For the next three Thursdays, Aug 20, Aug 27 and Sept 3, Beach Haven will have badge free beach days. Free beach access and use is being offered from the beachfront that reaches from 12th street to Nelson Avenue.
This is a little out of character for Beach Haven. Day use beach badges are normally $5 during the week. The idea was hatched with the hope that folks that come to the beach just for the day will be lured to the town by the fee free days. Many day visitors to Long Beach Island do not go far from the causeway bridge. They simply hit the most convenient beach once the arrive on LBI. Beach Haven believes some of them will come to town and despite the town's lost badge revenue, more people means more spending going on around town.
So if you want to enjoy the beach, and have an unusual chance to do so on for free on LBI, take a drive down to Beach Haven one of the next few Thursdays.