New Jersey Beaches and Beach Tag Information 2020

Posted on: April 9th, 2020 by

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. Information in italics is being confirmed as of May 19, 2020. 

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May 14, 2020 Update

Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he is signing an executive order that will open New Jersey’s shores and lakes in time for Memorial Day weekend. There will be a restriction on the number of beachgoers allowed on each beach or lakefront, and social distancing measures will be required. The order will be in effect on Friday, May 22, 2020.

Right now, most New Jersey beaches are open in some capacity, such as ONLY allowing passive recreation. Many are opening for swimming this weekend, May 16, 2020.

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 will be in place and will differ from beach to beach
  • Social distancing measures are in place.
  • Contact sports and organized events are prohibited.
  • Boardwalk restaurants will be allowed to continue to operate with takeout and delivery only, but rides, arcades, other games, amusement parks, playgrounds and visitor centers will remain closed.
  • It is highly recommended that anyone who goes to the beach and finds themselves in a situation where it is difficult to maintain social distancing, should wear a facemask.
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New Jersey Beaches in South Jersey

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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: $15 through the month of May/ $20 starting June 1st. Daily $10, Weekly $15. Beach tags are not required until Saturday, June 20, 2020.
    • There is free parking available on side streets and in some smaller parking lots.
    • Brigantine Beach is officially open on June 15th to Labor Day when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5:30 PM.
    • 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
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season as of May 19, 2020.
  • Longport Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Longport Beach webcams.
    • Preseason seasonal badges $15. After June 14 $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.
    • To buy a beach tag for Longport Beach call (609) 823-2731 or visit their website or use 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 $7 for ages 12 and up. Starting June 1st, all badges are $15 for the season.
    • Visit our Margate Free Beach Day listing for the schedule of free beach Thursdays in July.
    • Ventnor badges are honored in Margate.
    • Margate Beach is officially open the third week in June when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 6PM.
    • To buy a beach tag for Margate beginning April 1st visit the Martin Bloom Community Pavilion at Huntington & the Beach from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and The Municipal Building, 9001 Winchester Avenue during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    • For more information about the Margate beaches, call (609) 822-2605 or visit the Margate website
    • Italicized information is being confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • 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.
    • Italicized information is being confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
    • You can read our 8 Reasons to Visit Municipal Beach Park in Somers Point to learn more.
  • Ventnor Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Ventnor Beach webcams.
    • Badges can be purchased prior to May 31st for $7.00 for the season. After May 31st, badges are available at a rate of $15.00 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.

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.
    • $30 for season badges. Daily rate $6, weekly rate $13.
    • Avalon badges are honored in Stone Harbor.
    • Avalon Beach is officially open on June 10th when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 5 PM.
    • To buy a beach tag for Avalon visit their website for mail in instructions. During the season they are available for purchase from any beach tag inspector.
    • 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
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season as of May 19, 2020.
  • Cape May Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Cape May Beach webcams.
    • Seasonal $30, (preseason before March 31 $25) no cost for a veteran or active military season badges. Daily rate $6, weekly rate $18. 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.
    • For more information about the Cape May beaches, call (609) 884-9525 or visit the Cape May website
    • Italicized information is being confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • 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 June 19th). 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 our beaches and likewise, our 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 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, $25. Required for ages 12 and up. Daily rate $5, weekly rate $10.
    • Lifeguards will be on duty beginning May 23, 2020. 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 at five 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • Sea Isle City Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Sea Isle City Beach webcams.
    • Wednesdays are free beach days except July 4.
    • Daily $5, Weekly $10, Seasonal $20 before May 15, $25 after. Required for ages 12 and older.
    • Sea Isle City is officially open May 23 (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 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. Then pick up your physical tags at the Sea Isle City Welcome Center located at 300 JFK Blvd or City Hall located at 233 JFK Blvd, Sea Isle City.
    • For more information about the Sea Isle City beaches, call (609) 263-8687 or visit the Sea Isle City website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season as of May 19, 2020.
  • Stone Harbor Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Stone Harbor Beach webcams.
    • Preseason tags $25 to June 30, after June 30 cost is $30. Daily $6, Weekly $13.
    • All persons 12 and over must display tags the Friday of Memorial weekend to Monday of Labor Day weekend, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Beach-tag reciprocity between Avalon and Stone Harbor.
    • Stone Harbor is officially open on May 22 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
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season as of May 19, 2020.
  • 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.
    • This italicized information is being confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.

