All anglers 16 years and older need to be registered to fish saltwater in NJ. It is free to register. You do NOT need a license to saltwater fish, only a free registration.
You will need a license to crab (overnight style only) , clam & other shellfish, hunt & freshwater fish in NJ. Licenses can be obtained online at NJFW.
Surf City Bait & Tackle will no longer be selling licenses for the state of NJ. We stuck it out as long as we could & were the last on the island for a long time to provide this service despite how difficult the state made it. But, the cost out of our pocket to obtain a bond, the need to upgrade our computer system & more has made this service unfeasible for us to do this any longer.
YOU MUST HAVE A PERMIT TO DRIVE ON THE BEACH.
Each township sells their own permit at the police station.
Driving on the beach is limited to specific months.
Make sure you air down and that you have the necessary tools and phone numbers should you get stuck. It happens more then you think.
SCBT has free air for your convenience to fill your tires back up. Please do not leave the air hose on the ground. This too happens more then you think.
For more information, including access points, contact the town's police station and check out NJ Beach Buggy Association.