General Information
Phone Numbers
609-823-7948
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
Suffolk Ave. & the Beach
Ventnor City,
NJ
08406

Hours
Summer Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

News

Guarded Beach Notice for August 30-September 2


Surrey Avenue and Vassar Square beaches will NOT be guarded and will be closed for swimming tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30, through Friday, September 2.

As of now, all beaches are expected to be staffed for the holiday weekend, and any changes will be posted to the community.

Take caution and enjoy these final beach days safely!  


Watch AC Airshow from Ventnor Beaches


Ventnor beaches will be open -- no badges required -- to viewers of the AC Airshow on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

Learn more about the event at: https://airshow.acchamber.com/


Around the Pier City Swim Scheduled for Wednesday, July 27


The Ventnor City Beach Patrol will be having its Around the Pier City Swim this Wednesday, July 27, at 6:15 p.m.

The Pier will be closed for fishing starting at 5:30 p.m. and reopening at 7:30 p.m. Pier will be open to the public to watch the swim.


July 3 Fireworks Beach Closure Notice


 A Fireworks display scheduled for 9:30pm for the Independence Day holiday will take place on Sunday, July 3, 2022, after the Ventnor 50th Anniversary Mile Run and the United States Air Force “Full Spectrum” band concert at Newport Ave.

 In preparation for this, for the safety of all persons while the technicians prepare for the extravaganza, a three-block area of the Ventnor beach will be closed for the entire day on Sunday, July 3. The affected area will be between Avolyn Ave and Stratford Ave, this includes the New Haven and Newport Ave beach areas.  Lifeguards normally at New Haven Avenue will be stationed at Portland Avenue.

 The best place to view the Fireworks will be from the concert location at Newport Beach behind the library.

 Questions can be addressed to the Ventnor Special Events office at 609-823-7919 or specialevents@ventnorcity.org


All 11 Guarded Beaches will be Staffed Beginning Saturday, June 25


Beginning, Saturday, June 25, all 11 guarded beaches in Ventnor City will be open and staffed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Vassar Square and Surrey Avenue will be unguarded until this weekend.

Only swim where lifeguards are present! Please call the Beach Headquarters at (609) 823-7948 for details.


Fireworks, Music and more on July 3 in Ventnor!


The City of Ventnor is kicking off the holiday with an exciting lineup of events on Sunday, July 3, 2022, that will include fireworks, live music and the 50th Annual Ventnor Mile.

Live music will begin with Ricky Stevens at 6 p.m. on Newport Avenue Beach followed by an electrifying performance by the United States Air Force Full Spectrum, a rock band of active duty airmen at 7:30 p.m.

The City will also host its 50th Annual Ventnor Mile beginning at 7 p.m. Click here for race details and signup forms.

The evening will end with fireworks on the beach at 9:30 p.m.


 


Beach Tags On Sale at City Hall Through Memorial Day Weekend


Beach tags will be sold during Memorial Day Weekend, from Saturday through Monday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall. Please enter through the Cambridge Avenue entrance. Cash or Check only.


Guarded Beaches for Memorial Day Weekend


Beginning, Saturday, May 28, the following beaches will be guarded from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily:

  • Suffolk Avenue
  • Dorset Avenue
  • New Haven Avenue
  • Lafayette Avenue

Additional streets will be added in the coming weeks.  Please call the Beach Headquarters at (609) 823-7948 for details.



Public Restrooms Open for Summer Season


Beginning May 20, the public restrooms will be open for the summer season. Locations include: 

  • Newport Avenue adjacent to the Community Building
  • Suffolk Avenue by the Tennis/Pickleball Courts 
  • The Fishing Pier on Cambridge Avenue

All bathrooms will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.




Road Closure on Sunday, May 15, for Rock N Roll Half Marathon


This is a message from the Ventnor City Police Department Office of Emergency Management & Special Events:

This Sunday, May 15, the 1st annual Rock N Roll half marathon will take place on Atlantic Avenue and the boardwalk in Ventnor City. There will be over 10,000 race participants. 

Road closures are in effect from 6:30am until 12 noon.  NO bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk between 7am and 12 noon and all beach blocks will have no access during the event.

It is highly recommended to minimize travel during this event since all directions of travel will be blocked off and/or detoured in Atlantic City and Ventnor.  You will be able to leave the island via Margate or Longport.

There will be no parking on the ocean side of Atlantic Avenue from Jackson to Fredericksburg.  Any cars parked will be ticketed and towed.

