Beach Patrol


Beach Patrol Rules for South Bethany

South Bethany Residents welcome our summer guests. We would like you to enjoy your stay at our beach. Please follow our rules so our beach will continue to be a pleasurable experience for all.

Beach Patrol ATV Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (5:30 on weekends) and the 2nd and 3rd weekends of September. We have excellent guards. Please listen to them.

Smoking is prohibited in the following areas: (1) The beach, and (2) Beach access walkways from the Eastern edge of Ocean Drive to the beach, and from the Eastern edge of Sea Side Drive to the beach, and all handicapped walkways.

Ask Lifeguards permission to play ball and obey Lifeguards in regard to ball playing. Ball playing is not allowed when beach is crowded.

Dogs are not allowed on the beach anytime from May 15 to October 15.

Dogs must be on a leash at all times when not on the owner’s property.

Please pick up after your pets. Dog waste bags are located on Ocean Drive and on the Route 1 walkway.

Fishing and surfing are only allowed before 9:00 AM and after 5:30 PM.

Sleeping on the beach is not permitted between 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

Glass containers are not allowed on the beach.

Please do not launch or beach watercraft during lifeguard hours.

Fires are not allowed on the beach at any time.

Do not use inner tubes, plastic rings, life jackets, etc. for swimming.

Vehicles are not allowed on the beach.

Help us to restore our sand dunes. Use only the walkways to get to the beach. Walkways are located at the ends of N6th, N4th, N2nd, Division, S1st, S2nd, S3rd, S4th, S5th, S6th, S9th, Indian, Jamaica, Kewanee, and Logan.

The handicap accessible walkway is located at S3rd..

Do not walk between houses to get to the beach and do not go under houses – this is trespassing.

Digging in the sand is fun but please fill in your holes when you leave so people won’t trip and fall.

Please place your umbrellas back far enough so Lifeguards have an unobstructed view of the ocean in both directions.

Fireworks of all kinds are prohibited at all times.



2019 Lifeguard of the Year Maggie Ford with Captain Ryan Dacey


Beach Patrol Picture - Dwyer - 7/26/11
2017 Beach Patrol Team Picture No Names
Beach Patrol Group Shot