LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer.

Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.  

There will be more people here in September primarily because there are many home owners will stay put here on LBI and work remotely from home. 

Here is the current summer lifeguard schedule for LBI:

  • Barnegat Light

    Tuesday, September 8 through Sunday, September 13 Guarded Beaches: 
    Ninth Street, 18th Street, 22nd Street, 25th Street.

    Beach Tram: The tram will be running every day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. except from 1 to 2 p.m. 

    Monday, September 14 through Wednesday, September 30 Guarded Beaches
    Ninth Street (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays only), 18th Street, 22nd Street, 25th Street

    Beach Tram: The tram will be running Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. except from 12 to 1 p.m.

  • Beach Haven: Centre Street and roving patrols throughout the Borough until September 20. If more staff is available the patrol hopes to have additional beach guarded with stands.  The beaches are guarded until 4 p.m. during the week and 5 p.m. on weekends.
  • Harvey Cedars:

    80th Street: Daily coverage Tuesday, September 8 through Sunday, September 13.  Lifeguards will be on duty weekends

    Middlesex Avenue: Daily coverage until September 30.
  • Long Beach Township: Beaches will be guarded at the following beaches as long as weather permits

    North Beach Tract 1067
    47th Street (Saturday and Sunday only)
    68th Street
    81st Street
    96th Street (Saturday and Sunday only)
    25th Street
    Holgate at Nelson Avenue  81, 131, 25, Holgate Nelson
  • Ship Bottom: Ship Bottom Beach Patrol will guard the beaches until September 30 at the following beaches: 7th Street, 15th Street and 20th Street. 
  • Surf City: 12th Street Beach guarded until Sunday, September 13.