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Mon Mar 21, 2016
Carole Leatherwood answered:
Wed Oct 3, 2012
Angela Reynolds answered:
Ira- thank you for your inquiry regarding Brigantine. Coquille Beach is one of the island's premier beachfront condo communities. The south end of the island, closest to the bridge, features wider beaches, which translates to a longer stroll to get to the water's edge. Though the walk may be longer, the journey through the bayberry bushes is made easier with the help of a wooden pathway.

If you are interested in the south end , there are a number of options to consider. My partner & I have a combined 40 years in the Brigantine real estate business, and enjoy Brigantine as residents, as well as full-time sales agents with Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors. Please feel free to send me an email with your criteria for a property and I will gather information on suitable properties for you to review. It's a terrific time to buy- historically low interest rates and a great selection of properties! I look forward to hearing from you!

Angela Reynolds, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors, Brigantine, NJ
amr7164@gmail.com ~ 609/517-3908 (cell)
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
RMW answered:
We are full time in Brig for the past 3 years, have owned since 2004. I agree with others that the island is a great place to live, safe and relatively quiet even during the season.

I do however think the island suffers from some challenges due to demographics, not relative to A/C, but because the overall population is small ( ... more
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Thu Mar 22, 2012
Margaret Steadman answered:
Hi Toni
I think you are referring to the Dolphin Cove complex (formerly Spartan Harbor). It is a pretty big complex and, historically, there have always been a fair number of units there. They are good properties for yearly rental or personal use. Not so much for summer rentals. There are some excellent value there now with one bedroom units starting in the 60K range. If you would like more information on these or any other Brigantine properties, please contact me at 609-703-9093 (cell) or margaret.steadman@prufoxroach.com. I am a full time agent with over 20 years of sales experience. Best of luck! ... more
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Wed Jun 16, 2010
Angela Reynolds answered:
What is the Marine Mammal Stranding Center?

The Center, which has the privilege of housing the only marine mammal stranding facility within New Jersey, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded or otherwise stressed marine mammals and sea turtles.

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, a private, non-profit organization, started in 1978 with a handful of volunteers and a C.E.T.A. grant, was founded, and is still directed by Robert Schoelkopf. He and his wife, Sheila Dean, along with a small paid staff and volunteers with a wide variety of talents and professional backgrounds, continue to work with the animals. Originally based in Gardner’s Basin in the inlet section of Atlantic City, the Center is now located on the barrier island of Brigantine, which borders coastal New Jersey’s largest wildlife refuge.

With a permit and authorization from the state and federal governments, the Center has responded to over 3450 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore over the years. Even though these governments sanction the handling of strandings in New Jersey only, the Center is occasionally called upon to assist with animals in other states. All funding comes through donations, grants, memberships, and fund-raising efforts. Since there is no permanent funding at this time, your donations and membership dollars are vital. Your support will help the facility to expand and to care for the increasing number of animals. Without your assistance, these creatures have little hope of survival or rehabilitation.

The Blowhole is a publication of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center. It is an excellent source of information on the current year’s strandings, articles by knowledgeable employees, and a calendar of future events. Membership rates for children/seniors, families and businesses or organizations can be found on our membership/donation form. Although donations in excess of these amounts are gladly welcomed and appreciated. Membership includes a subscription to The Blowhole, and discounts on merchandise from the Center’s museum gift shop. To join or receive further information, please contact the Membership Secretary, Marine Mammal Stranding Center, PO Box 773, Brigantine, NJ 08203. Telephone: (609) 266-0538
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Thu Jun 10, 2010
Angela Reynolds answered:
The Boat Ramp is located at 5th St. South and Bayshore Avenue. A permit to use the ramp is required from May 15th to September 15th. (See fee table below. Also see note at bottom of page about Boat/Trailer parking.)

Permits are only sold at the boat ramp.

Boat ramp fees
Daily $25.00
Weekly $35.00
Seasonal – purchased in May $80.00
Seasonal – starting 6/1 $130.00
Replace lost permit $30.00

Sailboats
Liscensed boats only. 6th Street North, 28th Street - 30th Street & 40th Street.


Jet Skis
You must have a permit to launch from designated beach. The cost is $125.00/yr. In order to obtain a permit, applicant must have a copy of Face sheet of insurance policy (minimum $500,000 liability insurance required. Permit holders must follow rules and regulations of permit. Jet Skiing is permitted in the inlet side of the South Jetty as designated by appropriately posted signs.


Kayaking
Kayaking is permitted at the following beaches.

Adjacent to all Lifeguard protected beaches.
The North-end beaches (North of 15th Street North)
Absecon Inlet Beaches.
Area between Sandy Lane and Seaside Road lifeguard station.
26th Street South – City Dock area.

Catamarans
Must have a permit, the cost is $150.00/yr. In order to obtain a permit applicant must have proof of Liability Insurance. The launch area is located from Neptune Drive to Club Drive.

Parking of Boats and/or Trailers
Parking shall be prohibited within the City of Brigantine from October 1st to May 1st. From May 1st to September 30th, boats and/or trailers can be parked on the street in front of the owners/lessees property. No parking of boats and/or trailers on Ocean Avenue at anytime.
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Thu Jun 10, 2010
Angela Reynolds answered:
The Brigantine Branch of the Atlantic County Library is located at 201 15th St. South, Brigantine, NJ 08203. Other than books, they also have internet access to check your email!
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Thu Jun 10, 2010
Angela Reynolds answered:
You are able to drive on certain areas of the beach in Brigantine with a Four Wheel Drive vehicle, when you purchase a permit. 4 Wheel Drive Permits for the 2010 season can be purchased at the Beach Fee Office, located at the corner of 15th Street and Brigantine Avenue. The Office is open seven days a week from the hours are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Driving a four-wheel drive is permitted on the beach, as long as a permit is obtained. (See fee table below.)

Applicants should present a valid driver’s license, auto registration and proof of insurance.

Permit holders must follow rules and regulations of permit.
4 Wheel drive permit $175.00
Vehicle owners 60 & over $85.00
Replace lost permit $30.00
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Thu Jun 10, 2010
Angela Reynolds answered:
Beach tags are required from June 13th 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.

Parking permits for municipal parking lots can be purchased for $25.00 for the Seasonal permit or $8.00 for daily permits.

Beach Tag Fees
Daily $8.00
Weekly $14.00
Seasonal – During May-$15.00
Seasonal – Beginning June 1-$18.00
Senior 60 to 64 ($8.00 in May)-$18.00 after June 1
Senior over 65 and Children under 12-Free
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Sat Oct 27, 2007
Angela Reynolds answered:
Are the Greenheads worse in the northend of the island? I suppose from a sales perspective, I should state the usual excuses that most agents use..."they are not that bad", "depends which way the wind is blowing"...as an experienced agent that wants to retain my client base I feel that it is best to be truly candid with the buyer...saying that - my answer would be Yes, the greenhead flies tend to be worse at the far northend of the island. But the reason for this is one of the things that makes Brigantine unique. The far northend of our island is untouched, an undeveloped nature preserve. Because of this, the greenhead population does tend to be higher - not every day - not all the time - but on days when they are bad - they are bad. Knowing ths information you can weigh the inconvenience factor of driving to a beach further south on the island vs the likeliehood of finding a better bang for your buck at the northend. ... more
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