Posted by: Drew | May 21, 2008

Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges… Beach Tags & Beach Badges the Definitive Resource

Well maybe you do need badges to go on the beach in most of new jersey so lets take a look at where you should go to get them. The terms “beach badges” and “beach tags” are interchangeable. For some reason, from Atlantic City to the south, beach badges are known as “beach tags.” From Atlantic City north, they’re “beach badges”. Just remember that Atlantic City and Wildwood are free beaches (and the most packed with people) If your cruising the shore this summer looking to take a dip in the cool, salty Atlantic Ocean, do some research and check out a few of the lesser traveled beaches like Cape May Point.

Beach Badge Information

From the Asbury Park Press…

“Consider on this holiday weekend that the economics behind the cost of Jersey Shore beach tags amount to voodoo.”

Few argue, at least along the shore, that beach tags are unjust or unnecessary. As Belmar Mayor Kenneth Pringle said, “There is no such thing as a free beach. People pay for it somewhere along the way.” MORE…

Bob Anon’s Fantastic Story on Beach Badges

Some Good advice from the Washington Post

Vintage: 1988 Story from The New York Times about Beach Badges

Below you will find the most detailed Beach Tag / Beach Badge listings for nearly every beach on the Jersey Shore. Use due diligence and check ahead if you will be buying tags. The information has be compounded via the web so I’m sure its fairly accurate but I make no guarantees.

The DEP hosts a Site that covers every inch of sand, you may need to call the numbers they have listed for the most up to date information.

New Jersey is well known for its inviting coastline, which provides recreational opportunities for residents and visitors from near and far. Our 127-mile long coast along the Atlantic Ocean and 83 miles of shoreline along the Raritan and Delaware Bays are an ecological treasure and economic engine for the state. Miles of sandy beaches, bustling boardwalks and busy coastal waterways provide New Jersey with a robust tourism industry estimated to be worth more than $36 billion annually. The allure of New Jersey’s coastline has proven so great that the vast majority of its more than 8 million residents live within 30 miles of the coast. With the densest population in the country and a growing tourism industry, it has become increasingly important to preserve and enhance public access. MORE…

Sandy Hook

Gateway National Recreation Area has no entrance fees. However, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day a $10 Beach Parking Fee is charged from 7:00am – 4:00pm at Sandy Hook (732-872-5970). A $50 Seasonal Beach Pass is also available, and Golden Access and Golden Age Passport holders receive a 50% discount.

At Jacob Riis Park in Queens a $5.00 per car Parking Fee is charge from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, and a $40 Season Pass is available. Call 718-318-4300 for further details.

Reservations

Most public programs and organized group tours are free of charge but some require advance reservations. Call the program, activity or event contact listed in the Schedule of Events for additional information.

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Passes

Beginning January 1, 2007, the new America the Beautiful Pass Program becomes effective. A description of the four main Passes is below. You can get more information and purchase passes by calling the USGS Store at 888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or by visiting them on the Web at http://store.usgs.gov/pass. Click on the pass names below to see an image of each pass.

Ocean Grove

Lifeguards: Mon-Sat: 9am-5:30pm Sunday: 12:30pm-5:30pm

Final Weekend – 9/11 – 9/12

Badges on Sale at Beach Office
Boardwalk at Ocean &
Embury Avenues
732-988-5533
Ocean Grove, NJ – Beach Badges
Daily Badge $6.00
2-Day Weekend Badge (Sat & Sun) $11.00
Weekly Badge $30.00
Season Badge $65.00
Age 12 – 17 Season Badge $35.00
Senior Season Badge $40.00
Non-Commercial Boardwalk

Sea Girt

Beach badges are required to be worn during the beach season, which runs from Memorial day to Labor day. Seasonal badges are available at $70.00 per badge for the entire summer season. SENIOR BADGES (age 65 or older) will be priced at $50.00 each, available at Pavilion only with proper identification. Senior Badges will have a distinctive pattern and are for seniors only. Each and every person (excepting children under 12 years of age) must have a Beach Badge when using any of the beaches in Sea Girt during open hours.
Beach Badges may be obtained between the hours of 9 am and 4:30 pm at the Bathing pavilion Office at the foot of beacon Boulevard or at other to be designated area. Only cash will be accepted for badges.

