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Pick One of These New Jersey Beach Cleanups AND Make a Difference

Twice a year, Clean Ocean Action asks for your help with New Jersey Beach Cleanups!

There’s no fun in walking along the beach as you try to avoid plastic bags, food garbage, and all those other items that are left behind or washed up. You can help any time you’re at the beach, or join Clean Ocean Action at any of the following New Jersey beach cleanups set for Saturday, April 9, 2022 and Saturday, October 22, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (unless noted below).

Registration for the Spring 2022 Beach Sweeps is now open.

There are some Covid-19 guidelines to be aware of, which are posted on the website. Most of the groups will supply the gloves and garbage bags needed for the sweeps all you supply are the hands. For the little ones, I suggest grabbing an old pair of winter gloves or mittens and let them wear those while doing the sweep. The latex gloves most likely won’t come in toddler size. Don’t forget your rain boots!

New Jersey Beach Cleanups

2022 Clean Ocean Action‘s Fall Beach Sweeps Locations

Volunteers must register using this link to Clean Ocean Action.

New Jersey Beach Cleanups in Atlantic County

Atlantic City Beach Cleanups

  • South Albany Ave Boardwalk (199 S Albany Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401) Sponsored by Atlantic City Electric
  • South Missouri Ave.

Brigantine Beach Cleanup

  • 17th St. Beach, South (Brigantine Beach Patrol, 1700 17th Street, Brigantine, NJ 08203)

Longport Beach Cleanup

  • 33rd and Atlantic Ave

Margate Beach Cleanup

  • Granville Ave

Ventnor City Beach Cleanup

  • Newport Avenue Beach (Community Building: 6500 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406)

New Jersey Beach Cleanups in Bergen County

Englewood Cliffs Beach Cleanup

  • Englewood Picnic Area/Boat Basin at Palisades Interstate Park (GPS: 40.875925, -73.946678) Sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club New York-North Jersey Chapter. In partnership with Palisades Interstate Park Commission and Hudson River Fisherman’s Association.
New Jersey Beach Cleanups
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New Jersey Beach Cleanups in Cape May County

Avalon Beach Cleanup

  • 30th St W and Avalon Ave (Avalon Beach Patrol, 3001 Avalon Ave, Avalon NJ 08202)

Cape May Beach Cleanups

  • Nature Center of Cape May (1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204)
  • 2nd Avenue Beach (Jetty Motel: 2nd Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204) Sponsored by OceanFirst Foundation

Ocean City Beach Cleanup

  • Ocean City Music Pier (825 Boardwalk. Ocean City, NJ 08226)

Sea Isle City Beach Cleanup

  • JFK Blvd & Promenade This cleanup will be held on 10/9

Stone Harbor Beach Cleanup

  • 95th Street Beach

The Wildwoods Beach Cleanups

  • North Wildwood – Hereford Inlet Beach (Gazebo at 1st Ave and Surf Ave)
  • Wildwood Crest – Centennial Park (6700 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260)
  • Wildwood- Poplar Avenue

Villas Beach Cleanup

  • Beach at Village Rd and Bay Dr

New Jersey Beach Cleanups in Essex County

Glen Ridge/Montclair Beach Cleanups

  • Glenfield Park (meet at park entrance at Woodland Avenue and Pierson Place)
  • “The Glen” (at Bloomfield and Ridgewood Avenue)
Old Bridge Waterfront Park is one of the locations for the New Jersey Beach Cleanups

New Jersey Beach Cleanups in Middlesex County

South Amboy Beach Cleanup

  • Raritan Bay Waterfront Park (201 John T O’Leary Blvd, South Amboy, NJ 08879)

New Jersey Beach Cleanups in Monmouth County

Aberdeen Beach Cleanup

  • Fisherman’s Parking Lot at Cliffwood Beach (967 Ocean Blvd, Aberdeen Twp NJ; across from Veteran’s Memorial Park)

Asbury Park Beach Cleanups

  • Convention Hall -North End of Convention Hall at Boardwalk (1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712) Sponsored by Slalom and Cohen Water Initiative
  • 1st Ave Beach (820 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712)

Atlantic Highlands Beach Cleanup

  • First Ave Beach (Seastreak parking lot)

Avon-by-the-Sea Beach Cleanup

  • Avon Pavilion at Norwood & Ocean (North End of the Beach)

Belmar Beach Cleanup

  • 3rd Avenue Beach (3rd Ave & Boardwalk)Sponsored by American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey
  • 16th Avenue Beach (1601 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey, 07719)

Bradley Beach Beach Cleanup

  • Gazebo on Ocean Ave & 5th Ave

Deal Beach Cleanup

  • Hathaway Ave

Highlands Beach Cleanups

  • Popamora Point (369 Shore Dr, Highlands NJ 07732)
  • Snug Harbor (22 Snug Harbor Ave, Highlands NJ 07732)

Keansburg Beach Cleanup

  • Batting Cages at Beachway (2 Raritan Avenue, Keansburg NJ)

Keyport Beach Cleanup

  • Cedar Street Park (53 Cedar St, Keyport NJ 07735)

Loch Arbour & Allenhurst Beach Cleanup

  • Euclid Avenue (99 Ocean Place, Loch Arbour, NJ)

Long Branch Beach Cleanups

  • Brighton Ave Beach (639 Ocean Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740)
  • Madison Ave Beach (1 Madison Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740)
  • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Beach Entrance at Joline Ave (1 Joline Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740)

Manasquan Beach Cleanup

  • Main Street Beach (East Main Street and beachfront) Sponsored by Manasquan Bank

