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New Jersey Beaches and Beach Tag Information 2021

First published in 2013. This post with New Jersey Beaches and beach tag information is updated every year with the current year’s information.

Every year our listing of New Jersey Beaches and Beach Tag information ranks as one of our top posts. Readers are searching for where the cheapest New Jersey beaches are, what does it cost for a beach tag near me, and where are there free beaches in New Jersey. If you are like them you also want to know what is the parking situation at my beach or do my kids need a beach tag.

We have those answers for you! Every year, we research each New Jersey beach to find out the current beach tag prices, where to buy your tags, whether or not your kids need tags, where to park and more.

Below is a list of New Jersey beaches by county and information about their Beach Badges/Tags. (Yes, this is an ongoing list. If you have beaches we should add please email them to JerseyFamilyFun). This list will be updated every Spring.

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2021 Update

Many beach offices are not selling tags in the traditional way. They are either offering window pick up, mail orders, or online orders through an app. As this is a constantly evolving situation we’ll continue to update this guide with details for New Jersey beaches.

New Jersey Beaches Tag prices and information

Know before you go! If there are any beach closings the NJDEP website will let you know.

Beach tags are required on most New Jersey beaches beginning Memorial Day weekend; that’s generally when lifeguards begin their seasonal duty. Always best to swim near a lifeguard. Our listings below will give you the dates as we know them.


Many towns also offer discounts for military and seniors. Many offer discounts on New Jersey beach tags for buying badges BEFORE the summer season starts.

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Rules for New Jersey Beaches

There will be a restriction on the number of beachgoers allowed on each beach or lakefront, and social distancing measures will be required. 

  • Capacity limits may be in place and will differ from beach to beach
  • Social distancing measures are in place in some areas.
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New Jersey Beaches in South Jersey

Click over to read 7 Ways to Practice Social Distancing at the beach.

Atlantic County Beaches

Atlantic County Beaches & Atlantic County Beach Tag Information

This is a list of New Jersey beaches in Atlantic County. For more information on NJ beaches with handicap-accessible ramps or beach wheelchairs click here.