A fee is charged for the Beach Badge in order that the highest standard of Lifeguard protection may be provided and the necessary personnel may be employed to maintain clean and safe beaches. Lifeguards are on duty daily, 9:15am to 4:45pm at designated beaches.

Beach badges will not be replaced for any reason.
Seasonal badges are available at $70.00 per badge for the entire summer season. SENIOR BADGES (age 65 or older) will be priced at $50.00 each, available at Pavilion only with proper identification. Senior Badges will have a distinctive pattern and are for seniors only. Seasonal badges are required from Memorial Day weekend and weekends thereafter until June 18,2006. Badges are required every day from June 19 until Labor day.

Daily Badges are required for the same days as seasonal and will be sold at $7.00 per person. These badges can be purchased at the Main Pavilion and other designated areas.

Belmar

2008 Seasonal Beach Badges are on sale at the Belmar Borough Hall from 9 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. The cost for an adult seasonal badge is $50.00.

Badges may also be ordered through the mail for an additional $6 PER ORDER – NOT PER BADGE. This fee covers sending your beach badges to you via certified mail. Senior Citizen Seasonal Badges or Badges for Disabled Individuals can not be purchased through the mail.

Daily badge sales begin with the Memorial Day weekend,
continue on weekends only until the full season starts
(Monday, June 18th) and then daily for the rest of the season.

Summer Hours of sale for Seasonal and Daily badges are:

* Weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm.
* Weekends and holidays from 9 am to 5 pm.
* The cost for an adult badge is $50.00, a Senior Citizen Badge is $15.00, and daily badges are $7.00.
* Persons fourteen (14) years of age or younger shall be entitled to admission without charge or payment of a fee.
* Disabled individuals, who meet the disability criteria for disability benefits under Title I of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) and who possess adequate proof of the same issued by the Social Security Administration, for entry any time during the dates when a fee is required, per person for a seasonal badge – $15.00

Bradley Beach

Beaches are open daily from 9am – 5pm. Beach Badges may be purchased at 3rd & Cliff Avenue. Current prices for season, weekly and daily badges are below:

Season $60.00
Teens (14-15) $25.00
Seniors $25.00
Daily $6.00
Parking Free

Manasquan

2008 Beach Badge and Parking Permit Schedule
Beach Manager ~ Walter Wall
Beach Department ~ (732) 223-2514
Recording ~ (732) 223-1221

April 14 – 18, 2008 at Borough Hall (Monday – Friday) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 19 – June 15, 2008 at Beach Office (Friday, Saturday and Sundays) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

June 20 to Labor Day at Beach Office (every day) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

PRICES:
Adult Badge – 17 & over

$60.00
Junior Badge – 12 – 16 yrs.

$30.00 (Proof of Age required)
Senior Badge – 65 & over

$20.00 (Proof of Age Required)
**Season Parking

$75.00 Vehicle registration required
NO MAIL IN REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED

***CASH OR CHECK ONLY***

PAYABLE: BOROUGH OF MANASQUAN
NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Daily & Weekly Badge Prices
Daily: Mon – Fri $6.00
Weekend: Sat – Sun $7.00
Holidays $7.00
Weekly: Sat – Fri $30.00

Point Pleasant

Jenkinson’s Beach Fees:
Full Season: Half Season:
Under 5 Years
(With An Adult) Free Free
Child 5 to 11 $45.00 $35.00
Adults 12 & Up $80.00 $50.00
Senior $55.00 N/A
Daily Rates: Weekdays: Weekends:
Under 5 Years
(With An Adult) Free Free
Child 5 to 11 $2.00 $2.00
Adults 12 & Up $6.00 $7.00
Senior $55.00 N/A
Beach Chairs $6.00 $6.00
Beach Umbrellas $7.00 $7.00
Beach/Camp Group Rates
(Includes Bathhouse) $5.00 $6.00

*Season Rates Include Beach and Bathhouse Facilities
* Half Season: May 24th to July 31st / August 1st to Labor Day

Inlet Bathhouse
(weekdays and weekends)
Adults -$4.00
Children – $3.00

Pavilion Bathhouse
(weekdays and weekends)
Adults -$4.00
Children – $3.00

Beach Tag Purchase Location:
For seasonal beach tag visit business office at 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant
For daily at access points

Lifeguard Hours:
9:30 AM- 5:30 PM

Parking:
Municipal lot at Arnold and Ocean Avenues
On street parking
Jenkinson’s Lots
Manasquan River Inlet
Aquarium Parking Lot
Frank’s Fun Center
Jenkinson’s South Arcade

