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Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol

Recently voted Best Family Beach in New Jersey!!!

Bud Johnson, Beach Patrol Chief
Headquarters located at on the beach at Rambler Road
Phone: (609) 522-3825

2024 WCBP Employment Opportunities

Applications are now available online at for new candidates (must be at least 16 years old) to become members of the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol in 2024. Employment information and test dates will be provided to all new candidates that apply.

NEW CANDIDATE TESTING DATES: After completion of the online application (see above), testing will be held on the following Saturdays: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8 at 8 a.m. each day. New candidates should arrive with the required paperwork to their scheduled test date.

2024 WCBP Junior Lifeguard Program

Applications and details for the 2024 Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Junior Lifeguard Program will be available at beginning 4/1. Payments are due anytime after Memorial Day weekend. The program is open to children entering grades 4-10 (ages 8-15). 
Junior lifeguards entering grades 4-8 (ages 8-13): classes held each Tuesday and Thursday 9-11 am beginning Thursday 6/20
Junior lifeguards entering grades 9-10 (ages 14-15; Futures Program): classes held each Monday and Wednesday 9-11 am beginning Wednesday 6/19.

General Beach Information

  • Diligent, highly-trained lifeguards are on duty Saturdays and Sundays (and Memorial Day) from the last weekend in May until mid June and then daily from mid June through Labor Day weekend on all Wildwood Crest beaches from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Some beaches will be protected from Tuesday through Friday during the week after Labor Day weekend. All beaches are protected on the weekend after Labor Day weekend.
  • All beachgoers are STRONGLY urged to enter the water only when lifeguard are on duty.
  • The Wildwood Crest beaches are accessible at all street ends.
  • Surfing is permitted at Hollywood Avenue (10 am-12 noon only), Rambler Road and Aster Road.
  • Kite flying, ball playing, Frisbees, etc., are restricted to the back areas of the beach.
  • No animals, alcohol, fires, barbecues or picnics are permitted on Wildwood Crest’s beaches. Surf fishing is prohibited in bathing areas during bathing hours.
  • FREE handicap transport is available for those in need from 11 am to 4 pm while lifeguards are on duty. Call (609) 522-3825 to make arrangements.
  • Please use receptacles for trash and recyclable items.

Beach Safety Tips

Please follow the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol’s Top 10 Beach and Ocean Safety Tips:

  1. Learn to swim
  2. Swim near a lifeguard
  3. Swim with a buddy
  4. Check with the lifeguards
  5. Use sunscreen and stay hydrated
  6. Obey posted signs and flags
  7. Help keep the beach and ocean clean
  8. Learn rip current safety
  9. Always enter the water feet first
  10. Lifeguards are your friend

6101 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ
Wildwood Crest New Jersey Phone
(609) 522-5176
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