Mayor John G. Ducey says that Brick Beach 1 and Windward Beach Park will be open to swimming on Memorial Day weekend. All beaches will be open daily beginning June 15 and will be subject to new safety measures put in place for the ongoing pandemic crisis.
“While it is important that we continue to be vigilant in the fight against coronavirus, it is also important to bring back some normal aspects of life as safely as we can,” said Mayor Ducey. “Going to the beach is something that can be done in such a manner which is why we decided to move forward with opening them on Memorial Day weekend.”
During the crisis, beachgoers will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Lifeguard staff will patrol the beaches on foot throughout the day to ensure those guidelines are being followed. Beach supervisors will monitor the number of people on the beach and in the event social distancing guidelines are becoming difficult to adhere to, they will close access to the beach.
The number of daily beach badges sold will be limited to prevent crowding.
Beach staff will regularly disinfect restrooms, lockers and equipment throughout daily operations.
Season beach badges and parking passes will be on sale beginning Monday, May 11. Badges can be purchased by calling the Recreation Department at 732-262-1044. Season badges can be purchased by check or credit card only. Once payment is received, badges will be available for pick up at the Brick Municipal Building, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm.
Season beach badges cost $25 until June 15 and $30 on June 16 and later. Season parking passes are $30.
Cash will be accepted for daily badges and daily parking passes at the beaches.
As in years past, residents ages 65 and over by September 1, 2020 and veterans are eligible to receive a free daily wristband at the beaches with a valid ID. Senior season parking passes are $15.
For a full list of safety measures in place, please visit the Brick Township Beaches page on the Township website.