Beach Wheels & Ramps
Beach Patrol personnel start patrolling the beaches on weekends only beginning Memorial Day Weekend up to the first day of the season (Saturday before Father’s Day) to September 30th. While on patrol using All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), lifeguards are ever vigilant for beach goers’ care educating the public on beach awareness and ocean safety. During the regular season lifeguards are on duty from 10 AM to 6 PM daily. In the post-season (day after Labor Day to September 30th) only 7th, 15th, and 20th street beaches have lifeguards on duty.
Beach Wheels for the Disabled
Beach Wheels for Handicapped access to the beach are available at Beach Operations Headquarters. Beach Wheels are available with advance reservation by calling the Ship Bottom Beach Patrol at (609) 494-9481 In-Season and (609) 494-2171 ext. 100 Off-Season.
Ramps are available for the physically challenged at 4th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, and 25th Streets. Lifeguards are on duty from 10 AM to 6 PM in season. Surfing in designated areas only at those times.
Ship Bottom Municipal Boat Ramp
Features: Boat Ramp, Municipal Parking, Gazebo, Playground and Waterfront Park.
Seasonal – Non-Commercial $75.00
Daily Use – $25.00
$5.00 commercial non-motorized fee (paddleboard, kayak, etc)
Hours of Operation – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily
Boat Ramp location: West 10th Street & Shore Ave Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
Public Parks & Recreation
Borough of Ship Bottom offers a variety of recreation possibilities, including children’s playground, bay beaches, baseball, shuffleboard, tennis courts, fishing and crabbing piers at four convenient locations.
4th Street Remembrance Park
Features: Scenic Bay Walk, Parking, Gardens
Beach Arlington Park & Bay Beach
Features: Playground, Bay Beach, Public Restrooms, Sunset Point Gazebo
John J. Guld Jr. Recreation & Ball Field
Features: Tennis Courts, Bocce Ball, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, Baseball Field
Ship Bottom Waterfront Park
Fishing & Crabbing Pier
Features: Boat Ramp, Jet Ski Launch, Playground, Boardwalk, Benches, Pavilion, Bike Path, Rest Rooms, Crabbing & Fishing
Fishing and Crabbing Pier
25th Street and the Bay
Features: Boardwalk, Pavilion, Benches, Crabbing Area, Fishing Pier, Sunsets