We love the beach as much as you and encourage everyone to have a fun time. Before having fun under the sun, please make sure to view the beach rules to keep everyone safe and happy.
Covid-19 Beach Social Distancing Restrictions — Summer 2020
Membership Badge quotas, which we instituted this season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, have been met. We have no additional “extra” or “replacement” membership badges for sale for this season. Weekly badges for renters in Normandy Beach (a current lease is required for purchase) or daily badges on weekdays are available for purchase at the Bay Beach House office window.
- Family groups must arrange seating in a circle, for example, no long lines of chairs along the water. Family groups must maintain 6 feet between other groups.
- No organized or contact sports activities allowed.
- Face masks are required when accessing our beach entrances as per New Jersey guidelines when residents cannot maintain a 6 ft. buffer.
- On busy beach days, capacity limits will be enforced. Sales of DAILY badges may be restricted. Some beach entrances may be closed if capacity is reached.
2020 NBIA Beach Rules & Activities
The Beach Areas within Normandy Beach are private beaches operated by the Normandy Beach Improvement Association for the benefit of its membership. However, public access to the beaches is permitted in accordance with New Jersey State Laws and Regulations.
ACCESS DURING BATHING HOURS : BADGES REQUIRED
For all persons 12 years of age or older, access is limited to those persons who have received badges through NBIA membership or purchased badges for daily use. Such badges must be prominently displayed. Daily badges can be purchased at the Bay Beach House (Broad and Seventh Ave.) (Telephone: 732-375-6240) when beach capacity allows. Due to Covid-19 safely concerns, daily badges WILL NOT be available for purchase from badge checkers at the beach this season.
BEACH ACCESS AFTER HOURS
In general, Beach Access is limited to the Membership of the NBIA and those who purchase beach badges in accordance with NBIA rules except that the public has a limited right to access the tidal areas of the beach to walk, fish, surf, and engage in similar recreational activities, and the right to reasonable, short rest periods in the foreshore.
BEACH EATING & DRINKING
NO COMMERCIAL food deliveries to the beach are allowed and No drinking of ALCOHOLIC Beverages is permitted. SMALL Personal coolers and plastic water bottles are permitted for snacking on the beach. If garbage is not disposed of properly and rules are not followed, this privilege will be discontinued. GLASS is NOT ALLOWED on the beaches at any time.
All bathing beaches will open Saturday, June xx, 2020 and close Monday, Labor Day, September 7, 2020. Lifeguards are on duty seven days a week during bathing hours, weather and sea conditions permitting.
Bathing hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bathing beaches are located near street ends, and are designated by FLAGS positioned on each side of the lifeguard stand. Bathing is permitted between these flags ONLY. Depending on daily weather and sea conditions, the flags will be positioned to allow the maximum safe swimming area. Surf mats, tubes, rubber boats, and boogie boards are allowed but only at lifeguard discretion.
Bathing hours are 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The bathing beach is located between the street ends of 6th and 7th Avenues on Barnegat Bay. The bathing area is roped off, and bathing is permitted inside this area only. Diving is permitted only from the float and the front of the dock facing the float.
When there are unsafe sea conditions or inclement weather, the Ocean and Bay beaches will be designated “CLOSED” by RED flags at all of the bathing beaches. When swimming is “SAFE” it will designated by GREEN flags. When YELLOW flags are displayed, it designates “CAUTION,” see the lifeguards.
DIGGING ON THE BEACH
Digging of large sand holes on the beach is not allowed. There is a danger of collapse and people have fallen in them at night.
Children less than 10 years of age are not allowed in the water at any bathing beach unless accompanied by an adult.
Surfboards are allowed only at the Ocean beaches and in the areas permitted by lifeguards and only when sea conditions permit. SHOCKCORDS are required to be used on all surfboards. If you have any questions, speak to a lifeguard.
SMALL BOATS AND JET SKIS
The launching of sailboats, jet skis and small motorized boats from the Ocean beach is only permitted under safe sea conditions and at the discretion of the lifeguards and in specified areas designated by them. No motorized boat is to operate within 50 feet of any swimmer, nor more than 5 M.P.H. in the surf zone. No launching of boats or other motorized craft from the Bay beach.
Surf fishing from the Ocean beach is allowed during bathing hours only in areas designated by the lifeguards. Crabbing and fishing from the Bay beach are allowed at the discretion of the lifeguards.
The posting of signs at the entrances to the beaches is not allowed unless prior approval has been given by the NBIA Board of Directors.
Bike riding is not allowed on any of the beach entrance walkways or mats.
No motorized vehicles are allowed on any beach between June and September.
No fires are allowed on any beach at any time.
No dogs, cats or other pets are allowed on any beach at any time between June and September. All dogs must be on a leash when on the beach off-season. There is a $50 fine for not picking-up after your pet.
VEGETATION / DUNES
No beach vegetation should be dug, pulled, or otherwise damaged or destroyed at any time. Keep off the dunes.
The Coastal Area Facility Review Act is designed to protect our vital shore areas. Removal of sand from the beaches for personal use is prohibited under the Act and subject to a civil administrative penalty.
No overnight sleeping on beaches or in cars. No disrobing on beaches or in vehicles. No parking on Ocean Terrace at any time. No household garbage in any NBIA trash cans.
Do not leave household garbage or trash at the Ocean or Bay beaches before Memorial Day or after Labor Day. There is no pick-up. The garbage is unsightly and blows around and the neighbors have to clean it up.
TENTS / CANOPIES
No Tents, Tarps or Canopies are allowed on the beach at any time between June and September. The only exception would be Baby Tents no larger then 36” wide and 36” deep.
No drones are allowed on the beach during bathing hours.