10 Best Episodes of Baywatch

Join the Baywatch lifeguards on their thrilling adventures filled with beautiful beaches and those iconic red swimsuits.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 12, 2023.

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Baywatch - S2E19

#15 - The Lost Treasure of Tower 12 (Season 2 - Episode 19)

Two burglars named Beggs and Clark steal some jewelry. When they are going to escape on their motorcycles, Clark falls and is forced to leave the jewelry under tower 12. The next day, they return, only to find out that the jewellery is missing. After a walk down the beach, they find out that the towers are being moved sometimes. Meanwhile, a poet named Ian has a crush on Shauni. He writes her poems. He always carry around a metal detector, and one day he finds the stolen jewelry. He buys Shauni 137 roses with some of the money. When Beggs and Clark can't find the jewelry, they start fighting and Newmie has to break up the fight. Later, Newmie and Eddie find Clark in the water. He is dead and they see that he has been strangled. When Shauni finds out about the jewelry, she goes to Ian and finds out that he has them. Beggs has also figured out that Ian has the jewelry. Beggs forces Ian to give him the jewelry. When Garner and another police officer arrive, a big chase take place. Garner

The episode was rated 8.07 from 14 votes.

Baywatch - S10E1

#14 - Aloha, Baywatch (Season 10 - Episode 1)


Mitch is on a beach in Hawaii where he witnesses a family washed off the rocks. Mitch immediately reverts to lifeguard mode and pulls them from the water. He finds the daughter unconscious and rescues her too. She resumes breathing, but is still taken to the hospital in a coma. At a small beach house, a local lifeguard, Kelelie Rock Keaweamahi, visits Mitch. Rock senses that something is wrong. Mitch feels disappointed that the girl he rescued is still in hospital. The next morning, Mitch goes to see Rock at the lifeguard station at Haleiwa. He tells Rock about his idea: to create an international training camp for lifeguards, a ""Top Gun"" school to share ideas and techniques. They decide Hawaii would be the ideal location. It has huge waves, sharp reefs, and a whole host of difficult conditions. They will be recruiting people in from around the world, including Allie Reese from Australia; another kid from Galveston, Jason; and Jessie and J.D. from Baywatch. They decide that Sean Monroe

The episode was rated 8.08 from 13 votes.

Baywatch - S4E12

#13 - Second Time Around (Season 4 - Episode 12)

During the filming of a commercial out at sea, a woman falls of her jet ski and Matt has to rescue her. The woman turns out to be Jessie, the biker Matt met a year earlier (Episode 51: ""Point Doom""). Mitch wants a lifeguard to be present during the filming and Matt is selected to go. Summer immediately becomes jealous because she knows about Matt and Jessie's previous meeting. The producer Victor has been harassing Jessie ever since they broke up a couple of weeks earlier. Therefore she convinces Matt to act as her fiance in order to get rid of Victor. When Summer sees them kissing passionately in the marina, Matt finds himself going through a hard time trying to convince Summer that they are only acting. The same night, Jessie arrives to Matt's apartment. She asks him if she can spend the night there, because Victor has been following her the whole evening. The next morning, Matt goes out on his bike. When he is riding his bike in the mountains, a man on a motorcycle arrives and pushe

The episode was rated 8.08 from 13 votes.

Baywatch - S9E2

#12 - Crash (Part 2) (Season 9 - Episode 2)


Mitch receives a phone call at home about the plane crash. Later, Craig finds out that it's Cody and April's flight. When the lifeguards arrive to the scene, Mitch is relieved when he finds Cody alive in the water. Meanwhile in the first-class compartment, Francine starts having contractions. If that's not enough for April to handle, Hans freaks out and is convinced that he is going to die. April is forced to calm him down. Then disaster strikes as the first-class compartment sinks to the bottom of the ocean. Meanwhile at the surface, the lifeguards are rescuing the passengers and bring them to safety. When the Coast Guard locates the first-class compartment, Craig dives down to survey the scene and determines how they can be helped out of the wreckage. Craig tells the others that they are alive but are running out of air. They will all be killed if they try to blow the door while there's still air pressure inside. Meanwhile, Francine loses consciousness and has to be brought up to the

The episode was rated 8.08 from 12 votes.

Baywatch - S1E10

#11 - Shelter Me (Season 1 - Episode 10)

The Baywatch crew prepare themselves for an on-coming tropical storm, when Garner gets shot under the pier by two robbers who thought he recognized them. Craig and Gina is having an argument about whose parents they visit the most. Gina also accuses Craig of being predictable. According to her, he never does anything spontaneously. Mitch totally agrees with Gina when he finds out about it. When Mitch and Craig go on patrol, they find an homeless man named Henry along with the two robbers Dick and Frank in a restroom. They bring them all back to headquarters. When Gina arrives to headquarters, she and Craig make up again. When Jill is about to call Eddie and Shauni, Frank thinks that she is calling the police, and pulls his gun on them. Meanwhile, Garner has been able to get himself to a tower. From there, he calls headquarters and Mitch lets him know that the bad guys are there. When Garner arrives at headquarters, he cuts the power and Jill and Dick head down-stairs to check it out. I

The episode was rated 8.08 from 36 votes.

