Unless you arrived by boat, anyone that has been to Long Beach Island has visited Ship Bottom. It is found at the end of Route 72 and is the first place you see once you have crossed the bridge.
Beach Badge Information
Beach badges are required on the ocean and bay beaches for everyone older than 12. They are needed from mid June through early September. The rates for badges are:
seasonal - $35
weekly - $17, valid from Saturday through Friday
daily - $7
senior - $3, 65 years young and over (proof of age required, lifetime badge))