We love the beach as much as you and encourage everyone to have a fun time. Before having fun under the sun, please make sure to view the beach rules to keep everyone safe and happy.

Beach Rules

NBIA Beach Rules & Activities

2018 Season

NBIA 2018 Beach Rules & Activities

 

 

GENERAL

 

The Beach Areas within Normandy Beach are private beaches operated by the Normandy Beach Improvement Association for the benefit of its membership. However, public access to the beaches is permitted in accordance with New Jersey State Laws and Regulations.

 

 

ACCESS DURING BATHING HOURS : BADGES REQUIRED

 

For all persons 12 years of age or older, access is limited to those persons who have received badges through NBIA membership or purchased badges for daily use. Such badges must be prominently displayed. Badges can be purchased at the Bay Beach House (Broad and Seventh Ave.) (Telephone: 732-375-6240) Daily badges can also be purchased at the beach.

 

 

BEACH ACCESS AFTER HOURS

 

In general, Beach Access is limited to the Membership of the NBIA and those who purchase beach badges in accordance with NBIA rules except that the public has a limited right to access the tidal areas of the beach to walk, fish, surf, and engage in similar recreational activities, and the right to reasonable, short rest periods in the foreshore.

 

 

BEACH EATING & DRINKING

 

NO  COMMERCIAL  food deliveries to the beach are allowed and No drinking of ALCOHOLIC Beverages is permitted.    SMALL Personal coolers and plastic water bottles are permitted for snacking on the beach.  If garbage is not disposed of properly and rules are not followed, this privilege will be discontinued. GLASS is NOT ALLOWED on the beaches at any time.

 

 

BATHING BEACHES

 

All bathing beaches will open Saturday, June 23, 2018 and close Monday, Labor Day, September 3, 2018. Lifeguards are on duty seven days a week during bathing hours, weather and sea conditions permitting.

 

 

OCEAN BEACHES

 

Bathing hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Bathing beaches are located near street ends, and are designated by FLAGS positioned on each side of the lifeguard stand.  Bathing is permitted between these flags ONLY.  Depending on daily weather and sea conditions, the flags will be positioned to allow the maximum safe swimming area.  Surf mats, tubes, rubber boats, and boogie boards are allowed but only at lifeguard discretion.

 

 

BAY BEACH

 

Bathing hours are 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The bathing beach is located between the street ends of 6th and 7th Avenues on Barnegat Bay.  The bathing area is roped off, and bathing is permitted inside this area only.  Diving is permitted only from the float and the front of the dock facing the float.

 

 

BEACH CLOSINGS

 

When there are unsafe sea conditions or inclement weather, the Ocean and Bay beaches will be designated “CLOSED” by RED flags at all of the bathing beaches.  When swimming is “SAFE” it will designated by GREEN flags.  When YELLOW flags are displayed, it designates “CAUTION,” see the lifeguards.

 

 

DIGGING ON THE BEACH

 

Digging of large sand holes on the beach is not allowed.  There is a danger of collapse and people have fallen in them at night.

 

 

SMALL CHILDREN

 

Children less than 10 years of age are not allowed in the water at any bathing beach unless accompanied by an adult.

 

 

SURFBOARDS

 

Surfboards are allowed only at the Ocean beaches and in the areas permitted by lifeguards and only when sea conditions permit.  SHOCKCORDS are required to be used on all surfboards.  If you have any questions, speak to a lifeguard.

 

SMALL BOATS AND JET SKIS

 

The launching of sailboats, jet skis and small motorized boats from the Ocean beach is only permitted under safe sea conditions and at the discretion of the lifeguards and in specified areas designated by them.    No motorized boat is to operate within 50 feet of any swimmer, nor more than 5 M.P.H. in the surf zone.  No launching of boats or other motorized craft from the Bay beach.

 

 

FISHING

 

Surf fishing from the Ocean beach is allowed during bathing hours only in areas designated by the lifeguards.  Crabbing and fishing from the Bay beach are allowed at the discretion of the lifeguards.

 

 

SIGNAGE

 

The posting of signs at the entrances to the beaches is not allowed unless prior approval has been given by the NBIA Board of Directors.

 

 

BIKES

 

Bike riding is not allowed on any of the beach entrance walkways or mats.

 

 

VEHICLES

 

No motorized vehicles are allowed on any beach between June and September.

 

 

FIRES

 

No fires are allowed on any beach at any time.

 

 

PETS

 

No dogs, cats or other pets are allowed on any beach at any time between June and September.  All dogs must be on a leash when on the beach off-season. There is a $50 fine for not picking-up after your pet.

 

 

VEGETATION / DUNES

 

No beach vegetation should be dug, pulled, or otherwise damaged or destroyed at any time.  Keep off the dunes.

 

 

CAFRA

 

The Coastal Area Facility Review Act is designed to protect our vital shore areas.  Removal of sand from the beaches for personal use is prohibited under the Act and subject to a civil administrative penalty.

 

 

GENERAL PROHIBITIONS

 

No overnight sleeping on beaches or in cars.  No disrobing on beaches or in vehicles.  No parking on Ocean Terrace at any time.  No household garbage in any NBIA trash cans.

 

 

REMINDER

 

Do not leave household garbage or trash at the Ocean or Bay beaches before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.  There is no pick-up.  The garbage is unsightly and blows around and the neighbors have to clean it up.

 

 

TENTS / CANOPIES

 

No Tents, Tarps or Canopies are allowed on the beach at any time between June and September.   The only exception would be Baby Tents  no larger then 36” wide and 36” deep.

 

 

DRONES

 

No drones are  allowed on the beach during bathing hours.

 

NBIA Contact Info

P. (732) 375-6240 (in season only)

A. PO Box 698, Normandy Beach, NJ 08739

E. kimmerann1@msn.com

Toms River Police: 732-349-0150

Brick Police: 732-477-8300

Normandy Beach Special Patrol:  908-783-8328

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