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 on all Barnegat Light beaches for all beach patrons 12 years-old and over. Lifeguards are on duty daily from 10:00am until 5:00pm.
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Badge Prices: There will be absolutely no refunds or replacements for beach badges- All Sales Are Final!
Pre-Season– $30 (price good through June 5th) *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 November 2021, with proof of age)
Holiday– $32 (available November through December, packaged in a gift box-perfect for holiday gift giving)
Badges can be purchased at the Borough Hall during the “off-season” Monday -Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm. During the spring the Beach Badge Booth opens for limited hours (please see our Bulletin Board page for a flyer with the hours). During the season the Beach Badge Booth is open every day from 8:00am until 3:00pm and until 6:00pm on Saturdays, or badges can be purchased on the beach from a Badge Checker. All Veteran & Active Military badges must be obtained from the Beach Badge Booth before going to 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. For anyone interested in working for the Borough as a Lifeguard, please email the Captain, Scott Caffrey at email@example.com and the Assistant Captain, John Schulze at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Participants will also use the skills they learn while participating in tournaments against other island LIT Beach Patrols.The decision has been made- There will be an LIT for 2021.
This year the program will run for five weeks, Monday June 28th through Friday July 30th. Again this year, there will be two age groups, 10 to 12 year-olds and 13 to 15 years-old.* 10 to 12 year-olds will meet Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 13 to 15 year-olds will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Fridays the older group only will be with the lifeguards at the lifeguard stands while the younger group will continue training. The sessions will run from 10:00am until 12:00pm. The cost of the session is $100 per child which includes training and clothing. For everyone’s safety we have put a limit on the number of participants, they younger group will be capped at 25 participants and the older group at 50 participants.
*Participants must age appropriate on the start date of the program- no exceptions can be made
*Again this year- Lifeguard In Training registration is being done electronically through Google, go to our forms page to click on the link. Once you submit the registration send your payment to Borough Hall. *The link is open* IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT- The 10 to 12 year-old age group has been filled and we are no longer taking registrations for that group. There are still some slots open in the 13 to 15 year-old group.
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