Malibu Beach, aka Dog Beach, where canines can romp on the sand and in the water, has restricted access though July.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife is restricting access at Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area at the foot of the Longport-Ocean City Bridge, which pet owners know as Dog Beach, until July 27.

The division is restricting access at wildlife management areas across the state due to temporary state-mandated employee furloughs.The furloughs are underway for the month of July as a result of agreements reached between the state and public employee unions to address the economic downtown resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The division manages the state’s Wildlife Management Areas, and is authorized to limit access to these areas in order to protect public health, safety, and the environment during this time pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:25-2.26.

Access is restricted to the main parking lot and the small triangle north of the main parking lot. The boat ramp and archery range in Tuckahoe is also restricted.

For a complete list of Wildlife Management Areas affected by the temporary access restrictions, visit

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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