The Atlantic City beach has 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 Atlantic City beaches one of my go to beaches in New Jersey.
About the Atlantic City Beach
When we talk about the Atlantic City beach, we are referring to the Atlantic City NJ beaches which include Chicken Bone beach, the Atlantic City beaches along the boardwalk, North End beach and other beaches at the end of the boardwalk.
The Atlantic City Beach will be open this summer
This information is accurate as of Wednesday, June 6, 2023. If you are looking for updates after this date, please check with the beach directly.
Beach Tags & Admission Fees
Admission to the Atlantic City beach is free. It’s one of our favorite free beaches in New Jersey. Beach badges are not required.
Check the status and crowds on the following Atlantic City Beach webcams.
What is allowed on the Atlantic City beach this summer?
- Sunbathing beginning Friday, May 26, 2023.
- Swimming beginning Friday, May 26, 2023.
- 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.
When will lifeguards be on duty at the Atlantic City Beaches?
Atlantic City Beach is officially open on Memorial Day Weekend thru September 30, 2023 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 am to 6 pm daily. However, only a limited number of Atlantic City beaches are protected from Memorial Day to July 1, and Labor Day to September 30.
Will bathrooms be open at the Atlantic City beach?
Yes, we expect shower pavilions, changing areas, and restrooms at beaches to be open. These bathrooms were recently renovated too. Bathrooms are located at various stops along the boardwalk. There is one right across Boardwalk Hall near the mini golf attraction.
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.
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. The Boardwalk Hall parking garage can also be cheaper than the casinos at times.
Does this beach have a playground?
While there are playgrounds in the area, 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. Some casinos offer fireworks at other times throughout the summer.
Where can I learn more about this beach?
For more information about the Atlantic City beach, call (609) 347-5485 or visit City of Atlantic City.
What is there to do near the Atlantic City beach?
- 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.
- Visit our guide to the best things to do in Atlantic City with kids for more kid-friendly ideas.
- Visit our NJ arcades list for a listing of arcades in Atlantic City.
Where can I eat nearby?
- The Atlantic City Boardwalk offers multiple restaurants and eateries that offer curbside and take out service.