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2012 BEACH REGULATIONS
DUNE GRASS AND
Great expense and effort went into planting of the dune
grass, planted to preserve the dunes and protect our coast
line. Please keep off the dunes. No person may walk or enter
upon a protected dune area (Ordinance No. 543)
ENDANGERED-PROTECTED SPECIES CONSERVATION
The Borough of Sea Girt places special emphasis on the
protection and conservation of Endangered-Protected Species.
We would ask that all of the guests to our beach also be
cognizant of this and support our efforts. We would like to
encourage you to advise our lifeguards if you see anything
of concern as relates to an Endangered-Protected Species.
Thank you for visiting our beach.
BADGES & FOOD/TRASH INFORMATION
A-1 Each and every person (except children under 12 years of
age) must have beach badges when using any of the beaches in
Sea Girt during posted open hours. This badge shall at all
times be displayed on a prominent place.
A-2 Beach badges may be obtained between the hours of 9:00am
and 4:00pm at the Bathing Pavilion Office at the foot of
Beacon Boulevard or at other to be designated areas along
the beachfront. Only cash payments will be accepted for
A-3 A fee is charged for the Beach Badge in order to provide
Lifeguard protection and the necessary personnel and
equipment to maintain and clean the beaches. Lifeguards are
on duty daily, 9:15 am to 4:45 pm and from 9:15 am to 5:45
on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from the last weekend in
June until Labor Day at designated beaches.
A-4 Beach Badges will not be replaced.
A-5 Seasonal Badges are available at $100.00 per badge for
the entire season. Senior Badges (age 65 or older) will be
priced at $55.00 each, available at the Pavilion only with
proper identification. Senior Badges will have a distinctive
pattern and are for seniors only. Seasonal badges are
required from Memorial Day weekend and weekends thereafter
until June16, 2012. Badges are required everyday from June
16th until Labor Day.
A-6 Daily Badges are required for the same days as seasonal
and will be sold for $9.00 per person. These badges can be
purchased at the Main Pavilion and other designated areas
along the beachfront.
A-7 Food on the beach is prohibited. Only non-alcoholic
beverages in non-disposable containers are permitted on the
beach. The throwing, dumping or placing of cans, bottles,
containers, papers, food or other waste or refuse material
the beach is prohibited.
A-8 Garbage and recycling containers are located on the
boardwalk area. Please use the appropriate container.
B-1 Bathing is permitted weather permitting at the following
locations or as posted.
Beacon (Pavilion) Beach
New York Beach
Baltimore & Philadelphia Beaches
– conditions permitting at the discretion of Beach
B-2 Mats, body boards without skegs or any other flotation
device, are permitted, weather permitting, at these
New York Beach
Baltimore & Philadelphia Beaches
– conditions permitting at
the discretion of Beach Manager/Chief Lifeguard
B-3 Surfboards and body boards with skegs are permitted
south of the Baltimore Boulevard pipe and north of the
Philadelphia Blvd. jetty and on North Beach. Borough/Beach
Management has discretionary authority for actions related
to the protection of endangered/threatened species on North
Beach This area, excluding North Beach, will be open to
bathing when no surfing is going on due to calm conditions
at the discretion of the beach manager. When bathing is not
permitted at other beachfront areas due to wave conditions
or rough surf, these locations may be assigned to surfing
based on the safety conditions at the discretion of the
Beach Manager/Chief Lifeguard.
B-4 Stand up paddle boards may be launched and landed north
of the Trenton bathing area up to the Boston jetty. Wave
riding is permitted in this area, leashes must be worn.
Stand up paddle boards may be launched and landed on North
Beach. No wave riding is permitted on North Beach unless
Beach Manager or Chief Lifeguard gives approval.
B-5 Persons are not allowed on Sea Girt jetties, during
beach hours, without permission of the Beach Manager or
B-6 Rough Surf Management – During rough surf conditions the
Beach Manager/Chief Lifeguard will regulate and control the
beachfront as to determine whether bathing and/or kayaking,
and surfing is to be permitted, restricted or closed
during or after normal operating hours in accordance with
Sea Girt Borough Ordinance No. 17-2010. Any permitted
locations will be determined by safety conditions. The Rough
Surf Management Plan will remain in effect until the surf
conditions subside and normal beach operating conditions are
OPERATION THANK YOU
C-1 This will offer free beach access to active members of
the Armed Forces, National Guard and National Guard Reserves
of any branch of the military and their families. They must
present a valid military identification card for free entry
to the beach.
UNLAWFUL BEACH ENTRY
D-1 No one will be admitted to the beach without a beach
badge, during regular beach hours (9:00 am – 4:00 pm). Entry
is allowed only through designated entrances.
