The Mugu District of the state parks covers over 15 miles of coastline with a variety of landscapes from sandy beaches to treacherously rocky cliffs. Bringing some of the most unique beaches to the area, this State Park area draws heavy crowds all year long. Twelve lifeguard towers are placed each summer, staffed full-time from Memorial Day to Labor with additional as-needed staffing year-round. Four lifeguard vehicles patrol from El Matador beach to Pt. Mugu beach, providing support to tower guards, offering mobile coverage to unguarded beaches and responding to highway emergencies.
The Malibu Lifeguards strive for a culture that embodies the traditions that have been passed down by generations of lifeguards who value surfing, bodysurfing, and pursuing improvement.
California State Park Lifeguards
Aquatic recreation (all aspects) accounts for two thirds of all visitor activity, attendance and revenue generated in California State Parks. California State Parks employs approximately 600 seasonal lifeguards seasonally, and approximately 70 permanent lifeguards that are stationed from the Mexican Border to the Mendocino Coast, along with several inland lakes.
California State Lifeguards perform approximately 10,000 water rescues each year.
Since 1967, California State Parks Lifeguards have rescued over 266,818 people!
The California State Park Lifeguard Service is certified by the United States Lifesaving Association for meeting national lifeguard standards.