How To Buy Beach Badges
We get tons of inquiries asking about where and how to buy beach badges to access the beautiful beaches Long Beach Island is known for. Here is a quick and easy guide to help you navigate the process!
Six Towns, Six Different Badges
Did you know that there are actually six different municipalities on LBI? Each of these municipalities has its own way of managing the sale of beach badges for their respective towns. There is no “one-badge-fits-all pass” covering all of the beaches on LBI – you can only use a beach badge in the municipality it was purchased from. On LBI beaches, there are Beach Badge Checkers. These town employees are stationed at the beach entrances (or walk around) to check for or sell badges.
Don’t know which town you want to visit? Read our town descriptions located through our homepage here, then click LBI Towns.
A Mid-Summer 2020 Update on Where to Buy Beach Badges For Each Town on Long Beach Island
Barnegat Light: Purchase beach badges on the beach in Barnegat Light through a Beach Badge Checker, or through the VIPLY app.
Harvey Cedars: Purchase beach badges on the beach in Harvey Cedars through a Beach Badge Checker, or at the booth located at Sunset Park. Badges can also be purchased through the VIPLY app.
Surf City: It is preferred you buy badges behind the Borough Hall on 8th Street in Surf City, but they can also be purchased on the beach in Surf City through a Beach Badge Checker.
Ship Bottom: Purchase beach badges on the beach through a Beach Badge Checker using cash or the VIPLY App.
Long Beach Township: Daily and Seasonal Beach badges can only be purchased at the Beach Badge Hut on 68th Street in Brant Beach. Weekly, Senior, and Veteran Badges can be purchased on the beach from a Beach Badge Checker.
Beach Haven: Beach Badges must be purchased through the VIPLY app before beach entry. Wednesdays are “free,” meaning no beach badges are needed (in Beach Haven only).
Have More Questions?
We recommend contacting each individual town for the most updated information.
Beach Badges: Click HERE for information on Barnegat Light Beach Badges.
Beach Badges: Click HERE for information on Beach Haven Beach Badges.
Beach Badges: Click HERE for information on Harvey Cedars Beach Badges.
Long Beach Township
Beach Badges: Click HERE for information on Long Beach Township Beach Badges.
The following areas are included in Long Beach Township: High Bar Harbor, Loveladies, North Beach, Brant Beach, Beach Haven Crest, Brighton Beach, Peahala Park, Beach Haven Park, Haven Beach, The Dunes, Beach Haven Terrace, Beach Haven Gardens, Bay Vista, Spray Beach, North Beach Haven, Beach Haven Heights, Silver Sands, Beach Haven Inlet, and Holgate (this information is available at lbtbp.com)
Beach Badges: Click HERE for information on Ship Bottom Beach Badges.
Beach Badges: Click HERE for more information on Surf City Beach Badges.
More July Events!
Wednesday, July 15th
Beach Haven: Join us at Veterans Memorial Park for Beach Haven Concerts “On the Green.” Live music starts at 7pm. “Please note that we will be strictly following the guidance of the CDC, State, and local Government regarding Covid19. We would expect that our guests will wear a mask/face covering at check-in, and will practice social distancing within the concert area.” This event is hosted by the Beach Haven Community Arts Program.
Friday, July 17th
Brant Beach (LBT): Fire Pit Friday featuring free live music performed by “Sneak Attack”. This event occurs every Friday on 68th Street beach from 7-9pm . “Bring your blankets, beach chairs, coolers, and family to enjoy an evening of music on the beach! Social Distancing applies to groups not with each other. Please be respectful. Masks are required on the 68th St walkway.” Please contact Long Beach Township at 609.361.1000 for more info on this event series.
Saturday, July 18th
Loveladies (LBT): Modern Fossils at the Foundation Art Festival on LBI will be held from 10am-6pm. “Join Modern Fossils at LBI’s 31st Annual Foundation Art Festival! Located right on LBI’s main boulevard, this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy creative artwork, live music, and delicious food vendors, all within a few minutes walk from the Beach! The goal of this Art Festival is to unite Artists who inspire, educate, and create with Buyers looking for objects that enhance their lives. Those who live on or visit the coast of New Jersey get to take home unique keepsakes, created by the artists who are part of this Festival.” Please contact the LBIF for more information.
Bayview Park Brant Beach: From 5pm- 8pm, join us for the 8th Annual LBI Paddle Classic. All levels, even beginning racers are welcome! “Registration starts at 5pm. Race starts at 6. Pre-registration is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. Your registration form will be waiting for you to pick up on race day, sign a waiver, pay by check (to Alliance for a Living Ocean) or credit card, and then you are all set. Registration: Payable by cash, check, or credit card the day of the race. Net proceeds go to ALO. $40 race fee (includes a t-shirt) to benefit Alliance for a Living Ocean. ALO promotes and helps maintain clean water and a healthy coastal environment through education and action.” Please contact Alliance For a Living Ocean or South End Surf ‘N Paddle for more information.” http://www.livingocean.org/
Sunday, July 19th
Brant Beach (LBT): Enjoy a Sunday Afternoon Concert featuring “The Pickles Nation.” This event occurs every Sunday from 1pm-3pm, and features free live music. “Social Distancing applies to groups not with each other. Please be respectful. Masks are required on the 68th St walkway.” Please contact Long Beach Township at 609.361.1000 for more info on this event series.
Monday, July 20th
Barnegat Light: Enjoy “Kootz” free live music at the Borough Of Barnegat Light Monday night from 7pm- 9pm. For More Information Call Barnegat Light Borough Hall 609-494-9196.
Tuesday, July 21st
Ship Bottom: Kids event! Join ALO to find out what lives in our very own Barnegat Bay. “This free and fun event will highlight the amazing creatures that call our local waters home. All critters are handled with care and released after we take some time to view and talk about each species.Registration required. Spots are limited to promote a safe learning environment for our volunteers and you. Masks will be required when necessary.” This event is hosted by the ALO please contact them at (609) 494-7800 for more information.
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