Believe it or not, Berkeley Township has announced that 2020 preseason beach badges will go on sale from May 1st to May 31st.

Before we dive into the details, Berkeley Township wants all of its residents to be aware that these announcements can change at anytime due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

According to a statement, Berkeley Township wants to ensure that residents, "keep in mind that the Township will adhere to the Governor's and the CDC guidelines regarding social distancing [and they should regularly] check our website for updates on hours of operation." 

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Okay...now back into the good stuff...

These badges can be used on the township's White Sands Beach on 20th to 23rd Avenues in South Seaside Park.

The preseason beach badge price is $35.00 but after May 31st, the price will shoot up to $50.00.

However, to keep up with social distancing practices, badges can be purchased online or via snail mail ONLY.

To purchase online, click HERE and look for "Beach Information."

To purchase via snail mail, checks can be mailed to Berkeley Recreation at P.O. Box B, Bayville, NJ 08721. Letters MUST be postmarked by May 31st to receive the discounted beach badge price.

Once municipal buildings reopen, seniors over the age of 62 can pick up their $15.00 Senior Lifetime Photo ID Badge at the recreation center Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

As of now, all beach badges will be available for pick-up at the beach starting Memorial Day weekend but this is subject to change.

Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. also added, "The Recreation Department expects to have lifeguards on duty for Memorial Day weekend, and every weekend in June, while opening up full time on June 20th. These dates, of course, may be subject to change."

So yes, there are still a lot of things up in the air right now.

But the silver lining is that this announcement would not have been made if there wasn't a chance that the beaches will be open this Summer.

One step closer to normalcy, right?

We will keep you updated if anything changes.

For more information, visit BTREC.org.

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