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Brick to Restore Access for Beach Buggies Now That Replenishment is Complete

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A beach buggy at Island Beach State Park. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A beach buggy at Island Beach State Park. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Making good on a promise to local anglers, Brick Township officials have announced that beach buggies will once again be allowed on township beaches now that the years-long beach replenishment project is completed.

For the first time since Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, the township will be making permits for operating motor vehicles on beaches available. The permits will allow beach access to vehicles from Oct. 1 through April 30. Beach vehicle permit applications are available online (www.bricktownship.net) and in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.  The permit application fee is $35.

“After nearly seven years, we are pleased to finally reopen our beaches to vehicles in the offseason and allow people to once again enjoy activities such as surf fishing,” said Mayor John Ducey. “We thank everyone for their patience and understanding throughout the recovery and replenishment of our beaches.”

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Beach access will be available at Brick Beach One only.

All vehicles are subject to an inspection by the Brick Township Police Department before a permit is approved. The inspection schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesdays – September 4, 11, 18, 25 – 6pm-9pm
  • Fridays – September 6, 13, 20, 27 – 6pm-9pm
  • Saturdays – September 7, 14, 21, 28 – 9am-3pm

Applications must be completed prior to inspection. Applications must include $35, a copy of a valid driver’s license and a copy of valid vehicle registration. Applications can be submitted in the Clerk’s Office, to Traffic Safety at the time of inspection (checks made payable to Township of Brick) and mailed to the Clerk’s Office. Permits for applications submitted to Traffic Safety and through the mail will be mailed the following business day.

For more information call the Township Clerk at 732-262-1001.