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Berkeley Mayor Says Beaches Are Open, Pre-Season Badge Sale Continues Through May 31st

BERKELEY- Mayor Carmen F. Amato, Jr., announced that 2020 Pre-Season beach badges continue to be sold and will continue until May 31st.

Beach badges can be used on Berkeley Township’s White Sands Beach, situated at 20th to 23rd Aves. in the South Seaside Park of Berkeley Township. The beach is located near Island Beach State Park and often accepts overflow beachgoers, especially on the weekends.

“Residents should take advantage of our pre-season sale. The pre-season badges are $35. After May 31st, seasonal badges rise to $50,” Mayor Amato said.

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Due to the Coronavirus, pre-season beach badges will only be sold online this year. Mayor Amato added, “These are unprecedented times and the safety of our residents and Recreation staff are our first priority.” The mayor stated that most residents have even preferred the ease of online purchasing that was implemented over the past few years.

As of May 1st, White Sands Beach has been open to the public, but residents should keep in mind that the Township will adhere to the Governor’s and the CDC guidelines regarding social distancing.

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Pre-season beach badges will be available for sale online until May 31 at www.BTREC.org. Just look for “Beach Information.”

When our Municipal buildings open back up to the public, seniors who are over age 62 with proof of age, may come to the Recreation Center for a $15 Senior Lifetime Photo ID Badge. Photo ID badges will be available Mon-Fri from 9-12 Noon.

“After a long spring complying with the Governor’s orders, We are all looking forward to an outstanding summer on our beaches!” said Mayor Amato.

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