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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, $40 after. Badges purchased on the beach front are $1 extra. Badges required for 12 and over.
    • Barnegat Light is officially open on June 13 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.
    • For more information about the Barnegat Light beaches, call (609) 494-9196 or visit the Barnegat Light website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • 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.
    • Buy a beach tag for Barnegat Light using credit cards through Viply, visit this link.
    • Purchase and reserve your Bay Head Summer Season beach badge(s) and then pick up at the Bay Head Improvement Association (BHIA) Beach Office located at 532 Lake Ave, Bay Head, NJ during posted business hours.
    • For more information about the Bay head beaches, call (732) 892-0574 or visit the Bay Head website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • Beach Haven Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the Beach Haven Beach webcam.
    • Preseason seasonal pass $30 if purchased before June 15th, $40 after. Weekly badges are $20, and daily badges are $5. Active military and their dependents are free. Required for ages 13 and up.
    • Beach Haven Beach is officially open in June 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season as of May 19, 2020.
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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 Beaches are officially open Memorial Day Weekend; weekends until June 14; 7 days a week until Labor Day. Lifeguards will be on duty from 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • Harvey Cedars Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Harvey Cedars Beach webcam.
    • Preseason $35 before June 15. After June 15, Seasonal $40.
    • Daily $7, Weekly $20. Badges needed for age 12 and older. Military and dependents are free.
    • Harvey Cedars Beach badges are required starting June 27.
    • 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • 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 22 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 4 PM.
    • To buy a beach tag for Lacey Beaches visit the recreation office at 818 West Lacey Road.
    • For more information about the Lacey Township beaches, call (609) 693-1100 or visit the Lacey Township website.  
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
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  • Lavallette Beach
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Lavallette Beach webcam.
    • Preseason seasonal badges $50 before June 19, $60 after.
    • Daily $12, weekly $35. Required for ages 12 and older.
    • Lavallette Beach is officially open on June 20 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5 PM.
    •  To buy a beach tag for Lavallette visit the beach badge office at 1306 Grand Central Avenue or daily badges can be purchased from the badge checkers during the season.
    • For more information about the Lavallette beaches, call (732) 793-2111 or visit the Lavallette website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • Long Beach Township Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Long Beach Township Beach webcams.
    • Preseason $35 before June 15. After June 15, Seasonal $45, Weekly $20, Daily $10. Required for ages 12 and older.
    • Long Beach Beaches are officially open on June 20 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 10. Daily badges can be purchased on the beach during the season.
    • All beach badges must be purchased online using credit cards through Viply, visit this link.
    • For more information about the Long Beach beaches, call (609) 361-6675 or visit the Long Beach website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • Point Pleasant Beach/Jenkinson’s
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Point Pleasant Beach webcams.
    • Daily-Weekdays- $3 (ages 5-11) $10.00 (age 12-adult). Weekends- $3 (ages 5-11) $11.00 (ages 12-adult). Children under 5 are free.
    • Full seasonal pass, May 20th-Labor Day- $100, (ages 12-adult) $50 (ages 5-11) or half seasonal pass, May 20th-July 17th or July 18-Labor Day-$70 (ages 12-adult) $35 (ages 5-11).  
    • Point Pleasant Beach is officially open May 20th when lifeguards will be on duty Weekdays 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Weekends 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
    • 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.