  • Atlantic City BeachesAdmission on the Atlantic City beaches is free. It’s one of our favorite free beaches in New Jersey. Beach badges are not required. Click over for more specific information about 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.
    • For more information about the Atlantic City beaches, call (609) 347-5485 or visit City of Atlantic City
    • Atlantic City Beach is officially open on July 4th when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 6 PM.
  • Brigantine Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Brigantine Beach webcam.
    • Seasonal: $20 through the month of May 2021, $25 starting June 1, 2021. Daily $10, Weekly $15. Beach tags are not required until Saturday, June 15, 2021.
    • There is free parking available on side streets and in some smaller parking lots.
    • Guarded beaches begin on the Memorial Day weekend these beaches are 2nd street north, 15th street South (weekends only). Full staffed beaches always begin the third week of June thru the Labor Day weekend. The Brigantine Beach Patrol offers limited weekend service during the month of September at 2nd north, 15 south and 26 street south.
    • To buy a beach tag for Brigantine call (609) 264-7350, visit their website or purchase at the beach (when in operation) or the Beach Fee Office, located at 265 42nd Street.
    • Beach badges can be purchased online using credit cards through Viply, visit this link.
    • For more information about the Brigantine beaches, call (609) 266-7600 or visit the Brigantine Beach website
  • Egg Harbor City Lake Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Egg Harbor City Lake webcams.
    • The price is $7.00 each until May 31st. The price increases to $10.00 on June 1st. Active Duty Military and Adults age 65 and over only pay $4.00 for a seasonal badge with ID.
    • Children age 5 and older need a badge or a daily wristband. Daily wristbands are $5.00 each. If you plan on going to the lake more than once, seasonal badges are your best value.
    • Egg Harbor City Lake opening is May 29, 2021, Memorial Day weekend and then only weekends until June 18th. After that date, the lake will be open 7 days a week.
    • Badge sales are cash only. You can purchase them at the Tax Office at 500 London Ave, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, or out at the Lake on Memorial Day Weekend at the preseason price.
  • Hamilton Township, Cove Beach at Lake Lenape
    • We are not aware of any Hamilton Township, Cove Beach at Lake Lenape webcams.
    • Seasonal beach tags are $14, daily wristbands are $9. Children 11 and younger are free but MUST be accompanied by an adult.
    • Lifeguards on duty, open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays June 18 – August 3; Fridays through Mondays August 7 – September 7.
    • Seasonal tags are available at the administration office in Town Hall in Mays Landing or for purchase at the Cove.
  • Longport Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Longport Beach webcams.
    • Preseason seasonal badges $15. After June 18 $30 for adults. Children 11 years of age or younger are free.
    • Longport Beach is officially open June 8th when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 6 PM.
    • Borough of Longport Beach Tags will be available for sale, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm at Borough Hall located at 2305 Atlantic Avenue. During the month of May, tags will be available on weekends (Saturday & Sunday) from 9 am to 4 pm at Borough Hall. Beginning May 28, 2021, beach tags will be available at the Community Building, Monday through Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. Sales take place on the beach side of the building located at 33rd and Atlantic avenues. You can also buy your Longport Beach Tag online using the Viply app. Pick up your physical badges at the Longport Beach Municipal Building located at 2305 Atlantic Avenue in Longport.
    • Beach tags will also be available from any beach tag inspector and at the Beach Patrol Headquarters, 33rd/Beach (by the tennis courts) AFTER the beach season opens and the beach is staffed on or about the third weekend in June. Save 50% now if you purchase and reserve your Longport beach badges by the Friday before Father’s Day.
    • For more information about the Longport beaches, call (609) 823-2731 or visit the Longport website.
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  • Margate Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the Margate Beach webcam from Margate Pier.
    • Preseason badges are $10 for ages 12 and up. Starting June 1, 2021, all badges are $20 for the season.
    • Visit our Margate Free Beach Day listing for the schedule of free beach Thursdays in July and August.
    • Ventnor badges are honored in Margate.
    • Margate beaches are lifeguard protected Memorial Day through Labor Day. The City also offers guarded beaches past Labor Day when the weather permits.
    • Preseason beach badge sales for 2021 are on sale at the Martin Bloom Pavilion (Granville & Beach). Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. Beginning April 2, beach badges will be on sale seven days per week from 10 am to 3 pm.
    • For more information about the Margate beaches, call (609) 822-2605 or visit the Margate website
  • Somers Point William Morrow Beach
    • Also known as the Somers Point Municipal Beach.
    • We are not aware of any William Morrow Beach webcams.
    • Beach badges are not required.
    • Free parking in available in a lot and on side streets.
    • For more information about the Somers Point beaches, call (609) 927-2053 or visit the Somers Point website.
    • The Somers Point Municipal Beach is open to the public on weekends beginning Memorial Day Weekend from 10am – 5pm. It will open seven days a week beginning on June 16th.
  • Ventnor Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Ventnor Beach webcams.
    • Badges can be purchased prior to June 1st for $10.00 for the season, and $3.50 for Seasonal Senior Citizens badges. After May 31st, badges are available at a rate of $20.00 for the Season.
    • Margate badges are honored in Ventnor.
    • Ventnor Beach is officially open Memorial Day weekend when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 6 PM.
    •  To buy a beach tag for Ventnor, visit Ventnor City Hall at 6201 Ventnor Avenue, or call (609) 823-7971.
    • Beach badges can be purchased online using credit cards through Viply, visit this link.
    • For more information about the Ventnor beaches, call (609) 823-7971 or visit the Ventnor City website.

Watch our short video about 5 Things to Know About Ventnor Beach


Cape May County Beaches

Cape May County Beaches & Cape May County Beach Tag Information

This is a list of New Jersey beaches in Cape May County. For more information on NJ beaches with handicap-accessible ramps or beach wheelchairs click here.

