Seasonal Lifeguards

Did you know that all returning Emerald Isle Ocean Rescue Lifeguards have under 30 hours of training, and all-new lifeguards must complete a rigorous 72 hours of training? Watch our video below for a glimpse into the various things they must do before they can work on the beach strand. 

Lifeguards are on the Emerald Isle beach strand from April through September, with flexible scheduling. You can apply to become an Emerald Isle Ocean Rescue Lifeguard here


  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Must swim 500 meters in under 10 minutes to meet USLA Certification Requirements


Apply online to be considered for an Emerald Isle Ocean Rescue Lifeguard.

Beach Service Zones

View the Beach Service Zones Map (JPG).

Lifeguard rescue vehicle on beachLifeguard team in 2021