Surf City beaches badges will be required when the beaches are guarded June 19th to September 6th.


Preseason beaches badges will be available by reservation form starting April 1st. Preseason badges will be $35 until May 31st. All reservation forms must be postmarked by May 31st and payment must be received in full. Reservations will be available for pick up starting June 1st.

2021 Beach Badge Order Form

Lifeguards & Badge Checkers will be on duty from 10 am to 5 pm. Valid Surf City beach badges are required for all individuals from 12 years of age to 64 years of age whenever lifeguards & badge checkers are on duty.

Surf City Beach Badges are ONLY VALID IN SURF CITY, not all of Long Beach Island.

         Daily Badge $10        

       Weekly Badge $20

Seasonal $45


Portable restroom facilities are available at the following locations, changing rooms and showers are not provided:

Behind Borough Hall at 813 Long Beach Boulevard.

The 16th Street Bay Beach.

The Division Street Boat Ramp.


Tents are not permitted on Surf City Beaches. Toddler tents or securely anchored umbrellas are permitted.

General Rules

For safety reasons, please do not dig holes deeper than 12 inches. All holes must be refilled prior to leaving the beach.

Launching of any boats, kayaks, or canoes of any sort is not permitted from any Surf City beach.

Dogs may enjoy the beach while leashed with their owners from October 1st until April 30th.

Beach Buggy Permits are available from September to May through the Surf City Police Department.

The fishing beaches during guarded hours are located between North 23rd Street to North 25th Street.



The surfing beaches during guarded hours are outside of the swimming area as directed by the Borough lifeguards. This is a trial period, all surfers must present a badge.

  • Permitted surfing is subject to daily weather/water conditions.
  • Surfers must check in with a lifeguard & a badge checker before entering the water.
  • Surfing in designated areas only.
  • Surfers must use a leash.
  • There will be NO disrobing or changing on the beach or in the street.
  • Failure to comply will result in a ticket/fine

Beach Patrol

Lifeguard stands will be located approximately at South 2nd Street, Division, North 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, and 24th.  The precise location of the guarded beach may change from year-to-year or even week-to-week depending on surf condition and most notably the location of sandbars.  In addition, at times there may be two separate bathing areas on a beach instead of one large bathing area if there is a rip current in the middle of the swimming area.

For more information please visit the     

Surf City Beach Patrol

Municipal Boat Ramp

 Property owners will be issued one pass for use by the property owner for one boat and trailer. Resident boat ramp passes can be obtained at the Borough Hall badge window, Monday through Friday – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  All vessels must be registered to the property owner.  Non-commercial ramp passes are available for $70 each & commercial Boat Ramp Passes are available for $200 each. Both can be purchased at the boat ramp. Daily passes are available for $20.  Anyone applying for a Boat Ramp Pass must supply trailer registration and boat registration. 

Beach Wheels

Beach Wheel Chairs are available by reservation and are available on a first come, first serve basis from 9 am to 4 pm daily. Residents and visitors can visit to the badge booth to rent a chair at no cost. Chairs may be rented for a week at a time by persons staying in Surf City.  Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated as this program runs solely on contributions.

All persons renting a chair will be required to sign a hold harmless and damage agreement along with providing a valid driver’s license. These chairs cannot fit in a car or small SUV.  Chairs may be picked up with a pick up truck, large SUV or will need to be walked  to the location. Beach wheelchairs cannot be delivered. 

Please call (609)361-7655 from June 1st to September 6th for reservations.