  • Avalon Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Avalon Beach webcams.
    • Beach tags sold before June 1, 2021 will be $25. After June 1, 2021 it’s $30 for season badges. Daily rate $6, weekly rate $13.
    • Avalon badges are honored in Stone Harbor.
    • Avalon Beach is officially open on Memorial Day weekend when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 5 PM.
    • Seasonal tags are sold for the preseason rate of $25 and are available either by stopping by the Avalon Tax Collector’s Office at Avalon Borough Hall, or through the mail. Cash or checks by mail order will be accepted through Friday, May 14, 2021 to receive the rate. A receipt will be provided by mail to be used to exchange for the 2021 tag. On June 1, 2021 the cost of seasonal tags changes to $30. The Beach Tag Booth at Avalon Community Hall will be open on weekends 10am-4pm beginning April 3 and will be open daily starting May 1. The Avalon Chamber of Commerce, located at 2989 Ocean Drive, also will sell the 2021 seasonal beach tags and accepts credit cards as well as cash
    • Beach badges can be purchased online using credit cards through Viply, visit this link.
    • For more information about the Avalon beaches, call (609) 967-7587 or visit the Avalon website.
  • Cape May Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Cape May Beach webcams.
    • Seasonal $30, (preseason before December 31, 2020 $25) no cost for a veteran or active military season badges. Daily rate $8, 3 day pass $15, weekly rate $20. Required for ages 12 and over.
    • Cape May Beaches are officially open on July 1 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Beaches may be guarded different hours prior to July 1.
    • To buy a beach tag for Cape May you can purchase at the beach or pre-season at City Hall, 643 Washington Street.
    • Beach badges can also be purchased online using credit cards through Viply, through this link.
    • For more information about the Cape May beaches, call (609) 884-9525 or visit the Cape May website
  • Cape May Point Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Cape May Point Beach webcams.
    • Daily Rate: $10, Weekly Rate (Sat-Sat): $25, seasonal $40. Preseason discount seasonal tags are $33 (before May 31, 2021). Required for ages 12 and up.
    • The Municipal Boundaries for Cape May Point Beaches are from the State Park (Lighthouse Avenue) up to and including the Alexander Avenue Jetty…these areas require Cape May Point Beach Tags. Cape May Point Beach Tags are ONLY valid on Cape May Point beaches and likewise, tags are not accepted on other area beaches.
    • Cape May Point Beach is officially open the third Saturday in June.
    • To buy a beach tag for Cape May Point visit their website for mail in instructions. During the season you can purchase from any beach tag inspector.
    • For more information about the Cape May Point beaches, call (609) 884-8468 or visit the Cape May Point website.
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
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  • Ocean City Beaches
    • Click over for more specific information about Ocean City Beaches.
    • Preseason $20, after May 31, 2021, $25. Required for ages 12 and up. Daily rate $5, weekly rate $10.
    • The Ocean City Beach Patrol staffs lifeguards each year from Memorial Day Weekend to mid-September During the season, lifeguards will be on duty from 10 am to 5:30 pm weekends and holidays and from 10 am to 5 pm on weekdays.
    • To buy a beach tag for Ocean City visit at the beach or to purchase pre-season visit their website to purchase online or find the different locations at which they are sold.
    • For more information about the Ocean City beaches, call (609) 399-1111 or visit the Ocean City website.
  • Sea Isle City Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Sea Isle City Beach webcams.
    • Wednesdays are free beach days. See the full schedule of Free Beach Days in Sea Isle City.
    • Daily $5, Weekly $10, Seasonal $20 before May 15, 2021, $25 after. Required for ages 12 and older.
    • Sea Isle City is officially open Memorial Day weekend (see website for opening dates for exact beach location openings) when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 5 PM weekdays, and 5:30 PM weekends.
    • To buy a beach tag for Sea Isle City visit the Welcome Center at 300 John F. Kennedy Boulevard daily beginning in April 2021 from 9 AM – 4 PM. Seasonal Beach Tags are also available at the Beach Tag Vending Machine in the lobby of City Hall and is accessible 24-hours a day / 7 days a week. You can also use the Viply app or purchase on the beach during the season.
    • For more information about the Sea Isle City beaches, call (609) 263-8687 or visit the Sea Isle City website.
  • Stone Harbor Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Stone Harbor Beach webcams.
    • Preseason tags $25 to May 30, 2021, after May 31, 2021 cost is $30. Daily $6, Weekly $13.
    • All persons 12 and over must display tags during the season.
    • Beach-tag reciprocity between Avalon and Stone Harbor.
    • Stone Harbor is officially open on Memorial Day 2021 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5 PM.
    • To buy a beach tag for Stone Harbor visit the Stone Harbor Beach Tag Office at 95th Street and the beach.
    • Beach badges can be purchased online using credit cards through Viply, visit this link.
    • For more information about the Stone Harbor beaches, call (609) 368-5102 or visit the Stone Harbor website
  • Wildwoods Beaches– Admission on the Wildwood beaches is free. It’s our other favorite free beach in New Jersey. Beach badges are not required. Click over for more specific information about Wildwood Beaches.
    • Parking is available on the street with meters, further from the beach on street parking is free, and there are lots available as well.
    • Wildwoods Beaches officially open weekends Memorial Day weekend when lifeguards will be on duty from 10:30 AM to 5 PM weekends and daily hours begin in mid-June.
    • For more information about the Wildwoods beaches, call (609) 849-9422 or visit this website.

