2014 Summer Seasonal Beach Badge Prices
It is almost that wonderful time of the year when relaxing on the beach erases any thought about the harsh 2014 winter.
Home to more than 30 beautiful beaches, the Jersey Shore is trying to do everything they can do to bring people back to the beach.
According to the Townsquare News Network, only five beaches have been forced to raise badge prices as a result of Sandy.
Sea Girt has jumped its day rate prices from $10 to $11 and its season pass from $110 to $120. Seaside Heights also increased from $5 to $6 and the season pass from $45 to $50
Spring Lake, Ocean Grove and Bradley Beach have increased their daily badges by $1.
However, most of the shores beach badge prices will stay the same.
Below is a list of the 2014 Jersey Shore Seasonal Beach Badge Prices:
Asbury Park: $70, $20 for those 13 to 17 and 62 and over. Free for children 12 and younger accompanied by an adult, as well as disabled veterans and active-duty soldiers and their dependents.
Avon: $90, $45 for teens 12 to 18 and seniors 65 and older, free for children 11 and younger.
Beach Haven: Badges are required from June 22 through Labor Day. $30 on or before June 28. $40 after June 4. Free for children younger than 12. Adults 65 years and older will be issued a special badge upon proof of age.
Brick: $25 if purchased prior to June 15. $30 for badges after June 16. Free for children 12 or younger accompanied by an adult. Senior citizens age 65 and older prior to Sept. 1 are admitted free daily by showing ID with proof of age.
Barnegat Light: $25 if purchased by June 15. $35 thereafter; $10 for those age 65 and older with ID. Free for children 11 and younger.
Berkeley: $30 through June 15; $35 thereafter. Badges can be purchased May 28 to June 21 at the Berkeley Recreation Center. Badges are free for children 12 and younger & seniors age 62 and older with proof of age
Belmar: $50, $15 for those who are disabled or 62 and older, free for those 15 and younger. Free for active servicemen and women and their families with proper identification.
Bradley Beach: $75 for adults 16 to 64; $30 for patrons 65 and older; $25 for children 13 to 15; free for children 13 and younger. Season beach badges will be on sale at both the Third Avenue and Cliff Avenue booths from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
Deal: $125. Children 11 and younger are free. Fees are subject to change, according to beach officials.
Harvey Cedars: $30 through June 15 and $40 thereafter. Badges can be bought at Borough Hall, 7606 Long Beach Blvd., through June 15. 65 and older are $9 and available only at the badge booth at Sunset Park. The booth opens June 22.
Lavallette: $35 if purchased by June 17, $45 thereafter; $14 for patrons 65 years and older, people with disabilities and military personnel on active duty. Children 11 and younger admitted free. Badges are at the temporary office trailer at the Lavallette Fire Department 125 Washington Ave. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
Long Beach Township: $30 if bought by June 15; thereafter $40. Senior citizens 65 and older are $5. Children 11 and under are free.
Loch Arbour: $90 for adults and children 12 and older; $50 for senior citizens.
Long Branch: $45 for children 13 to 17; $65 for adults 18 to 64, and $25 for adults 65 and older.
Manasquan: $70, $35 for children 12 to 16, $25 for seniors 65 and older, free for children 11 and younger. Proof of age is required. Season passes for people with disabilities are half-price with disabled identification.
Monmouth Beach: Season parking tags at the Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion for residents cost $55 for children 5 to 11; $140 for patrons 12 to 64; $50 for seniors 65 and older. Nonresidents pay $150 for children 5 to 11, $370 for patrons 12 to 64; $125 for seniors 65 and older.
Ocean Grove: $70 for adults; $40 for those 65 and older; $35 for ages 12 to 17; free for children 11 and under accompanied by a paid adult.
Point Pleasant: $15 per person, $10 for seniors; Daily fee is $1; children 12 and younger free. Season badges can be purchased at Borough Hall on Bridge Avenue during the week
Point Pleasant Beach: half-season pass, $60; season pass, $85. Children 5 to 11:$35 half-season; $45 season. Seniors: $60 season. Children 4 and younger admitted free.
Ship Bottom: $30 prior to June 1 and $40 thereafter. The beach is free for children 12 and younger. Badges are required for Ocean and Bay beaches.
Surf City: $25 if purchased by May 31, $35 thereafter. Badges are not required for those 65 and older or children 11 and younger. Badges can be purchased at Borough Hall, 813 Long Beach Blvd., and at the beach.
Seaside Park: $50 seasonal until June 14, $55 thereafter; $20 for those 65 and older. Badges are available with cash and check only at borough hall, 732-793-3700.
Sea Girt: $100 season, $55 for those 65 and older, free for children 11 and younger. Active duty servicemen and -women and their immediate family are admitted free with proper identification.
Spring Lake: 100 for the season; $60 for a half-season; free for children 11 and younger.
Sea Bright: $100 or $35 for those 65 and older and disabled. Children age 12 and younger, active military and family are admitted free. Badges are on sale for weekends only starting May 18 and 19, and weekdays starting June 15.
Sandy Hook: A daily parking pass is $15; a season pass is $75. Senior citizens (62 and older) with either a $10 inter-agency senior pass or $10 Golden Age Passport pay $7.50 daily or $37.50 for a season pass. Visitors to Fort Hancock, pedestrians and cyclists may enter for free. Parking charges are in effect from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Toms River: Free for residents 62 and older and active military members with valid ID. 35 with no price increase date throughout the summer. Badges will go on sale when beaches open daily on the tentative date of June 22 and will be available only at the actual beach locations.
Union Beach: Free. Borough officials expected the beach to be open in late June.