Middletown Township Beach Cleanups

  • Bayshore Waterfront Park (719 Port Monmouth Rd, Port Monmouth NJ 07758)
  • Ideal Beach (4 Ocean Avenue, Middletown, NJ)
  • Leonardo Public Beach South (1 Concord Avenue & the beach. North side of Leonardo State Marina Launch ramp)

Monmouth Beach Beach Cleanup

  • Monmouth Beach Cultural Center (128 Ocean Avenue, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750)

Ocean Grove Beach Cleanup

  • Boardwalk Pavilion

Red Bank Beach Cleanup

  • Maple Cove (end of Maple Avenue)

Rumson Beach Cleanup

  • Municipal Boat Ramp (9 Ave of Two Rivers, Rumson, NJ 07760)

Sandy Hook Beach Cleanup

  • Lot D (Per NPS policy, masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in all NPS buildings including restrooms and in crowded outdoor spaces. For more information visit

Sea Bright Beach Cleanups

  • Anchorage Public Beach (north of Sea Bright Bridge, 909 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ, 07760)
  • BeachWalk Hotel (344 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ 07760)
  • Sea Bright Public Beach Pavilion (1097 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ 07760)

Sea Girt Beach Cleanup

  • Boardwalk at Beacon Blvd

Spring Lake Beach Cleanup

  • North End Pavilion (2000 Ocean Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Union Beach Beach Cleanup

  • Florence Ave & Front St. Sponsored by Vantage Apparel

New Jersey Beach Cleanups in Ocean County

Bay Head Beach Cleanup

  • Beach House Classic Boardshop (517 Main Ave, Bay Head NJ 08742)

Berkeley Twp Beach Cleanup

  • Dudley Park (Sycamore Street, Bayville, NJ 08721)

Brick Beach Cleanups

  • Brick Beach 1 (331 Route 35 North, Brick, NJ)
  • Brick Beach 3 (440 Route 35 North, Brick, NJ) Sponsored by Manasquan Bank
  • Windward Beach Park (265 Princeton Ave, Brick, NJ)

Island Beach State Park

  • Bathing Pavilion #1 (Central Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752)

Lavallette Beach Cleanup

  • Philadelphia Ave Beach

Long Beach Island Beach Cleanup

  • Wally’s Restaurant in Surf City (712 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City NJ 08008) In partnership with Alliance for a Living Ocean

Mantoloking Beach Cleanup

  • Lyman St Beach (1021 Ocean Ave, Mantoloking, NJ 08738)

Ocean Gate Beach Cleanup

  • Ocean Gate Beach

Point Pleasant Beach Cleanup

  • Maxson Ave Beach (end of Maxson Ave near Riverfront Park)

Point Pleasant Beach Beach Cleanups

  • Jenkinson’s Aquarium on the Boardwalk (300 Boardwalk, Pt Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742)Sponsored by Jenkinson’s Boardwalk and Aquarium and OceanFirst Foundation
  • Maryland Avenue Sponsored by Baine Contracting

Seaside Heights Beach Cleanup

  • Grant Ave

Seaside Park Beach Cleanups

  • 2nd Ave Beach (2nd Ave & Boardwalk, Seaside Park NJ 08752) Sponsored by 1st Constitution Bank
  • Midway Beach at 6th Ln
  • Stockton Ave Beach (Stockton Ave & Boardwalk, Seaside Park NJ 08752)

Toms River Beach Cleanups

  • Brown’s Woods Preserve (meet at Save Barnegat Bay Office: 117 Haines Road Toms River, NJ 08753) In partnership with Save Barnegat Bay
  • Normandy Beach at 6th Ave
  • Ortley Beach at 3rd Ave (St. Elisabeth’s Chapel – 5 3rd Ave, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751)
Boys playing on a New Jersey beach

Volunteers must register using this link to Clean Ocean Action. Check the website for newly added locations, and locations offering clean ups on a different day.

A great excuse for an off-season beach day and a great way to teach your kids how to make a difference! Can’t make the April date? Make plans for the October 2022 date of October 22, 2022. Then, check out our 2022 Guide to New Jersey Beaches and Beach Badge information to help you be ready for the summer ahead.

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Julia Mayernik

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Hi! My greek organization for my college would love to possibly participate in the next upcoming cleanup in Long Beach Island later in the year. How would we go about signing up to participate? Thanks!

Jennifer Auer

Monday 2nd of May 2022

That's great! You would need to contact the organization listed in the article. We are not directly involved with the beach cleanups. - Jenn

Karen McGuinness

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

can you please share beach clean up opportunities, dates and locations for Spring 2022. looking for a larger group of JPMorgan Chase staff. 201.281.8815

Jennifer Auer

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

Hi Karen, Thanks for your interest. Although we are not directly involved in this, the spring date is April 9, 2022. There are no other details as of February 16, 2022 but they should be available by the end of the month. - Jenn


Monday 7th of February 2022

When is the next beach clean up and where?

I participated in Raritan bay clean up last time organized by some group of fb

Jennifer Auer

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

Hi Mini. We are not directly involved in this, but we do know the spring date is April 9, 2022. There are no other details as of February 16, 2022 but they should be available by the end of the month. - Jenn


Monday 18th of October 2021

Our Marine Science Club members would love to do a beach clean up! Are there any coming up ?

Jennifer Auer

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

There is one this Saturday, October 23, 2021. - Jenn

Kathleen Belding

Friday 7th of May 2021

I would like to help clean up beaches in south Jersey Atlantic County I work full time so I need to know what days I can help thanks

Jennifer Auer

Friday 7th of May 2021

Check in with the organization. Most of their beach clean ups happen on weekends, but if you can't make those days they probably have another way you can help. - Jenn

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