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Rainy Weekends, Fickle Weather Forecasts Put Damper on Belmar Beach Badge Sales

September 8, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — The rain just would not stay away this summer, taking a small bite out of Belmar's beach badge sales for this season.

Total beach badges sold slipped by 7,000 to 273,377 over the previous year, resulting in a 2.4 percent decrease in revenue — from nearly $3 million in 2017 to $2.91 million in 2018, according to the borough’s annual beach report ...

U.S. Coast Guard Rescue in Barnegat Inlet Places Spotlight on Boating Safety

BARNEGAT LIGHT, NJ — When members of the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from their sinking recreational vessel in Barnegat Inlet on August 30, they found the boaters prepared for the emergency.

A Coast Guard boat responded to a radio distress call from the boat, which was taking on water after it reportedly struck the Barnegat Inlet jetty. After leaving from the Barnegat Light ...

Belmar Lifeguard Rescues Beached Shark and Returns It to Surf on His Board

Updated August 27, 2018, as of 2:31 p.m.

BELMAR, NJ — Before leaving for college, Belmar lifeguard Tyler Daniskas ended his summer with quite an eventful week.

After he was among a handful of Belmar beach patrol members who got their chance to test a drone-assisted lifesaving system along the beachfront on August 22, the next day he helped a small shark who was stranded on the sand ...

Belmar Lifeguards Test Ocean Waters with Lifesaving Drone

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s 10th Avenue beach became a proving ground yesterday for a new lifesaving tool — a drone.

And a handful of Belmar’s lifeguards got their chance to pilot the high-technology device on August 22 during a hands-on demonstration, led by Hugh Roarty of Rutgers University's Center of Ocean Observing Leadership. The award-winning ocean engineer ...


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