The 2019 Holiday Season Badges come with a gift box and are $32. They may be purchased at Borough Hall during regular hours and on Saturdays beginning November 24th through December 15th from 10 am to 3 pm.  You may also use the mail in reservation form by clicking the 2019 Reservation Form

Beach Badges

The Beach Badge Booth , located at 813 Long Beach Boulevard, opens April 25th through Labor Day from 9 am until 4:30 pm.  After the season begins badges may also be purchased from any badge checker on the beach from 10 am until 5 pm. 

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 2018 Season, Active Duty Military & their immediate families may access the Beach at no cost with an 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 $7 Weekly Badge $20 Seasonal $40



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

Between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm at Borough Hall.

The 16th Street Bay Beach

The Division Street Boat Ramp.



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 website.