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New Jersey Beaches and Beach Tag Information 2022

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.

little girl plays on beach alone

Buying New Jersey Beach Tags is easier than ever.

Gone are the days when the only way to get NJ beach tags was by standing in long lines or trying to get to the municipal buildings during regular business hours. 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 always look to us as your source for the best information on New Jersey beach tags.

NJ beach tags

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. As always it’s best to swim near a lifeguard and only when lifeguards are on duty. 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

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

  • Capacity limits may be in place and will differ from beach to beach
  • Social distancing measures may be in place in some areas.
social distancing at the Jersey Shore beaches a father and child wade in the water

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 Beaches Beach tags

Admission 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 Memorial Day Weekend thru September 30, 2022 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 am to 6 pm daily.

Brigantine Beaches

2022 Brigantine beach tags are now on sale.

  • Check the status and crowds on the following Brigantine Beach webcam.
  • Brigantine beaches are now smoke-free.
  • Seasonal: $20 through the month of May 2022, $25 starting June 1, 2022. Daily $10, Weekly $15. Beach tags are not required until Sunday, June 19, 2022.
  • There is free parking available on side streets and in some smaller parking lots.
  • Guarded beaches begin on Memorial Day weekend these beaches are generally 2nd Street North, 15th street South, 26th Street South, and 39th Street South (weekends only).
  • Swimming is permitted at the following beaches from June 19, 2022, to Labor Day during the hours of 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, while the lifeguards are on duty.
  • Visit the Brigantine Beach Site for the full list.
  • 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

2022 Egg Harbor City Lake beach passes go on sale April 1, 2022.

  • We are not aware of any Egg Harbor City Lake webcams.
  • The pre season price is $7.00 each for everyone age 5 and up. For Senior Citizens age 65 and up, and active duty Military, the price is $4.00 each, with valid ID. On May 31, 2022 the price for a regular season Egg Harbor City Lake badge increases to $10.00 per person.
  • 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 for 2022 on Memorial Day weekend and then only weekends until June 26, 2022. Starting June 27, 2022, 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 Egg Harbor City Lake on Memorial Day Weekend at the preseason price.
  • For more information about the Egg Harbor City Lake, call 609-965-008 or visit the Egg Harbor City website.

Hamilton Township, Cove Beach at Lake Lenape

2022 Hamilton Township beach tags are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Hamilton Township, Cove Beach at Lake Lenape webcams.
  • Seasonal beach tags are $25 before May 1, 2022 $30 after May 1, daily wristbands are $10 weekdays and $15 weekends and holidays. 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 – September 5, 2022.
  • Seasonal tags are available at the administration office in Town Hall in Mays Landing or for purchase at the Cove.
  • For more information about the Cove Beach at Lake Lenape, call 609) 625-4762 or visit the Hamilton Township website.

Longport Beaches

Longport beach tags are now on sale.

  • 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 beginning April 18. 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, 2022, 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 Beach Tags

2022 Margate beach tags are now on sale.

  • Check the status and crowds on the Margate Beach webcam from Margate Pier.
  • Preseason badges are $10 for ages 12 and up. Seniors (65 & over) – $3.50 each. Starting June 1, 2022, 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 2022 are on sale at the Martin Bloom Pavilion (Granville & Beach) Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.
  • Free seasonal tags are available to Veterans and active military members. Remember to have proper military identification to receive your free tag(s). (Veteran only)
  • You can now purchase Margate beach badges through the Viply mobile app.
  • Badges may be purchased via the mail and held for in-person pickup at a later time. For more information about the Margate beaches, call (609) 822-2605 or visit the Margate website

Somers Point William Morrow Beach

Another one of our favorite South Jersey beaches is the Somers Point William Morrow Beach. It tends to be beach only known to the locals, but it’s definitely one to check out with the kids. You can read our 8 Reasons to Visit Municipal Beach Park in Somers Point to learn why we love this beach so much and why we think you will to.

