LBI Beach Information


Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program

The Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program (CCMP) is a joint effort between the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the Long Beach Island Health Department. Seasonal water quality monitoring is performed routinely on Mondays and throughout the week as necessary at public bathing areas.  

Information on results, advisories, and closings, can be found at


dep hotline - 1-877-WARNDEP
The Department of Environmental Protection has established a toll-free telephone hotline number (1-877-927-6337) you can use to report  environmental incidents, abuses, and complaints in New Jersey.



illustration shows when caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the beach until you are free of the current, then swim diagnonally back to shore.


Long Beach Township Gator Program
For those experiencing difficulty accessing the beach, LBT GATOR PROGRAM is now operating during the beach hours of 10am-5pm. The Gators can be contacted through the LBT Transportation Office at (609) 342-2111

LBI Beach Patrols

Long Beach Township Beach Patrol
Beach Haven Beach Patrol
Surf City Beach Patrol
Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol

Beach Wheels

Beach Wheels are chairs that enable people, who are disabled, injured, or have a hard time walking, to enjoy the beach.


Call to reserve a chair:
Barnegat Light 609-494-9196
Beach Haven 609-492-9193
Harvey Cedars 609-494-2843
Long Beach Twp. 609-361-1200
Ship Bottom 609-494-2171
Surf City 609-494-3064
Township of Long Beach Beach Wheels Program

A list of LBI handicap ramps can be found at:


Helpful Links

Environmental Crimes Guide to Beach Wash Up
NJDEP Water Monitoring & Standards
Combined Sewer Overflow
Beaches (US Environmental Protection Agency)

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