Beach and Badge Information

Lori Pepenella, CEO

Filed Under: COVID-19 Public Resources, Region

Planning to visit the LBI beaches? Be sure to practice social distancing and stay updated with beach and badge information for all six municipalities on the island here.

Beach and Area Information

Beach Information Provided by Each Town as of May 2020

Barnegat Light

609.494.9196 | Mon – Fri, 8 am – 3:30pm | 10 E 7th St.

Social distancing as required during COVID-19 by Governor Murphy

Beach badges: Required for all beach patrons 12yrs old and over from mid June thru Labor Day. Badges can be purchased at Beach Badge booth or on the beach from a beach badge checker, all badges are $1.00 additional if purchased from beach badge checker on the beach.

  • Preseason ………………$30 ( last day of preseason price June 5th.)
  • Season…………………….$40
  • Daily……………………….$ 5
  • Weekly……………………$22 ( Saturday through Friday)
  • Senior……………………..$12 (65yrs+ must be purchased in person with ID)

Lifeguards: On duty seven days a week from mid June through Labor Day from 10am to 5 pm. For your safety always swim in designated areas which are marked with flags.
For families with young children, visit our guarded Bay Beach at 25th St. and Bayview.

Beach Wheels: Offered on a first-come first-served basis and reservations are required.
Beach Tram: For beach patrons between 4th St. & 9th St. picks up beach goers on each street end, on the beach and takes them to the lifeguarded area between 9th St. & 10th St., current beach badge is required. It operates between 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5 pm.

Guarded beaches: Approximately, according to beach conditions.
Between 8th & 9th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 25th & 25th Bay beach, 26th, 27th, 30th. Streets

Public Restroom facilities:
Public boat ramp at 10th St. and Bayview Ave

Beach Haven

609.492.0111 x 210 | Mon – Fri, 9am to 4pm | 300 Engleside Ave

Social distancing as required during COVID-19 by Governor Murphy

Beach badges: Only needed for those between the ages of 13 to 64 and are only good within the borough of Beach Haven (from 12th St. to Nelson Av.) from June through Labor Day. Badges can be purchased at Beach Badge office on Centre St. at entrance to the beach or with Beach Badge checkers. Those 65 and older may receive a free, lifetime Senior Badge, at the Centre St. badge office with ID.Veterans may receive free, Seasonal Badges at the Centre St. badge office, with proper ID. Active duty military and their immediate family members may receive free, weekly wrist bands at the Centre St. badge office, with ID.

  • Pre-season………..$30 ( available until June 15th)
  • Season………………$40
  • Weekly………………$20
  • Daily………………….$ 5

List of guarded beaches:

  • 12th St.
  • Taylor Ave
  • 5th St.
  • 2nd St.
  • Engleside Ave.
  • Belvoir St.
  • Between Liberty & Pelham Ave.
  • Between Kentford & Leeward Ave.

Beach Wheels: Available by contacting the Beach Patrol office at 609 492-9193. Handicap accessible ramps are located the 5th St. pavilion, Pearl St. pavilion and Centre st.

Public Restrooms:

  • Centre St. @ocean beach access
  • Taylor Av at Bay playground
  • 2nd Street by the Bay
  • Pearl Street at the Tennis Courts
  • Borough Hall at 300 Engleside Av

Long Beach Township

609.361.1200 | Mon to Fri, 9am – 4pm | 68th Street, Brant Beach

Social distancing is required during COVID-19 by Governor Murphy

Beach Badges: Required from 10 am to 5pm for ages 12 to 64, Senior Citizens (65+) and Military Veteran Badges are available with ID. Badges can be purchased at the 68th St. office in Brant Beach or with Beach Badge checkers.

  • Preseason……….$35 (until June 15th)
  • Seasonal…………$45
  • Senior citizen….$ 5
  • Weekly……………$20
  • Daily……………….$10

Beach Wheels (Surf Chair): Available for anyone staying at Long Beach Township address. However, for people staying at hotels special security arrangements have to be be made in advance. To reserve a SurfChair call 609.361.1200. Long Beach Township has a program called the “Gator” service to assist physically challenged individuals from the street-side beach entrance,
bringing them over the dunes to the beach. To schedule a pick- up please contact the Transportation Department at 609.342.2111.

Beach ramp locations: 4th St., 8th St, 9th St., 14th St., 15th St., 20th St., 21st St., 25th St.

Guarded beaches:
Please note general locations of lifeguard stands can vary per beach due to ocean conditions.

