OCBP Reduces Number of Guarded Beaches

first_imgDue to staffing limitations, the Ocean City Beach Patrol will close the following beaches as of Monday, August 25, according to the Department of Fire and Rescue Services:Surf RoadWaverly Blvd. (Surfing Beach)Atlantic Blvd.13th Street16th Street (Surfing Beach)17th Street20th Street28th Street46th Street48th Street53rd Street60th StreetGuarded beaches remain open at:Seaspray Rd.North StreetStenton PlaceSt. Charles PlaceDelancy PlacePark PlaceBrighton Place5th Street7th Street (Surfing Beach)8th Street9th Street10th Street11th Street12th Street14th Street15th Street18th Street22nd Street24th Street26th Street30th Street32nd Street34th Street36th Street39th Street42nd Street44th Street50th Street55th Street58th StreetAs always, bathers are encouraged to swim only at protected beaches — particularly late in the season when the surf can be roughest.Ocean City beaches are guarded weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Lifeguards will be on duty at Eighth Street, Ninth Street and 12th Street beaches until 8 p.m. every night of the week until Labor Day.  A Rapid Response Team is also stationed at 12th Street Headquarters for after-hours rescues.last_img