Ship Bottom is known as the “Gateway to Long Beach Island” because of the bridge linking the borough to the mainland.
With a total area of 1 square mile, Ship Bottom is home to just more than 1,000 people. In addition to its beaches, Ship Bottom has a Waterfront Park, several recreational parks, fishing and crabbing pier, and Sunset Point, a local garden with a playground, restrooms, a gazebo and a beach area.
The borough also has amusements, antique and gift shops, art galleries and fine dining.
- Beach badges cost $30 for a seasonal pass until May 31; $40 for a seasonal pass starting June 1; $20 for weekly pass; and $5 for a daily pass. Senior badges are $10 and are sold at Borough Hall.
- Badges are required starting June 18. Submit a Beach Badge Order Form or buy them at Borough Hall, 1621 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, 609-494-2171, ext. 102.
- Beach badge gift certificates also are avalable for purchase.
- Lifeguard Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Parking: Street parking and no meters.
- Restrooms: Wawa on 9th street, Borough Hall on 17th street, at the bay on 10th street, and on the bay on 13th street.
- Food and Drinks: Prohibited.
- Handicap Access: 4th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 25th streets. BeachWheels are available from Ship Bottom Beach Patrol. Call to reserve in advance.