  • Also known as the Somers Point Municipal Beach.
  • We are not aware of any William Morrow Beach webcams.
  • Beach badges are not required.
  • Parking is available in a lot and on side streets. New for 2022, parking is $1 per hour. Visitors use the ParkMobile app to pay.
  • 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 2022 from 10 am – 5 pm. It will open seven days a week beginning on June 16, 2022.
Somers Point Muncipal Beach is a kid friendly beach with swimming in the bay.
Somers Point Municipal Beach

Ventnor Beaches Beach Badges

2022 Ventnor beach tags are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Ventnor Beach webcams.
  • Badges can be purchased prior to June 1, 2022 for $10.00 for the season, and $3.50 for Seasonal Senior Citizens badges. After May 31, 2022 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 and Ventnor beach tags start to be required. Beaches close Labor Day weekend.
  • To buy a beach tag for Ventnor, visit Ventnor City Hall at 6201 Ventnor Avenue, or call (609) 823-7904 or email lhand@ventnorcity.org.
  • Beach badges can be purchased online using credit cards through Viply, visit this link or the day of your visit at beach entrances.
  • Please call the Beach Headquarters at (609) 823-7948 to ascertain which beaches are guarded.
  • 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 Beach Tags

2022 Avalon beach tags are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Avalon Beach webcams.
  • Beach tags sold before June 1, 2022 will be $28. After June 1, 2022 it’s $33 for season badges. Daily rate $8, weekly rate $16.
  • 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 $28 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 April 13, 2022 to receive the rate. A receipt will be provided by mail to be used to exchange for the 2022 tag. On June 1, 2022 the cost of seasonal tags changes to $33. The Beach Tag Booth at Avalon Community Hall will be open on weekends 10am-4pm beginning April 2 and will be open daily starting April 30. The Avalon Chamber of Commerce, located at 2989 Ocean Drive, also will sell the 2022 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 Beach Tags

Cape May beach badges for 2022 are now on sale.

  • Check the status and crowds on the following Cape May Beach webcams.
  • Seasonal $30, (preseason December 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 $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 Beach Patrol will be guarding the following beaches for the 2022 Memorial Day Weekend. Beaches will be guarded Saturday, May 28th, Sunday, May 29th, and Monday, May 30th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
    • 3rd Avenue
    • 1st Avenue
    • Grant Street
    • Jackson Street
    • Ocean Street
    • Howard Street
    • Queen Street
    • Philadelphia Avenue
    • Hughes Street
    • Wilmington Avenue
  • 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 at 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, Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding holidays. Cash or check only when purchasing at City Hall.
  • 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 Beach Tags

Cape May Point beach badges for 2022 are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Cape May Point Beach webcams.
  • Daily Rate: $10, Weekly Rate (Sat-Sat): $25, seasonal $45. Preseason discount seasonal tags are $36 (before May 31, 2022). 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 (June 18, 2022). Everyone 12 and over must have a beach tag to access any Cape May Point Beach from the 3rd Saturday in June through Labor Day.
  • Beach tags are required while lifeguards are on duty and all tags can be purchased on the beaches from any Beach Tag Inspector once beaches open for the season.
  • There are 3 ways to purchase your pre-season tags:  
  • For more information about the Cape May Point beaches, call (609) 884-8468 or visit the Cape May Point website.
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Ocean City Beaches Beach Tags

2022 Ocean City beach tags are now on sale.

  • Click over for more specific information about Ocean City Beaches.
  • Preseason Ocean City beach badges are $20 if purchased by May 31, 2022. After May 31, 2022, OC beach badges are $25. Ocean City beach tags are required for ages 12 and up. The daily badge rate will be $5 and the weekly rate $10.
  • The Ocean City Beach Patrol will staff lifeguards June 4, 2022 through Labor Day, September 5, 2022. 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 Beach Badges

Sea Isle City beach tags for the 2022 beach season are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Sea Isle City Beach webcams.
  • Wednesdays are free beach days except for July 4, 2022. See the full schedule of Free Beach Days in Sea Isle City.
  • Daily $5, Weekly $10, Seasonal $20 before May 15, 2022, $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) through Labor Day weekend 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 in person visit the Welcome Center at 300 John F. Kennedy Boulevard or Sea Isle City’s Tax Office, located on the second floor of City Hall at 233 JFK Boulevard. The hours for both locations are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Welcome Center is open on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Only cash or checks are accepted for inperson payments.
  • 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. It only accepts cash payments.
  • Sea Isle City beach tags can be purchased using the Viply app.
  • For more information about the Sea Isle City beaches, call (609) 263-8687 or visit the Sea Isle City website.