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  • Seaside Heights Beaches
    • $8 daily, required for ages 12 and up.
    • Seaside Heights Beach is officially open 10 AM – 5 PM with limitations throughout the summer in regards to swimming and boardwalk operations. Visit this document to find out full details.
    • 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 27th, 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.  
    • Bay beach – free every day.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season as of May 19, 2020.
  • Seaside Park Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Seaside Parks Beach webcams.
    • Beach tags are $60 before June 14th and $65 after. Required for ages 12 and up.
    • To buy a beach tag for Seaside Park visit their website for online purchase information.
    • For more information about the Seaside Park beaches, call (732) 793-3700 or visit the Seaside Park website.
    • This italicized information is still being confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • 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.
    • Ship Bottom Beaches are officially open on Memorial Day Weekend when lifeguards will be on duty 10 AM – 6 PM. Daily lifeguarding begins mid-June.
    • 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
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  • Surf City Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Surf City Beach webcams.
    • Seasonal $35 to May 31, $45 after.
    • Daily $8, Weekly $20, required for ages 12 and up.
    • Surf City is officially open (date coming soon) when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 5 PM.
    • 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
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
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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.
    • 2020 Update: Only one member or guest at a time will be allowed in the Allenhurst beach bathrooms except for a parent assisting a child. The water fountains will be closed until further notice. Showers will be available at the beach and by the pool.
    • 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 $5, Weekend $7, 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 is requiring masks when walking on the boardwalk.
    • Asbury Park beach is officially open on May 23 when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM to 5 PM weekdays, 6 PM weekends.
    • Season badges are sold out for the 2020 Season. 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.
    • 2020 Update: Access to restroom facilities will be limited to one person at a time. Face coverings or masks will need to be worn when using restroom facilities. Beach showers, water fountains and new water bottle refilling stations will be unavailable until further notice.
    • For more information about the Asbury Park beaches, call (732) 502-8863 or visit the Asbury Park website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • Avon-By-the-Sea Beaches 
    • We are not aware of any Avon-by-the-Sea Beach webcams.
    • Daily badge: $10, Season badge: $95, Junior (12-18)or Senior (65+) season badge: $50.  11 and under are free.
    • Avon-by-the-Sea is officially open on June 16th when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM to 5:30 PM.
    • Daily badges will be available for purchase online through the Viply app only. Daily badges are good on the day of purchase with sales beginning at 6 a.m. Daily Badges may be redeemed at the Sylvania Ave., Norwood Ave., and Washington Ave. tag booths after purchasing through the Viply App. No refunds will be given under any circumstances including for unclaimed badges. There is a limit of 1,500 daily badges.
    • To buy a beach tag for Avon beaches visit any one of Avon’s 3 tag booths, Washington Ave., Sylvania Ave. or Norwood Ave from 9 AM – 4 PM. Badges may also be purchased before summer at the borough office at 301 Main Street beginning May 4.
    • 2020 Update: Bathroom availability will be reduced and one shower will be open to rinse off. The use of face coverings or masks are strongly encouraged while using the bathroom facilities.
    • For more information about the Avon-By-The-Sea beaches, call (732) 502-4510 or visit the Avon-By-The-Sea website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
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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.
    • Belmar Beach is officially open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on weekends only from Memorial Day weekend until the full season starts on the third Monday of June, when badges are required every day until Labor Day.
    • Season badges are on sale at the Taylor Pavilion. Daily badge sales are also available 7 days a week. To assist with social-distancing guidelines, additional ticket booths for daily badge sales will be added to the boardwalk, as well as two booths will be placed at the top of Silver Lake. THERE IS A DAILY BADGE LIMIT OF 7,500. To buy a beach tag for Belmar, before the season, visit Borough Hall, 601 Main Street until the third week of May.
    • For more information about the Belmar beaches, call (732) 681-3700 or visit the Belmar Tourism website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.

