Visitors Guide: Beaches

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Elaine Cochrane from Richboro, Bucks County takes a photo of her grandchildren and niece and nephew as they pose on the boardwalk in Ocean City August 28, 2014.

Ocean City, NJ
Beach tags required: Yes (ages 12 & up)
Lifeguards on duty: Yes. More info here.
Surfing permitted: Yes. 7th St., 16th St., Waverly St.
Dogs permitted: October 1 - April 30

North Wildwood, Wildwoods, Wildwood Crest
Beach tags required: No
Lifeguards on duty: Yes. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, Memorial Day through Labor Day
Surfing permitted: Yes
Dogs permitted: On Poplar Ave.

Cape May
Beach tags required: Yes
Lifeguards on duty: Daily until 5:30 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. More info here.
Surfing permitted: Yes
Dogs permitted: Allowed in certain counties.

Atlantic City
Beach tags required: No
Lifeguards on duty: Daily until 6 p.m. More info here.
Surfing permitted: Raleigh Ave., New Hampshire Ave., Delaware Ave.
Dogs permitted: September 15 - Memorial Day 

Sea Isle City
Beach tags required: Yes
Lifeguards on duty: Weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5: p.m., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat-Sunday. More info here.
Surfing permitted: 26, 37, 42, 48, 53, 63, 74, 82 streets
Dogs permitted: ?

Barnegat Light
Beach tags required: Yes
Lifeguards on duty: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information here.
Surfing permitted: Yes
Dogs permitted: October 1 - April 14

Long Beach Township
Beach tags required: Yes
Lifeguards on duty: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21 to Labor Day. More info here.
Surfing permitted: North Beach, Brant Beach, Beach Haven Crest, Spray Beach, Holgate. More info here.
Dogs permitted: May 1 - October 1

Ship Bottom
Beach tags required: Yes
Lifeguards on duty: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. More info here.
Surfing permitted: 30th St.
Dogs permitted: No 

Surf City
Beach tags required: Yes
Lifeguards on duty: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 through Labor Day. More info here.
Surfing permitted: South First and Second Street beaches. 
Dogs permitted: No