Stone Harbor Beaches Beach Tags

Stone Harbor beach tags for the 2022 beach season are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Stone Harbor Beach webcams.
  • Preseason beach tags for Stone Harbor are $32 until May 31, 2022. After May 31, 2022 the Stone Harbor beach badges cost is $40. Daily $8, Weekly $17.
  • 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 Friday of Memorial Day weekend 2022 to Monday of Labor Day weekend when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5 PM.
  • To buy a beach tag for Stone Harbor visit the Borough Hall Monday-Friday 8:30 – 4:00 pm (until Friday of Memorial Day weekend) and at the Beach Tag Office (95th & the Beach) weekends in May 10:00 am-4:00 pm and every day starting Saturday of Memorial Day weekend
  • 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

Wildwood Beaches

Admission on the Wildwood beaches is always free. It’s our other favorite free beach in New Jersey. Beach badges are not required but don’t swim when lifeguards aren’t on duty. 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.

Click over to watch What Families Need to Know about Wildwood Beaches


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


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 Beach Badges

2022 Barnegat Light beach badges are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Barnegat Light Beach webcams.
  • Daily $5, Weekly $22, Preseason seasonal pass $30 if purchased before June 5, 2022, $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 Borough Hall during the “off-season” Monday -Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm.  During the spring the Beach Badge Booth opens for limited hours. 
  • During the season the Beach Badge Booth is open every day from 8:00am until 3:00pm and until 6:00 pm on Saturdays, or badges can be purchased on the beach from a Badge Checker. All Veteran & Active Military badges must be obtained from the Beach Badge Booth before going to the beach. Beginning in November beach badges (Season, Senior & Holiday) can be ordered by mail, the order forms can be found on the Barnegat Light forms page. While they can be ordered through the mail the Barnegat Light beach tags need to be picked up in person.
  • 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 Beach Tags

2022 Bay Head Beach tags are now on sale.

  • Daily $10, Half Season $50, Full Season $95
  • Bay Head Beach is officially open on June 19, 2022 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5:25 PM.
  • Bay Head beach tags will be available through Viply beginning May 1, 2022.
  • You can 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 starting weekends May 28, 2022 between 10 am and 2 pm, daily the week of June 13 from 10 am to 2 pm and beginning June 18, 2022 daily from 9:30 am through 4:30 pm.
  • For more information about the Bay head beaches, call (732) 892-0574 or visit the Bay Head website.

Beach Haven Beaches Beach Badges

Beach Haven beach badges are on sale for 2022.

  • Check the status and crowds on the Beach Haven Beach webcam.
  • Preseason seasonal beach passes for Beach Haven beaches are $30 if purchased before May 31, 2022. After May 31, 2022 the badges are $40 each. 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 typically opens in June when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM to 5 PM. A specific date has not been announced yet for 2022.
  • There are a few ways to buy a beach tag for Beach Haven before the season starts.
    • Through the VIPLY App with this link.
    • In Person in the Clerk’s Office at Borough Hall (only available until the badge office opens) with cash, check, or credit card (surcharge applied), open Mondays – Fridays from 9 am-4 pm, for pre-purchase only, no badges given out.
    • Online using their form.
  • For more information about the Beach Haven beaches, call (609) 492-9193 or visit the Beach Haven website.
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Brick Beaches (Beach One, Beach Two and Windward Park) Beach Tags

As of March 26, 2022 there is no specific information about the 2022 beach season at Brick Beach.

  • 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 Beach Badges

Harvey Cedars beach badges are on sale for 2022.