Baywatch - S8E5

#10 - Charlie (Season 8 - Episode 5)


April's brother Charlie and her mother Paige are living with her in her small apartment. It's very hard for April to see Charlie so sick and that everyone is being nice to him out of pity. Everyone has been told that Charlie has a rare form of cancer and that he is getting treatment for it at UCLA. Later April tells Mitch that Charlie isn't being treated there, they just use him for research. A scientist is trying to find a way to detect this type of cancer. That means that Charlie doesn't have so much time left to live. She also tells Mitch that having Charlie around must be such a downer for everyone. But Mitch assures her that Charlie is really inspiring. All the lifeguards take care of Charlie and he has the time of his life with them. Mitch takes him out on a wind jet and he gets the opportunity to drive it. He also writes a song together with Hobie. Meanwhile, it's time for the annual Taplin dory race. Mitch and Newmie have won the event seven years in a row now, but this year, M

The episode was rated 8.09 from 11 votes.

Baywatch - S11E1

#9 - Soul Survivor (Season 11 - Episode 1)

While heading back to the training center, Sean is hit by Zack McEwan, a twenty year old riding his skateboard while carrying his surfboard. Unbeknownst to Sean, Zack is going to be one of the new trainees for the team. Not wanting Sean to know that he is a prospective team member, Zack hastily makes his way out of the area. Further down the road, Zack watches as Peggy, a pretty nineteen year old, tries to control her younger brother, Casey, who wants to dive off the road. Using Sean's very words, Zack warns the youth to take it easy. Of course, Casey doesn't listen and moments later has dived off the cliff. Fortunately, daredevil jet ski champion Cliff Tyler is in the area and radios the training center for help. Sean and Leigh head out. Sean warns Cliff to stay away, but ever the hot dogger, Cliff wants to get into the action. Instead, he causes trouble as Peggy's hair gets caught in the intake of his jet ski. Sean is forced to cut the tail pipe in order to free her hair. Cliff at fi

The episode was rated 8.10 from 10 votes.

Baywatch - S10E2

#8 - Mahalo, Hawaii (Season 10 - Episode 2)


Sean puts his lifeguard team to the test by first making them dive off a dangerous looking cliff, and then, making them swim back 3 miles from shore. However, the real test occurs during the swim when they must rescue passengers of a sunken boat. As the lifeguards move in, new roommates Kekoa and Jessie instantly clash. Mitch saves a Hawaiian girl from secondary drowning. Arriving in Hawaii with the scarab, Newmie springs into action after an explosion in the water. Allie finds employment as a helicopter pilot for a sightseeing tour. Jason meets a Hawaiian native, who tells him of his past and his destiny.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 12 votes.

Baywatch - S11E22

#7 - Rescue Me (Season 11 - Episode 22)

Sean faces the decision to leave for Australia or stay with Baywatch, while Leigh has agreed to marry Sean.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 11 votes.

Baywatch - S2E15

#6 - Sea of Flames (Season 2 - Episode 15)


Mitch is trying to convince Captain Thorpe that wave runners would be an invaluable lifesaving aid for Baywatch. Despite a demonstration by Mitch, Newmie and Barnett, the county bureaucrats think they're too expensive. Meanwhile, a man that is high on a drug called Spice is lose on the beach playing with fire. He torches Eddie's tower and then keeps saying Sumo all the time. When Lyle Connors finds out about the incident, he tells Eddie about the drug and that they have been trying to arrest the dealers for a long time without any luck. The drug manufacturers have set up a floating drug laboratory offshore as an attempt to evade the police. The name of the boat is Sumo. Eddie and Connors along with the Coast Guard set out to investigate, but two speedboats try to escape. After a call for back-up, Mitch, Newmie and Barnett mount the wave runners and prove their worth by catching the villains. When Mitch has dived into the water to capture one of the bad guys, the other one almost runs o

The episode was rated 8.19 from 16 votes.

