Tomorrow, Thursday and for the 2 additional Thursday’s through the Labor Day 2009 weekend, ‘we don’t need no stinking badges!’
The Borough of Beach Haven, on Long Beach Island, is making a last ditch effort to attract day trippers and mainland locals to the lovely beaches of this southern Long Beach Island community.
Thursday’s will be FREE BEACH DAYS in Beach Haven! No (stinking) badges required. It’s an effort to draw beach goers to the southern end of Long Beach Island to spend money they might have spent on a badge elsewhere in the community.
Most mainland locals, me included, don’t travel far during the summer months once we cross the Route 72 Causeway to the Island. We tend to buy season beach passes in Ship Bottom, Surf City and Long Beach Township. That way we cross the bridge, park the car and we’re on the beach!
Beach Haven Commissioners are hoping these free Thursdays will not only encourage visitors to drive the Boulevard south, but give badge checkers, who are mostly college students, a needed day off.
Additional Long Beach Island info you might find helpful:
- Handicapped Beach Access on Long Beach Island
- Public Restrooms on Long Beach Island
- Best Beaches in New Jersey
(The free beach Thursday’s (8/20, 8/27 and 9/3) applies only to the Beach Haven beachfront from 12th Street to Nelson Avenue. )