Brigantine Beach is the residential community just north of Atlantic City and is an island bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Brigantine Inlet, Absecon Inlet and inland waterways.
Over 6.30 square miles in area, the island plays host to year round residents and visitors and home to the Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge – a 20,000-acre national park. Pristine beaches, wonderful waterways and a host of family entertainment venues are found all over the island.
The name “Brigantine” came from a type of 1600s ship; perhaps one of the first of over three hundred vessels wrecked on the notorious offshore shoals – during a two hundred year period.
Brigantine Beach is just minutes away from Atlantic City’s endless casino entertainment and world famous boardwalk.
The daily fee is $7 and the weekly fee is $13. Access to the beach for the full season costs $17, but children 12 and adults aged 65 or older are free.
Beach badges are available at the Beach Fee Office, which is located at 15th and Brigantine Blvd., across from City Hall.
Beach badges can also be purchased from Beach Tag inspectors on the beach.
The Beach Badge Office’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Beach badges must be worn from June 16 until Labor Day.
Restrooms and Showers:
Portable toilets are available throughout the beach area.
Showers are on the beach. There are no changing rooms.
Parking is available in municipal parking lots. Using these lots requires a permit.
Daily permits cost $6 dollars; seasonal permits cost $13.
Lifeguards are on duty from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Beaches are marked if there is a lifeguard.
Access for Visitors with Disabilities:
Beach wheelchairs are available. Visitors may arrange to obtain them by calling (609) 266-5233.
Food and non- alcoholic beverages are permitted. Barbecue cooking is allowed, as are grills with propane tanks.
Fishing is allowed north of 14th Street North, at 45th through 47th streets, at 49th Street (area north of Seaside Road), South of Jetty (Absecon Inlet) and Brigantine Bridge.
Surfing is permitted at 12th Street North, 10th Street South, North of the South End Jetty and South of the Sandy Lane bathing area. Kite flying is permitted on 34th Street South to 38th Street South.
Kite Flying is permitted on 34th Street South to 38th Street South.
From October 1st to May 29th, dogs are allowed on the beach provided they are on a leash, not longer than 6 ft. Dog feces must be removed. Dogs are allowed on the North-End Beach any time – same rules apply.
The interference with, alteration, removal or destruction of sand dunes, vegetation, snow fences, or protective barriers along the beachfront is strictly prohibited. Violations are punishable by a fine not exceeding $200 or imprisonment.
For more information, call (609) 266-1122 or visit http://www.bb-nj.com.