Surf City beaches will be guarded starting June 20th.  Badges will be for sale at the badge window on the N. 8th entrance of Borough Hall, daily, from 9 am to 4:30 pm through Labor Day.  

We ask that all patrons practice social distancing and wear a face mask upon approaching the badge window.No refunds will be issued.

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.

For the 2020 Season, Active Duty Military & their immediate families may access the beach at no cost with a wrist band obtained from a badge checker.

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

         Daily Badge $8         

       Weekly Badge $20

Seasonal $45






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.


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 website for 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. 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.