes and won't rekindle.



Please be aware that we do not have a surf rescue team in our city, there are no lifeguards on the beach, and our local Coast Guard station typically does not respond to distressed swimmers in the surf, the area most likely for people to get into tough situations. 

Parents should stay close and monitor their children at all times. Small children should be within an arm's length. 

Rip Currents

Rip currents are common in our area. These are powerful currents that move away from the shore and typically form near sandbars and jetties.

Things to watch out for: a break in wave pattern, difference in water color, a channel of choppy water, a line of seaweed or foam heading out to sea.

Rip currents pull a swimmer out, not under. It's recommended to not try to swim against the current. Instead, swim parallel to the shore until you are out of it, then come ashore. If you can't escape, focus on floating or treading water until the current weakens.

More resources:


United States Lifesaving Association


Beaches are considered state highways. All rules of the road apply.


The maximum speed limit is 25 miles per hour, less in crowded areas.


No donuts or other adventurous driving. It's illegal and incredibly dangerous. 


We do not provide towing services. It's a good idea to have the phone number of local tow companies ready to go, just in case. 

Driving is not allowed on the beach south of Marine View Drive or between Chance a la Mer and Pacific Blvd.



Know your approach: Write down which approach you use to enter the beach and how far north or south from the approach you are. You may need to relay this information to emergency personnel.

It's helpful to have a flag or unique feature to distinguish your area or vehicle. 

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