  • Check the status and crowds on the following Harvey Cedars Beach webcam.
  • Preseason $35 before June 15, 2022. After June 15, 2022, Seasonal $45.
  • Daily $7, Weekly $20. Badges are needed for age 12 and older. Military and dependents are free.
  • Harvey Cedars Beach badges are required starting June 18, 2022.
  • To buy a beach tag for Harvey Cedars visit this link. During the season badges are 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) Beach Tags (residents only)

As of March 26, 2022 there is no information about the 2022 beach season at Lacey Township Beach.

  • 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 Beach Badges

2022 Lavallette Beach tags are now on sale.

  • Check the status and crowds on the following Lavallette Beach webcam.
  • Preseason seasonal badges ordered and paid for $55 before May 31, 2022, $60 after.
  • Daily $12, weekly $35. Required for ages 12 and older.
  • Lavallette Beach is officially open on June 18, 2022 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5 PM.
  • Daily badges will only be sold at the Beach Badge Office in the little league concession stand again this year. It’s located at the corner of Jersey City Ave and Baltimore Avenue (next to the Upper Shores Library).
  • For more information about the Lavallette beaches, call (732) 793-2111 or visit the Lavallette website.

Long Beach Township Beaches Beach Tags

2022 Beach badges for Long Beach Township are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Long Beach Township Beach webcams.
  • Preseason Long Beach Township beach badges are $35 before June 15, 2022. After June 15, 2022 the Long Beach Township tags are Seasonal $45, Weekly $20, Daily $10.
  • Beach tags are required in Long Beach Township for ages 12 and older.
  • Long Beach Beaches will be open from June 18, 2022 to September 5, 2022. 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 15, 2022. Daily badges can be purchased on the beach during the season.
  • Preseason beach tags for Long Beach Township can be ordered through the mail using forms available on the Long Beach website.
  • For more information about the Long Beach beaches, call (609) 361-6675 or visit the Long Beach website.

Point Pleasant Beach/Jenkinson’s Beach Beach Badges

2022 beach tags for the Point Pleasant Beach and Jenkinson’s Beach are now on sale.

  • Check the status and crowds on the following Point Pleasant Beach webcams.
  • Daily-Weekdays- $4 (ages 5-11) $12 (age 12-adult). Weekends – $5 (ages 5-11) $13 (ages 12-adult). Children under 5 are free.
  • Full seasonal passes for May 27, 2022 – Labor Day, $120, (ages 12-adult) $55 (ages 5-11) or half seasonal pass, May 27, 2022 -July 18, 2022 or July 19, 2022 – Labor Day, $90 (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 27, 2022, 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. You can also order online through their website.
  • For more information about the Point Pleasant beaches, call (732) 892-0600 or visit the Jenkinson’s website.

Click over to Watch What Families Need to Know about Point Pleasant Beaches

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Seaside Heights Beaches Beach Tags

2022 beach badges for Seaside Heights are now on sale.

  • Check the status and crowds on the following Seaside Heights Beach webcams.
  • Save approximately 25% if you purchase and reserve your Seaside Heights beach badges by May 15, 2022. Seasonal badges for Seaside Heights are $45 each if purchased before May 15, 2022. The Seaside Heights badges are $60 after May 15, 2022.
  • Daily fee – $9 (ocean beaches) and $5 (bay beach Saturday, Sunday and holidays). Weekly fee for Seaside Heights beach tags is $35.
  • 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. Office will be open daily, excluding holidays, during regular business hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • For more information about the Seaside Heights beaches, call (732) 793-9100 or visit the Seaside Heights website.  

Seaside Park Beaches Beach Badges

2022 Seaside Park Beach tags are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Seaside Park Beach webcams.
  • 2022 beach tag sales begin May 1, 2022. Beach tags are $60 before June 14th 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 Beach Tags

2022 beach tags for Ship Bottom beaches are now on sale.

  • Check the status and crowds on the following Ship Bottom Beach webcam.
  • Preseason seasonal beach tags for Ship Bottom are $35 until May 31, 2022. On June 1, 2022, Ship Bottom seasonal beach badges become $45 each.
  • 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 June 18, 2022) to September 30, 2022. 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. Badges can be picked up either at the Borough Hall or by any badge attendant during the summer season.
  • 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 Beach Tags

2022 badges for the Surf City beaches are not available for purchase until May 1, 2022.

