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
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
- Monmouth County
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
how long does "badge" season last? Does it go from Memorial Day through Labor day?
May 12, 2010, 03:46 AM #8
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
- Ocean City, MD
It must really suck to be a Jersey dweller- No badges here, in MD, but at the rate things are going it probably won't be long before some councilman gets that brilliant idea.
May 12, 2010, 05:35 AM #9
- Join Date
- Jun 2008
- Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
May 12, 2010, 11:07 AM #10
I hate the beach. Love the water... hate the beach. To me, it's just an annoying stretch of sand between the parking lot and the surf. I'm not a "beachgoer" or a "sunbather." And I'm not bashing anyone who is. The town needs the revenue. But my attitude is, don't make me buy a beach badge because I have to cross the beach to get to the water... to fish or surf. I've usually been able to explain this to the tag checkers, and haven't had a problem. I'm not lugging a chair, umbrella and cooler, so it's obvious nobody will give the tag checker a hard time because I'm sitting on the beach without a tag. But there are those instances where I've been stopped. In those cases, I just kindly walk away and find someplace just down the beach where I can do my civil disobedience and sneak on. Nobody chases you... they don't want to put out the effort.