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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.
    • Bathroom facilities will be open. Foot rinses on the boardwalk will be on.
    • 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. A daily badge limit has been set to only 2,000.
    • For more information about the Bradley Beach beaches, call (732) 776-2999 or visit the Bradley Beach website.  
    • This italicized information is still being confirmed for the 2020 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.
    • 2020 Update: Restrooms will be open but with limits on capacity. Pool remains closed. Water fountains remain closed. Masks required for bathrooms and snack bar lines.
    • 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.
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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 2020 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 2020 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.
    • 2020 Update: Restrooms will be open with social-distancing policies in place. Showers and water fountains will be out of service until further notice. Face coverings must be worn on bathroom lines and in the bathroom.
    • For more information about the Loch Arbour beaches, call (732) 531-8778 or visit the Loch Arbour website.
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  • Long Branch Beaches
    • 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.
    • 2020 Update: Restrooms are open. Showers are operational. No water fountains will be opened on the beachfront.
    • 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. Ticket booths are equipped with physical barriers in place to protect the patrons and staff. To prevent overcrowding and enable social distancing, beaches will be subject to earlier and more frequent closures and temporary suspension of badge sales.
    • For more information about the Long Branch beaches, call (732) 571-6545 or visit the Visit Long Branch website.
    • This italicized information is still being confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • Manasquan Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Manasquan Beach Inlet webcam.
    • Season Badge: $85.00, Children 12-16 $35.00. Daily Badge: TBD. 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 before May 15 for Community Pass access. Seasonal badges only until June.
    • 2020 Update: Restrooms will open daily from 8 am to dusk. Showers and water fountains are operational.
    • Daily and season badges are available at beach openings. DAILY BADGE SALES ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS WILL BE LIMITED TO 1,000 PER DAY. All beach badges can be purchased online using credit cards through Viply, visit this link.  Then, pick up at the town’s beach office located at 205 Beachfront in Manasquan.
    • For more information about the Manasquan beaches, call (732) 223-0544 or visit the Manasquan website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season as of August 18, 2020.

