The Beach and Surf Patrol report the Beach Flags are YELLOW AND PURPLE today, October 7, 2016.
What does a Purple flag mean in Panama City Beach?
Purple means DANGEROUS MARINE LIFE! This could be anything from stinging jellyfish to sharks.
We’ll update the status the next time a change in flag color is reported by the Beach and Surf Patrol. Always remember that you have to check the actual flag at the beach before entering the water.
Depending on what end of the beach they start on, it can sometimes be a few hours before the flags are changed on this end of the beach.
Always swim with caution and remember, an absence of flags doesn’t mean the water is safe.