The Beachcomber July 2019

2019 Beach Badge Fees

Jul 12, 2019

Long Beach Island beaches are waiting to help you fight the dog days of summer. So, pack that beach bag, turn off the cell phone, and remember to grab your badges before heading out for sun, sand and surf. You’re on Island time.

All badges are only valid in the town where they are bought; there is no badge available for multiple towns on LBI.

Barnegat Light:

  • $40 - Seasonal
  • $22 - Weekly (Saturday through Friday)
  • $12 - Senior (age 65, purchase in person with proof of age)
  • $5 - Daily

The beach badge booth is open daily during the season 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For badges purchased on the beach from a badge checker, add $1 to the cost.

Beach Haven:

  • $40 - Seasonal
  • $20 - Weekly
  • $5 - Daily
  • Beach admission is free for seniors (age 65), children under 12, and active military and their immediate family.
  • Borough beaches are free on Wednesdays (“Fun and Free Wednesdays”); no badges are needed.

Harvey Cedars:

  • $40 - Seasonal
  • $20 - Weekly
  • $9 - Senior badges (age 65)
  • $7 - Daily
  • Individual active military are admitted free.

Long Beach Township:

  • $40 - Seasonal
  • $20 - Weekly
  • $7 - Daily
  • $5 - Senior citizens with proof of age. Senior badges issued prior to the 2010 season – white badge with red/blue logo – are lifetime badges. “If these older senior badges are lost/misplaced, new badges can be purchased for $5 each for the current season,” the township explains. “We are not able to supply replacements.”
  • Veterans and active military – and their spouses and children – are welcome to use the township beaches at no cost, provided they show valid military identification (such as DD-214) either at the Beach Badge Shack or to a badge checker. “The actual ID, photocopy or cell phone picture of same” is acceptable, the township notes.

Ship Bottom:

  • $45 - Seasonal
  • $25 - Weekly
  • $10   - Daily
  • $10 - Seniors (age 65) Purchase in person for each ticket, available only at the municipal offices with ID.

Beach Badges are required at both bay and ocean beaches through Labor Day. Badges can be purchased in person in the borough hall with cash or a personal check.

Surf City:

  • $40 - Seasonal
  • $20 - Weekly
  • $8 - Daily
  • Valid Surf City beach badges are required for all individuals from 12 years of age to 64 years of age whenever lifeguards & badge checkers are on duty.
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