The 2024 Seasonal Holiday Badge will be available for purchase starting October 23, 2023. The badge comes in a decorative, gift ready box for $40.00. The badge may be purchased through the finance department with cash or check during normal business hours and on small business Saturday, November 25th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the beach badge window off N. 8th Street.
Daily Badge $10 Weekly Badge $20 Preseason Badge through May 31st $40 Seasonal Badge $50
ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS. DAILY AND WEEKLY BADGES CANNOT BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.
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 MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SURF CITY BEACHES, PLEASE CALL THE BADGE BOOTH STARTING MAY 1ST AT (609)361-7655
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.
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.
Monopole shade devices are permitted on the beach not to exceed 8 feet by 8 feet in size with no sides. Shade devices may not be pre-set up on the beach to reserve a sitting area. Devices will be removed at the owner’s expense.
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
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.
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 lifeguard page.
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.
ADA Beach Wheels
Beach Wheelchairs 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 obtain a chair at no cost. Chairs may be obtained 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 if you have any questions.
ADA ATV Gator
The ADA Gator Program has been expanded to cover the length of all of the Borough beaches. A Gator badge is required and can be obtained at the Beach Badge Booth by showing a government-issued ID & completing a hold harmless agreement.
Anyone with a Gator Badge can catch the Gator on the approved vehicle access streets, N. 5th, N. 12th, or N. 18th by the street entrance of the dune area. The Gator will then bring the patron over the dune and along the dune fence area to any street they wish to go to in the borough. The Gator may not enter the crowded beach area for safety reasons. When you are ready to leave the beach, you can catch the Gator as they sweep by the dune fence area or contact the Beach Badge office with your location. The Beach Badge office will radio the corresponding Gator driver to your area in the order that calls are received. All patrons with badges are permitted to have one individual assist them and ride along.
The entire length of the Surf City beaches are covered by the Gators as follows:
5th street Gator – South 3rd Street to 7th Street
12th Street Gator – 7th Street to 15th Street
18th Street Gator – 15th Street to 25th Street
If you have questions about this service, please don’t hesitate to call the badge booth at (609)361-7655 during business hours.
ADA Access Point
The N. 12th Street beach is the designated point with improved access including a ramp and a beach mat.