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Strathmere Beach Information

Strathmere Beach Information

Strathmere’s beaches are a great place to be on a hot summer afternoon, a cool autumn morning or a balmy spring night. Whether you are a beachcomber, sunbather, surfer or sandcastle builder, you are sure to enjoy your time on these white sand beaches. To maximize your enjoyment, here is information you will want to know.

Lifeguarded Beaches
All beaches in Strathmere will be guarded daily from 10 am-6 pm beginning June 18. Protected beaches will be at Seacliff, Williams, Whittier, Tecumseh, Sherman, and Prescott Roads. Morris beach will have guards on weekends. Guards will be at headquarters until 8 pm if called to respond. Whale Beach is unguarded.

Permitted Activities
Rafts – Rafts and boogie boards are permitted at all bathing beaches at the discretion of the lifeguards, based upon the conditions of the day.
Surfing – Permitted south of Tecumseh and north of Sherman.  Lifeguards may allow surfing between other protected beaches pending the conditions of the given day.
Fishing – Permitted south of Prescott and north of Seacliff.  Lifeguards may allow fishing between other protected beaches pending the conditions of the given day.

Beach Tag Information
Strathmere beaches are free – no tags required!

There are no beach parking lots in Strathmere but visitors can park along Ocean Drive for free. However, at the height of the summer season, this area is filled with parked cars so plan to arrive early.

There are no restrooms along Strathmere’s beaches but there at Porta-Potties available along Ocean Drive at Williams Road, Putnam Road, and 1400 Commonwealth Road.

Handicap access ramps are located at Williams Road and Putnam Road.

Surf Chairs
Surf Chairs are available. Call beach Headquarters if you need a beach wheelchair at (609) 263-1151

Rules and Regs

  • Beach Parties, Fires, Motor Vehicles, Alcoholic Beverages, and changing of clothes are not permitted on Upper Township beaches.
  • No dogs are permitted on any of Upper Township’s beaches from May through September.
  • Beach Access signs are posted at every beach path.  Please take note of where you are entering the beach, especially in areas not protected by lifeguards.  This will allow personnel to respond to the correct location in the case of an emergency.
  • Upper Township Beach Patrol utilizes the beach flag warning system.  The colors indicate the conditions for that day.  The meaning of the flags is as follows:

Green– mild conditions, low risk of rip currents, but still swim with caution.
Yellow- moderate conditions, moderate risk for rip currents and swimmers and patrons should enter the water with caution.
Red- rough conditions, high risk of rip currents, restrictions will be placed on swimmers to keep them safe in the water
Red with No Swim symbol– beach is closed to swimming
Red/Yellow Combined–  a lost child/individual has been reported and a search is underway

To learn more about Strathmere, please follow the links below:

“Where the Ocean Meets the Bay” – All Abut Strathmere
History of Strathmere
Where to Stay in Strathmere
Where to Eat in Strathmere

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