Brigantine NJ Beach Information

 

Brigantine Beach Patrol

Founded in 1938, the Brigantine Beach Patrol has grown both in numbers and the skills required of its members. Current manpower strength is 83 working guards, both male and female, with six officers. The Beach Patrol sponsors swimming and rowing competitions and swimming clinics for youth.

Beach Tag Fees:

Beach tags are required from June 14th to Labor Day during the hours of 10:30am to 5:30pm. Tags can be purchased at the Beach Fee Office, located at 265 42nd Street and is open from May 1st through September 1st. The Beach Fee Office is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and can be reached by calling (609) 264-7350.

   Daily - $8.00 ~ Weekly - $14.00

  Seasonal (May) $15.00 ~ Seasonal (June 1st)  $18.00

  Seniors age 60 to 64 (May) $8.00 ~ June 1st - $18.00

  Seniors age 65 and children under 12 - FREE!

Beach Chairs available for the disabled. To reserve: 609-266-5233. If the beach is in operation you can purchase tags on the beach from the inspectors. 

Municipal Beach Parking Areas

Parking permits for municipal parking lots can be purchased for $25.00 for a Seasonal permit, or $8.00 for daily permits:

   2nd Street and Roosevelt Boulevard
  
16th Street and Ocean Avenue
  
34th Street and Ocean Avenue
  
38th Street and Ocean Avenue
  
26th Street and Ocean Avenue

 Child swimming in the ocean

 Brigantine Beach, NJ lifeguard stand 

 Girl surfing

Swimming  

Swimming is permitted at protected beaches only from June 14th to Labor Day during the hours of 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, while the lifeguards are on duty:


   10th St North  5th St North

  2nd St North     2nd St South

 4th St South    7th StSouth

 14th St South    16th St South

 20th St South   22nd St South

  26th St South   28th St South

 32nd St South     34th St South

 38th St South    43rd St South

 Bramble Drive   Surfside Rd

 Sandy Lane    The Cove

Surfing

Surfers (or aspiring surfers) may contact the Brigantine Beach Waveriders at (609) 266-SURF for information about surfing tournaments and clinics for youths. Surfing is permitted at the following beaches:

  12th Street North

10th Street South

  North of South End Jetty  

  South of the Sandy Lane bathing area

Fishing Areas

 North of 14th Street North    45th Street - 47th Street

49th St (north of Seaside Rd)   south of Jetty (Absecon Inlet)

surf rods at the beach

 Jetty Fishing

surf fishing at drive-on beach

Drive on Beach Info

Four-Wheel Drive Permits for the 2016 Season will go on sale December 1st at the Brigantine Beach Community Center located on 42nd Street.

Driving a four-wheel drive is permitted on the beach, as long as a permit is obtained. (See fee table below). Permits will be now be valid from January till December. Permit holders must follow rules and regulations of permit. Permanently Disabled persons need to provide documentation with proof of permanent disability to receive discount. For information regarding permits please call 266-2891. Applicants should present a valid driver’s license, auto registration and proof of insurance.

All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are not permitted on the beach. Drive and or All-Wheel Drive Vehicles do not qualify for a permit. Vehicles MUST be Four-Wheel Drive:

 4 Wheel drive permit $175.00  

 Vehicle owners 60 & over $85.00

 Permanently Disabled Persons $85.00  

 Replace Lost Permit $30

 Veterans and Active Military persons - FREE!

Drive on Beach Entrances 

 South End of Lagoon Blvd  

 Harbor Beach Blvd. & Seaside Rd

 North End - 14th St. North

Boats and Watercraft

The Boat Ramp is located at 5th St. South and Bayshore Avenue. A permit to use the ramp is required May 15th to September 15th. Permits are only sold at the boat ramp:

  Daily $25.00 ~ Weekly $35.00

  Seasonal – May $80.00     Seasonal – June 1st $130.00

  Replace lost permit $30.00

Sailboats

Licensed boats only can be launched from: 

6th Street North    

28th Street - 30th Street  

40th Street

Jet Skis 

You must have a permit to launch from designated beach. The cost is $125.00/yr. In order to obtain a permit, applicant must have a copy of Face sheet of insurance policy (minimum $500,000 liability insurance required). Permit holders must follow rules and regulations of permit. Jet Skiing is permitted in the inlet side of the South Jetty as designated by appropriately posted signs.

Kayaking

Kayaking is permitted at the following beaches:


 Adjacent to all Lifeguard protected Beaches
 The North-end beaches (North of 15th Street North)

 Absecon Inlet Beaches
 Area between Sandy Lane and Seaside Rd lifeguard station
  26th Street South - City Dock Area

Catamarans 

Must have a permit, the cost is $150.00 year. Permit applicant must have proof of Liability insurance. The launch area is located from Neptune Drive to Club Drive.

 Dogs on the beach at Brigantine NJ

Catamaran on the beach

 flying a kite on the beach

  

Kite Flying 

Permitted on:  34th Street to 38th Street South

Dogs on the Beach 

October 1st to May 28th, dogs are allowed on the beach provided they are on a leash, not longer than 6 ft. Dog feces must be removed. Dogs allowed on the North-End Beach any time - same rules apply.

Horseback Riding on the Beach

Horseback Riding (permit required), can be enjoyed on the North End Beach -  2 1/2 miles of untouched beach located at the tip of Brigantine. Horseback riding is permitted from October 1st through March 30th from the hours of  7:00am – 8:30 pm. For permit information call 266-7600 ext. 220. 

  
Seabirds

 Boy playing at water's edge

 Brigantine Beach Ocean Waves

 Kite flying at the beach