Baywatch - S3E16

#5 - Vacation (Part 2) (Season 3 - Episode 16)

Stephanie and Mitch are in the water the whole night struggling to stay afloat. In the morning,'Mitch sees a bird and hopes that an island is nearby and fortunately for them, they are lucky and find an island. Then they see a shark in the water. But Mitch kicks the shark and it swims away. When the shark has disappeared, Mitch swims Stephanie to shore. Meanwhile back at the boat, Matt and C.J. win big in the casino. Later in Matt's cabin, C.J. confesses to him that when she grew up in Las Vegas, her grandfather taught her how to play black jack and she ended up with gambling problems. When Matt falls asleep, C.J. goes back to the casino and loses all her money and an extra $ 5 000 and when Matt finds out about this, he lends her the extra money she need. Meanwhile Summer is looking for Mitch and gets worried when she can't find him. When Guido finds Mitch's jacket on the deck, they all get worried. They tell Captain Angstrom about it and he immediately turns the ship around. One of the

The episode was rated 8.20 from 15 votes.

Baywatch - S4E14

#4 - Coronado Del Sol (Part 1) (Season 4 - Episode 14)


The four best lifeguards in a competiton will join Stephanie for a trip to San Diego. Matt, Summer, Mitch and C.J. are the ones who end up going with her. They go to San Diego in order to show the effectiveness of the scarab because the San Diego lifeguards don't have one yet. The gang stays at the Hotel Del Coronado. Strange things start to happen to Summer in her hotel room. She sees a man in the mirror and all the time, she feels like someone is watching her. When she tells Stephanie about it, she goes to Captain Dawson of the San Diego lifeguards and asks for advice. He tells her that it's said that the hotel room is haunted by a ghost. The ghost is supposed to be a man named Rupert Mansfield who jumped from the balcony in the 1940s. He and his girlfriend Diana Sutherland was supposed to jump together, but she didn't go through with it and Rupert has been haunting the hotel ever since. Meanwhile, C.J. goes to Sea World and gets attached to an orphaned dolphin named Rocky. She also

The episode was rated 8.27 from 11 votes.

Baywatch - S4E13

#3 - The Red Knights (Season 4 - Episode 13)

Some old lifeguards known as the Red Knights are having a reunion at Baywatch. Among the lifeguards are the legendary Bud Gates who was the first lifeguard ever to swim to Catalina and back in the nude. But after a couple of years he mysteriously disappeared from the beach. Later it's revealed that he is convinced he saw Marilyn Monroe on the beach one day. When he was about to make a move on her, he got a call that someone had seen sharks at Topanga Beach. Later when he got back, she was nowhere to be seen. When Marilyn Monroe died, he retired as a lifeguard and went back to Omaha and opened a hardware store. Meanwhile, Ben isn't to pleased about the reunion. All the other Knights are still in good shape, but Ben isn't because of his broken hip. Bud asks Mitch how Ben got injured and he tells Bud that a couple of years ago, Ben was hang-gliding and saw a surfer in trouble. Ben was the only one who could rescue him and then he jumped from 30 feet and rescued the surfer. But during the

The episode was rated 8.30 from 10 votes.

Baywatch - S1E20

#2 - Old Friends (Season 1 - Episode 20)


Mitch, Craig and Garner take a weekend hang-gliding trip. While hang-gliding, Mitch has a terrible accident and crash-lands in some trees. When he falls down from the tree, he breaks his leg. Even more bad luck is to come. Mitch also gets bitten by a rattlesnake and falls down into a rock quarry. After a couple of minutes, Craig goes searching for him and finds him unconscious in the quarry. When Garner is about to get help, the jeep won't start. Then he is forced to use the hang-glider. He can't control it and crash-lands right next to Shauni's tower. When the Baywatch gang finds out about Mitch, they head for the mountains to rescue him. Eddie, Shauni and Garner drive there in a lifeguard truck, while Thorpe and Newmie take the helicopter, when the storm calms down. Meanwhile, Mitch doesn't show any gratitude whatsoever towards Craig. But when he is finally rescued by the Baywatch gang, he thanks Craig for all he's done. Meanwhile, while spending some time with a girl on a boat, Cort

The episode was rated 8.34 from 32 votes.

Baywatch - S4E22

#1 - Guys & Dolls (Season 4 - Episode 22)

When Matt is out water-skiing, he sees a young woman being swept into the ocean. When he has rescued her, she tells him she lost all her money in the water and that she needed the money for her audition. She wants to become an actress. She introduces herself as Rachel Henderson, and Matt feels sorry for her and loans her $ 100. Meanwhile, when Mitch is running on the beach, he sees a man sleeping in the sand. Then he realizes that the man is about to be run over by a beach tractor. He rescues the man just in time and the man introduces himself as Henry Krebbs. He tells Mitch that he is looking for his runaway daughter Nancy. His description matches Rachel's exactly. Henry tells Mitch that he is dying of cancer and wants to meet his daughter before he dies. The next day when Rachel doesn't return to give Matt his money back, Matt finds a receipt in the dryer. The note leads him to the marina where he finds Rachel. She runs away and when he captures her and tells her that her father is d

The episode was rated 8.40 from 10 votes.

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