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*UPDATED June 1st, 2020*

Which Beaches on LBI are Open?

We have gotten many inquiries regarding beach openings, short-term rental bans, and beach badges for the 2020 season. Please see the following information for an overview of each town’s status as of June 1st, 2020. Regularly scheduled lifeguards are not yet on duty as of this posting. If you have any questions about a specific town’s plans, rules, or beach patrol, please visit their website for the most updated information.

 

Barnegat Light

Beaches: Open to the public in Barnegat Light.

Beach Badges: Click HERE for information on Barnegat Light Beach Badges.

Rentals: No Current Ban on Short-Term Rentals in Barnegat Light.

Pets on Beach: Pets are not allowed on the beach until the fall in Barnegat Light (April 15th is the town’s seasonal cut-off date for this).

Click Here For The Barnegat Light Municipal Website

 

Beach Haven

Beaches: Open to the public in Beach Haven.

Beach Badges: Click HERE for information on Beach Haven Beach Badges.

Rentals: No Current Ban on Short-Term Rentals in Beach Haven.

Pets on Beach: Pets are allowed on the beach in Beach Haven until May 14th, 2020.

Click Here For The Beach Haven Municipal Website

 

Harvey Cedars

Beaches: Open to the public in Harvey Cedars.

Beach Badges: Click HERE for information on Harvey Cedars Beach Badges.

Rentals: There is currently no ban on Short Term Rentals in Harvey Cedars.

Pets on Beach: Pets are allowed on the beach in Harvey Cedars until May 30th.

Click Here For The Harvey Cedars Municipal Website

 

Long Beach Township

Beaches: Open To The Public in Long Beach Township.

Beach Badges: Click HERE for information on Long Beach Township Beach Badges.

Rentals: No Current Ban on Short-Term Rentals in Long Beach Township.

Pets on Beach: Pets are allowed on the beach in Long Beach Township until May 15th.

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)

Click here to see the Long Beach Township Municipal Website

 

Ship Bottom

Beaches: Open To The Public in Ship Bottom.

Beach Badges: Click HERE for information on Ship Bottom Beach Badges.

Rentals: No Current Ban on Short-Term Rentals in Ship Bottom.

Pets on Beach: Pets are not allowed on the beach until the fall in Ship Bottom (April 30th is the town’s seasonal cut-off date for this).

Click here to see the Ship Bottom Municipal Website

 

Surf City

Beaches: Open To The Public in Surf City.

Beach Badges: Click HERE for more information on Surf City Beach Badges.

Rentals: At this time, there is no ban on Short-Term Rentals in Surf City.

Pets on Beach: Pets are not allowed on the beach until the fall in Surf City (April 30th is the town’s seasonal cut-off date for this).

Click here to see the Surf City Municipal Website

 

Short Term Rentals

As an organization, we do not facilitate individual rentals. Please refer to your existing rental agreement and contact the rental agency you booked with for specifications on refunds or cancellations. As a third party, we cannot help you with rental disputes.

 

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  • Margie Kyser
    Reply

    I’m curious why I can make a reservation in May at the Sea Shell Motel if there is a rental ban until June 1st in Beach Haven?

    • Admin (C)
      Reply

      Hi Margie! Beach Haven’s Short Term Rental Ban does not apply to non-residential properties.

      • Helene Pelowitz
        Reply

        What rules are in effect in Holgate?

        • Admin (C)
          Reply

          Hello! Holgate is a part of Long Beach Township. Please refer to the section on Long Beach Township for more information.

  • Kathie Fording
    Reply

    when can I pick up BH badges (non-commemorative) at the Centre Street location? Will that location be open starting this weekend, May 8/9/10? If not, when?

    • Admin (C)
      Reply

      Hello! The Beach Haven Badge office will be open starting in Mid-June. You may also call 609-492-0111 X210 for more information.

  • Melanie
    Reply

    Are we required to wear masks on the beach?

    • Admin (C)
      Reply

      At this time, masks are recommended in public any time that you are within 6ft of another person.

  • C.KEVIN grim
    Reply

    when will i be able to swim and sunbathe in beach haven ?

    • Admin (C)
      Reply

      The beaches are currently open to the public in Beach Haven. Lifeguards are not on duty yet so swimming is not recommended.

      • Kelly
        Reply

        You probably did answer this above but I just want a more clearer answer, forgive my silliness. The LBI beach is open for the public or just for LBI residents?

        • Admin (C)
          Reply

          The beaches are open to the public.

  • Andrew
    Reply

    Hello, I am planning a trip. I have a few questions. What is a weekly beach badge? Is it a badge that is valid for 1 week or one day per week for the season? due to covid, is there a limit on the number of badges sold or people who are allowed on the beach?

    • Admin (C)
      Reply

      Weekly badges are good for one week of the summer (For Example: July 4th to July 11th). Your second question depends on the town, I would reach out to the municipality you plan on purchasing badges in (all contact info is in the article). Thanks!

  • Sharon
    Reply

    Was the rental ban lifted today?

    • Admin (C)
      Reply

      Yes

  • Kelly
    Reply

    Hi I was wondering about Holgate is that a part of Beach Haven are you able to walk the beach

    • Admin (C)
      Reply

      Holgate is a part of Long Beach Township, but you can access the beach in both LBT and Beach Haven.

  • Paula
    Reply

    Will hotel pools be open this summer?

    • Admin (C)
      Reply

      This is up to the state, please stay tuned on nj.gov for updates on this matter.

  • Chris Simmons
    Reply

    Is swimming open yet? question asked on 6/17/2020

    • Admin (C)
      Reply

      Yes, Lifeguards are now fully on duty across LBI.

  • Christine Brosnan
    Reply

    Hi. If I have a beach badge for say Surf City can I use that badge to go to Ship Bottom or do you need to have a badge for each town?

    • Admin (C)
      Reply

      Hello! You can only use Surf City beach badges in Surf City. If you want to go to another town, you would have to purchase another beach badge.

  • gina
    Reply

    Can you rent umbrellas?

    • Admin (C)
      Reply

      Yes, there are many local businesses that rent beach equipment. Please visit our Directory tab and click “Swim/Surf Shop” to learn more.

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