Beach Information

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The City of Ventnor City provides guarded beaches during the Summer months (between Memorial Day and Labor Day) at the following locations:

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

Our lifeguards are on duty from 10:00am-6:00pm daily. The beaches that our lifeguards are on duty vary during the beginning and end of the summer. Please call the Beach Headquarters at (609) 823-7948 to ascertain which beaches are guarded.

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 by any Beach Badge Inspector. Badges can be purchased prior to June 1st for $10.00 for the season, and $3.50 for Seasonal Senior Citizens badges. After May 31st, badges are available at a rate of $20.00 for the Season. Cash and credit cards are accepted.  Please call the Ventnor City Clerk's Office for additional information at 609.823.7904 or email lhand@ventnorcity.org.

How to Purchase:

Ventnor City Hall: Cash or Check only.
Online:  Mobile App - VIPLY.  Credit Card. www.viplypass.com/ventnor-beach-badges/
Badge Checkers:  Located at Beach Entrances. Cash or Viply App.

***Please have your badges ready to show to the checkers at the entrance.  They also need to be available at your spot on the beach.***

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Handicap Access

Ventnor City offers handicap locations for ramp access to the beach. Beach mats are located at Suffolk, Dorset, Newport, Derby, Oxford and Somerset Avenue beaches. 

Surf Chairs are available daily through Beach Patrol from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 609-823-7948 for reservations. 

Accessible Parking is available at kiosk and metered stations located at Suffolk and Somerset avenues and Newport and New Haven Avenues.

Accessible Restrooms are located at the Suffolk Avenue tennis courts, Cambridge Avenue fishing pier, Newport Avenue playground, and New Haven Avenue library. 

If other special assistance is required, please contact the Ventnor City Beach Patrol at 609-823-7948.

Click here to download the Atlantic County Accessible Beach Guide

Hobie Cat Beach 

Somerset Avenue and the Beach. Sailboats can be registered for a fee on a seasonal basis. For further information, please contact the City Clerk at 609-823-7904.

Kayak Beach

Princeton Avenue and the beach. While there are no lifeguards assigned to this beach, it is supervised during the hours of 10 a.m.  to 6 p.m. by the lifeguards at Sacramento Avenues. Please exercise caution while kayaking.

Surfing Beach

Located next to the Fishing Pier. Open during daylight hours. There is no lifeguard assigned to this beach, it is supervised during the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  by the lifeguards at Dorset Avenue. Please exercise caution while surfing.

Beach Volleyball Courts

Located next to the Fishing Pier at Cambridge Avenue and in front of the tennis courts at Somerset Avenue.

Dogs on the Beach

During the times of  May 15 through September 30th, leashed dogs are only allowed on the beach from the hours of 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and only on the areas of the beach washed by the high tide line.

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 tide line.