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Ocean County Beaches

Ocean County Beaches & Ocean County Beach Tag Information

This is a list of New Jersey beaches in Ocean County. For more information on NJ beaches with handicap-accessible ramps or beach wheelchairs click here.

  • Barnegat Light Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Barnegat Light Beach webcams.
    • Daily $5, Weekly $22, Preseason seasonal pass $30 if purchased before June 5, 2021, $40 after. Badges purchased on the beach front are $1 extra. Badges required for 12 and over.
    • Barnegat Light is officially open in mid-June 2021 until Labor Day when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5 PM.
    • To buy a beach tag for Barnegat Light purchase at the beach or pre-season visit Borough Hall, 10 W. 10th Street, (609) 494-9196.
    • Beach badges can be purchased online using credit cards through Viply, visit this link.
    • For more information about the Barnegat Light beaches, call (609) 494-9196 or visit the Barnegat Light website.
  • Bay Head Beaches
    • Daily $9, Half Season $50, Full Season $90
    • Bay Head Beach is officially open on June 20th when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5:25 PM.
    • Sales of Bay Head beach tags through Viply, have been suspended due to the overwhelming response.
    • You can only purchase and pick up your Bay Head Summer Season beach badge(s) at the Bay Head Improvement Association (BHIA) Beach Office located at 532 Lake Ave, Bay Head, NJ after May 29th between 10 am and 2 pm.
    • For more information about the Bay head beaches, call (732) 892-0574 or visit the Bay Head website.
  • Beach Haven Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the Beach Haven Beach webcam.
    • Preseason seasonal pass $30 if purchased before May 31, 2021, $40 after. Weekly badges are $20, and daily badges are $10. Active military and their dependents are free. Required for ages 13 and up.
    • Beach Haven Beach is officially open June 26, 2021 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 5 PM.
    • Buy a beach tag for Beach Haven through the mobile app through this link then pick up at the Clerk’s Office at 420 Pelham Avenue.
    • For more information about the Beach Haven beaches, call (609) 492-9193 or visit the Beach Haven website.
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
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  • Brick Beaches (Beach One, Beach Two and Windward Park)
    • We are not aware of any Brick Beach webcams.
    • Daily $8, Preseason $25 before June 15, seasonal $30. Required for ages 12 and over.
    • Brick Township operates three ocean beaches and one riverfront beach at Windward Beach Park. All beaches are open from Memorial Day – Labor Day and are staffed 7 days a week from mid-June through Labor Day. Beach hours of operation are 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
    • To buy a beach tag for Brick Beaches purchase at the beach or preseason badges available in the Brick Township Recreation office, 270 Chambers Bridge Road.
    • For more information about the Brick beaches, call (732) 262-1044 or visit the Brick website.
  • Harvey Cedars Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Harvey Cedars Beach webcam.
    • Preseason $35 before June 15, 2021. After June 15, 2021, Seasonal $45.
    • Daily $7, Weekly $20. Badges needed for age 12 and older. Military and dependents are free.
    • Harvey Cedars Beach badges are required starting June 26, 2021.
    • To buy a beach tag for Harvey Cedars visit this link. During the season badges available at the booth in Sunset Park.
    • For more information about the Harvey Cedars beaches, call (609) 361-6000 or visit the Harvey Cedars website.
  • Lacey Township Beaches (Cedar Creek, Bamber Lake, Deerhead Lake Beach, Lake Barnegat Beach)(residents only)
    • We are not aware of any Lacey Township Beach webcams.
    • $5 daily for ages 5-adult.
    • Lacey Beaches officially open June 26, 2021 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 4 PM.
    • Beach Badges are available in the Recreation Office at 818 West Lacey Road starting May 3, 2021 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturdays in June and July.
    • For more information about the Lacey Township beaches, call (609) 693-1100 or visit the Lacey Township website.  
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  • Lavallette Beach
    • Preseason seasonal badges ordered and paid for $50 before May 31, 2021, $60 after.
    • Daily $12, weekly $35. Required for ages 12 and older.
    • Lavallette Beach is officially open on June 19, 2021 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5 PM.
    •  The Beach Badge Office will be operating out of the little league concession stand again for 2021. It’s located at the corner of Jersey City Ave and Baltimore Avenue (next to the Upper Shores Library). After June 7, 2021 badges can be purchased daily from the badge checkers during the season.
    • For more information about the Lavallette beaches, call (732) 793-2111 or visit the Lavallette website.
  • Long Beach Township Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Long Beach Township Beach webcams.
    • Preseason $35 before June 15, 2021. After June 15, 2021 Seasonal $45, Weekly $20, Daily $10. Required for ages 12 and older.
    • Long Beach Beaches are officially open on June 19, 2021 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5 PM.
    • To buy a beach tag for Long Beach visit the Long Beach Township Beach Patrol Office (south end of Bayview Avenue off of 79th Street, Beach Haven Crest or the Beach Badge Shack on 68th Street, Brant Beach, starting April 2, 2021. Daily badges can be purchased on the beach during the season.
    • For more information about the Long Beach beaches, call (609) 361-6675 or visit the Long Beach website.
  • Point Pleasant Beach/Jenkinson’s
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Point Pleasant Beach webcams.
    • Daily-Weekdays- $3 (ages 5-11) $11 (age 12-adult). Weekends- $4 (ages 5-11) $12 (ages 12-adult). Children under 5 are free.
    • Full seasonal pass, May 22, 2021 – Labor Day, $110, (ages 12-adult) $55 (ages 5-11) or half seasonal pass, May 22, 2021 -July 18, 2021 or July 19, 2021 – Labor Day, $80 (ages 12-adult) $35 (ages 5-11).  
    • Jenkinson’s Beach/Point Pleasant Beach will be open the weekend before Memorial Day, weather permitting. Starting Friday, May 28th, 2021, Jenkinson’s Beach will be open daily, with lifeguards on duty, through Labor Day, weather permitting.
    • To buy a beach tag for Point Pleasant visit any beach entrance or ticket office on the boardwalk.
    • For more information about the Point Pleasant beaches, call (732) 892-0600 or visit the Jenkinson’s website.

