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Are Atlantic City Beaches Open?

The Atlantic City beaches have always been like my ‘home’ beach. The combination of their location to my home, the ease of which you can access the beach, and the free admission have always made this one of my go to beaches in New Jersey.

Auer boys on the beach
The Auer boys have enjoyed the beach since they were little. We don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

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Atlantic City Beaches will be open this summer

This information is accurate as of Wednesday, January 26, 2022. If you are looking for updates after this date, please check with the beach directly.

Beach Tags & Admission Fees

Admission on the Atlantic City beaches is free. It’s one of our favorite free beaches in New Jersey. Beach badges are not required.

Beach Webcams

Check the status and crowds on the following Atlantic City Beach webcams.

What is allowed on the Atlantic City beaches this summer?

  • Sunbathing beginning Friday, May 27, 2022.
  • Swimming beginning Friday, May 27, 2022.
  • Surfing in designated areas
    • Surfers should head down to the Downtown Beach at Raleigh Avenue, Crystal Beach at New Hampshire Avenue or the Delaware Avenue Beach. Surfing lessons and gear rentals may be available.
  • Fishermen can fish from the jetties located on Maine Avenue or the inlet off the boardwalk, or surf fishing on the beaches during non-bathing hours (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
  • Kayakers and Windsurfers are permitted at the Jackson Avenue beach only.

Will lifeguards be on duty?

Atlantic City Beach is officially open on Memorial Day when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 am to 6 pm. We have not yet seen if they will be on duty earlier this year.

Will bathrooms be open at the Atlantic City beaches?

Yes, we expect shower pavilions, changing areas, and restrooms at beaches to be open.

Will the Atlantic City Boardwalk be open?

Yes, the Atlantic City Boardwalk will be open. Keep in mind that most businesses and family attractions along the boardwalk have varying hours.

Will face masks be required at Atlantic City beaches?

We have not seen any specific rules regarding face masks for this beach for the summer of 2022. We encourage beachgoers to follow Governor Murphy’s recommendations.

Where can I park for Atlantic City beaches?

There is no free parking available, but paid parking is available at lots or casinos. Some streets, like Albany Avenue, offer a more affordable option with parking meters.

Does this beach have a playground?

The Atlantic City beaches do not have a playground.

Is the Atlantic City beach handicap accessible?

Yes, Atlantic City beaches are handicap accessible. Check with the beach patrol for handicap surf chairs. They are available free of charge on a first-come-first-serve basis. Surf Chairs can accommodate up to 350 pounds. For more information on NJ beaches with handicap-accessible ramps or beach wheelchairs click here.

Is there anything that makes this beach special?

Atlantic City beaches are home to phenomenal Fourth of July fireworks, the Thunder Over the Boardwalk air show, and the Steel Pier.

Atlantic City Beaches

Rules for New Jersey Beaches

As of January 26, 2022 it’s unclear if there will be a restriction on the number of beachgoers allowed on each beach or lakefront, or if any social distancing measures will be required. 

  • Capacity limits may be in place and will differ from beach to beach
  • Social distancing measures may be in place in some areas.

What are the rules for Atlantic City beaches?

  • We have not seen any rules announced yet that are specific to Atlantic City.

Where can I learn more about this beach?

For more information about the Atlantic City beaches, call (609) 347-5485 or visit City of Atlantic City

Nearby Activities

What is there to do near Atlantic City beaches?

  • We highly recommend making time to take our Tour of Atlantic City Murals. You don’t even need to get out of your car to enjoy some fantastic murals in Atlantic City.
  • Currently the other Atlantic City Boardwalk family attractions are closed.
atlantic city butterfly mural

Where can I eat nearby?

  • The Atlantic City Boardwalk offers multiple restaurants and eateries that offer curbside and take out service.

Want to find out about other New Jersey beaches?

Visit our New Jersey Beaches and Beach Tag Guide for 2022.

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