See the Long Branch City website's official beach map and information page. See Long Branch City's beach Facebook posts or Facebook page or Twitter page.
SNACK BARS with adjacent RESTROOMS
Currently Asbury Park "allows short-term rentals for up to 30 days only if the house is a primary residence, also requiring a permit with yearly fee and inspection. Voters shot down a referendum Nov. 6, 2018 to deregulate short-term rentals, with one of the gripes the residency aspect."
HISTORIC VIEWS OF LONG BRANCH website is created by Edward F. Thomas to display his collection of historic photographs, maps and picture post cards, some from as far back as the early 19th Century.
LINKS to Long Branch City social media
Special shore beach express trains depart New York Penn Station at 9:01 am and 10:01 am, with return express trips departing Bay Head at 4:54 pm and 6:54 pm, on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays starting Sunday, June 25 through Saturday, September 9.
The shore beach express trains stop at Secaucus Junction, Newark Penn Station, Elizabeth, Rahway, Aberdeen-Matawan, Red Bank, Long Branch, Asbury Park, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Spring Lake, Manasquan, Point Pleasant Beach and Bay Head without having to change trains in Long Branch.
- All trains stop at Newark Penn Station with connections to PATH, Newark Subway and Raritan Line.
- Many trains stop at Newark International Airport, otherwise change at Newark or other stations to connect to the Airport.
- Many trains stop at Secaucus Junction for connections to Hoboken and to northern New Jersey lines.
- All trains between New York and Long Branch connect (with varying wait times) in Long Branch for all stops south of Long Branch to Bay Head.
- Some rush hour express trains operate directly between New York Penn Station and Bayhead during peak commuting hours, stopping at most NJ shore towns between.
- Weekday-off-peak, weekend and holiday service operates hourly beginning at approximately 4 or 5 AM up until about 1 AM depending on direction making most local stops between New York Penn Station and Long Branch, with connecting service for stops south to Bay Head. The connection wait times vary, so check schedule to find your most suitable connection.
- Taxis are readily available at Long Branch Train Station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (see menu tab under transit services for taxis and jitney)
- PATH service operates 24-7 connecting PATH stations in New York City with PATH stations in the NJ cities Jersey City, Hoboken and Newark Penn Station (NOT Newark Broad St. station). PATH platforms in Newark Penn Station are adjacent to NJ Transit platforms for easy transfer between PATH trains and the NJ Transit trains to Long Branch.
- BUY your ticket before boarding the train to avoid $5 penalty per ticket. You will find a ticket office with attendant and/or ticket machines available at every station whenever trains are operating.
- For regular NJ Transit travelers, the free NJ Transit smartphone app is a convenient way to purchase tickets in advance, and then activate and display your ticket, or tickets for a group, for your current trip.
- There are no reduced-fare round-trip tickets, just one-way tickets that show the two stations representing your origination point and destination.
- Reduced-fare tickets can be purchased in the app or at stations by seniors 62 or older, and the disabled. Free or reduced fares for children and families are also available.
- PATH entrance turnstiles at Newark Penn Station accept only New York City Metrocard, or PATH's own fare cards which are available as non-refillable SingleRide Ticket, 2-Trip card, or refillable SmartLink card which is available for an extra fee. NYC senior Metrocards for NYC subway and bus, and the separately-required PATH senior SmartLink card, are available but must be applied for in advance.
Taylor Energy offshore oil spill is threatening to overtake BP Deepwater Horizon disaster... verges on becoming one of worst in U.S. history... new estimate of up to 700 barrels of oil per day (42 gallons/barrel), spewing into the Gulf from site 12 miles off the Louisiana coast since 2004, when an oil-production platform owned by Taylor Energy sank in a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Ivan... Gulf waters contain 2,000 oil platforms off Louisiana, nearly 2,000 others off coasts of Texas and Mississippi, with nearly 50,000 miles of active and inactive pipelines carrying oil and minerals to the shore... similar oil drilling in the Atlantic is unimaginable...
BOEM held a New York Bight Task Force Meeting on November 28, 2018 (PAST) in New York City at the Hotel Pennsylvania. BOEM had previously requested comments to be submitted by July 30 2018 (PAST), and hosted three public meetings including September 20 2018 in Long Branch NJ (PAST). BOEM has archived the recording of a webinar on Tuesday, September 25 2018 which discussed feedback that BOEM received. BOEM had earlier focused attention on offshore wind energy leasing and development with public hearings and requests for comments earlier in 2018, as a follow-up to the proposal from President Trump for a new 5-Year National Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program for the Atlantic coast including New Jersey.
See BOEM webpage focusing on the NY Bight (NY-NJ-CT metropolitan area waters, harbors and coast), BOEM webpage with details on Oil and Gas Energy programs, BOEM webpage with details on Oil and Gas Leasing, BOEM webpage with details on Oil Spill Financial Responsibility (OSFR) for Offshore Facilities, BOEM webpage with details on BOEM Oil Spill Modeling Program, and BOEM webpage with a filterable list of open and closed comment opportunities on BOEM regulatory actions. The system gives the user 20 minutes to complete the comment form, with a popup window to extend the session.