Get ready for some stricter rules for Brigantine Beaches. Especially the Cove and Jetty areas.
It’s gonna get tougher to bring alcohol onto the beach. Bet on that one. Enforcement will be key.
Brigantine City Council is doing a comprehensive rewrite of Chapter 105 of Brigantine City code. Updated rules for all of our beaches.
Core problem at The Cove….is alcohol & bad behavior.Brigantine Councilman DeLucry
Potential Beach Rules for Summer 2020 at Cove:
- Limit size of coolers that can be brought on beach.
- A right to inspect coolers or other packages.
- Forming of 4×4 lines to get on beach will be prohibited.
- Smoking on beaches. What about medical marijuana? Vaping pens?
- Strict open & closing times for THE COVE.
- New measures to avoid dangerous overcrowding.
- Separating bathers from fishing, jet skis and boats.
Municipal Beaches and Recreational Areas Rules and Regulations. It shall be unlawful to violate any of the following rules and regulations, or those subsequently adopted by resolutions, within the Brigantine Municipal Beaches and Recreational Areas:
Motorboats and Personal Watercraft in Brigantine Cove Recreation Area.
PROHIBITED: Launching, landing, mooring and grounding of motorboats and personal watercraft is prohibited within the Cove Recreation Area, unless authorized by the City Manager.
No operation any personal watercraft, motorboat, catamaran or sailboat, within 100 feet of the shoreline and within 100 ft of any person in the water.
Brigantine Beach Cooler Inspections
PROHIBITED: bringing coolers larger than 24 inches in width, or length, or height and/or has a capacity greater than thirty-six (36) quarts.
Representative of Brigantine municipality will be allowed to inspect contents of such containers to ensure general health, safety and welfare of individuals accessing and enjoying the Municipal Beaches and Recreational Areas of Brigantine.
Brigantine Beach Booze Questions Still Not Answered:
Will drinking alcohol on the beach be prohibited during Polar Bear Plunge? Will the Brigantine Business Chamber still throw Eagles football parties where alcohol is openly consumed on the beach?
Will new Brigantine Beach rules impress State of NJ and DEP? Former Mayor Phil Guenther often fought with NJ DEP. Guenther recently lost north-end of Brigantine Beach to State of NJ. Can Mayor Simpson save THE COVE?
No canopies shall be placed on the side of the vehicles nor shall they be placed in such a manner as to reserve a space or spot on the beach for another permitted vehicle.
No smoking. A lighted cigar, cigarette or pipe, including any handheld electronic device which vaporizes a liquid or any other substance which contains tobacco.
READ Proposed Amendments to Brigantine Beach Ordinance: