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.
NBIA Beach Rules & Activities
Beach badges must be prominently displayed by any person over the age of 12 years when on any beach during bathing hours. Badges can be obtained at the Bay Beach House (Broad and Seventh Ave.) daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Telephone: 732-375-6098) Daily badges can also be purchased at the beach.
BEACH EATING & DRINKING
NO COMMERICAL 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.
All bathing beaches will open Saturday, June 25, 2017 and close Monday, Labor Day, September 5, 2017. Lifeguards are on duty seven days a week during bathing hours, weather and sea conditions permitting.
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.
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.
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 them collapsing and people have fallen in them at night.
Children less than 10 years old are not allowed in the water at any bathing beach unless accompanied by an adult.
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, no 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.
The posting of signs at the entrances to the beaches is not allowed unless prior approval has been given by the NBIA Board of Governors.
Bike riding is not allowed at any of the beach entrances.
No motorized vehicles are allowed on any beach between June and September.
No fires are allowed on any beach at any time.
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. There is a $50 fine for not picking-up after your pet.
No beach vegetation should be dug, pulled, or otherwise damaged or destroyed at any time. Keep off the dunes.
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.
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.
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