Where to Swim at the Jersey Shore in September (Lifeguard Update)

September 6th, 2018

Summer is almost over, but with less beach traffic and warmer ocean temperatures, most locals consider September an ideal time to still enjoy the Jersey Shore.

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium would like to remind everyone to always remain safe and alert during these last few weeks of summer. Rip currents are still a huge danger, and it is never safe to swim without lifeguard supervision. NJSGC’s Rip Current Awareness Program was established to better inform the general public about water hazards and beach safety. As always – “When in doubt, don’t go out!”

Because the season is officially over, several beaches no longer provide daily lifeguard patrols. But thankfully, many still do! Please be advised that every town and city has a different set of rules and regulations. Dates and locations are extremely limited. Find more helpful tips below:

Island Beach State Park (Seaside Park, Ocean County)

Manasquan (Monmouth County)

Ocean City (Cape May County)

Southern Ocean County (including Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Township, Ship Bottom, and Surf City)

Wildwood Beaches (Cape May County)

NJSGC will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. Please contact our Communications Specialist Danica Bellini if you happen to know of any guarded beaches, especially in the Monmouth County area. Thank you, and have a great locals’ summer!