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  • Seaside Heights Beaches
    • Daily fee – $9 (ocean beaches) and $5 (bay beach Saturday, Sunday and holidays).
    • Seaside Heights Beach is officially open 10 AM – 5 PM with limitations throughout the summer in regards to swimming and boardwalk operations.
    • Beach badges can be purchased online using credit cards through Viply, visit this link. Then pick up your physical badges at the Seaside Heights Municipal Building located at 901 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ. After May 27, 2021, you must pick up your badges at the Beach Control office located on the Boardwalk at Kearney Ave. Office will be open daily from 10 am – 3 pm through Labor Day weekend.
    • For more information about the Seaside Heights beaches, call (732) 793-9100 or visit the Seaside Heights website.  
  • Seaside Park Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Seaside Park Beach webcams.
    • 2021 beach tag sales begin May 1, 2021. Beach tags are $60 before June 30th and $65 after. Required for ages 12 and up.
    • Daily $12, Weekly $35.
    • Badges are required for access to beaches 10 am to 5 pm beginning Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) then weekends only until June 19th. Beginning June 19th, beach badges are required seven days per week from 10 am to 5 pm.
    • Lifeguards are on duty 10 am to 5 pm beginning Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) then weekends only until June 19th. Beginning June 19th, lifeguards are on duty seven days per week from 10 am to 5 pm.
    • To buy a beach tag for Seaside Park visit their website at this link, for online purchase information.
    • For more information about the Seaside Park beaches, call (732) 793-3700 or visit the Seaside Park website.
  • Ship Bottom Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Ship Bottom Beach webcam.
    • Preseason seasonal $35 to June 1, $45 after.
    • Daily $10, Weekly $25, required for ages 13 and up.
    • Beach Patrol personnel start patrolling the beaches on weekends only beginning Memorial Day Weekend up to the first day of the season (Saturday before Father’s Day) to September 30th. During the regular season lifeguards are on duty from 10 AM to 6 PM daily. In the post-season (day after Labor Day to September 30th) only 7th, 15th, and 20th street beaches have lifeguards on duty.
    • To buy a beach tag for Ship Bottom, purchase through Viply at this website then pick up your physical badge(s) at the Ship Bottom Municipal Offices. After June 14th, you need to pick up your badges by any Ship Bottom beach attendant. Simply scan-in and get your physical badge(s).
    • For more information about the Ship Bottom beaches, call (609) 494-2171 or visit the Ship Bottom website.
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  • Surf City Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Surf City Beach webcams.
    • Seasonal $35 to May 31, 2021, $45 after.
    • Daily $10, Weekly $20, required for ages 12 and up.
    • Surf City Beach Badges are ONLY VALID IN SURF CITY, not all of Long Beach Island.
    • Surf City beaches badges will be required when the beaches are guarded June 19, 2021 to September 6, 2021.
    • To buy a beach tag for Surf City visit their website for mail order information. After the season begins badges may also be purchased from any badge checker on the beach from 10 am until 5 pm.
    • For more information about the Surf City beaches, call (609) 494-3064 or visit the Surf City website
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Monmouth County Beaches