Boardwalk/Promenade:
Boardwalk extends 1 mile from inlet

Piers:
None

Guarded Bathing Beach:
Jenkinson’s Pavilion Beach
Jenkinson’s Inlet Beach

Surfing Beach:
None

Fishing:
None

Boat Launch:
None

Handicap Access:
Inlet beach and Pavilion beach

Vehicular Access:
None

Public Restrooms:
None

Maryland Avenue – Municipal Beach
732.892.0600

Beach Fees:
Season – $75.00
Season (Pre-season purchase) – $50.00
Daily, Mon-Fri – $6.00
Daily, Weekend – $7.00
Children, 12 & under – Free

Beach Tag Purchase Location:
At access points

Lifeguard Hours:
9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Parking:
On street parking, metered and non-metered

Boardwalk/Promenade:
None

Piers:
None

Guarded Bathing Beach:
Maryland Avenue

Surfing Beach:
South end of beach

Fishing:
South end of beach

Boat Launch:
None

Handicap Access:
None

Vehicular Access:
None

Public Restrooms:
Maryland Avenue

Bay Head

Daily beach badges can be purchased at the Bay Head Improvement Association (BHIA) office on the corner of Mount Street and Lake Avenue. Badges cost $5.00 a day for ages 12 and up. There is no charge for children under age 12. The BHIA office is open from 9am to 4pm daily, June 18th through September 25th.

Please be aware that Bay Head is a small, quiet community with no changing rooms or public restrooms. While no food or beverage is allowed on the beach, sandwiches and subs can be purchased at the local grocery store or restaurant two blocks from the beach.

One mile north of Bay Head is Point Pleasant Beach where there is a commercial boardwalk and many restaurants and entertainment. Visitors can take advantage of being close to this active resort area, while still enjoying the quiet bed and breakfast inns, hotel and unique shops of Bay Head.

For more information about the rules and regulations of enjoying the beaches of Bay Head, call the BHIA office at 732-892-4179.

Point Pleasant Jenkinson’s Beach Fees:
Full Season: Half Season:
Under 5 Years
(With An Adult) Free Free
Child 5 to 11 $45.00 $35.00
Adults 12 & Up $80.00 $50.00
Senior $55.00 N/A
Daily Rates: Weekdays: Weekends:
Under 5 Years
(With An Adult) Free Free
Child 5 to 11 $2.00 $2.00
Adults 12 & Up $6.00 $7.00
Senior $55.00 N/A
Beach Chairs $6.00 $6.00
Beach Umbrellas $7.00 $7.00
Beach/Camp Group Rates
(Includes Bathhouse) $5.00 $6.00

*Season Rates Include Beach and Bathhouse Facilities
* Half Season: May 24th to July 31st / August 1st to Labor Day

Inlet Bathhouse
(weekdays and weekends)
Adults -$4.00
Children – $3.00

Pavilion Bathhouse
(weekdays and weekends)
Adults -$4.00
Children – $3.00

Beach Tag Purchase Location:
For seasonal beach tag visit business office at 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant
For daily at access points

Lifeguard Hours:
9:30 AM- 5:30 PM

Parking:
Municipal lot at Arnold and Ocean Avenues
On street parking
Jenkinson’s Lots
Manasquan River Inlet
Aquarium Parking Lot
Frank’s Fun Center
Jenkinson’s South Arcade

Boardwalk/Promenade:
Boardwalk extends 1 mile from inlet

Piers:
None

Guarded Bathing Beach:
Jenkinson’s Pavilion Beach
Jenkinson’s Inlet Beach

Surfing Beach:
None

Fishing:
None

Boat Launch:
None

Handicap Access:
Inlet beach and Pavilion beach

Vehicular Access:
None

Public Restrooms:
None

Maryland Avenue – Municipal Beach
732.892.0600

Beach Fees:
Season – $75.00
Season (Pre-season purchase) – $50.00
Daily, Mon-Fri – $6.00
Daily, Weekend – $7.00
Children, 12 & under – Free

Beach Tag Purchase Location:
At access points

Lifeguard Hours:
9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Parking:
On street parking, metered and non-metered

