Swimming Swimming is permitted at the following beaches from June 15th to Labor Day during the hours of 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, while the lifeguards are on duty.
10th Street North
5th Street North
2nd Street North
2nd Street South
4th Street South
7th Street South
14th Street South
15th Street South
16th Street South
20th Street South
22nd Street South
26th Street South
28th Street South
32nd Street South
34th Street South
38th Street South
43rd Street South
The Following Beaches will remain open for 3 weekends after Labor Day:
2nd Street North
Kite Flying Permitted on 34th Street South to 38th Street South.
Dogs on the Beach From October 1st to May 29th, dogs are allowed on the beach provided they are on a leash, not longer than 6 ft. Dog feces must be removed. Dogs are allowed on the North-End Beach any time – same rules apply.
Dunes, Fences & Beach Grass The interference with, alteration, removal or destruction of sand dunes, vegetation, snow fences, or protective barriers along the beach is prohibited..
Beach Parking Areas (Permit required)
2nd Street and Roosevelt Blvd.
16th Street and Ocean Avenue
34th Street and Ocean Avenue
38th Street and Ocean Avenue
26th Street and Ocean Avenue
Beach Patrol Kip Emig- Chief of the Beach Patrol
Beach Patrol Headquarters – 16th Street & Beach (609) 266-5233 Founded in 1938, the Brigantine Beach Patrol has grown both in numbers and the skills required of its members. Current manpower strength is 86 working guards, both male and female, with 10 officers.
Acting Chief of the Beach Patrol – 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 Memorial Day weekend these beaches are 2nd street north, 15th 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 north, 15 south and 26 street south.
The American Red Cross has trained 30 of our members in first aid with all of them certified as CPR instructors and 8 EMTs. Additionally, 9 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 (with 25 stands). The patrol also responds to calls on an additional six miles of unprotected beach.
For more information, click here to view the City Code and search for “Beach Patrol.”
Boat Ramps 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.
Sailboats Licensed boats only. 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 Road lifeguard station.
26th Street South – City Dock area.
Catamarans 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 shall be 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.