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. We will have information, for anyone interested in working for the Borough as a Lifeguard, as it gets closer to the season on our forms page. The Lifeguard test dates will also be posted here as it gets closer.
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. There will be one six-week session, dates to be determined (Monday to Friday). 13 to 15 year-olds will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays and 10 to 12 year-olds will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both age groups will meet all together on Fridays. This program is a popular one and fills up quickly, please call to be added to our electronic mailing list.
*Again this year- Lifeguard In Training registration is being done electronically through Google, go to our forms page to click on the link (after February 20th). Once you submit the registration send your payment to Borough Hall. *Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this program was cancelled for 2020 and a decision will be made about 2021 at later date*
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