Guarded Bathing Beach:
Maryland Avenue

Surfing Beach:
South end of beach

Fishing:
South end of beach

Boat Launch:
None

Handicap Access:
None

Vehicular Access:
None

Public Restrooms:
Maryland Avenue


Brick Township

(732) 262-1075

Beach Fees:
Annual – $35.00
Season, Resident – $20.00
Season, Non-resident – $30.00
Daily – $5.00
Children 12 and under – Free

Beach Tag Purchase Locations:
Brick Township Clerk office – 401 Chambers Bridge Road
At access points during summer

Lifeguard Hours:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Parking:
Parking lots at Ocean Beach 1 and 3

Parking Fees
Season, Resident – $30.00
Season, Non-resident – $40.00
Daily – $5.00

Boardwalk/Promenade:
None

Piers:
None

Guarded Bathing Beach:
Ocean Beach 1, 2 & 3

Surfing Beach:
None

Fishing:
After bathing hours

Boat Launch:
None

Handicap Access:
Ocean Beach 1 & 3
Beach chairs available (732) 262-1075

Vehicular Access:
None

Public Restrooms:
Ocean Beach 1 & 3

(From NJ DEP Web Site)

Lavallette

732-793-7477

Beach Fees:
Season – $35.00
Season, seniors – $10.00
Weekly – $12.00
Daily – $5.00
Children under 12 – Free

Beach Tag Purchase Locations:
Season: Beach Badge Office adjacent to the Police Department
Daily: Beachfront access points

Lifeguard Hours:
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Seaside Heights

Beaches are all public and are open throughout the season. Public Access can be found almost each block and badges can be purchased for the day. Come early to claim your spot for the day! Enjoy a book while relaxing to the fresh ocean breeze. Paid beach is in effect weekends beginning Memorial Day Weekend and every day beginning June 17, 2005

* MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, FRIDAYS SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS – $5
* WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS – NO CHARGE
* SEASONAL $35 after May 14, $30 before

Beach admission for 11 year-olds and under IS FREE!

Seasonal Badges may be purchased at:
Borough Hall, 901 Boulevard at the Corner of Sherman Avenue – Mon. thru Fri.- 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from January 1st to Labor Day 2005.

Seasonal Beach Badges are also available at the Hiering Avenue Beach Control Headquarters weekends from Memorial Day to June 11th, 2005. After June 17, 2005, when the Hiering Avenue Beach Control Building Opens Full-Time, they can be also purchased there between the hours of 9:30 a.m.and 3:30 p.m. (except free beach days Wednesdays and Thursdays, when you must go to Borough Hall.)

Beach access for the disabled
Free Surf Chair use for those needing wheelchair beach access is available. Call (732) 793-4646 for a reservation.

SURFING-The northern end of the Seaside Heights Beach provides some of the best surfing NJ has to offer. The natural sandbars create waves, which break far from the beach and maintain size and strength on their journey to shore.

SWIMMING-Seaside Heights Employs some of the top lifeguards to be found anywhere. Individual lifeguard towers are spread out the entire length. Beach goers can find surf conditions marked by flags flying. Lifeguards are on duty all hours that the beach is opened. No swimming is allowed after the lifeguards are off duty.

Island Beach State Park (732) 793-0506

Size: 3,003 acres
Fees: The following entrance fees are charged from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
$ 6.00 weekdays
$10.00 weekends
N/A walk-in/bicycle
*Entrance fee the day after Labor Day to the Friday before Memorial Day is $5.00.

Directions:
Take Route 37 east to Route 35 south to park entrance.

Barnegat Light (609) 494-9196

30th to Fourth Streets Costs: Preseason rate (through June 15) for season badge is $18; afterward, season badges are $28. Weekly $15; daily $5. Tags for adults age 65 or older are $8; badges for children under 12 are not required. Badges are on sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays at Borough Hall, 10th Street West. Badge checkers will sell badges on the beach beginning June 21.

Beaches are easier to reach in the southern stretch of town, 22nd Street through 30th Street. All of the family-oriented beaches can be reached from all side streets. Follow the pathways and stay clear of dunes.

Also available are several “beach wheels,” wheelchairs. Handicap parking is at Ninth and 29th Streets.

Parking is allowed on all side streets, with restricted areas marked. There is a parking lot at the Bay Beach, a shallow bathing and sandy playground for younger children, at 25th Street and Bayview Avenue. Lifeguards keep watch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on beaches between 30th and 10th Streets.