E-1 Bath houses are available at the Pavilion. Seasonal and
daily lockers are available and rates are posted at the
ticket window. Seasonal bath houses include five season
badges at the rate of $950.00. ** Senior rate applies to
Bath House – for every Senior Badge requested (with proper
identification for each) $45 will be deducted from the
total. ** Daily locker fees are $15.00 weekdays and $18.00
weekends and holidays. Daily locker fee includes beach
F-1 No sleeping on the beach between the hours of 5pm & 8am.
G-1 Picnic parties will be subject to the permission of the
Beach Manager/Chief Lifeguard and require a permit issued by
the Police Department. No picnic parties will be permitted
on North Beach. Such picnics will be limited to the
designated picnic table areas near the boardwalk in the
issued permit. For information on Wedding Ceremonies on the
beach please visit our website:
GAMES ON BEACH
H-1 The throwing of ball or other objects such as Frisbees,
paddleball and football is prohibited on beaches during
bathing hours of the entire beach season. Such games and the
throwing or active use of any objects such as Frisbees,
paddle balls or footballs are further prohibited at all
times, this activity is prohibited on North Beach, Pavilion
Beach and south of Seaside Place during ALL hours, not just
bathing hours. Kite flying is prohibited on all beaches. At
discretion of the Borough Administrator, Beach Manager, or
Chief Lifeguard, limited ball playing with a “soft ball”
with no hard cover, in specifically designated areas, is
permitted. Ball playing will be limited to those designated
areas, and by no way will impact the entrance ways,
Endangered/Protected Species areas, or large congregation of
beachgoers. The use of a bat(s) or any other type of sports
equipment other than a “soft ball” is PROHIBITED. Ball
playing will be limited to the areas and by no way will
impact the entrance ways, Endangered/Protected Species
areas, or large congregation of beachgoers.
PRIVATE STORAGE BOXES
I-1 The placing of private storage boxes or private property
on the beach or under the boardwalk is prohibited and
J-1 Boats of any kind other than registered catamarans or
sailfish may not be launched or beached on any beach during
bathing hours. Registration is limited to 30 in number.
Catamarans, if approved, shall be stored at the direction
of the Beach Manager or Chief Lifeguard. All catamaran
storage shall be restricted to the south of Beacon
Boulevard. Registration decals must be displayed on the
boats. These catamarans are permitted on the beach from
April 1st until
October 31st. Any boats on the beach before or after this
time shall be removed at owner’s expense and a fine imposed.
J-2 Kayaks are prohibited from being launched on North Beach
from March 15th until notification from the New Jersey
Division of Fish and Wildlife and approval by the Beach
Manager or Chief Lifeguard. Kayaks may be launched north of
Trenton Beach bathing area daily, subject to safe surf
conditions. Kayak storage bins are available for rental from
Memorial Day to one week after Labor Day. Registration is
required in the Beach Office and will be renewed each year
until June 16th. Space is limited. The launching of kayaks
on North Beach shall be in accordance with and subject to
areas so designated by the Beach Manager/Chief Lifeguard to
avoid interference with the Endangered and Protected
Species Activity and Habitat.
K-1 The Pavilion restrooms will be open during normal beach
hours and during special events at the beach.
DOGS ON BOARDWALK AND
L-1 Borough Ordinance No. 485 prohibits dogs on the
boardwalk. Dogs are not permitted on the beach from March 15
to September 30 of any year. At other times of the year any
owner or a person having custody or control of a dog may be
on the beach only if the dog is securely confined and
controlled by an adequate leash not more than six (6) feet
in length. The requirements of Ordinance No. 485, Section A7
requiring clean up after any dog are hereby made applicable
to the public beach area. Your particular cooperation in the
observance of this ordinance is requested.
M-1 Riding or standing bicycles on the boardwalk from May 15
to September 15 is restricted to the hours of 5:00 am to
10:00 am. Motorized vehicles are not permitted at any time
on the beach or boardwalk. Skates and skateboards
are not permitted at any time on the boardwalk.
OFFICE AND POLICE HEADQUARTERS
N-1 The Sea Girt Borough Hall is located at the northeast
corner of Baltimore Boulevard and Fourth Avenue. The Police
Department, Fire Department and Borough Administrative
Offices are located in the building. Police and Fire
non-emergency phone is 732-449-7300. The Municipal Offices
phone is 732-449-9433. Radio communications is maintained
between the Borough Hall and Police Patrol Car. For ALL
Emergencies dial 911. It is the desire of the Borough that
its beaches afford the maximum pleasure to the public and
the beach committee will welcome any suggestions regarding
the improvement of beach facilities or administration.
Please file all suggestions, in writing, at the office of
the Beach Manager at the Pavilion.
N-2 Any person or persons violating any of the foregoing
rules and regulations may be prosecuted in accordance with
Borough Ordinance No. 17-2010.
SAFE BEACH SEASON