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Ventnor City Beach

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Spencer G wrote a review Aug. 2020
Merion Station, Pennsylvania5 contributions
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As a child my family was given a Summer house in Marvin Gardens which lies in Margate NJ adjoining Ventnor City NJ. For those who are unfamiliar. Ventnor City Beach In an Island, This is called Absecon Island includes ( from North to South) Atlantic City, Ventnor City, Margate and Longport. One must cross a bridge to get to any of these beach communities. All are completely surrounded by water with the Ocean to the East and the bay to the West. Being familiar with the area I feel educated enough to speak about it. Ventnor City boasts the only non-commercial Boardwalk on Absecon Island. It is also one of the Most well maintained boardwalks in NJ. The beach is also well maintained and clean. My wife and I have come to Ventnor many many times and four years ago started a search for a small beach house. That search allowed us many trips to Ventnor City/ Margate area. We became familiar with the people the restaurants and the culture. Finally last September we purchased a small house close to the Ocean and have been working on restoring it. I have read many reviews That have blasted the community of both Margate and Ventnor for being rude. I have never experienced this. It is reasonably easy to spot outsiders as beach tags are required during season for both Margate and Ventnor. The locals are aware of this. On the week-ends there are those who do not live in the area that drive in park blocking driveways and haul their gear to the beach for the day. It is no wonder that these types are given the cold shoulder by the locals. If anyone drove in to your town for the day blocked your driveway and set up on the beach it would not make it easy to be civil. My take as a resident is quite different than those who are visitors. My neighbors are very friendly and everyone seems to watch out for one another. Beach communities are tight. Neighbors even roll each other’s trash cans out on Thursday for early pick up on Friday. I find a mix of tourists some are great and others disrespectful to the community. The businesses are always friendly to everyone. In a beach Community where many are full time residents one must realize that they have developed friendships with locals and businesses so relationships develop that to outsiders might appear “snobbish”, in reality they are friendships that have grown over time. Friendships in beach communities are just that. I think when there are those entering an area that they are unfamiliar with they need to understand that it is the outsiders that can be rude. I hear of stories of those waking on beach towels or cutting through beach set ups. Those doing this are outsiders not those who live in the community. I live here so I know how respectful my neighbors are. In defense of the “natives” of which I am now one, all of us love living here and try to make life comfortable for our neighbors. I will admit that parking is an issue and Saturday’s during season make getting in and out of the neighborhood a chore. We park in front of our house and never move the car on Friday Night or Saturday. There is little to no crime in the beach area and although Atlantic City which has gambling and Casinos has it’s “seedy” pockets. It is quite different in Ventnor City and Margate.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Dean_Amy-2004 wrote a review Jun. 2020
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania4,988 contributions439 helpful votes
Enjoyed a family day here. Not a lot of “extras” to distract. Nice sand and not super crowded allowed us to socially distance easily. Sand was clean, but there were lots of jellyfish and seaweed washing in. There is a wide, shallow area that allows you to go out a distance easily with older kids. There’s no boardwalk restaurants, rides, etc. a relaxing low-key time but could be boring if you want a lot of activities. Would definitely recommend for an enjoyable day at the beach with your family and we will be back.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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blackeldo wrote a review Jan. 2020
Kiama, Australia1,935 contributions931 helpful votes
SOME PEOPLE THINK THIS TYPE OF BEACH IS THE ANT’S PANTS. Listen up – if you like loooooong endless beaches, plenty of sand, not much backing apart from a boardwalk behind which is a bunch of residential streets – this could be the place for you. Got some pluses in that sand is reasonably clean (much more so than ATLANTIC CITY BEACH** immediately north), and on this fine August week day, very uncrowded. But this type of beach is not my jam – I like compact beaches book-ended by headlands and backed by forested hillsides, but I have to admit this doesn’t float everyone’s boat either. MY RATING – as said, not my jam – so I would normally rate one or two TRIPADVISOR roundels. But realising some beach-goers love this type of place and would go 4 or more, I’ll split the difference - 3 roundels. TIPS - PARKING: plenty curbside in the several dozen residential streets run down to the beach. OTHER ACCESS: I rode a rental bicycle south along the boardwalk from ATLANTIC CITY (3 TO 4 miles depending on start/finish) – no shortage of bike rentals in AC. Keen dudes could walk or jog. Bus 505 runs down from AC. MARGATE BEACH**: is a continuation of the beach immediately south. Much the same although the boardwalk terminates north end. - OCEAN CITY**: is on the next barrier island south. The beach here is much narrower and more crowded, as is its own boardwalk (very similar to AC actually but no casinos or bars – OC is a dry family resort). - BOARDWALK: VENTNOR CITY BOARDWALK** is a continuation of the AC BOARDWALK, but lacks the touristy retailing, refreshments and casinos. It runs behind the beach the full length, terminating at the start of MARGATE BEACH. - VENTNOR PIER**: I wasn’t whelmed by VC’s pier. The outer half was blocked off to non-members of the fishing club. There are no carnival type activities like at AC but the accessible part had rest rooms. There was also a LIFEGUARD STATION, the only one I saw on this very long beach. Weekends may see more. **TRIPADVISOR has separate review pages on these.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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JPC wrote a review Jun. 2019
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Came to spend the weekend with a friend. Been before. Many parking regulations so I am careful. Parked, after midnight friday night right under a sign that said no parking Tuesday 7-9 for street sweeping. Nect morning 9 AM car gone, and a sign saying no parking 5AM to 10AM was taped up below the sign. Not there at midnight. Other cars had tickets but were not towed. Apparently some race and last minute parking regulation, stopped towing after 1 or 2 cars. Had to pay $100 for towing and $35 ticket.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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podrozniczka60 wrote a review Jun. 2019
New Jersey13,422 contributions3,456 helpful votes
Depending on tide the beach size varies but generally speaking it is a rather wide beach. It is attended to be the life guards in season. In June on a windy day we found it very pleasant to walk along and relax. There where people sunbathing but not many in the water yet. Delicate golden sand, no trash, beautiful!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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