Ventnor City Beach Patrol

Stanley Bergman
Chief, VCBP
Suffolk Avenue and the Beach
Ventnor City, New Jersey 08406
(609) 823-7948
(609) 823-7953

Ventnor City Beach Patrol Roster

Chief Stanley Bergman
Captain Gary Howarth
Captain David Funk

Lieutenant Woody Ferry
Lieutenant Pat Finnerty

Lieutenant Meghan Holland

Advena, Kieran

Bates, David

Bergman, Emma

Bergman, Jack

Bergman, Theodore

Bryzgornia, Chris

Bryzgornia, Walter

Buckley, Charlie

Calhoun, Zack

Callahan, Colleen

Callahan, Joe

Courter, Mike

Deibert, Matthew

Deibert. Ian

Dennis, Chris

Dicioccio, Nicholas

Duffin, Dainen

Duffin, Dennis

Fisher, Kate

Friedel, Mitch

Given, Thomas

Groff, Adam

Guerrieri, Rick

Hall, Dillon

Hanson, Brett

Herhre, Sarah Jane


Holland, Adam

Holland, Michael

Horsey, Dylan

Howarth, Baily

Iannelli, Joseph

Isgro, Francis


Lacavara, Bill

Lescano, Carlos

Mahoney, Vince

Marczyk, John

Mason, Jake - Instructor

McCarron, Sierra


McDevitt, Kelly

McElroy,  Travis

McMenamin, Mike

Merendino, Anthony


Mosca, Mike

Naoum, Danielle

Price, Stacy

Rhodes, James

Roach, Summer

Roche,  Gerald

Sandt, Evan

Schall, Dan

Schober, Patrick

Slattery, Shawn

Smith, Greg - Instructor

Spiers, Matthew

Stefanci, Nick

Storr, Jack


Viscount, Alexander

Protected Beach Information

The City of Ventnor City provides guarded beaches during the Summer months at the following locations:

  • Vassar Square
  • Austin
  • Frankfort
  • Suffolk
  • Dorset
  • Sacramento
  • Surrey
  • New Haven
  • Buffalo
  • Lafayette
  • Washington

The hours that our lifeguards are on duty vary during the beginning and end of the summer. Please call the Beach Headquarters at (609) 822-7948 to ascertain which beaches are guarded, and what the hours are.

Beaches will open for the 2019 season as follows:

May 25 - June 7
Lafayette, New Haven, Dorset and Suffolk Avenue Beaches

June 8 - June 14 
Lafayette, New Haven, Dorset, Suffolk, Sacramento, and Frankfort Avenue Beaches

June 15 - June 21
Lafayette, New Haven, Dorset, Suffolk, Sacramento, Frankfort, and Washington Avenue Beaches

June 22
All beaches will be open for the summer season


Beach Fees

The City of Ventnor requires Beach Badges for the Beach from Memorial Day through Labor day. Badges can be purchased at Ventnor City Hall or on the beach from badge checkers during the season. Badges can be purchased prior to June 1st for $7.00 for the season, and $3.50 for Seasonal Senior Citizens badges. After May 31st, badges are available at a rate of $15.00 for the Season. Weekly badges are available for $10.00.

Handicap Access

Ventnor City offers two handicap locations for access to the beach. Located at Suffolk and the Beach, and Newport and the Beach, these locations offer Handicap parking, as well as ADA approved access ramps directly to the beach from our boardwalk. If other special assistance is required, the Ventnor City Beach Patrol offers special assistance chairs for additional access to the beach. Please contact the lifeguards to assist you.


Surfing is permitted alongside the fishing Pier at Cornwall Avenue during the daylight hours.


Kayaks are permitted on the beach at:

  • Princeton Avenue
  • Between Surrey Ave & Suffolk Ave.
  • During Daylight hours

Dunes, Beach Grass

The interference or alteration, destruction, or removal of sand dunes and vegetation along the beachfront are protected under Federal Law. Violators are punishable by fine or imprisonment.

Dogs on the Beach

Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach during the months of May 15 through September 30th. During the times of October 1st through May 15th, dogs may be walked on a leash only on the areas of beach washed by the high tideline.


  • Library – New Haven & Atlantic Avenues
  • City Hall – 6201 Atlantic Ave
  • Ventnor Fishing Pier – on the Beach
  • Ventnor Tennis Courts – Atlantic & Somerset Avenues
  • Porta Potties – Suffolk Ave Ramp


Did you know?

Al Zudsmith, a former Ventnor lifeguard from the 1940s, became a Hollywood producer.

Former lifeguard Alan Kaufman served as a justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1980-1982.

1953 Beach Patrol Photo

Awards at Patrol Headquarters

Chief Bergman 2016