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Ocean City Announces Guarded Beaches Starting Memorial Day Weekend

Ocean City Announces Guarded Beaches Starting Memorial Day Weekend


The Ocean City Beach Patrol will begin the 2024 season on Memorial Day Weekend. The OCBP guards beaches from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

From Saturday, May 25 through Friday, May 31 the following beaches will be guarded:

  • St. Charles Place
  • Brighton Place
  • 8th Street
  • 9th Street
  • 10th Street
  • 11th Street
  • 12th Street
  • 26th Street
  • 34th Street
  • 58th Street

Ninth Street Beach will be guarded starting on Friday, May 24. Check back at as more guarded beaches are added throughout June.

EMT services will be available at 1st Street, 12th Street, 34th Street and 58th Street stations.

Lifeguard stands may not be exactly at street ends as guards will place the stand in the safest area depending on water conditions.

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 all emergencies, call 911.

The public is invited to join OCBP members for coffee, conversation and beach safety tips at a “Lattes & Lifesaving” event at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the OCBP Headquarters at 12th Street and the Boardwalk.