Beach tags on sale in Downbeach

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  The Ventnor-Margate adult beach badge is available at the preseason rate. The Ventnor-Margate adult beach badge is available at the preseason rate.

The time to break out the sandals, beach chairs and umbrellas is growing closer, and now is the time to get beach badges at the discounted rate.

In Ventnor and Margate, beach badges must be worn by anyone 12 years old and up. The preseason price is $7 for a regular seasonal badge and $3.50 for a senior citizen badge for people 65 and older. Beginning June 1, all badges will cost $15.

Beach badges can be purchased 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the finance office at Ventnor City Hall, 6201 Atlantic Ave., or 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the at the Margate Municipal Complex in the former Union Avenue School, 9001 Winchester Ave. and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. seven days a week at the Bloom Pavilion at Huntington Avenue and the beach.

In Margate, badges can be reserved by mailing a check or money order for the exact amount made payable to the City of Margate and mailed to Margate City Hall, 9001 Winchester Ave., Margate, NJ 08402. Include a phone number and the quantity of badges to be purchased.

Reservations must be received in City Hall by the close of business May 31; postmarks will not be accepted. Reserved badges can be picked up 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bloom Pavilion or 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays beginning July 1 at Lifeguard Headquarters at Benson Avenue and the beach.

In Longport, badges are sold at a discount April 22-June 16. The price is $15 for those age 12 to 64 and $5 for senior citizens 65 and up. After June 16, all badges will be $30.

Beach badges can be purchased 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the clerk’s office of Longport Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Ave. A form to reserve badges is available online at

The Longport adult beach badge, designed by resident Rhonda Trifiletti, features a seahorse. The Longport adult beach badge, designed by resident Rhonda Trifiletti, features a seahorse. www.longport-nj.us.  The Longport senior beach badge features a design by Rhonda Trifiletti of Longport. The Longport senior beach badge features a design by Rhonda Trifiletti of Longport.


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