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

For the first time since Superstorm Sandy ravaged Brick Township’s beaches, officials this year will restore access to the sand for four-wheel drive vehicles for fall surf fishing.

Beach buggy permits were off the table for several years after Sandy shortened beaches, access points were destroyed and equipment for the construction of a town-wide sea wall followed by beach replenishment took up space on the sand for years.

Brick is now accepting applications for beach vehicle permits for 2020-21, the township announced this week. 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. There is no charge for veterans with a military ID.

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 9, 16, 23 – 6pm-9pm
  • Fridays – September 4, 11, 18, 25 – 6pm-9pm
  • Saturdays – September 5, 12, 19, 26 – 9am-3pm

Inspections will be conducted at the Municipal Building.

Applications must be completed prior to inspection. Applications must include $35, a copy of a valid driver’s license, and a copy of a valid vehicle registration. Applications can be submitted in the clerk’s office, to the Traffic Safety Bureau at the time of inspection, and checks must be made payable to Township of Brick only.

They should be mailed to the Clerk’s Office.

Permits for applications submitted to the Traffic Safety Bureau and through the mail will be mailed the following business day.

Anyone seeking more information is asked to call the township clerk’s office at 732-262-1001.