Welcome To Long Beach Island, NJ Also Known as LBI
18 Miles of Smiles
Long Beach Island, NJ Beach Guide Long Beach Island Welcomes You To Use Our Beautiful LBI Beaches. Long Beach Island, NJ is an island out in the Atlantic Ocean with 18 Miles of Georgeous Clean Sandy LBI Beaches. You are encouraged to come to LBI early to reserve your accommodations and buy your Discounted Seasonal Beach Badges to save some money. Seasonal Beach Badges are available at all town halls. You have to cross 3 bridges (The Causeway) to get onto LBI, NJ. Take Route 72 East past the Holiday Inn and go 5 more miles to our sandy white LBI beaches. When you come onto LBI you are in Ship Bottom, NJ. Turn right on Long Beach Blvd. and you will go thru Ship Bottom to Long Beach Township, Beach Haven, and Beach Haven Inlet (Holgate) at the south end of LBI. Turn left on Long Beach Boulevard and you will go thru Ship Bottom to Surf City, North Beach, Harvey Cedars, Loveladies and Barnegat Light at the north end of LBI. Also, you can reach High Bar Harbor off of Barnegat Light by way of a county road at 20th street from Viking Village. If you would like Your LBI Beach Pictures posted on this website, E-Mail To NJLBI@NJLBI.com. "Shop & Eat Local" While On Long Beach Island
Long Beach Island has over 3 million people per season on our clean white sandy LBI, NJ Beaches - in the following communities.
LBI Has 6 Municipalities
• Boro Of Barnegat Light, 10 East 7th Street, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006 - - 609-494-9196
• Boro Of Harvey Cedars, 7606 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008 - - 609-361-6000
• Long Beach Township, 6805 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, NJ 08008 - - 609-361-1000
LBT Includes: Beach Haven Crest, Beach Haven Gardens, Beach Haven Inlet, Beach Haven Park, Beach Haven Terrace, Brant Beach, Brighton Beach, Haven Beach, High Bar Harbour, Holgate, Loveladies, North Beach, North Beach Haven, Peahala Park, South Beach Haven, Sparay Beach, The Dunes
• Boro Of Ship Bottom, 1621 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom, NJ 08008 - - 609-494-2171
• Boro Of Surf City, 813 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ 08008 609-494-3064
Long Beach Island, NJ Beach Badges & Costs
When you are visiting Long Beach Island, NJ you will need to purchase a Beach Badge to go on the LBI beaches. The Beach Badge revenue helps to pay the lifeguards and keep the beaches clean along with upkeep and maintenance. Beach Badges are required when the lifeguards are on duty from mid June to Labor Day.
Beach Badges are needed for ages 12 - 64. Seniors have a discounted rate at 65 and older in some towns, and in other towns if you are over 65 the beach badges are Free in some municipalities.
Beach Badges are needed from approximately June 20 - Sept. 1.
At the 33 LBI Hotels or Motels and B & B's - Most Of The LBI Hotels, Motels And B & B'S Give You Free Beach Badges with a refundable deposit. Some rental houses include beach badges, but many do not. Check with your LBI Hotel or Motel, real estate company or owner of the rental house when making arrangements.
LBI Has 6 Different Beach Badges
You can buy a beach badge at any of the 6 LBI, NJ Municipalities. Also, beach badges can be purchased from the "beach badge checker" that comes around to check that you have one. You have a choice of a daily, weekly, or seasonal beach badge. Each town has its own rate and if you purchase your seasonal beach badge before a certain date in the pre-season, you will get a discount.
* Barnegat Light - $5 Daily/ $20 Weekly/ $22 Season by June 15 After June 15 is $35 Season. Seniors 65 & older purchased in person with I.D. only $8
* Beach Haven - $5 Daily/ $15 Weekly/ $20 Season by June 28 After June 28 is $35 Season
* Harvey Cedars - $6 Daily/ $20 Weekly/ $23 Season by June 15 After June 15 is $35 Season
* Long Beach Twp - $5 Daily/ $20 Weekly/ $25 Season by June 15 After June 15 is $35 Season
* Ship Bottom - - $7 Daily/ $17 Weekly/ $25 Season by May 31 After May 31 is $35 Season
* Surf City - $8 Daily/ $17 Weekly/ $25 Season by May 31 After May 31 is $35 Season
It is very important that you know the actual town on Long Beach Island you will be staying in. There are 6 different LBI towns and 6 different LBI beach badges.
Please be sure what LBI town you are staying in - Before You Buy Your Beach Badges As "Beach Badges Are Not Refundable".
"Shop & Eat Local" While On Long Beach Island
Scenic LBI Wildlife Preserve Beach At The Southern Tip In Beach Haven Inlet
LBI Beach Regulations
While on LBI - Please Don't Feed The Sea Gulls Red flags - Unsafe conditions, the DO NOT Rules governing beach activities are posted at street entrances to the LBI beaches and are also available at the town halls. These rules are for the health, safety, and courtesy of ALL beachgoers.
