Ship Bottom Beach: 'Gateway to LBI'

Beach badges required starting June 18

Ship Bottom is known as the “Gateway to Long Beach Island” because of the bridge linking the borough to the mainland.

With a total area of 1 square mile, Ship Bottom is home to just more than 1,000 people. In addition to its beaches, Ship Bottom has a Waterfront Park, several recreational parks, fishing and crabbing pier, and Sunset Point, a local garden with a playground, restrooms, a gazebo and a beach area.

The borough also has amusements, antique and gift shops, art galleries and fine dining.

  • Beach badges cost $30 for a seasonal pass until May 31; $40 for a seasonal pass starting June 1; $20 for weekly pass; and $5 for a daily pass. Senior badges are $10 and are sold at Borough Hall. 
  • Badges are required starting June 18. Submit a Beach Badge Order Form or buy them at Borough Hall, 1621 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, 609-494-2171, ext. 102.
  • Beach badge gift certificates also are avalable for purchase.
  • Lifeguard Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Parking: Street parking and no meters.
  • Restrooms: Wawa on 9th street, Borough Hall on 17th street, at the bay on 10th street, and on the bay on 13th street.
  • Food and Drinks: Prohibited.
  • Handicap Access: 4th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 25th streets. BeachWheels are available from Ship Bottom Beach Patrol. Call to reserve in advance.


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