All residents on the beach blocks from Jackson to Fredericksburg are asked to move their vehicles to the bay side of Atlantic Avenue if you need to access your vehicle during the event.

Please Visit  https://www.runrocknroll.com/ac-road-closures for more information.

Again, we are advising that if you do not need to travel during the race time, please stay home to avoid traffic delays and/or detours.

Thank you and have a safe day.

Parking Meters Now Contactless in Ventnor with ParkMobile App


Enjoy the ease of contactless parking meters in Ventnor with ParkMobile! ParkMobile allows visitors and residents to conveniently pay for and extend time at parking spots right from their mobile phones. 


ParkMobile is available for both iPhone and Android devices, or can also be accessed on a mobile web browser via QR code or text message.

The app may be used in any area where there is metered parking. Some spots accept physical payment through the meter or payment through the app, while others require the app to be used (see listing below). 

The app will be especially helpful for summer beach goers who won’t even have to leave the beach to add time to their parking spot. It has been adopted by several other beach towns in New Jersey, including Atlantic City, Ocean City, Wildwood and more. 


How it Works:

  1. Register at www.parkmobile.com, launch the mobile app on your Android, Windows or iPhone, or call the 1-800-280-4146 number posted on the meter. Registration will require a payment method to be stored such as: PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or ParkMobile Wallet. 
  2. Park in any of our marked ParkMobile enabled meters as indicated with green ParkMobile stickers and signs.
  3. Enter the zone number indicated on the meter, and space number, if applicable.
  4. Input your vehicle information and license plate number. If you already added the information, ensure that you have selected the correct vehicle.
  5. Select the amount of time needed and press the "Start Parking" button to begin the session.

*Users can extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device, without having to go back to the meter. 

As noted above, ParkMobile is available for both iPhone and Android devices, or can also be accessed on a mobile web browser via QR code or text message.

For a listing of all metered spaces and spaces that only accept payment through the app, please refer to the list below.


Metered Parking Areas:

 

 
ParkMobile Zone #Type of UseVentnor City AreaStreetFromToTime LimitPaid DayPaid Hours
60101KioskMunicipal LotNewport AveVentnor AveAtlantic Ave24 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60102Kiosk - App OnlyAtlantic Ave - LibraryAtlantic AveNewport aveNewport Ave9 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60103Kiosk - App OnlyAtlantic Ave - Tennis CtsAtlantic AveSuffolk AveSuffolk Ave9 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60104Meters5000's Ventnor AveVentnor AveNASHVILLE AVEVICTORIA AVE2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60105Meters5200-5300 Atlantic AveAtlantic AveFRANKFORT AVEVICTORIA AVE2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60106Meters6400 BlockVentnor AvePORTLAND AVENewport Ave2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60107Meters6500 BlockVentnor AveNEWPORT AVENEW HAVEN AVE2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60108Meters6600 BlockVentnor AveNEW HAVEN AVETROY AVE2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60109Meters6700 BlockVentnor AveTROY AVEBUFFALO AVE2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60110Meters7300 BlockVentnor AveWASHINGTON AVEFREDRICKSBURG AVE2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60111MetersS Newport AveNewport AveVentnor AveAtlantic Ave2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60112Meters300 BlockDorset AveCALVERT AVEBALFOUR AVE2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60113Meters100 BlockDorset AveEDGEWATER AVEMONMOUTH AVE2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60114App OnlyNew Haven AveNew Haven AveVentnor AveWINCHESTER AVE2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60115MetersS Portland AveS Portland AveVentnor AveAtlantic Ave2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60116App OnlyN Troy AveTroy AveVentnor AveWINCHESTER AVE2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60118MetersS Weymouth AveWeymouth AveVentnor AveAtlantic Ave2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60119App OnlyWeymouth AveWeymouth AveATLANTIC AVEBOARDWALK9 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60120App Only6700 BlockAtlantic AveRICHARDS AVEBUFFALO AVE2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60121App OnlyMarsten AveMarsten AveCAMBRIDGE AVECORNWALL AVE9 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60122App OnlyNew Haven AveNew Haven AveATLANTIC AVEBOARDWALK9 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60123App OnlySomerset AveSomerset AveATLANTIC AVEBOARDWALK9 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60124App OnlySurrey AveSurrey AveATLANTIC AVEBOARDWALK9 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60125App OnlyVictoria AveVictoria AveATLANTIC AVEBOARDWALK9 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60126App Only6500 BlockAtlantic AveNewport aveNEW HAVEN AVE9 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60127App Only5500 BlockAtlantic AveSuffolk AveSOMERSET AVE9 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm
60128App OnlyS Newport AveNewport AveVentnor AveAtlantic Ave2 houreveryday8 am - 8 pm

 


Now Seeking Beach Badge Checkers for Summer 2022


The City of Ventnor is seeking Beach Badge Checkers to join its team for Summer 2022! 

