Swimming is permitted at the following beaches from June 18th to Labor Day during the hours of 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, while the lifeguards are on duty. PLEASE only swim when and where Guards are present for your safety.
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Tags can be purchased through the Viply APP or at the Beach Fee Office, located at 265 42nd Street and is open from December through September. The Beach Fee Office can be reached by calling (609) 264-7350 prompt#6.
Surfing is permitted at the following beaches:
Surfers (or aspiring surfers) may also contact the Brigantine Beach Waveriders at (609) 266-SURF for information about surfing tournaments and clinics for youth.
Permitted on 34th Street South to 38th Street South.
From October 1st to May 29th, dogs are allowed on the beach provided they are on a leash, not longer than 6ft. Dog feces must be removed. Starting May 30th, NO DOGS are permitted on any beach from 14th Street North to the Jetty, at any time.
The interference with, alteration, removal or destruction of sand dunes, vegetation, snow fences, or protective barriers along the beach is prohibited.
Founded in 1938, the Brigantine Beach Patrol has grown both in numbers and the skills required of its members. Current manpower strength is over 100 working guards, both male and female, with 11 officers. Chief of the Beach Patrol is Kip Emig.
Brigantine guards provide a 6 week swim lesson program that teaches almost 200 children water safety. Sign ups are always the first week of July.
Guarded beaches begin on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and those beaches are: 2nd street north, 15th street South, 26th Street South and 34th Street South (weekends only). Full staffed beaches always begin the third week of June thru the Labor Day weekend. The Patrol offers limited weekend service during the month of September at 2nd Street North, 15th Street South, 26th Street South and 34th Street South.
The American Red Cross has trained 75 of our members in first aid with all of them certified as CPR instructors and 10 EMTs. Additionally, 5 members are water safety instructors.
In addition to keeping a watchful eye on swimmers, the beach patrol gives swimming lessons and water safety lectures to groups and schools. Added to this program is a skin cancer avoidance lecture and tidewater environment lessons. The Beach Patrol also operates a two-week ‘junior lifeguard” program wherein up to 125 candidates, both boys and girls, come out and learn basic lifeguarding techniques and water safety plus a “rookie camp” for first-year lifeguards. The Beach Patrol can also be seen overseeing such local aquatic events as the Lion’s Club Mile Swim, the Elk’s Club Bayfest and mile swim, the Red Cross Triathlon, and the Brigantine Waveriding Association’s Surf Contests.
The Brigantine City Beach Patrol’s primary coverage area is approximately five miles of beach. The patrol also responds to calls on an additional six miles of unprotected beach.
The Boat Ramp is located at 5th St. South and Bayshore Avenue.
For up to date information on Boat Ramp Closings, text your zip code (08203) to 888777.
You will be signed up for the City’s Alert System.
Licensed boats only. 6th Street North, 28th Street – 30th Street & 40th Street.
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 is permitted at the following beaches.
Must have a permit, the cost is $150.00/yr. In order to obtain a permit applicant must have proof of Liability Insurance. The launch area is located from Neptune Drive to Club Drive.
Parking Boats and/or Trailers Parking
Prohibited within the City of Brigantine from October 1st to May 1st. From May 1st to September 30th, boats and/or trailers can be parked on the street in front of the owners/lessees property. No parking of boats and/or trailers on Ocean Avenue at any time.
City of Brigantine Beach
1417 West Brigantine Avenue
Brigantine, NJ 08203
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm