After a weekend of weather in the 80's, even higher in some places along the Jersey Shore, thoughts turn to the beach! And now is the time to think about picking up your full season badges.
Yes, we do need those stinking badges, as soon as the lifeguards come on duty usually in mid June.
The good news is that in light of the current economic turmoil, beach badge prices on Long Beach Island, NJ have remain unchanged in most communities. Day trips to Long Beach Island are a great alternative to a most costly vacation. It's a family friendly place!
The cost of badges varies from town to town. Beach Haven on the south end of Long Beach Island charges $20 for a seasonal beach pass, provided you purchase before the fourth Friday in June. Compare that to $5 for a daily pass!
All Long Beach Island communities offer seasonal, weekly and daily passes, as well as reduced fee badges for senior citizens. In most communities, you can mail in your beach badge order, and pick up your badges at a later date.
2009 Long Beach Island, NJ Beach Badge Information (Click on the community)
Beach badges are availble after these dates, but at a higher rate. Everyone, including children over 11 or 12 (depending on the Long Beach Island town), needs a badge for both ocean and bay beaches. All the info you'll need is included in the links above. Beach badge fees help offset beach clean up and life guards.