Applicants must be age 14 by June 1, 2022.

Please fill our an employee application and email it to Lisa Hand lhand@ventnorcity.org if you are interested. 


Boardwalk Closure in Place for Lifeguard Demolition Beginning Thursday, December 15


The demolition of the Lifeguard Headquarters Building is scheduled to begin Thursday, December 15. The boardwalk will be closed between Suffolk (ramp will be open) and Somerset Avenues. The closure will remain in place for approximately one week until the demolition is complete.


Suffolk Avenue Beach Ramp Undergoing Construction Beginning October 25


The concrete ramp at Suffolk Avenue beach entrance is scheduled to be replaced as part of the Army Corps of Engineers Beach Fill project. The contractor is scheduled to mobilize on October 25. The ramp/beach entrance will be closed during the construction, which is anticipated to take approximately four weeks. The boardwalk will also be closed and impassible at Suffolk Avenue during the construction and boardwalk traffic will be detoured to Atlantic Avenue at Somerset and at Surrey.


Ventnor City Beach Schedule


Ventnor City Beach Patrol continues to monitor staffing levels and wants to inform the community what beaches will be open in the coming week:

Tuesday,

Tuesday, September 7 - New Haven Avenue and Suffolk Avenue

Wednesday, September 8 - Lafayette Avenue, New Haven Avenue, Dorset Avenue and Suffolk Avenue

Thursday, September 9 - New Haven Avenue and Suffolk Avenue

Friday, September 10 - Lafayette Avenue, New Haven Avenue, Dorset Avenue and Suffolk Avenue

Saturday & Sunday, September 11 &12 - Lafayette Avenue, New Haven Avenue, Dorset Avenue and Suffolk Avenue


Surrey and Vassar Avenues Closing September 1-3


Important Message from the Ventnor City Beach Patrol:

Surrey and Vassar Avenues beaches will close between September 1-3 to maintain minimum staffing levels. 

VCBP is confident all beaches will be open for the holiday weekend through the 6th, but if changes occur, we will let the community know. 

Thank you!


Open Pier Night Scheduled for August 18


The City of Ventnor will be hosting Open Pier Night on Wednesday, August 18, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Fishing will be allowed without a fee. The pier will be open during this time so visitors can take a stroll, enjoy the sunset or learn from the pier attendant about fishing.

Children under 10 will not be allowed past the second gate.

To learn about the Ventnor City Fishing Pier, visit ventnorcity.org/pier


Open Pier Night Scheduled for August 18


The City of Ventnor will be hosting Open Pier Night on Wednesday, August 18, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Fishing will be allowed without a fee. The pier will be open during this time so visitors can take a stroll, enjoy the sunset or learn from the pier attendant about fishing.

Children under 10 will not be allowed past the second gate.

To learn about the Ventnor City Fishing Pier, visit ventnorcity.org/pier


Watch Fireworks from the Pier


Watch area fireworks displays from the Ventnor City Fishing Pier on Sunday, July 4!

Please note, due to insurance guidelines, no children under 10 years old will be permitted beyond the second gate. Children ages 10-18 must be accompanied by an adult.

No fishing after 6 p.m. to accommodate this event. Pier will close after fireworks are complete.


Registration for Ventnor City Beach Patrol Junior Lifeguard Program Now Open


Registration is now open for the Ventnor City Beach Patrol Junior Lifeguard Program for Summer 2021! 

Our Junior Lifeguard program is designed to educate children on beach and ocean safety. We strive to promote solid interpersonal relationships, build teamwork and introduce children to the skills required to become a lifeguard. Most of all we want our children to have a fun, safe experience enjoying and learning about the ocean and beach. 

This year we will be breaking up the program into two, 3-day groups:

Ages 5-9: Monday, July 5 through Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Ages 10-14: Thursday, July 8 through Saturday, July 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

All classes will be held at Ventnor City Beach Patrol Headquarters, Suffolk Avenue and the beach (We will not hold the program in thunder/lightning/heavy downpour). 

