Horseneck Surf Rescue consists of 30+ lifeguards who protect the swimmers and beachgoers at Horseneck Beach in Westport, MA. The lifeguards at Horseneck Beach have safeguarded the public for over 50 years with an outstanding performance record. Some of the guards on our staff have worked here for over 20 years.
Lifeguards here actively patrol a 1/2 mile section of the beach, but execute rescue and recovery operations for an area covering about 4 miles of ocean beach stretching between Baker's Beach to the West and Gooseberry Island to the East. During emergency situations, our lifeguards have also provided backup assistance to nearby Baker's Beach and the Westport Town Beach lifeguards. Due in part to the rigorous tryout and physical training requirements to work at Horseneck, the lifeguards at our beach tend to view Horseneck Surf Rescue as one of the premier ocean beach lifeguard corps in the area.
On this page you will find information about the lifeguard corps, some of their activities, duties and skills, and information that will, hopefully, make your visit to our beach as enjoyable and safe as possible.