With summer around the corner, you'll soon need a beach badge to get on the sand, and 5 New Jersey towns are making it easier than ever!

Thanks to an app called Viply, you'll be able to purchase seasonal beach badges from your phone in Manasquan, Seaside Heights, Ventnor City, Longport, and Sea Isle City.

Laurie Cataldo

While it does make it easier to get the badges, it doesn't replace them completely. After your first beach visit, you'll be given a physical tag, which you will need to use for the rest of the season.

Some of the participating towns like Seaside Heights and Sea Isle are oftening pre-season discounts if you buy your badge before May 15th.

Laurie Cataldo

The app seems really user friendly. You simply create an account, and if you allow it to access your location, the list of local participating beaches will come right up!

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