Ventnor FAQ's

Ventnor Frequently Asked Questions

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

You may purchase beach badges during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at Ventnor City Hall (6201 Atlantic Ave.) or from a beach tag checker, or at the Ventnor Fishing Pier.

To access Ventnor beaches, beach badges must be worn between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Buy Ventnor Beach Tags

  • Pre-season (Ends May 31) $7.00 for ages 12+
  • Senior Citizen (Ends May 31) $3.50 for ages 65+
  • Regular Season (Begins June 1) $15.00 
  • Weekly (Begins June 1)  $10.00 

***Please have your badges ready to show to the checkers at the entrance.  They also need to be available at your spot on the beach.***

Lifeguard hours:

Lifeguards are on duty 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

BBQs are permitted Memorial Day Weekend (including Monday, May 28) and every weekend from June 1 through September 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

No open fire pits, grills only.

From July 1 to Labor Day, bicycles are permitted to operate from 6:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday and Sunday.

Bikes on Boardwalk OK during daylight hours, Monday through Friday.

The Ventnor Fishing Pier is staffed 7 days per week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in season.

The Ventnor City fishing pier, located at Cambridge Avenue and the Boardwalk, measures 1000 feet and is the longest of the state’s ocean fishing piers. Open 24 hours/day for fishing and sightseeing. Fishing is permitted only past the locked gate. Pier is staffed from mid-April thru September from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The pier boasts benches, cleaning tables, and lighting for night time fishing.


The city of Ventnor has long enjoyed having an iconic pier grace its shores. At least three piers have previously existed; the first pier was built around 1914, but was replaced by a larger pavilion. Fire destroyed the second pier in August of 1940, after which a third pier was built to replace the damaged one. That pier was destroyed in a storm in March, 1963. The current pier underwent a nine-month $3.2 million renovation project in 2007, and reopened on July 4, 2008.

Ventnor City Fishing Pier
For issues after 4 p.m., please call the Ventnor City police department non-emergency number at (609) 822-2101

Accepting Cash and Checks during Pier Office Hours (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Yearly Membership Costs:

$175 per year 

$150 per year (Senior Citizens Ages 62+)

$50 per year (Kids Ages 10-17)

For Spectators with a Key:

$50 per person per year

Weekly Membership Costs:

$50 per week 

$25 per week  (Senior Citizens Ages 62+)

$15 per week (Kids Ages 10-17)

Daily Membership Costs:

$10 per day

$5 per day (Senior Citizens Ages 62+)

$5 per day (Kids Ages 10-17)

Daily Walk-On (Non-Fishing Fee)

$5 per day for individuals ages 10+

At all times when accessing and using the fishing pier, every member/key holder of the Ventnor City Fishing Pier must have in his/her possession the official Ventnor City photo identification and key issued to him/her by the Ventnor City Pier Master. The identification must be on the person visible at all times while on the pier. Individuals without identification are subject to being removed from the pier and fined.

Individuals who have purchased a weekly or daily membership shall be prohibited from using or accessing the pier at any time other than during the hours of operation. Furthermore, no individual with a weekly or daily membership shall be issued a key or a photo identification card.

Surfing OK next to Ventnor Fishing Pier. No lifeguard.

Kayaking OK at Princeton Ave beach. No lifeguards.

Does the City of Ventnor allow dogs on the boardwalk and beaches?
Dogs are not allowed on the boardwalk, but, dogs are allowed on the beaches between October 1 and May 15 in the area of the beach washed daily by the high tide.

Beach rules:

Surfing is allowed next to the fishing pier at Cornwall Avenue during daylight hours.

Alcohol, picnics and ball playing are not allowed on the beach or boardwalk during the summer.

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 15 through Sept. 30 and are never allowed on the boardwalk.

Dogs are allowed on the beach between 7 and 9p in the summer.

Kayaking is allowed during daylight hours at the beaches next to Princeton Avenue and between Surrey and Suffolk avenues.

ADA-accessible beaches are available at Suffolk and Newport avenues, and the Beach Patrol has beach wheelchairs (call 609-823-7948).

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

City Administrator

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City Clerk

Code Enforcement

Fire- Non emergency

Fishing Pier


Mayor Beth Holtzman

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Tennis Courts

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