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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. The app will notify you if daily passes have sold out for the day before your purchase. Daily badges have been selling out early in the morning. 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.
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  • Ocean Grove Beaches
    • We are not aware of any Ocean Grove Beach webcams.
    • Seasonal before April 30 $80, $90 after. Season badge ages 12-17, $45. Daily badge: $9. 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 with the VIPLY app. They will go on sale the evening before the date of their use. There will be a limit on daily passes. Season badges are currently sold out. Beach badges can be purchased online using credit cards through Viply, visit this link.
    • Ocean Grove is officially open on May 25 when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM – 5:30 PM weekdays and Saturdays and 12 PM – 5:30 PM Sundays.
    • For more information about the Ocean Grove beaches, call (732) 735-0035 or visit the Ocean Grove website.
  • 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.
    • Bathroom facilities are open.
    • 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • Sea Bright Beaches
    • Check the status and crowds on the following Sea Bright Beach Webcam.
    • Seasonal $75 before March 31, $100 after. Daily, $8 under age 12 free.
    • Sea Bright is officially open on May 23 when lifeguards will be on duty weekends and holidays until June 13, when daily lifeguards begin. Hours are 9 AM – 5 PM.
    • 2020 Update: Patrons will have four access gates to enter the Municipal Beach in Sea Bright. Patrons will find staff at each of these gates ready, and willing to assist them to enter the beach as efficiently as possible. Beach staff will encourage all patrons to be mindful of social distancing guidelines when setting up on the beach. The four gates used for admission create the opportunity for equal distribution of patrons across the Municipal Beach. Patrons will be able to purchase seasonal and daily badges for admission to the beach.
    • The public restrooms will be open with a limit of three patrons using the restroom at one time. Face coverings should be utilized when using the restrooms. Patrons are reminded to wash their hands and practice social distancing. The public restrooms will be routinely disinfected in addition to their regularly scheduled cleanings. The showers and foot wash stations will not be available. The playground will be closed. The water fountains will not be available. The public will not have access to public benches, chairs, or tables. Demarcations depicting six feet of spacing will be present in areas where the public may form a line.
    • To buy a beach tag for Sea Bright use the Viply app at this link. Then pick up your physical badges at the Sea Bright Municipal offices located at 1167 Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright. Weekends between May 25th and June 15th and daily thereafter, you may pick up your season badges between 9 am – 5 pm at the Beach Pavilion located at 1097 Ocean Avenue.
    • For more information about the Sea Bright beaches, call (732) 747-1524 or visit the Sea Bright website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season as of August 18, 2020.
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  • Sea Girt Beaches
    • 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. Please note that due to the Governor’s Executive Order regarding social distancing, access to the beach may be restricted if the premises becomes too crowded; this restriction applies to both season and daily badge holders. For their protection and the protection of our employees, we urge all patrons to wear masks when interacting with our staff.
    • 2020 Update: Bathroom facilities are open; social distancing will be enforced and bathrooms will be closed on a periodic basis for cleaning. Outdoor showers are open; water fountains will not be available. The concession is closed.
    • Sea Girt is officially open on Memorial Day Weekend.
    • Friday May 8th through Tuesday May 19th Season Beach Badge & Senior Beach Badge sales will resume. On line purchases only. You may purchase on line through the Borough website.
      • NO sale of daily badges or seasonal badges will take place after May 19th. There will be NO badge sales over Memorial Day Weekend.
      • Badge pick up details are being formulated for the week of May 18th through May 22nd.
    • For more information about the Sea Girt beaches, call (732) 449-9335 or visit the Sea Girt website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 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. Daily park capacity will be limited to achieve mandated social distancing objectives. This applies to parking and walk-in visitors. Purchasing a season pass, or a daily access pass, does not guarantee visitors entry into the park if capacity is reached. Once capacity is reached, the park will remain closed until a sufficient number spaces open.
    • 2020 Update: Restrooms are open; face coverings are required and restrooms may be closed periodically for cleaning. The concession stand is currently open.
    • 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 summer beach season.
  • Spring Lake Beaches
    • 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.
    • 2020 Update: Bathrooms will be open with new cleaning protocols and social distancing guidelines enforced. Showers and water fountains will not be available. Residents and visitors are required to wear make when utilizing bathrooms, snack bars and access points, as well as when interacting with beach staff, lifeguards or police officers. The boardwalk reopened on May 29.
    • There are no season badges available for purchase. There are no daily badge sales or pickups at the beachfront. Daily badges must be purchased online. They can be bought up to 3 days in advance by going to: https://register.capturepoint.com/SpringLake Once purchased, daily badges must be picked up at the Spring Lake Train Station, located on Warren Avenue. DO NOT go to the beachfront without stopping at the train station to pick up your badge. A daily badge limit is set at 3,250 and they tend to sell out in advance of the weekend. 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2020 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 2020 summer beach season.

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56 thoughts on “New Jersey Beaches and Beach Tag Information 2020

  1. Kaitlyn Smith says:

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

  2. C j says:

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

  3. Joanna Steel says:

    Love Asbury Park!!!

  4. Erin M says:

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

  5. Annmarie Novak says:

    Seven Presidents Long Branch has such great memories. Spent many weekdays here in 2016 with my husband before he passed away in Dec 2016 from pancreatic cancer.?

  6. Lisa Moyer says:

    Spring Lake!

  7. theresa t says:

    Avon-By-The-Sea

  8. theresa t says:

    great info, thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to get to the beach this year with my grandson. He will love it, hopefully as much as me!

  9. Larry says:

    Ocean City

  10. April Hoch says:

    Long Beach Township!

  11. Dan DeAntonellis says:

    Love Cape May. Love the ocean. Love the boardwalk.

  12. Roy Pickering says:

    Fingers crossed. Can’t wait for summer to get here since spring never bothered to show up.

