Margate NJ FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Margate FAQ's

Margate Frequently Asked Questions

All beach badges are $15.00

Margate and neighboring Ventnor have a reciprocal relationship, so Margate’s tags are good in Ventnor and vice versa.

Beach Badge Gift Certificates are available all year long and are sold at the Martin Bloom Pavilion – Monday-Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm. These make a great gift for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, etc., they are sold at pre-season rates if purchased from the day after Labor Day through May 31st. Any certificates purchased during the season are sold at seasonal rates.

BBQ’s are ONLY allowed on the Beach JULY 2 and JULY 4, 2017

Kayaking and surfing are allowed only at specific beaches. Contact Beach Patrol Headquarters for those locations.

Hobie Cat sailing is allowed by permit only.

Animals are not permitted on the Beach as per the Margate City Code Chapter 75-6Q.

Beach Badges are required for everyone 12 and older when on the beaches during the season, which runs from the 3rd week in June through Labor Day. The badges should be conspicuous and available upon request by a Beach Badge Inspector. The Badge requirement is hereby suspended on Thursdays throughout the summer as part of the *Thrilling Thursdays* event sponsored by the Margate Business Association.

Badges are sold beginning April 1st at the Martin Bloom Community Pavilion at Huntington & the Beach from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and The Municipal Building, 9001 Winchester Avenue (corner of Union & Winchester) during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The following Beaches have easy access to the Beach and mats on the Beach to make mobility easier while wheeling over the sand.


  • Andover Ave
  • Barclay Ave
  • Clarendon Ave
  • Clermont Ave
  • Douglas Ave
  • Exeter Ave
  • Huntington Ave
  • Iroquios Ave
  • Kenyon Ave
  • Osborne Ave
  • Rumson Ave
  • Thurlow Ave
  • Vendome Ave
  • Decatur Ave
  • Adams Ave
  • Madison Ave
  • Coolidge Ave

Never enter the water at an unprotected beach

Beginning June 24 through September 4, the following beaches will be protected DAILY from 10:00am to 6:00pm.


  • Argyle Ave
  • Clermont Ave
  • Gladstone Ave
  • Huntington Ave
  • Knight Ave
  • Osborne Ave
  • Thurlow Ave
  • Vendome Ave
  • Ceder Grove
  • Washington Ave
  • Jefferson Ave
  • Monroe Ave

September schedule for beach openings and closings

Weekend – September 9-10 – The following beaches will be protected 10:00am to 6:00pm

  • Clermont Ave
  • Huntington Ave
  • Thurlow Ave
  • Washington Ave

No Beaches will be protected after September 10 until the following summer season.

Never enter the water at an unprotected beach

Beach Restrooms are located at the following:

  • Clarendon Ave
  • Huntington Ave-Bloom Pavilion
  • Quincy Ave
  • Benson Ave-Greenhouse
  • Madison Ave

As a courtesy to our visitors, Margate offers the following list of places of worship in the surrounding area.

Blessed Sacrament Church
609-822-7105 • 11 N Kenyon Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402

Margate Community Church
609-822-7147 • 8900 Ventnor Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402

Margate Trinity Methodist Church
609-823-5683 • 9500 Ventnor Ave, Margate City , NJ 08402

Beth El Synagogue
609-823-2725 • 500 N Jerome Ave, PO Box 3133, Margate City, NJ 08402

Temple Emeth Shalom
609-822-4343 • 8501 Ventnor Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402

Chabad House
609-822-8500 • 8223 Fulton Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402

609-822-9797 • 8223 Fulton Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402

Young Israel of Margate
609-823-3630 • 8401 Ventnor Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402

Dune building in Margate –

Keep up with all the DUNE news HERE. 

It will take two months to finish Margate. Ventnor dune building will start in late August, as the dredge from the Atlantic City inlet works its way south to Ventnor.

Longport beach work starts in early September, but some Longport revetment / jetty rock work is going on now.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will work 24 hours a day and block off four blocks of Margate’s beach at a time, reported.

Margate will get 100-foot wide beaches and dunes of nearly 13 – 14 feet above sea level. Some dunes will grow higher over time.

More than 3.5 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will manage all construction and is funding 100% of the cost of initial construction in Longport, Margate and the dune in southern Ventnor.

USACE is funding 65% of the costs for the periodic nourishment and ancillary work within Atlantic City and Ventnor City.

In Ventnor, Margate and Longport, the dune elevation will be approx 13-14 feet high….with many areas seeing height of dunes growing much higher over time.

Where is the sand coming from? Will it match the color and grain size of the existing sand? The sand will be excavated /strip-mined from two borrow areas – one is offshore of Atlantic City and the other is located within Absecon Inlet.

Doesn’t the project erode after construction? We expect Mother Nature to erode some of the berm in the first year, which is why we build a post-construction template much wider than the designed template. The project includes scheduled regular “periodic nourishment” every 3 years to add more sand onto the beach. Local towns will be required to share in those costs, whether replenishment is needed or not.

Is the project noisy?
Beachfill operations require ground equipment (bulldozers and other construction equipment) to move pipes and grade the sand into the template. Residents and visitors in the immediate area are likely to hear different aspects of the operation such as trucks moving and back up alarms going off. However, work does progress along the island and the noise dissipates.

What if I feel vibrations? Will this cause damage?
Residents and visitors may feel some vibrations near the construction site at different times. Our contractor uses vibration monitoring seismographs to ensure that vibrations remain below the prescribed threshold that could cause
any structural damage within homes.

Who is paying for the project?
The federal government will be paying 100 percent of the costs of work in Margate and Longport. The periodic nourishment of Atlantic City and Ventnor is cost-shared (65% federal and 35 % non-federal).

9001 Winchester Ave
Margate, NJ 08402
(609) 822-0424

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