Stay Safe in the Water
Marquette residents, and visitors alike, take joy in the many beautiful city beaches this coastal city has along Lake Superior. Although enjoying the beach is generally considered a safe activity, there have recently been a series of unfortunate events, leaving our community wondering if more could be done to help keep beachgoers safe as they enjoy the City’s waterfront. A Waterfront Safety Task Force (WSTF) was established on August 30, 2010 by the Marquette City Commission. The group was charged with in-depth exploration of waterfront safety. The WSTF spend considerable time analyzing data from proficient sources and researching solutions for identified problems. It was clear from the data that a one size fits all approach will not work in our city. The Marquette Fire Department trains lifeguards and manages the Waterfront Safety Program.
Flag Advisory System
McCarty's CoveHIGH HAZARD - UNGUARDED
N. McCarty's CoveHIGH HAZARD - UNGUARDED
South BeachHIGH HAZARD UNGUARDED
Picnic RocksHIGH HAZARD UNGUARDED
Middle Bay BeachHIGH HAZARD UNGUARDED
Clark Lambros'Beach ParkHIGH HAZARD UNGUARDED
BEACHES ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
E.M.I.L.Y. (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard)
Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification and Re-certification courses are now available. We have the courses starting on May 12, 2023.
Lifeguards employed by the City must be at least 16 years of age and are required to be both Lifeguard and Waterfront Certified.
Applications are being accepted for seasonal lifeguard positions for the 2023 beach season. Please complete an online application at: https://www.marquettemi.gov/departments/administrative-services/human-resources/
NOAA-NWS Marquette Long Shore and Lake Superior Rip Current Forecast
Michigan BeachGuard System
E. coli and beach opening/closure monitoring for beaches in the City of Marquette.