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Lifeguards Go On Duty Starting May 23

Lifeguards Go On Duty Starting May 23
By MediaWize,OCNJDaily

The Department of Fire and Rescue Services announced Tuesday that the Ocean City Beach Patrol will be guarding the beaches for 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 23, the following beaches will be guarded:

St. Charles Place                             12th Street

Brighton Place                                  26th Street

8th Street                                           34th Street

9th Street                                           58th Street

10th Street

11th Street

As per the governor’s guidelines, Ocean City officials ask that people maintain six feet of space between strangers when using the beaches.

Avoid groups of 10 or more. Masks or face coverings are recommended. Tents and canopies will not be permitted on the beaches between First Street and 10th Street.

On other beaches, they will be limited in size to 8 feet wide by 6 feet deep by 6 feet tall, and they must be placed at the back of the beach within 10 feet of the seaward side of the dunes.

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, visit or view the Ocean City Government Access Channel 97.

For all emergencies call 911.