The Ocean City Beach Patrol will be guarding the following beaches for the 2022 Memorial Day Weekend. Beaches are guarded from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Beginning Saturday, May 28, and continuing through Wednesday, June 1, the following beaches will be guarded:
- St. Charles
- 8th Street
- 9th Street
- 10th Street
- 11th Street
- 12th Street
- 26th Street
- 34th Street
- 58th Street
Additional beaches will be added throughout June until the beach patrol reaches full staffing. Thank you for helping to keep Ocean City safe. The Ocean City Beach Patrol strongly urges bathers to swim only at guarded beaches. If you have any questions, please call 609-525-9200. For information on guarded beaches and all OCBP activity, visit www.ocnj.us/ocbp. For all emergencies, call 9-1-1.
The Ocean City Beach Patrol’s annual tryout for new lifeguards will be held on June 4, 2022. In the event of inclement weather, the tryout would be pushed to June 5.
This year’s competitive test will include a 500-meter ocean swim, a 300-meter ocean paddleboard, a one-half-mile run, a 500-meter erg and a surf dash. All candidates also must complete an interview.
Candidates must be at least 16 years old and complete a physical examination before the tryout. All applicants are encouraged to start training now. Rookie school clinics for applicants will be held May 28, May 30, May 31, June 1 and June 2.
For further information on how to apply and to sign up for updates: www.ocnj.us/ocbptest.