Brigantine Beach Information

 Brigantine Beach, NJ

The Brigantine Beach Patrol sponsors swimming and rowing competitions and swimming clinics for youth. Beach Chairs are available for the disabled. Please call Headquarters to reserve : (609) 266-5233.


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

Bramble Drive

Surfside Road

Sandy Lane

The Cove

Beach Tag Fees:

Beach tags are required from June to Labor Day during the hours of 10:30am to 5:30pm. Tags can be purchased at the Beach Fee Office, located at 265 42nd Street and is open from May 1st through September 1st. The Beach Fee Office is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and can be reached by calling (609) 264-7350.

Daily - $8.00 ~ Weekly - $14.00

Seasonal– During May - $15.00  

Seasonal – Starting June 1st - $18.00

Seniors age 60 to 64 ($8.00 in May) After June 1st - $18.00

Seniors age 65 and children under 12 - Free!


Surfers (or aspiring surfers) may contact the Brigantine Beach Waveriders at (609) 266-SURF for information about surfing tournaments and clinics for youths. Surfing is permitted at the following beaches:

12th Street North

10th Street South

North of South End Jetty    

South of Sandy Lane bathing area

Fishing Areas

North of 14th Street N  

45th Street - 47th Street

49th Street (north of Seaside Rd)

South of Jetty (Absecon Inlet)

Drive on Beach Info

Four-Wheel Drive Permits for the 2016 Season will go on sale December 1st at the Brigantine Beach Community Center located on 42nd Street.

Driving a four-wheel drive is permitted on the beach, as long as a permit is obtained. (See fee table below). Permits will be now be valid from January till December. Permit holders must follow rules and regulations of permit. Permanently Disabled persons need to provide documentation with proof of permanent disability to receive discount. For information regarding permits please call 266-2891. Applicants should present a valid driver’s license, auto registration and proof of insurance.

All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are not permitted on the beach. Drive and or All-Wheel Drive Vehicles do not qualify for a permit. Vehicles MUST be Four-Wheel Drive:

4 Wheel drive permit $175.00  

Age 60 & over $85.00

Permanently Disabled Persons $85.00  

Replace Lost Permits $30

 Veterans and active service persons - FREE!

Drive on Beach Entrances 

*South End of Lagoon Blvd  

*Harbor Beach Blvd. & Seaside Road

*North End - 14th Street North

Boats and Watercraft

The Boat Ramp is located at 5th St. South and Bayshore Avenue. A permit to use the ramp is required May 15th to September 15th. Permits are only sold at the boat ramp:

Daily - $25.00 ~ Weekly - $35.00

Seasonal – May $80.00  

Seasonal – starting June 1st $130.00

Replace lost permit $30.00


  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 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
 26 Street South - City Dock Area


Must have a permit, the cost is $150.00/yr. Permit applicant must have proof of Liability insurance. The launch area is located from Neptune Drive to Club Drive.


Kite Flying

Kite flying is permitted on:  34th Street to 38th Street South

Dogs on the Beach

October 1st to May 28th, dogs are allowed on the beach provided they are on a leash, not longer than 6 ft. Dog feces must be removed. Dogs allowed on the North-End Beach any time - same rules apply.