South Walton beaches reopen at Noon August 31, 2012

August 31, 2012

South Walton Fire District lifeguards bring lifeguard stand back down to the beach at the Blue Mountain Beach access on Aug. 31, 2012. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Water still closed to the public

At noon, Aug. 31 the sand and accesses along South Walton’s beaches will open to the public. Double red flags will continue to fly due to high surf and rip current conditions.  Double red flags mean the water is closed to the public.

The public will be subject to ticketing and fines if the morning closure is disregarded.  Lifeguards will be setting up their towers and returning to the beaches today.  Surf conditions will continue to be evaluated throughout the day.  Beach flag conditions can be monitored at Conditions can also be monitored at