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Bradley Beach is the latest Jersey Shore town to offer a beach badge app

 (Bradley Beach, N.J., in Google Earth)

(Bradley Beach, N.J., in Google Earth)

Bradley Beach, which claims it became the first in 1929 to require badges, is the latest to offer an app to purchase badges. Bradley Beach is two towns south of Asbury Park in Monmouth County. 

A daily pass for $10.10 can be purchased using the Viply app, which is available for both IOS and Android phones. The price is higher on the app than buying it at the badge booths that charge $8.50. 

New Jersey beach bags available on Viply

Asbury Park
Avalon Beach
Bradley Beach
Ocean Grove
Sea Bright  
Seaside Heights
Spring Lake 
Stone Harbor 
Ventnor City 

Officials say electronic badges that can be swiped at beach entryways eventually will replace the plastic ovals with pins that adorn swimsuits and beach bags.

Sea Isle City is not using an app but instead has a vending machine.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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