It is local summer, the best time of year. We still have beautiful weather and no Shoobies crowding the beaches. If you are like me and won't go into the ocean without a lifeguard, you are in luck. Many of your favorite beaches are open and have lifeguards through the month of September.

Here are the South Jersey beaches that you can get in those last beach days in through September.

Barnegat Light:

Barnegat Light beach will open select beaches varying by day. Guarded beaches will be determined by the amount of staff available. Keep updated with beach openings and closings on their beach patrol's Facebook page.

Harvey Cedars:

From September 5th-September 31st the Middlesex beach will be open and guarded on weekdays. On weekends the 80th street beach will be open. HarveyCedars.org

Long Beach Township:

The 68th St. beach will be open 10am-5pm on weekends through the month of September.

Beach Haven:

Beach Haven will have select beaches guarded on September 9th-10th and September 16th-17th. Locations dependent on staffing. Check out their Facebook page for updates.

Brigantine:

This week from Tuesday until Sunday the 10th, beaches 2N, 15S, and 26S will be guarded. After Sunday, those beaches will be guarded on weekends until Septmember 24th.

Atlantic City:

Select beaches will be open and guarded through September.

Ventnor City:

Select beaches and hours vary day to day in September. Call before you go (609) 822-7948.

Margate:

During the weekend of September 9th and 10th select beaches will be guarded: Clermont Ave, Huntington Ave, Thurlow Ave, and Washington Ave. Those beaches will be open from 10am-6pm. After the 10th no beaches will be open.

Ocean City:

Select beaches will be open weekdays from 10am-5pm and weekends 10am-5:30pm through the month of September. These beaches include: St. Charles Pl., Brighton Pl., 8th St., 9th At., 11th St., 12th St., 34th St., and 58th St.

Sea Isle City:

Select beaches will only be open from Tuesday September 5th- Friday September 8th: 40th St., 45th St., 59th St., and 86th St.

Avalon:

Select beaches will be open through the month of September. Beaches will vary by day. Call (609) 967-7587 before you go.

North Wildwood:

The beaches on 5th Ave., 10th Ave., 15th Ave., 18th Ave., and 22nd Ave. will be open from Tuesday Sept. 5th-Friday Sept. 8th. Various beaches from 5th Ave.-25th Ave. will be open Sept. 9th-10th.

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