Monmouth County Beaches & Monmouth County Beach Tag Information

This is a list of New Jersey beaches in Monmouth County. For more information on NJ beaches with handicap-accessible ramps or beach wheelchairs click here. For more specific details on Monmouth County beach regulations visit https://www.co.monmouth.nj.us.

  • Allenhurst Beach
    • We are not aware of any Allenhurst Beach webcams.
    • Entrance is at Allen Avenue or Cedar Avenue.
    • Daily badge $10, children under 12 free.
    • To buy a beach tag for Allenhurst visit the Allen Avenue or Cedar Avenue entrances during the season.
    • For more information about the Allenhurst beaches, call (732) 531-2757 or visit the Allenhurst website.
  • Asbury Park Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Asbury Park Beach webcams.
    • Weekday $6, Weekend $9, Seasonal adult $70, Ages 13-17 $20.
    • Asbury Park beaches do have a boardwalk. On street parking available – insider’s tip – park a couple blocks back for a lower cost.
    • Asbury Park beach is open starting Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 9 am through Sunday, June 13, 2021, weekends and holidays only. Starting Monday, June 14, 2021 through Monday, September 6, 2021, every day (Weekdays, Weekends, Holidays).
    • A limited number of daily beach passes will be available for purchase exclusively through the Viply mobile app each day, for the following day only, and will be available until quantities sell out. All beach badges must be purchased online using credit cards through Viply, visit this link. Asbury Park beach badges can be purchased at the beach office now through June 13: 10 am to 4 pm daily; June 14 through Labor Day: 9 am to 5 pm daily.
    • For more information about the Asbury Park beaches, call (732) 502-8863 or visit the Asbury Park website.
  • Avon-By-the-Sea Beaches 
    • We are not aware of any Avon-by-the-Sea Beach webcams.
    • Daily badge: $12, Season badge: $100, Junior (12-18)or Senior (65+) season badge: $55. 11 and under are free.
    • Avon-by-the-Sea is officially daily June 21st through September 6th inclusive. Prior to that they are open select weekends.
    • Adult, Young Adult, and Senior Badges will be available for purchase at Norwood Ave, Sylvania Ave., and Washington Ave. tag booths, Friday, May 28th, between 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Daily badges are good on the day of purchase with sales beginning at 6 a.m. All seasonal beach badges may be purchased at all of the tag booths during regular beach hours beginning Memorial Day Weekend. Cash or check only.
    • Beach Office Hours – April 15 through June 13: 10am to 4pm daily; June 14 through Labor Day: 9 am to 5 pm daily.
    • For more information about the Avon-By-The-Sea beaches, call (732) 502-4510 or visit the Avon-By-The-Sea website.
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  • Belmar Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Belmar Beach webcams.
    • Seasonal Badge: $70. Daily badge $9, required for ages 16 and up.
    • Beach badges are required for admission to Belmar’s beaches from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm., 7 days a week from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty between the hours of 9 am and 5:30 pm on the weekdays, and between the 9 am and 7 pm on the weekends.
    • Daily badges must be ordered via phone/mobile device prior to heading to the booth. Once ordered, show QR code to booth attendant to receive your wristband and access to the beach.
    • For more information about the Belmar beaches, call (732) 681-3700 or visit the Belmar Tourism website.

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  • Bradley Beach
    • We are not aware of any Bradley Beach webcams.
    • Daily badge: $10, Season badge: $80, Junior season badge: (ages 13-15) $30. Active Military, spouse and dependent free.
    • Bradley Beach is officially open Memorial Day weekend when lifeguards will be on duty from Weekdays 9 am-5 pm and weekends and holidays 9 am-6 pm.
    • To buy a beach tag for Bradley Beach, download the Viply app through this link. Starting July 23, Daily, Adult and Junior Season Badges will only be sold via the Viply mobile app. Senior Season Badges are sold out. Daily badges are only sold via the Viply mobile app. Viply app sales begin at 6 am the day of. There will be no cash sales.
    • For more information about the Bradley Beach beaches, call (732) 776-2999 or visit the Bradley Beach website.  
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
  • Deal Beaches (Stanley Conover Pavilion)
    • We are not aware of any Deal Beach webcams.
    • Weekday badge $8, Weekends/holiday badge: $10, Season badge: $150. Badges required for ages 12 and up.
    • Deal Beach is officially open May 25 for weekends when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM to 6 PM. Daily coverage begins June 21.
    • Kiosks shall be used to purchase daily passes. Seasonal beach badges are available at Borough Hall, 190 Norwood Avenue. Daily badges can be purchased at the Conover Pavilion.
    • For more information about the Deal beaches, call (732) 531-1454 or visit this website.
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
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  • Highlands Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Highlands Beach webcams.
    • Free access to river beaches.
    • For more information about the Highlands beaches, call (732) 872-1224
    • This information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
  • Keansburg Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Keansburg Beach webcams.
    • (732) 787-0214, call to see if bay beaches will be open.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
  • Loch Arbour Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Loch Arbour Beach webcams.
    • Monday-Thursday badge: $6, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays badge: $10. Season badge: $95. Badges required for ages 12 and up.
    • Loch Arbour Beach is officially open when lifeguards are on duty from.
    • No person-to-person contact between gate staff and beach patrons. Daily badges must be purchased using the Viply app, through Viply’s website, or an on-site credit card machine.
    • For more information about the Loch Arbour beaches, call (732) 531-8778 or visit the Loch Arbour website.
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
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  • Long Branch Beaches
    • Holiday season badges available until January 31, 2021 only at a cost of $45 adult and $25 for ages 14-17.
    • We are not aware of any Long Branch Beach webcams.
    • Season Badge $45, Students ages 14-17 $30. Weekday Badge $5, Weekend Badge: $7, $3 ages 14-17, under 13 are free.
    • Badges are for Long Branch, not Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park.
    • Long Branch beach is officially open on May 27th when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM to 5 PM with some extended hours..
    • Seasonal badges will be available for purchase daily at the beach office, located at Ocean Avenue and South Bath Avenue, everyday from 10 am-3 pm with Viply app (preferred) and cash only. Beach office is located at the North East Corner of South Bath Avenue and Ocean Blvd. Daily badges will be available for purchase at the ticket booths at each beach entrance using the Viply app (preferred) or cash.
    • For more information about the Long Branch beaches, call (732) 571-6545 or visit the Visit Long Branch website.
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
  • Manasquan Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Manasquan Beach Inlet webcam.
    • Season Badge: $85, Children 12-16 $40. Daily Badge: $10. Badges are required for 12 and up.
    • Manasquan is officially open on May 22 when lifeguards will be on duty weekends, and mid-June for weekdays from 9 AM – 5:30 PM.
    • To buy a beach tag for Manasquan beach, visit their website after December 1, 2020 to purchase through Community Pass. Daily and season badges are available at beach openings during the season.
    • For more information about the Manasquan beaches, call (732) 223-0544 or visit the Manasquan website
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.