Restrooms can be found at the 10th Street and Bayview Avenue boat ramp and at Barnegat Light State Park. There is no beach at the state park, and bathing is not allowed. There are no bathhouses in town.

Food and alcohol are prohibited on the beach. Dogs also are prohibited May 1 through Oct 1. Places to eat can be found in the business district, drive westward from the beaches to the Boulevard and Broadway. Volleyball nets are posted periodically along the beaches from 10th Street on. The West 10th Street recreation area boasts two basketball courts, three tennis courts and playground equipment.

Beach Haven (609) 492-0111

12th Street to Nelson Avenue Costs: Seasonal badges are $20 if bought before June 15; $25 after. Weekly badges are $15 and daily badges are $5. Badges for people over 65 and children under 12 are free. Over 65 can get a badge free and children under 12 do not need one. Buy the badges at Borough Hall, Engleside Avenue, or get the daily and weekly tags from badge checkers on the beach. Badges are on sale at the Centre Street badge booth after the last week in June.

The borough is home to many who are sand and surf-minded families, surfers and party-seekers during the summer months. It is called the “Queen City, Six miles at Sea.” Here vacationers can walk downtown to restaurants, shopping plazas and most attractions.

The beach is accessible from any street end. Parking goes fast. There are public parking lots along the bayfront, near the Bay Village shopping plaza, on Taylor Avenue and on Dock Road. Parking also is available on Centre Street, Engleside Avenue and Coral Street.

A toddler beach is located on the bay at Taylor Avenue, a clear spot on the inland waterway optimal for family bathing. A part-time lifeguard is on duty, and the badge requirement is enforced. Here, visitors will find a new recreation park complete with playground (which includes a handicap swing) and basketball courts.

The borough has four beach wheelchairs, and there is a handicap ramp on the Centre Street oceanfront deck. Dogs, alcoholic beverages and picnics are prohibited on the beach although a small sandwich is all right. Take a break at the Pearl and Fifth street public pavillions. There are restrooms near the Centre Street oceanfront deck. Also restrooms are located by the bayfront on Dock Road and in Schooner’s Wharf and the Bay Village area (Taylor Ave.). Also at Pearl St. and Bay Ave. (by the tennis courts).The borough has no public bath houses.

Harvey Cedars (609) 494-2843

2008 RATES
Seasonal Badges at Pre-Season Rate – $23.00
May 1st to June 15th ONLY

Seasonal Badges – $35.00
Weekly Badges – $20.00
Daily Badges – $6.00
Senior Seasonal Badges – $9.00
Senior badges available at the Beach Badge Booth only.
Seniors 65+ must bring proof of age.

The beach is accessible from all street ends. Parking is permitted on most side streets except where posted. Parking also is available at the bayfront park and recreation center. The family-oriented community is frequented by one-day visitors and seasonal vacationers. Playground equipment, volleyball, baseball, boccie and a paved fitness track are available, as are restrooms which include an outdoor shower. Handicap ramp access to the beach is at Mercer Avenue and 80th Street; there is one handicap parking space at each street end there. Call borough officials at (609) 361-9733 to reserve one of the borough’s two adult-size or one child-size beach wheelchairs.

Bay bathing suitable for small children can be found at 77th Street in the borough. Shopping and places to eat are concentrated along Long Beach Boulevard.

Long Beach Township (609) 361-1000

Beach Haven Crest / Beach Haven Gardens / Beach Haven Inlet / Beach Haven Park / Beach Haven Terrace / Brant Beach / Brighton Beach / Haven Beach / Holgate / Loveladies / North Beach / North Beach Haven / Peahala Park / South Beach Haven / Spray Beach / The Dunes

Costs: The rates for Long Beach Township Beach Badge’s for the 2007 season are as follows. Season badges bought before June 15 are $25 and after June 15 $35.00. Daily badges are $5.00 and weekly are $20.00. Tags for people over 65 are supplied when proof of age is submitted. Senior badges do not need to be renewed. Children under 12 are free. Badges are on sale at the township municipal building, Long Beach Boulevard, Brant Beach.

The township’s 12 miles of divided beach — spanning two-thirds of the Long Beach Island coastline — account for 10 percent of the Jersey shoreline’s 122 miles of sandy beach. The township has a beach patrol of 169 lifeguards who guard beaches from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. From June 21 through Sept. 1, two lifeguards are stationed at each of the townships’ 52 beaches.

