By NANETTE LoBIONDO GALLOWAY
MARGATE – The Board of Commissioners Thursday, May 5 approved resolutions announcing when beaches would be staffed by lifeguards and which beach locations will accommodate surfing, kayaking and sailing.
Margate beaches will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 21 to Sept. 11, with bathing beaches opening on May 28. Beach tags are required, except for Thursdays from July 7 to Aug. 25 when the Margate Business Association holds Thrilling Thursdays, which includes sidewalk sales, merchant sales, movies on the beach and free beaches.
Beach opening dates are as follows:
June 11 – Argyle, Clermont, Huntington, Jerome, Osborne, Thurlow, Washington and Jefferson avenues
June 18 – Gladstone Avenue
June 25 – Vendome, Cedar Grove and Madison avenues
On the weekends of May 28 and Sept. 10, beaches on Clermont, Huntington, Thurlow and Washington avenues will be open based on weather conditions at the discretion of the Beach Patrol chief.
Surfing and kayaking is available between Barclay and Clarendon avenues, Delavan and Essex avenues, Iroquois and Plymouth avenues, Kenyon and Nassau avenues and Pembroke and Sumner avenues. Sailing is available between Barclay and Clarendon avenues, Iroquois and Plymouth avenues and Pembroke and Sumner avenue.
Barbeques will be allowed on holiday weekends, July 2-4, and Sept. 2-5.
Beach tags, which are $10 each, $3.50 for seniors before May 31, $20 for all badges afterward, may be purchased 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Martin Bloom Pavilion on Granville Avenue and the beach. Tags can also be purchased using the Viply app. Tags are free for active duty military with proper identification.
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