  13. Heather says:

    My favorite childhood memories are summers at Ocean City, New Jersey.

  14. mary says:

    Although my favorite beach isn’t listed, it is Midway Beach in Seaside Park. A lovely beach where you are allowed to eat, smoke and consume alcohol if you choose to. Nice to have those freedoms.

  15. Ramiro lopez says:

    Point Pleasant Beach is great

  16. Kathy Lopez says:

    Great information thanks

  17. Janice Longo says:

    Brick Beaches=
    Clean and convenient ?

  18. N Quinn says:

    Surf City Long Beach Island for the best Jersey Beach ?

  19. Lisa Moyer says:

    Spring Lake is our favorite! WHat a great idea for a contest!

  20. Shane says:

    Seaside Park! <3

  21. Tammy Nelson says:

    Seabright beach is the best!!

  22. Tammy Nelson says:

    Seabright beach is the best!!

  23. LORI says:

    POINT PLEASANT MOVED TO THE TOP OF OUR LIST

  24. Brittanie says:

    We love Ocean City NJ such a great beach and family friendly town!

  25. Kathleen Burke says:

    Love entire jersey shoreline each town has its own attractions

  26. Sherrie Saliola says:

    Brick beaches!

  27. Erin rossell says:

    Ocean city!

  28. Gail McInerney says:

    Belmar Beach :)

  29. Gail McInerney says:

    Belmar

  30. Dana Damato says:

    We ♥️ Sea Girt !
    WE ve been going w /the same families every summer ☀️

  31. Amy Whilden says:

    I love Avalon Beach ❤️❤️❤️

  32. Tracey Andino says:

    I love going to beach haven beaches because that’s where I’ve been going since I was a baby (over 40 yrs) it’s family oriented and most of all clean!! Now when I stay local I’ll go to seaside park, the heights is too crowded for me

  33. Chantae says:

    Awesome giveaway! My family loves Ocean City NJ! We go every year. It would be nice to win. Thx.

  34. christy gamber says:

    North Wildwood!

  35. Kris I. says:

    I love Island Beach State Park; it’s just an awesome beach!!

  36. Christina M says:

    Long branch!!! We love Pier Village

  37. Nichole says:

    Ocean City, NJ… Where I’ll be getting married this summer!

  38. Cheryl Gross says:

    Belmar close to home. clean and fun!

  39. Stephanie Higgins says:

    We love Wildwood because the beach is free

  40. Kim kopecky says:

    Ohh this is a great giveaway!!

  41. Darcie Bochenek says:

    Surf City badges would fill it up! We love Surf City on LBI! It is close to where we camp!

  42. JillianF says:

    My family’s favorite beach is Seaside Heights. We’ve been going there since I was a little kid.

  43. Marie says:

    When is the Sand Sculpture event?

  44. Charles says:

    How do I purchase beach tags for Monmouth Beach?
    Also I may want to purchase a parking pass

    • Jennifer A. says:

      Hi Charles, if you follow the links and information above you can get the information for getting beach tags for Monmouth Beach. ~ Jenn

  45. Janet Rosa says:

    I need to get a beach Tag before the season starts for me and my 9 yr old son and a friend where would I have to go for that and how much and where to send the money too ?
    I would like to go to asbery park beach new to NJ ?
    Thanks Janet r

    • Jennifer A. says:

      Janet, we don’t have that information yet. Your best bet is to contact the towns directly or check back with us in a few months when that information becomes available. ~ Jenn

  46. nancy says:

    Any information on Strathmere?

  47. charlie says:

    fyi –
    your beach pass info is outdated –
    sandy hook is $75 for the season –
    don’t know about the others –

    thanks for trying to put this all in one place –

  48. Mike DeCastro says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    Really appreciated the great beach badge info. Just a heads up that we sent our audience over to check it out.

    I created a banner on our site, to act as a link over to Jersey Family Fun.

    Thank you for the great info.

    Kind regards

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