Bay beaches are available for those who want to swim in calm, shallow waters. Bayview Park, located on 68th Street in Brant Beach, has bathroom facilities. Another bay beach is located at Beach Haven Terrace on New Jersey Avenue and 131st Street. Summer windsurfing is available at Brant Beach bay area. A seasonal fee is required.

Access the beach via more than 160 street ends. The beaches are family-oriented, with many vacationers driving in from Philadelphia or New York. The beaches are more or less flat and broad at the southern end, falling off more quickly at the northern end. And the township’s southern section is more commercialized than North Beach and Loveladies in the secluded northern end.

Restrooms are located in two other areas: Holgate on the far southern end; and at Harbor South in Loveladies. Park at Bayview Park or alternate side-street parking, which takes effect in the summer months. Handicap parking and ramps are available in almost all sections of the township. Also, parking is available in the Holgate section municipal lot, near the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, for a small charge. The park is closed through August due to the nesting of endangered birds.

Wooden benches offer a bay view in the High Bar Harbor section and at many bayfront street ends.

Ship Bottom (609) 494-2171

South Third Street to 31st Street Costs: Season badges are $25 until May 31; $35 afterward. Weekly badges are $17, daily badges are $7 . Adults age 65 and older receive a first badge for $2 (which can be used at any time) but must pay $3 for replacements; children under 12 do not badges. Badges may be purchased at Borough Hall, 17th Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard, and from badge checkers on the beach.

This is a family-oriented beach. Traffic heats up with the summer season; park for up to an hour on oceanfront side streets, all day on bayside streets. Parking also is available at the plaza between 18th and 22nd streets. Beach access is available from all street ends. Restrooms are available near the boat ramp area, between 10th and 11th streets. The borough has six beach wheelchairs, three adult-size and three child-size. There are handicap ramps at Fourth, Eighth, Ninth, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 25th streets.

A bay beach with a playground is located at 15th Street for those who want to avoid the ocean waves and currents; beach badges, at the same prices, are required there as well. A restroom facility is located at the Borough Hall. A variety of restaurants line Long Beach Boulevard. Through Oct. 1, no food, alcoholic beverages or pets are allowed on the beach.

Surf City (609) 494-3064

North 25th Street to South Third Street – Beach will be open June 19 through September 6. Costs: Pre-season badges $25 if purchased or reserved by May 31, 2004. Beach Badge booth slated to be open May 1. After May 31 seasonal badges will be $30 each. Daily and Weekly badges go on sale June 19: Daily badges will be $6 each and Weekly will be $15 each. Badges for people age 65 or over. and children under age 12 an not required. They can be purchased at the Borough Hall, Ninth Street and Long Beach Boulevard, or from badge checkers.

The area attracts vacationers from throughout the region and is particularly popular with families. Seasonal visitors make up the bulk of the summer tourist cache, but one-day visitors and weekenders also populate the beaches.

Of course, in Surf City, there would have to be surfing. The designated surfing area is between North First and North Third streets. There also is a designated fishing beach from North 23rd to North 25th streets.

There is a bay bathing beach near 15th Street and Barnegat Avenue. Outdoor recreation areas, including basketball courts and a playground, can be found near Division Avenue and South First Street.

Parking is along Long Beach Boulevard and designated side streets. Two handicap parking spaces are located at the ocean side of each street end. Beaches are accessible at each street end. A public restroom is located at the municipal building on Ninth Street. There is no bath house in the area. No alcohol or pets are permitted on the beaches. Places to eat are on Long Beach Boulevard.

Brigintine

Beach tags are required from June 15th to Labor Day during the hours of 10:30am to 5:30pm.

Tags can be purchased at the Beach Fee Office, located at 15th Street and Brigantine Avenue from May 1st through September 1st. The Beach Fee Office is open 7 days a week from the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and can be reached by calling (609) 266-1122.

If the beach is in operation you can purchase tags on the beach from the inspectors.

Full details for 4×4, boats and fishing are here.

Parking permits for municipal parking lots can be purchased for $13.00 for the Seasonal permit or $6.00 for daily permits.

