South Mission Beach Lifeguard Station

The existing South Mission Beach lifeguard tower is a temporary facility constructed in 1974. The tower and its support facility have aged, are deteriorating, and are now antiquated, no longer meeting the needs of the City of San Diego's lifeguards and the beach-going public.

The new lifeguard station was designed to be a special place; a place for people to easily identify it as a support facility; as an orientation point for beach users, and provide the San Diego Lifeguards the valuable support facility to better serve the public and provide for the safety of one of the City's busiest public beach areas.

The new lifeguard station will be located north of the existing tower, and provide for the safety and rescue of beach users, from the South Mission Beach jetty to Ventura Place. The new 3,809 square-feet, three story lifeguard station will have dual observation areas for lifeguards. In addition, the lifeguard station will include:

  1. A ground floor with a first-aid room, and storage for rescue vehicles and equipment.
  2. A second floor with an observation deck and an administration area.
  3. A third floor that will house the main observation tower.

The project will also repair adjacent sidewalks and curbs; install an erosion control barrier; and to facilitate access for persons with disabilities, restripe parking spaces, install new signage, and put in a sidewalk from the parking lot to the station entrance.

Anticipated Schedule

  • Construction Start: Winter 2015*
  • Construction Complete: Spring 2016*

*Dates are approximate and subject to change; please visit the Project website regularly for the latest!

Project Budget

The project's planning, design and construction budget is $4,961,000.00.

Contact Us

For questions or concerns about the project, call the Public Works Department construction project information line at (619) 533-4207, or email [email protected]. Please reference the South Mission Beach Lifeguard Station in your inquiry.