Most of the southern end of the Island below Beach Haven is called Holgate. South Beach Haven and Beach Haven Inlet are usually considered smaller subdivisions of this community. Holgate is controlled by Long Beach Township.
Holgate is a quiet community where vacationers enjoy a short walk to the beach. Most own their own summer cottage or come to stay in one of the many motels. There is even a trailer-park in the area.
The southern end of Long Beach Island below Holgate and Beach Haven Inlet is home to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. This two and one-half mile stretch of beach and marshland is closed to visitors during the summer season to protect the animals and environment. However, many people enjoy the natural surroundings during the late Fall through early Spring.
Long Beach Municipal Complex
6805 Long Beach Boulevard
Brant Beach, NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 361-1000
Fax: (609) 494-5421
Official Web Site: http://longbeachtownship.com/
Extension Numbers for other Offices:
Beach Patrol: 260
Building Inspector: 294
Collector of Taxes: 291
Commissioner of Public Safety: 221
Commissioner of Public Works: 269
Court Clerk: 295
Health Department: 250
Mayor's Office: 210
Municipal Clerk: 218
Tax Assessor: 290
Lifeguards patrol all of the township's beaches from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from June 21 through Labor Day.
The southern beaches are wider and smoother, while the northern beaches are narrow. Bayside beaches are located in Brant Beach at BayView Park (68th Street) and in Beach Haven Terrace.
BayView Park is located across from the Township's Municipal Buildings and has bathroom and parking facilities.
Beach badges are required for all persons age 12 thru 64 years on Long Beach Township beaches from Mid-June through Labor Day. Daily and weekly badges may be purchased on the beach. Please note, weekly badges run from Saturday through Friday.
||June 15 through Labor Day
|Where To Purchase:
James J. Mancini Municipal Building
Call (609) 361-1000 for Information.
Pre-Season (Before June 1): $20
During the summer, parking is available on most side streets. There are handicapped parking areas located near the beach entrance ramps on many streets.
BayView Park in Brant Beach has a parking lot.
Holgate has a municipal parking lot, but you will have to pay a fee.
Facilities are available in Brant Beach at BayView Park, in Loveladies at Harbor South and in Holgate.