Beach Tag Fees

Daily $7.00
Weekly $13.00
Seasonal – During May-$14.00
Seasonal – Beginning June 1-$17.00
Senior 60 to 64 ($7.00 in May)-$17.00 after June 1
Senior over 65 and Children under 12-Free

Ocean City

Ocean City Beach Information:
Lifeguards Daily:
9:30am – 5pm

Children 12 & Over Required to wear a Beach Badge

Beach Badges on Sale at Information Center
9th Street Bridge Causeway
Seasonal Badges on Sale Prior to Memorial Day
Can also buy Beach Badges on Beach from Beach Inspectors

Cash or Check Only
No Refunds or Replacements

Daily Badge $5.00
Weekly Badge $8.00
Season Badge $13.00

City of Sea Isle City
Seasonal Beach Badges must be purchased by May 15, 2008
in order to receive the discounted pre-season price of $15.00
Seasonal badges increase to $20.00 as of May 16, 2008
Beach Fee Director
4416 Landis Ave
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
$15.00 Per person, per season, provided that application is made to the
proper authorities on or before May 15th 2008.
$20.00 Per person, per season after May 15th of this year

Badges are required for everyone 12 Yrs of age and up.
Badges are required starting May 24, 2008 to September 1, 2008, every day between
the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00pm.
Badges MUST BE WORN on attire in a conspicuous place upon the person and will
be exhibited on demand to the Beach Inspector or other duly authorized
representatives of the City of Sea Isle City.
Beach Badge Office: 125 J.F.K. Blvd.
The Beach Badge office will be open seven days a week, from 9:00am to 4:00pm from April 15th
until Labor Day ….unless otherwise posted at the office.

Avalon

To partially offset the cost of maintaining and protecting its beaches for your enjoyment, Avalon requires that beach tags be worn by all using the beach, 12 yrs. or older, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. , June 1 through September 1, 2008. Pre-season beach tags may be purchased weekends beginning March 22 at the Beach Tag Booth at Community Hall. Other beach tags may be purchased daily April 28 – September 1 at the booth on or beginning June 1 from beach tag inspectors on the beach. Beach tag fees are: pre-season (purchase on or before May 31) $19.00; season tag (effective June 1) $24.00; weekly (Saturday through Saturday) $12.00 and daily $6.00. Reciprocity of beach tags is observed between Avalon and Stone Harbor.

Stone Harbor

Their goal is to provide clean, safe beaches for your enjoyment. Please cooperate by respecting the rules and guidelines established for your welfare.

* Refrain from any action likely to impair the safety of others.
* Obey regulations established for your protection and welfare. Alcoholic beverages, glass containers, picnics, pets and hardball are strictly prohibited.
* Cooperate with the instructions of your lifeguards and beach inspectors.

For your safety and protection, bathing is limited to beaches having lifeguards in attendance, and instructions of these lifeguards must be obeyed.
PROTECTED BATHING BEACHES

GUARDS ARE LOCATED AT RAFT AND BODY BOARD BEACHES:
83rd, 87th, 94th, 96th, 100th, 108th and 117th Streets.

THEY ARE ALSO LOCATED AT THE FOLLOWING BEACHES WHERE RAFTS AND BODY BOARDS ARE NOT PERMITTED:
81st, 86th, 90th, 95th, 102nd, 103rd, 105th, 110th
116th and 120th Streets

SURFBOARDS (with leashes attached) ARE PERMITTED AT:
81st and 110th Streets

KAYAKS ARE PERMITTED AT:
122nd through 126th Streets
Handicapped Ramp Access CALL 609-368-5102

STONE HARBOR BEACH FEES

To meet the increasing cost of beach maintenance and protection, fees have been established for use of the beach. Prior to Memorial Day, tags may be purchased at Borough Hall or through the mail by sending check or money order, payable to:

Borough of Stone Harbor
Attn: Beach Tags
95th & Second Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

Badges will be reserved and held in your name to be picked up at your convenience.
FEE SCHEDULE

(per person 12 years of age and over)
Full Season ………………….. $19.00
purchased prior to May 31
Full Season ………………….. $24.00
purchased starting June 1
Weekly……………………….. $12.00
Saturday thru Saturday
Daily ……………………….. $ 6.00
per day

Beach tags must be displayed, but are necessary only during the hours that the beach is open. Tags are required May 28th through September 6th

Daily Beach Hours 10 AM to 5 PM

* BEACH PATROL – 609-368-8461
* BEACH TAG OFFICE – 609-368-6805

“We hope you enjoy our beautiful beaches!”

