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Lifeguards and Safety

Even while enjoying one of the top East Coast beaches in Atlantic City, safety counts. Although the Atlantic Ocean usually offers up gentle, rolling waves, it can occasionally kick up some rough currents, so you should swim only where lifeguards are present. Atlantic City had the first paid, professional lifesaving squad in the world, and they're still tops in making sure you stay safe on our New Jersey beaches. Anyone can enjoy the accessible beaches here in Atlantic City–here's the skinny on where and when to take a dip on some of the top East Coast beaches:

Lifeguards are on duty from 10 AM - 6 PM at various locations along our Atlantic City beaches, from Caspian Ave. to Jackson Ave. July 1 - Labor Day. (A limited number of Atlantic City, New Jersey beaches are protected from Memorial Day to July 1, and Labor Day to September 30. Planning a beach day in Atlantic City? Find daily conditions reports (seasonal) and real-time status of guarded beaches at safebeachday.com.

There are 11 District Stations that provide first aid, certified EMTs, and communications. District Stations are located at: Caspian Ave., New Hampshire Ave., States Ave., South Carolina Ave., Kentucky Ave., Michigan Ave., Mississippi Ave., Texas Ave., Chelsea Ave., Albany Ave., and Bartram Ave. For more information about the Atlantic City Beach Patrol or for current conditions please visit atlanticcitybeachpatrol.org. For lifeguard district information and handicapped-accessible beach locations see our Access and Facilities page.