For those that don’t want an over-populated beach, you’ll find plenty of reasons to fall in love with the Brigantine Beach area.
I’ll share a bit of insight on the beaches. If you are seeking a truly natural beach, that is almost all undeveloped you’ll want to read this!
Brigantine Beach Areas
Firm sand, very residential, quiet, and optimal for the beach-goer, there’s lots to love about the area.
For those that love casino life, you are a stone’s throw from Atlantic City (literally a few minutes by car).
The Brigantine Beach Areas + Your Beach Tag
If you head to the Brigantine beach areas be sure to have your beach tags on you or your bags because the lifeguards do stop and ask to see them
That is one thing I found annoying because I am not a child going to a public pool and yet I had to make sure I had a beach tag on me.
As we were taking a short nap on the beach we had our passes with us, but not ON us, and the lifeguard came over and asked to see them.
That shortened that relax span as I had to grab them out of the bag, Lesson learned: just attach it to your bag or straps somewhere on your suit and you won’t have to deal with the inquiry.
We watched this go on up and down the beaches.
Brigantine Beach Areas + Eating and Drinking
Since we normally vacay down south this was a very different experience as we tote coolers, beverages and enjoy that experience.
We noted that most did not tote coolers and food, instead, more just beach paraphernalia and alcohol is not permitted on the beach which was basically culture shock to us as we were served food and beverages on the beach at our resort.
While I am not into binge drinking to get drunk, having a glass of wine oceanside or a hard seltzer is just a very relaxing part of vacay and that I miss.
Beyond The Brigantine Beach Areas. Day Tripping Fun.
A quick jaunt to a few fabulous beach areas
Interested in 2 highly praised other beach areas that are not too far from the Brigantine beach areas? Yes!
You will have to drive, but you will have positive beach-going experiences.
Of course for those that want a home-based destination that is just a little over an hour (depending on when you go) to Cape May, and about 35 minutes (depending on traffic) to Ocean City beach.
Things to Know About Brigantine Beach Area
One of the things I enjoy about Brigantine Beach Areas is that it is kind of what I call organized beaching. Meaning, that there won’t be fishing poles where you are swimming, nor will jet skis be zipping off while you are sitting on the shoreline or in the water.
There are fishing areas and swimming areas. In many of the different swimming areas, there are lifeguards on duty.
Kite flying happens but only in designated areas: 34th street South to 38th.
Yes There Are Jellyfish
So in Hawaii and Myrtle Beach, we have had the most miserable Jellyfish experiences and to find these here, well is not unexpected just a not-so-happy find.
They cling and sting and can create awful muscle cramps as we were told, so that stopped the swim party for at least one day then we went right back in.
From The Seawall Walking Towards AC (building in site)
As you walk more towards
Dogs On the Beach Along with the Brigantine beach areas?
Bringing your best friend along? You can bring your dog along anytime on the North End of the beach but do follow the rules about leashes and feces.
Other times dogs are allowed on the beaches Oct-May.
Passes and Brigantine beach area visits
Since we don’t live here and don’t frequent the Jersey Shores learning that we needed a beach permit was something new but quite manageable.
To visit the beach, you need to have a beach tag. The tags range in price depending on your age and if you want seasonal, daily or weekly, etc.
Do tote. your beach passes with you.
Alcohol And The Beach
We spend many summers in the Outer Banks and unlike the OBX area, alcohol is not permitted on the beaches on the New Jersey shores.
No alcohol is allowed on the beach therefore in Brigantine, and we did not see anyone with coolers on the beach.
Parking and The Brigantine Beach area
For those staying in a rental, you’ll need a parking spot, so make sure your rental comes with one. Ours actually came with 2 which was perfect for having multi-vehicles.
Anyone visiting the area will need to park and you must follow the signage and the rules for parking(obviously). See the Brigantine website for that info, we didn’t need that, but we heard a few people discussing this in a restaurant.
Want to 4×4 or Jet Ski?
I love being able to 4×4 and you can here in Brigantine Beach in the designated 4×4 area but you will need a permit. Also for those that love to Jet Ski just make sure to have a permit as well.
Yes, you can bike here. It’s a lot of fun and there are a lot of people biking, you will need to follow the rules of the road. There are also bike rentals if you don’t have one with you and plenty of bike racks to store the bikes.
Walking the Beach
The sand is firm and clean. It’s miles of walking and every area is so unique as you walk.
Other Great Things to Do In Brigantine beach areas
Enjoy surfing, kayaking, boating, jet skiing, beach time, fishing, and more throughout the properly designated beach areas and enjoy your time here~ DanaXO