Welcome! What you need to know

If you are visiting Dillon Beach for a short time, welcome. We love it here and we want you to love it too.

We also want to be able to assist you if you have the misfortune of your vacation being interrupted by an earthquake or other extreme event. We don’t want to sound negative — keep in mind that DBERT is made up of people who choose to live here — but we do want to be realistic.

When the Big One strikes, we’re likely to be cut off from the rest of the world for a while.

If you are planning to come to Dillon Beach and haven’t arrived yet, consider bringing more food and other supplies than are required for your planned visit, because an emergency might extend that visit. That, of course, is good advice for any trip, not just one to Dillon Beach.

Next Steps

  • Find out What to Expect in an Emergency in Dillon Beach.
  • Take 5 minutes to create a simple Contact Plan for yourself and your family or friends, in case you are separated in an emergency.
  • Overnight visitors, whether in a rental or campsite:
  • Then, go to the meeting place according to your location, where a DBERT volunteer can direct you:
    • Day-use visitors, overnight visitors in the Village, and campers: any one of these locations:
      • Dillon Beach Post Office at 52 Cypress Ave (map)
      • Beach Avenue behind the small building directly across the street from the store parking lot
      • 21 Summer Street, down the slope at the back of the lot
    • Overnight visitors up on the hill in Oceana Marin: the assigned location according to your address

To help the Dillon Beach community prepare for and respond to a natural disaster, please make a donation to support our efforts: