Last Chance For Season Beach Badges

May 31st will be the last day you can purchase seasonal beach badges for a $10.00 discount. They will be only $30.00 but on June 1st they will be $40.00. If you plan on surfing outside the flags this summer without any hassles you will need one.  Link HERE for info about beach badges on the Surf City Municipal website.


Streets and Beaches Shaping Up

The road construction on Barnegat Ave is almost completed at this point. There are only two blocks left from 3rd to 5th streets to be completed. The new curbs, which run from 3rd st to 11th st, are rather high and the median will now be difficult to access with a vehicle or bicycle. All the upgraded storm drains are in and also the handicapped accesses. In the first picture the old curb is visible merging with the new curb on the north end of the project.


The beach fill is ongoing still in Brant Beach and will soon begin in Harvey Cedars. Surf City is scheduled to begin fill operations as soon as Harvey Cedars is complete. All the details can be found HERE in The SandPaper.

Coming to a beach near you soon!

Buoy Salvage and Ethel E.

Bell buoy 11 washed ashore on April 15th and was residing on 8th street ocean beach right around the high tide line. On May 2nd the Coast Guard initiated salvage operations and removed the navigation tool. To check out a video of the salvage operation click HERE. 

Interesting article HERE in The SandPaper about the 50th anniversary and history of the Ethel E. Jacobson  elementary school.


Lighthouse Film Fest and Some Bagels

For those film buffs who are interested, The Lighthouse International Film Society will celebrate its 10th anniversary from June 7 to 10 here on LBI. Read all about the festival HERE in The SandPaper.

Those of you who are a fan of Bageleddi’s in Ship Bottom might be interested to know that it is now in a new location just a couple blocks south of the old one. The old Cedar Garden retail florist shop was aquired by the Bageledi’s owners and will offer outdoor dining. Read all about it HERE in The SandPaper.

Bell Buoy 11 and Replenishment News

A very large buoy washed ashore in Surf City on April 15th. The rough surf brought it to the shore around 8th St.



Surf City will be getting beach replenishment this year. We are last on the list after Brant Beach and Harvey Cedars. It is estimated fill operations will begin in Surf City in early June and be finished by the end of June. Read all the details HERE in The SandPaper.

Outdoor Dining Rejected and LBI Shuttle News

The Surf City Land Use Board recently denied an application by the owners of the Surf City Hotel for outdoor dining. Read all the details HERE in The SandPaper.

Also please note that the once free LBI Shuttle service will now  cost $2 for a one way trip and $5 for an unlimited day pass. Read all the details about the new shuttle fees and many other new and interesting LBI developments HERE.

The igloo doghouse type structure elevated right to the south of the causeway in the marsh was recently spotted with activity of the peregrine falcons that have nested there.




Bring A Bag and Drive Carefully

If you don’t already know by now there are three local municipalities banning businesses from using single use plastic take away bags. They are Stafford Twp, Harvey Cedars, and Long Beach Twp. So don’t forget to bring your reusable bags with you when shopping and read about all the details HERE in The SandPaper.

Road work has begun on Barnegat Ave in Surf City so use caution when navigating that roadway. There are alot of heavy vehicles and construction equipment in the area.


Beach Sweeps Cleanup Event

It is very important to pick up debris on the beach and dispose of it properly. And here’s an event that can actually make it fun. Please consider volunteering and remember, the wildlife will thank you for it. Ocean pollution is a terrible thing that is detrimental to all living creatures.

These are photos of a local terrapin turtle and a great egret and taken recently in the Holgate Wildlife Refuge. One of the worst locations on the island for plastic overwash.




Plastic bottle caps gathered for disposal. 








Snowy Storm and Owl

Our fourth March nor-easter rolled through on the 21st ushering in spring w/a bang! The island got around 10″ of the white stuff and there is some moderate beach erosion showing in Surf City now.

Also the snowy owl in Holgate is still hanging around here in our early spring season. Some hearty hikers have been taking to the beautiful refuge to try and snag a glimpse and a photo of the fat bird!