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  • Monmouth Beach
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Monmouth Beach webcams.
    • Season badge: $75, Season badge children (ages 12-16): $75, Daily $9.
    • Monmouth Beach is officially open weekends starting Memorial Day weekend when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5:30 PM. Daily lifeguarding begins June 21.
    • The purchase of a daily pass must be made through the mobile app Viply. To buy a beach tag for Monmouth Beach visit the Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion at 29 Ocean Avenue.
    • For more information about the Monmouth Beach beaches, call (732) 229-5926 or visit the Monmouth Beach website.
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
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  • Ocean Grove Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Ocean Grove Beach webcams.
    • Seasonal before April 30 $85, $95 after. Season badge ages 12-17, $50. Daily badge: $10. Badges required for 12 and up.
    • To buy a beach tag for Ocean Grove Season visit 54 Pitman Avenue before May 21, and at the Beach Office on the boardwalk at Embury Avenue after.
    • Daily passes may be purchased during the summer season using credit cards through Viply, visit this link.
    • Ocean Grove is officially open weekends from Memorial Day 2021 to June 19, 2021 when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM – 5:30 PM weekdays and Saturdays and 12 PM – 5:30 PM Sundays. Daily hours begin June 20, 2021 until September 7, 2021.
    • For more information about the Ocean Grove beaches, call (732) 735-0035 or visit the Ocean Grove website.
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
  • Sandy Hook Beaches (Gateway National Recreation Area)
    • We are not aware of any Sandy Hook Beach webcams.
    • There is no entrance fee to Sandy Hook, there is a $15 per car parking fee, Season parking pass: $75.
    • 4th Grade pass holders receive free parking as well as military pass holders and families.
    • Sandy Hook beaches are officially open on Memorial Day weekend when lifeguards will be on duty at select beaches from 10 AM – 6 PM.
    • Sandy Hook beach access (daily or seasonal) is paid for at the vehicle entrance.
    • For more information about the Sandy Hook beaches, included as part of New Jersey beaches, call (732) 872-5970 or visit the Gateway National Recreation Area website.
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
  • Sea Bright Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Sea Bright Beach Webcam.
    • Seasonal $50 before December 31, 2020, $100 after. Daily, $8 under age 12 free.
    • Sea Bright is officially open on May 29, 2021 when lifeguards will be on duty weekends and holidays until June 13, when daily lifeguards begin. Hours are 9 AM – 5 PM.
    • To buy a beach tag for Sea Bright visit their website through this link.
    • For more information about the Sea Bright beaches, call (732) 747-1524 or visit the Sea Bright website.
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
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  • Sea Girt Beaches
    • Sea Girt season badge sales will begin March 1, 2021.
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Sea Girt Beach webcam.
    • Season badge $110. Daily $11. Daily badges are available at the following locations: the Pavilion on Beacon Boulevard; New York, Philadelphia and Trenton beach entrances.
    • Sea Girt is officially open on Memorial Day Weekend.
    • Sea Girt season badge sales will be online through Community Pass, at this link.
    • For more information about the Sea Girt beaches, call (732) 449-9335 or visit the Sea Girt website.
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
  • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
    • We are not aware of any Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Beach webcams.
    • Seasonal: $70, Weekdays $8. Daily parking is $10, season parking is $70. 17 and under are  free. Season passes for park access are sold out.
    • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park is officially open on May 23 and and daily from Saturday, June 20 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5 PM.
    • Beach tags are available for purchase at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park on weekends starting May 19.
    • For more information about Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park beaches, call (732) 229-7025 or visit the Monmouth County Parks website.
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
  • Spring Lake Beaches
    • As of January 2021 season badges for Spring Lake Beach are sold out. More information will follow.
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Spring Lake Beach webcam.
    • Season badge $110, $70 after August 1. Daily badge $10. Required for age 12 and up.
    • No food allowed on Spring Lake beaches.
    • Spring Lake Beach is officially open Memorial Day weekend when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM – 6 PM.
    • To buy a beach tag for Spring Lake visit any beach entrance or the North or South end pavilions during the season or Borough Hall in the off season after April 15.
    • For more information about the Spring Lake beaches, call (732) 449-0800 or visit the Spring Lake website.
    • Unitalicized information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.
  • Union Beach
    • We are not aware of any Union Beach webcams.
    • Bay beach is free.
    • Union Beach is handicapped accessible.
    • Union Beach does not have lifeguards.
    • There are two parking lots located off the walkway with numbered parking spots to pay the meter, at a cost of $1.00 per hour.
    • For more information about the Union Beach beaches, call (732) 264-2277 or visit the Union Beach website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2021 summer beach season.

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Lisa

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Do you know of anyone I can purchase a tag from for the rest of this season? Perhaps someone that isn’t going to use it for the rest of the season?

Jennifer Auer

Thursday 5th of August 2021

Hi Lisa, I'm sorry that there doesn't seem to be any more Bradley Beach beach tags available. I'm not sure where you could find anyone to purchase one from. Though we share information about pricing and where to go to buy beach tags, we're not involved with beach badge purchases. - Jenn

Lisa

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Sorry for Bradley Beach.

Kaitlyn Smith

Monday 23rd of July 2018

Hi Jenn! Bradley Beach is one of our favorite beaches. Love the site!

C j

Tuesday 19th of June 2018

We recently moved to Toms River area both 66 yrs how much is it for a pass for the summer for seaside beach ?

Jennifer A.

Tuesday 19th of June 2018

CJ, you can find the information about Seaside Beach passes under our Ocean County heading. - Jenn

Joanna Steel

Friday 25th of May 2018

Love Asbury Park!!!

Erin M

Saturday 5th of May 2018

We love Point Pleasant since there's so much to do there.

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