  • We are not aware of any Surf City Beach webcams.
  • It appears for the 2022 beach season that Surf City beach tags will be $45 and only available for purchase at the Badge Booth. The Badge Booth is listed as being open May 1, 2022 to September 5, 2022. The preseason price will be $35 from May 1-31, 2022.
  • 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 18, 2022 to September 5, 2022.
  • To buy a beach tag for Surf City visit their website for more 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) 361-7655 or visit the Surf City website
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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 Beach Tags

Allenhurst Beach badges are on sale for 2022.

  • We are not aware of any Allenhurst Beach webcams.
  • The 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. Tickets can also be purchased on the Viply app.
  • For more information about the Allenhurst beaches, call (732) 531-2757 or visit the Allenhurst website.

Asbury Park Beaches Beach Badges

2022 Asbury Park Beach badges are now on sale.

  • 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 28, 2022 at 9 am through Sunday, June 12, 2022, weekends and holidays only. Starting Monday, June 13, 2022 through Monday, September 5, 2022, 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 Beach Tags

2022 beach tags for the Avon by the Sea beaches are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Avon-by-the-Sea Beach webcams.
  • The 2022 Seasonal Beach Badges will be for sale beginning Tuesday, March 1st, 9 AM – 4 PM at the Avon Municipal Building, 301 Main St. The badges will remain on sale at the Municipal Building daily until the beaches open.
  • Daily badge: $12, Season badge: $100, Junior (12-18)or Senior (65+) season badge: $55. 11 and under are free.
  • Lifeguards are onsite weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend. Avon-by-the-Sea is officially open daily mid-late June through early September inclusive. Lifeguards are on duty from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • 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 9:00 am to 5:15 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: 10 am to 4 pm 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 Beach Badges

Belmar beach tags are now on sale for the 2022 season.

  • 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.
  • To buy a beach tag for Belmar, visit belmarbeachbadges.com or text “Badges” to (833) 956-2440.
  • For more information about the Belmar beaches, call (732) 681-3700 or visit the Belmar Tourism website.

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Bradley Beach Beach Badges

Adult Bradley Beach beach badges are now on sale for the 2022 season.

  • We are not aware of any Bradley Beach webcams.
  • Adult seasonal badges for Bradley Beach will be sold at a preseason fee of $70.00 from January 15, 2022 through April 1, 2022 before 4:00 pm.
  • As of January 27, 2022 the other 2022 pricing information is not available. 2021 Prices –> Daily badge: $10, Season badge: $80, Junior season badge: (ages 13-15) $30. Active Military, spouse and dependent free.
  • The beaches open on Memorial Day Weekend and are open on weekends until midJune (2022 date tba) when they are then open daily. In the past lifeguards were 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.
  • For more information about the Bradley Beach beaches, call (732) 776-2999 or visit the Bradley Beach website.  

Deal Beaches (Stanley Conover Pavilion) Beach Tags

As of March 26, 2022 there is no information about the 2022 beach tags for Deal Beaches.

  • We are not aware of any Deal Beach webcams.
  • 2021 prices were Weekday badge $10, Weekends/holiday badge: $12, Season badge: $150. Badges required for ages 12 and up.
  • Deal Beach is officially open May 28, 2022 – June 12, 2022 for weekends when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM to 6 PM. Daily lifeguard coverage at Deal beaches is from June 17, 2022 through September 5, 2022. During the regular season lifeguards are on duty from 9 am to 6 pm weeends and 10 am to 6 pm weekdays.
  • 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 or visit the Highlands NJ website.

Keansburg Beaches

  • We are not aware of any Keansburg Beach webcams.
  • Swimming is permitted from daybreak until dusk, but there are no lifeguards on duty. Visitors are permitted on the beach until 7 p.m. or dusk, whichever is earlier, every day.
  • Parking is available in a metered municipal lot adjacent to the Bay Walks.
  • (732) 787-0214, call to see if bay beaches will be open.
  • For more information visit the Keansburg NJ website.