  • Loveladies: tract 153(Dolphin),tract 141(Seaview),Coast Av.,tract 99(Harbor North),tract 85, tract 53(Harbor South),
  • North Beach: tract 1199(Green),tract 1087(Flamingo) tract 1065(pumphouse) tract 1049, tract 1023, tract 1005
  • Brant Beach: 32nd St.,36th St., 40th St., 44th St., 48th St., 52nd St., 55th St., 58th St., 62nd St., 66th St., 68th St., 68th St.(bay beach)
  • Beach Haven Crest: 70th St., 75th St., 78th St., 82th St., 86th St., 91st St., 95th St., 100th St., 104th St., 110th St., 114th St.
  • Spray Beach: Colorado Av. (118th), Ramp Av.(122nd), Dune Av.(127th), Pennsylvania Av. (131st), & Bay Beach (131st ), 33rd St., 29th St.,25th St., 21st St., 17th St., 14th St.
  • Holgate: Osborne Av., Marshall Av., Susan Av., Rosemma Av., Scott Dr., Chatham Av., Jacqueline Av., Harding Av., Washington Av.

Public bathrooms:

  • Holgate parking entrance at McKinley Av. south end of Island
  • Bayview Park 68th St. Brant Beach
  • Tract 1065 North Beach
  • Tract 161 Loveladies

These facilities are handicap accessible

Harvey Cedars

609.361.6000 | Mon – Fri 8:30 am to 4:00 pm | 7606 Long Beach Blvd

Practice social distancing required during COVID-19 by Governor Murphy

Beach Badges: Required on all beaches beginning in June for anyone 12 years of age or older. All badges may be purchased at the beach badge booth in Sunset Park starting in June. Daily and weekly badges may be purchased from the Beach Badge Checker on the beach. Only cash or checks are accepted.

  • Pre-season…………..$35 (through June 15th)
  • Seasonal………………$40
  • Weekly………………..$20
  • Daily…………………….$ 7
  • Senior………………….$ 9 (65+ in person with proof of age)

Active Military -free daily beach admissions shall be provided to active members of the United States Armed Services and their dependents upon the presentation of a valid military status identification card to any Beach Badge checker or borough personnel. Veterans- free daily beach admissions shall be provided to any person who has served in any of the Armed Forces of the United States and upon presentation of acceptable proof of honorable discharge to any badge checker or borough personnel.

Beach Wheels: Available on a weekly basis by reservation to anyone staying at a Harvey Cedars address. Beach badges are required. Handicap access ramps to ocean beaches east 80th St., also East Mercer Av. Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) is an alternate program for physically challenged individuals who are unable to use a beach wheel chair. Anyone staying at a Harvey Cedars address is eligible to reserve transportation at no charge. Beach badges are required.

Guarded beaches: 86th, 83rd, 80th, 77th, 73rd, 69th Streets, Middlesex Av, Atlantic Av, Hudson Av, Cape May Av, 5417 Blvd. easement(aka Cumberland), Bergen Av South, & Bay Beach at West 75th Street.

Public restrooms:

  • Sunset Park at W Salem Ave.
  • West 75th St. Bay

Ship Bottom

609.494.2171 | Mon – Fri, 9am to 4:30pm | 1621 Long Beach Blvd
Practice social distancing required during COVID-19 by Governor Murphy

Lifeguards: On duty 10am to 6pm daily in season.

Beach Wheels: For handicapped access to the beach are available for patrons of Ship Bottom beaches that are staying at a Ship Bottom address. Please call to reserve in advance 609.494.2171 or 609. 494.9481. Beach Badges are required.

Handicapped ramps:
4th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 25th Streets.

Beach Badges:

  • Pre-season…………..$35 (until May 31st)
  • Season…………………$45
  • Weekly………………..$25
  • Daily……………………$10
  • Senior………………….$10 (in person with ID)

Guarded Beaches:
Approximately every other beach from 4th Street to 25th Street.

Public Restrooms:

  • 6th St @ Tennis courts
  • 10th St @ Waterfront Park
  • 13th St. @Bay beach
  • 17th St @ Ship Bottom Borough Hall

Surf City

609.494.3064 | Mon – Fri | 9am to 4:30pm | 813 Long Beach Blvd
Social distancing required during COVID-19 by Governor Murphy

Beach badges: Required to be worn by anyone ages 12 to 64 while on the beach in bathing suit. Children under the age of 11 and seniors over the age of 65 are not required to wear a beach badge.

  • Preseason………..$35 ( on sale until May 31st)
  • Season……………..$45
  • Weekly…………….$20
  • Daily………………..$8

Guarded beaches:
Approximately
South 2nd St., Division, North 2nd., 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18, 20th, 22nd, 24th Streets.

Public restrooms:

  • Behind Borough Hall at 813 Long Beach Blvd.
  • The Division Street Boat Ramp
  • The 16th Street Bay Beach