Each day we will meet at a designated area. We will start with a team stretch, a warm up run and then break into rotating stations. The third day of each group (Wednesday, July 7th and Saturday, July 10th) will hold the competitions in the beach run, surf dash and beach flags. 

Registration: Signs ups will be held at the VCBP Headquarters at Suffolk Ave and the Beach from June 1st through July 1st. The cost is $10.00 per child (cash or check) and will include a Jr. Lifeguard T-shirt. Click here to download registration form

The junior lifeguards should arrive on time each day. Please send your child in a bathing suit with a towel and a labeled water bottle. Children should apply sunscreen before arriving. We will have safety measures in place to keep our children distanced and safe throughout the day.




Beach Badge Prices Increase June 1


The price for Ventnor City beach badges will increase to $20 starting Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (Beach badges are free for veterans with proof)
Current Pre-Season Beach Badge Prices:
Regular (ages 12 to 64) - $10
Senior (ages 65 & up) - $3.50
Veterans (with proof) - Free
Beach badges can be purchased at City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. City Hall will also be open Saturday, May 29, Sunday, May 30, and Monday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Official Ventnor Beach Opening Scheduled for Saturday, May 29


Join us to officially welcome the summer season with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

The City will celebrate the opening of its beaches on Saturday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m., at Suffolk Avenue Beach (Ventnor Beach Patrol Headquarters)

Join us to celebrate the start of the summer season!


Ventnor Accessible Beaches


Through a collaboration between the members of the Atlantic County Disability Advisory Board, and the Office of Disability Services, Atlantic County has created the 1st Edition Accessible Beach Guide. 

Click here to download

Ventnor was happy to partake in this effort and reminds the community about our accessible beaches:

Accessible Beach Locations 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.



City of Ventnor Hiring Beach Badge Checkers


The City of Ventnor is currently hiring Beach Badge Checkers to work the Summer 2021. Workers are expected to start in the middle of June.

There are a limited number of positions.

Click here to download the Employment Application.

Please complete the application and email to ssimon@ventnorcity.orgPlease put "Beach Badge Checker" in the subject of the email.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (609) 823-7904.



Purchase 2021 Beach Badges


Beach Badges can be purchased now, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cambridge Ave Entrance (by the flagpole) of City Hall.

To pre-order a beach badge, print out the form below, fill it out and bring to City Hall during hours of operation.

2021 Beach Badges.pdf

Open on weekends starting May 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pre-Season Beach Badge Prices
Regular (ages 12 - 64) - $10
Senior (ages 65 & up) - $3.50
Veterans (with proof) - Free

Price goes up to $20 for ALL Badges starting June 1, 2021. (Except veterans with proof)

For all inquiries, call (609) 823-7904.


Fall Fun Day Coming Saturday, October 17


Join us for Fall Fun Day on Newport Avenue Beach featuring crafters, food trucks, sing-a-long karaoke from 2 to 4 p.m. and Hocus Pocus on the beach at 4 p.m. 

Visitors must maintain social distancing and wear masks when needed.


Beach Replenishment Project Update


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and its awarded contractor Great Lakes Dredging, will begin a beach replenishment project stretching from Atlantic City through Longport.

Ventnor will be the first area started (end of September, early October), then the work will progress to Margate, Longport and lastly, Atlantic City.

Ventnor is scheduled to receive approximately 426,00 cubic yards of sand. The proposed beach nourishment area in Ventnor will extend from Harvard Avenue to Fredericksburg Avenue and will include dune repair with grass plantings, cross over repair and street end scupper excavation (for street drainage onto the back beach area). The contract also includes the reconstruction of the Suffolk Avenue beach access ramp in Ventnor. 

The contractor will utilize a hopper dredge for the Ventnor, Margate and Longport portion of the project that will remove sand from an offshore borrow zone and transport the material to a submerged pipe closer to the shore where it will pump sand to the beach. The landing area for the submerged pipe will be near Philadelphia Avenue in Ventnor.

For more information on the project, and to see recent updates, please click here (see Construction Status Info).

Please contact the Ventnor Public Works Department if you have any additional questions. 


Guarded Beaches Following Labor Day


The Ventnor City Beach Patrol will guard the following beaches after Labor Day. Please remember to swim only in front of a lifeguard stand! 

The following beaches will be guarded from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day from September 8 through September 20 as well as Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27:

Dorset, Lafayette, New Haven, and Suffolk Avenues.


