Anyone pay for a badge?Just found out my beach is charging $90 for a season pass this summer.Usually I sneak in an early session without buying a badge and the guards leave me alone.Kind of sad when alot of other beaches in other states don't even charge you for a badge.
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Thread: Beach Badges
May 12, 2010, 02:32 AM #1
May 12, 2010, 02:44 AM #2
please forgive my ignorance, but what the f#$% is a beach badge?
May 12, 2010, 02:49 AM #3Member
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most beaches let you on free with a surfboard..... i never pay for the beach **** that..im there all year round i refuse to pay.. let the bennys pay
May 12, 2010, 02:53 AM #4
so you have to pay to go in the ocean? wtf?! can't believe i didn't know about this. civil disobedience man, f that noise. seriously that's some hammer and sickle bullsh!t. i'm getting pissed just thinking about it lol. i'm guessing this is a jersey thing (never surfed up there)? sorry you guys gotta deal with that. what would they do if you just told 'em to f@#$ off? just curious. lifeguards are bad enough, this is just crazy.
May 12, 2010, 03:16 AM #5
while tags are required after age 12 in ocnj, i have never once bought a beach tag in my life. i see this ending either this summer or in subsequent seasons, tho. having summers mostly off now, i am spending significantly more time on the beach than in previous years. taking a stand just isn't worth the attendant hassle anymore. i go to the beach to relax & read a book, not argue w/ 12 year olds. that's what the internet is for.
May 12, 2010, 03:19 AM #6
From Wikipedia- "It was the first location in the United States to charge sea bathers for beach access when it minted its own tin badges in the 1920s."
$90 is a bit much though. I believe in my town it's $33 for a beach badge if you buy it in the winter (for the upcoming summer). yea, it's annoying, but it's money going toward cleaning up the town after the bennies leave on labor day.
imho charging $8 for a sandwich at Starbucks or $50 for parking for an hour is way more criminal than $50 for a full season of beach access. go figure
May 27, 2013, 03:28 PM #8
It's against my religion to pay to get on the beach. How can you privatize the ocean? The northeast is one massive prison with entirely too many laws and taxes. In North Carolina, beaches are non-jettied, beautiful and free to the public. New York and New Jersey are a nightmare in the summer and it's sad.
May 29, 2013, 03:25 AM #9Junior Member
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May 29, 2013, 03:12 PM #10