Summer isn’t even here yet, but it’s shaping up for be a banner season for Lavallette.
Beach badge sales, which were expected to rise due to the borough’s newly-expanded beaches and crossovers, are eclipsing record territory as Lavallette prepares to begin guarding beaches in a few weeks.
“Season badges alone actually eclipsed the total of this point last year,” said Councilman Michael Stogdill.
To date for the 2019 season, the borough has sold $574,620 in badges, of which $506,000 have been seasonal beach badges. At this same point last year, all badges and permits for the season stood at $427,445. In 2017, the total by this time was $407,300.
“We’ll be ready to go on Father’s Day weekend,” said Stogdill.
Guards will begin protecting beachgoers the weekend of June 15 and 16. From then on, guards will be on duty 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
More information on badges can be seen on the borough’s website.