The City of Mexico Beach does not operate a warning flag system or utilize lifeguards as riptides are not common in our waters. We do, however, urge all beachgoers to follow good safety practices when enjoying our beaches. Do not enter the water alone, and do not allow children to enter the water without adult supervision.
Beach Rules And Restrictions
When you visit Mexico Beach, please observe these rules so that everyone can have a wonderful time.
The City of Mexico Beach has the following rules:
- The speed limit is 35 mph on U.S. Highway 98.
- No passing is allowed on the shoulder on U.S. Highway 98.
- The speed limit is 5 mph in the canal—this is a No Wake Zone!
- There are restricted areas for wave runners; these are 300 feet offshore.
- No glass is permitted on the beach.
- No open fires are permitted on the beach.
- Walking on sand dunes and/or sea oats is not permitted.
- No pets are permitted on the beach within the city limits of Mexico Beach.
- Pets are allowed on St. Joe Beach in Gulf County east of the county line at Highway 386.
Leave No Trace
Welcome to our beautiful beaches! We hope your enjoy your time here. While enjoying your stay in Mexico Beach, we hope you will help us keep our beaches beautiful. The Leave No Trace ordinance states that all personal items must be removed at the end of your beach day. Any items that are left unattended between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. will be removed and disposed of. These items include but are not limited to: tents, chairs, umbrellas, toys, and coolers. We appreciate your efforts in helping us keep Mexico Beach clean and beautiful.