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, beginning mid-April 2017 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. If you are interested in working for the Borough as a Lifeguard you can download the Applicant Letter & Information Sheet from our forms page. The Lifeguard test will be on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 10:00AM.
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 (after mid-February)
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 5:00pm. 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.