Swimmers must stay between flags on either side of lifeguard stands. Yellow flags - Caution but you can go in the water
Green flags - O.K. to go in the water
Note: Please Follow The Rules The Ocean Can Be Very Dangerous
LBI Beach & Dune DO's Swim Only Between 10 am & 5 pm
Always Swim Near A Lifeguard
Use Designated Paths To/From Beach
Stay Off The Grassy Areas Of Dunes
Tell Others To Stay Off The Dunes
Help To Keep Our LBI Beaches Clean
Use Garbage And Recycle Cans
LBI Beach & Dune DO NOT's Do Not Swim Before 10am Or After 5pm
Do Not Swim Outside Of The Flags
Do Not Dig Holes Deeper Than Knees
Do Not Use Any Vehicles On Dunes
Do Not Ever Go On The Dunes
Do Not Dig Into The Dunes
Do Not Tamper With Snow Fences
LBI Dune Regulations
Long Beach Island, NJ is built on sand. Keeping the sand in place on LBI is extremely important, especially on the dunes. The best defense against beach erosion and flooding from the ocean is the combination of gently sloping beaches and well established sand dunes.
These hills of sand act as a natural protection when well covered with dune grass. Dune grass roots sometimes go down 15 to 20 feet into the sand to hold the dune in position and to prevent erosion from both the wind and the ocean, but The Dune Grass Is Very Vulnerable And Can Not Tolerate Human Traffic. Stepping On The Dune Grass Will Kill The Dune Grass.
Please Follow The Rules or you won't be allowed on LBI, NJ beaches and you may be subject to fines and penalties.
LBI Beaches With Lifeguards
The following 12 miles of Long Beach Island have 54 beaches with Long Beach Township lifeguards, starting around June 20 to Labor Day from 9 am - 5 pm (weather permitting).
Brant Beach Patrol 32nd Street 36th Street 40th Street 44th Street 48th Street 52nd Street 55th Street 58th Street 62nd Street 65th Street 68th Street Bay Beach (68th Street)
Beach Haven Inlet/Holgate Patrol Harding Ave. Washington Ave.
Beach Haven Crest Patrol 70th Street 75th Street 78th Street 82nd Street 86th Street 91st Street 96th Street 100th Street 104th Street 110th Street 114th Street Spray Beach Patrol Colorado Ave. Ramapo Ave. Dune Ave. Pennsylvania Ave. 33rd Street 29th Street 25th Street 21st Street 17th Street 14th Street Bay Beach (Pennsylvania Ave.) Beach Haven Inlet/Holgate Patrol Susan & Osborne Susan Ave. Rosemma Ave. Scott Dr. Chatham Ave. Jacqueline Ave.
Beachwheels Program - Providing Beach Access To Everyone
The picture to the left is a "Beachwheel" that enables people with disabilities to be able to go on the LBI beach and thru the sand. Beachwheels enable the disabled to really enjoy their LBI vacation.
Call the phone numbers above for each of the 6 LBI municipalities to see if they have a Beachwheel program.
Long Beach Twp. Beach Patrol Beachwheels
Started in 1992, the Long Beach Township Beach Patrol Beachwheels program is one of the largest beach wheelchair programs in the country.
The Beachwheels (or Surf Chairs®) are made from lightweight PVC tubing and oversized wheels so that they can handle difficult terrain such as the beach.
Anyone staying at a Township of Long Beach address is eligible to reserve and use a Surf Chair® at no charge. However, we cannot lend chairs to people staying at hotels unless special security arrangements have been made in advance. Additionally, chairs may only be used within Long Beach Township.
The Beachwheels program is funded by donations from Long Beach Island businesses and service organizations and by contributions from individual residents of Long Beach Township and Long Beach Island.
The program currently has five chairs for children and thirty-four chairs for adults. This includes two daily adult chairs permanently located at Bayview Park. The remaining are available on a weekly basis with one chair specifically designed for fishing.
Long Beach Twp. Patrol Beachwheel Reservations
It is necessary to make reservations in advance (as early as January) because there are a limited number of Surf Chairs®.
The Surf Chairs® can be reserved for up to one week (Saturday through Saturday). One chair is designated as a daily chair available at Bayview Park.
To reserve a Surf Chair®, call the Long Beach Township Beach Patrol at (609) 361-1200.
Please provide your full name, home address, local address, and phone numbers for both addresses, along with the dates (Saturday through Saturday) you wish to reserve the Surf Chair®.
In addition, you will need to provide an I.D. mailed or faxed to (609) 361-1210 (i.e.: Driver’s License, Passport, or Military I.D. etc.) at time of reservation.
You do not have to pick up the chair; we will deliver it to your residence. All drop offs and all pick ups will be made on Saturday. You should also include any special instructions for the delivery. You are required to confirm your reservation two days prior to the date of delivery.
Long Beach Twp. Beach Patrol Beachwheel Care And Operation
An attendant is needed to move the chair; it cannot be moved by the person using it.
The chairs are equipped with retractable or removable footrests, safety restraints, removable umbrellas and anti-roll handles. Eleven have removable armrests.
The anti-roll handles are located behind the rear axle. They are engaged by aligning the pins with the entrance slots and turning the handle one-quarter turn.
The umbrella is attached to the right side of the chair’s backrest. To secure the umbrella, tighten the pressure coupling on the umbrella shaft.
Please use care when operating the chair to avoid accidents.
Please hose off the chair on a daily basis to remove sand and salt.
Please do not leave the chair unattended, and please store the chair in a secure place when not in use.
If there are any problems with the chair - or if you have any questions or comments - Please call the Beach Patrol office at 609-361-1200.
LBT Beach Access Ramps
(Not Regulated For Handicap Use)
LBT Regulation Handicap Ramps
(Meet Min. Standards For Handicap Use)
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