Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Announces Late-Season Lifeguard Coverage

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

Fishing pier at Wildwood Crest. Photo credit: Cape May County.

WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol has announced its late-season beach coverage for the 2022 season.

According to a press release from the borough, all beaches will be open and protected by lifeguards, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day), and on the weekend following Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11.

Due to limited available staff, seven beaches will be protected by lifeguards from Tuesday, Sept. 6, through Friday, Sept. 9. Those beaches include Buttercup-Lavender, Sweetbriar-Wisteria, Palm-Lotus, Stockton-Stanton, Miami-Monterey, Preston-Hollywood, and Trenton-Newark.

Full lifeguard coverage for the 2022 season will conclude on Sunday, Sept. 11. A response team will be available for emergency calls from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends of Sept. 17-18 and Sept. 24-25.

Transport service for the handicapped will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Sunday, Sept. 11.

The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol strongly advises all bathers to swim at lifeguard protected beaches and only during the hours of operation. For further information, call the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol at (609) 522-3825.

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