Ventnor Summer Safety Tips,. Beach, Boardwalk, Dogs, Bikes.

Ventnor Police Chief Doug Biagi shares the following to full-time and summer-only residents, as well as those who visit Ventnor. Biagi wants to make you aware of a new ordinance and refresh your memory on a few others.


Smoking ban in public and recreational areas. 75 percent of New Jersey residents oppose beach smoking.

To understand Ventnor City’s Smoking Ban Ordinance: https://ecode360.com/documents/VE0654/public/490045184.pdf…


The Ventnor City Police respond to a number of complaints on the beach, especially during the summer season.

Curbing and leashing of dogs on our beaches, reported by residents.

As a reminder, May 15th was the last day residents could walk their leashed dogs at the water’s edge at any time.

Between May 16 and September 30 residents may walk their leashed dogs at the water’s edge from 7p and 9p.

No dogs are allowed on the boardwalk, except to cross over to the beach at designated times.

To better understand Ventnor City’s Beach Ordinance: https://ecode360.com/documents/VE0654/public/486185958.pdf…


Drones and unmanned aircraft are prohibited from flying in airspace under 400 feet over Ventnor City beaches from May 31st through September 1st, unless written permission has been granted by the Office of Chief of Police for a special event of City sponsored event.

To better understand Ventnor City’s Drone Ordinance: https://ecode360.com/documents/VE0654/public/279332772.pdf


Bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk during daylight hours all year long. The only exception is on Saturdays and Sundays from July 1st until Labor Day. The hours are restricted on these days between 6:00am and 12:00 noon.

Naturally there are more beach goers who cross the boardwalk on weekends, so for everyone’s safety the hours are curtailed. Please keep a lookout and watch your speed!

To understand Ventnor City’s Bicycle Ordinance: https://ecode360.com/8286581?highlight=bicycles#8286581


Issuance of parking summonses. Please read all signs, watch for no-parking areas, never park inside of a painted triangle or crosswalks. Make a conscious effort to park with the flow of traffic, not against it.

Hopes for a happy, healthy and safe summer season!
Chief Doug Biagi, Ventnor PD.

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