Beaches & Lifeguards
For your safety DO NOT swim at any unguarded beaches!
Beaches– Come visit our beautiful spacious beaches. Whether you’re a full-time or part-time resident or here for a day or an extended visit our beaches are waiting for you. For families with young children, come visit our guarded Bay Beach at 25th St. & Bayview. Beach Badges are required for all beach patrons 12 years-old and over.
2017 Beach Badges are now on sale! The 2017 Pre Season price is $30 until June 9th, after that the price will go up to $40.
All 2017 badges can be purchased at the Borough Hall at 10 East 7th Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM until 3:30PM or by mail by downloading the order form from our forms page.
Pre-Season– $30 (price good through June 9th) *Beach Badge order forms can be downloaded from our forms page
Weekly -$22 (Saturday through Friday)
Senior– $12 (65 years , must be purchased in person with proof of age)
Holiday– $32 (available November through December, packaged in a gift box-perfect for holiday gift giving)
*All Badges can be purchased on the beach form the Beach Badge Checkers, all badges are $1.00 additional if purchased on the beach*
Lifeguards– Lifeguards are on duty seven days a week from mid June through Labor Day from 10:00AM until 5:00PM. For your safety, always swim in the designated areas which are marked with flags.
Lifeguard In Training Program– This program is available for youth between the ages of 10 and 15 years-old who are interested in learning about being a lifeguard and developing the required skills. We offer two three-week sessions. This program is a popular one and fills up quickly, please call to be added to our mailing list.
*Lifeguard In Training forms can be downloaded from our forms page
Beach Wheels– Barnegat Light is pleased to offer a Beach Wheel Chair to any beach patron who has a mobility limiting disability. The chair has wide balloon wheels, allowing it to be pushed easily on the sand. The chairs are offered on a first-come first-served basis and reservations are required. We will deliver & pick-up the chairs. There is no charge for the use of the chairs as this program is funded by donations.
*Reservation forms can be downloaded from our forms page
Beach Tram-For beach patrons between 4th St. & 9th St. the Borough offers a Beach Tram service. The tram picks up beachgoers on each street end, on the beach and takes them to the lifeguarded area between 9th St. & 10th St. It operates the same hours as the lifeguards, 10:00am to 5:00pm, it does not operate from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Last pick-up to leave the beach is around 4:00pm. The tram is free, however all passengers (over 11 years-old) must have a current beach badge.
Dogs on the beach– During permitted times dogs are allowed on the beach, but they MUST be on a leash. Dogs are not permitted on the beach from April 15th through September 15th.