Cold water is one of the number one risks you can face at the beach. Even if you do not plan to get in the water, be prepared in case of becoming an accidental swimmer. Just minutes in Washington's freezing water temperatures can be deadly. Learn more about cold water safety from the Washington State Parks Boating Program.
Also known as rip tides, these ocean currents are fast and strong. They can quickly put a swimmer in danger. Learn more about this potential beach hazard from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Do you know what to do if you are camping or playing on the coast and a tsunami is headed your way? Learn all about this rare but significant beach hazard, and how to get to safety from the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
A simple walk on the beach is lots of fun. But it can come with it's own share of hazards. One of those is sneaker waves -- a torrent of ocean water that can appear out of nowhere. Check out this NOAA video and learn more about this common beach hazard.