July 4 Beach Concert and Mini Farmers Market Canceled


After much deliberation, the Ventnor Summer Beach Jam and Mini Farmers Market scheduled for this Saturday, July 4, have been canceled out of caution for our community's health and well-being. We look forward to safely enjoying music on the beach in the coming weeks and will keep you posted on when festivities will resume! Thank you for your understanding.


Beach BBQs Permitted July 4 Through Labor Day


Attention All Ventnor Residents and Visitors: The Mayor and Commissioners are pleased to announce that barbecuing on the beautiful beaches of Ventnor will be permitted EVERY DAY starting Saturday, July 4, through Labor Day, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Propane grills only (no propane tanks larger than 20 lbs.). Coals are difficult to dispose of safely at the beach, if you bury them, and they are still hot, someone can step on them and burn their feet. Putting them in the trash will start a fire. 

Popup 10x10 tents are allowable, no tent should be enclosed by order of the Ventnor City Fire Department.

VCFD reminds you of these Grilling Safety Tips for Outdoor Cooking:

  • Do not place grill under or in enclosures.
  • Make sure grill is stable.
  • Keep your grill clean.
  •  Check for propane leaks on tank and grill.
  • If flame goes out wait to re-light.
  •  Take care around the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.
  • Keep children at least 3 feet away from grills at all times.
  • Be ready to put out the fire, have baking soda on hand to control a grease fire, and a fire extinguisher to handle other fires. If you don’t have a fire extinguisher, keep a bucket of sand next to grill.
  • Never use water to put out grease fire!

Have a great summer, continue practicing social distancing and remember to wear your masks when appropriate!


Beach and Boardwalk Reopening Schedule


Boardwalk will open to pedestrian traffic on Friday, May 22. Beaches will open for swimming and sunbathing Saturday, May 23. 

Beginning Friday, May 22 at sunrise, the Ventnor Boardwalk will be open to pedestrian traffic only (walking and running). No bike riding on the boardwalk (bike riding will begin a week later on May 29).

Pedestrians on the boardwalk should stay to the right side to maintain physical distancing. No dogs are allowed on the boardwalk at any time.

Beachgoers are expected to follow social distancing guidelines - staying 6-feet apart as much as possible. It’s critically important that everyone respects these guidelines and each other so that we all can enjoy Ventnor’s greatest natural asset. An increased Police presence this summer on the beach will enforce the 6 foot guideline. 

Swimming at guarded beaches will be allowed Saturday, May 23rd at the normal four pre-season beaches including Headquarters Suffolk Ave, Dorset Ave, New Haven and Lafayette Avenues. 

These four locations will have two stands each to spread out bathing area. Swimming will expand to all guarded beaches as the season progresses.  Ventnor Fire Department will add two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to the beach during the day that are trained in Covid-19 Response to assist the Ventnor Beach Patrol. 

The City of Ventnor requires Beach Badges for the Beach from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Governors Guidelines for beaches that apply on May 23rd to Ventnor are:

  •  Extend social distancing to the beaches, ensuring that people stay six feet apart except for family groups, household members, caretakers or couples.
  • Facemasks are not required, but they are recommended.
  • Allow anyone on the beach, and not restrict it to just local residents.
  • Implement proper and regular sanitation rules.
  • Prohibit contact sports and organized events.
  • Prohibit beach summer camps and fireworks, festivals and concerts.
  • Open shower pavilions, changing areas and restrooms. Restrooms at parks can also reopen.

Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Singles Rowing and Kayaking Will be Permitted May 13


Beginning Wednesday, May 13, Surfing and paddle boarding will be allowed. Gathering in groups on the beach is not. Please change and prepare for surfing OFF the beach and boardwalk until those areas are reopened.

Singles rowing and singles kayaking will also be allowed May 13th, but doubles, quads and eights are not. ALL team sports are not yet allowed, and these fall under that category. The Viking Rowing Club's self-imposed guidelines include that use of ergs, weights and congregating at the boathouse is not permitted until further notice.


Select Beaches Open After Labor Day


All beaches will be open and guarded through Labor Day! After the holiday, Ventnor City Beach Patrol will guard Suffolk, Dorset, New Haven and Lafayette Avenue beaches through Sunday, September 15. 


Jr. Lifeguard Camp Begins July 8


The Ventnor City Beach Patrol is hosting Jr. Lifeguard Camp from July 8-12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Kids ages 5-14 can learn ocean safety as well as basic lifeguard skills, rescue techniques and teamwork. 

Contact 609.823.7948 or visit VCBP headquarters on Suffolk Avenue to register. Cost is $10 per child.