Lower Township (Diamond Beach)
PRIVATE BEACH OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

732-262-1075

Atlantis Beach Club,
Seapointe Village

Atlantis Beach Club

Beach Fees:
Season – $75.00
Monthly – $55.00
Weekly – $20.00
Daily – $3.00
Children under 12 free

Beach Tag Purchase Location:
Raleigh Avenue

Lifeguard Hours:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Parking:
On street

Boardwalk/Promenade:
None

Piers:
None

Guarded Bathing Beach:
Raleigh Avenue

Surfing Beach:
Lifeguard designated areas

Fishing:
Lifeguard designated areas

Boat Launch:
Kayak launching

Handicap Access:
None

Vehicular Access:
No

Public Restrooms:
Raleigh Avenue

Seapointe Village

Beach Fees:
Seasonal: $65
Monthly: $40
Weekly: $15
Daily: $3
Children under 12 free

Beach Tag Purchase Location:
Seapointe Village

Lifeguard Hours:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Parking:
17 non-metered parking spaces along SeaView Ave.
25 metered parking spaces along Memphis Ave.

Boardwalk/Promenade:
None

Piers:
None

Guarded Bathing Beach:
Seapointe Village development and Memphis Avenue

Surfing Beach:
Lifeguard designated areas

Fishing:
Lifeguard designated areas

Boat Launch:
Kayak launching

Handicap Access:
None

Vehicular Access:
No

Public Restrooms:
Memphis Avenue
Open 6AM to 9:30 PM May 1 through September 15
Open dawn to dusk September 16 through April 30

Cape May

If you buy your season’s beach tags after March 31, the cost is $25 per tag.

That buys you:

* long walks on sandy beaches
* cooling dips in the Atlantic Ocean
* lazy afternoons under the beach umbrella with your favorite novel
* the biggest, best playground around for your kids

If you’re not going to be staying for the whole season, you can get weekly or even daily passes:

* Weekly beach tags are $13 per week. (The week goes from Saturday to Saturday.)
* Three day beach tags are $9 per person.
* One day beach tags are $4.
* All season tags, as we mentioned, are $25 per beach tag

During the summer, beach tags are sold at beach entrances.

You can also buy them ahead of time at the Cape May City Hall Finance Office, 643 Washington St. They’re open on weekdays, from 9AM-to 5PM.

You also can order as many as 5 seasonal beach tags by mail. Just add an extra .75 per beach tag, if ordering by mail.

Send a check made payable to City of Cape May, to:

Beach Tags
Tax Collector’s Office
643 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ 08204

By the way, children under 12 can go on the beach for free.

Have a wonderful summer on the beach!

Cape May Point Borough
609-884-8468

Beach Fees:
Season – $20.00
Weekly – $10.00
Daily -$6.00
Children under 12 – Free

Beach Tag Purchase Locations:
Municipal Hall – 215 Lighthouse Avenue
At beach access points

Lifeguard Hours:
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Parking:
On-street parking

Boardwalk/Promenade:
None

Piers:
None

Guarded Bathing Beach:
Lehigh Beach
St. Peter’s Beach
Pearl Beach
Brainard Beach
Stites Beach

Surfing Beach:
None

Fishing:
Alexander Avenue
Lighthouse Avenue

Boat Launch:
None

Handicap Access:
Cape May Point State Park
Coral Street

Vehicular Access:
None

Public Restrooms:
Cape May Point State Park
Sunset Point

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  2. are the capemay beach badges discounted before march 31

    • In season, you must have a beach tag to use Cape May’s beaches. Beach tags are required for all beach goers over age 12. They may be purchased in advance OR at the beach.

      2009 Beach Tag Rates
      Daily $4.00
      3-Day $9.00
      Weekly (Sat – Sat) $13.00
      Seasonal $15 until March 31
      $25.00 after April 1

      Beach tags can be purchased at City Hall, Convention Hall or from any of the beach patrol crews (posted at beach entryways). A maximum of five (5) seasonal tags, per individual, can be purchased. For information on ordering beach tags by mail, call (609)-884-9525. Tags are required, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., from Memorial Day in May through Labor Day in September.

  3. I am a handicapped person who will be in Cape May. I usually go to LBI where I have a free beach tag. I called the welcome center who told me that everyone regardless of handicap or senior age must pay full fee for a beach badge. It seems odd that you don’t give handicap or seniors a discount. Did I get the wrong info or is Cape May just that inconsiderate?


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