Loch Arbour Beaches Beach Tags

Loch Arbour beach tags for the 2022 beach season are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Loch Arbour Beach webcams.
  • Monday-Thursday badges excluding holidays are $10 each. Loch Arbor beach badgers for Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are $12. Season badge: $110. Badges required for ages 12 and up.
  • Loch Arbour Beach is officially open when lifeguards are on duty from.
  • Badges can be ordered online through their website and are available for pick-up from the Village Beach Gatehouse, Euclid Avenue, and Ocean Place.
  • 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 Beach Badges

Long Branch Beach beach badges are now on sale for the 2022 beach season.

  • Holiday season badges are available until January 31, 2022 only at a cost of $40 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.
  • The hours for the 2022 season have not been announced. In the past, Long Branch beach officially opened on May 27th with lifeguards on duty from 9 AM to 5 PM with some extended hours.
  • Seasonal badges will be available for purchase at the recreation office and the tax collector’s office.
  • For more information about the Long Branch beaches, call (732) 571-6545 or visit the Visit Long Branch website.

Manasquan Beaches Beach Tags

2022 Manasquan Beach badges are now available.

  • 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 29, 2022 when lifeguards will be on duty weekends, and mid-June daily until Labor Day 2022 from 9 AM – 5:30 PM.
  • To buy a beach tag for Manasquan beach, visit their website 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.

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Monmouth Beach Beach Badges

As of March 26, 2022 there is not much information about the 2022 beach season for Monmouth beaches other than beach tags will be on sale in the spring.

  • Check the status and crowds on the following Monmouth Beach webcams.
  • Season badge: $85, 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.
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Ocean Grove Beaches Beach Badges

2022 Ocean Grove beach tags are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Ocean Grove Beach webcams.
  • Preseason Ocean Grove beach badges are available between January 1- April 30, 2022 for $90. After April 30, 2022 the price is $95 for a beach badge. Season badges for ages 12-17 years old are $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.
  • Ocean Grove now has 4 ways to buy their beach badges.
  • Ocean Grove is officially open weekends from Memorial Day (May 28, 2022) through Father’s Day (June 19, 2022). Daily hours begin June 20, 2022 through Monday, September 5, 2022. Lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM – 5:30 PM weekdays and Saturdays and 12 PM – 5:30 PM Sundays. The beach is closed Sunday mornings till 12:00 Noon.
  • 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. In 2021, there was a $20 per car parking fee from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, Season parking pass: $100. For oversized vehicles (more than 20 feet), charge is $50 per day or $200 per season. Hours of collection are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 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.
Sandy Hook Lighthouse offers views of the rocky bay
Sandy Hook Lighthouse offers views of the rocky bay

Sea Bright Beaches Beach Badges

Sea Bright Beach badges are on sale for the 2022 season.

  • Check the status and crowds on the following Sea Bright Beach Webcam.
  • The Borough of Sea Bright has seven free public beach access ways on Ocean Avenue which are clearly identified by signage. The Sea Bright Municipal Beach and the Anchorage Beach requires daily or seasonal beach passes every day of the season.
  • Seasonal beach badges for Sea Bright beach are $50 before December 31, 2021. They are $100 after December 31, 2021. The daily beach rate will be $8 per person. Those under 12 years old are free.
  • Sea Bright is officially open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. During 2021 lifeguards were on duty weekends and holidays until June 13, when daily lifeguards begin from 9 AM – 5 PM. As of January 27, 2022 the 2022 hours for lifeguards had not been announced.
  • 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.
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Sea Girt Beaches Beach Tags

2022 Sea Girt beach badges are now on sale.

  • Sea Girt season badge sales will begin March 1, 2022.
  • Check the status and crowds on the following Sea Girt Beach webcam.
  • Season badge $110. Daily $11.98. Daily badges are available at the following locations: the Pavilion on Beacon Boulevard; New York, Philadelphia and Trenton beach entrances.
  • Beginning Memorial Day Weekend of 2022 the Sea Girt beach will be open on weekends only with lifeguards. Full-time operation begins on June 18, 2022 continuing through to September 5, 2022 with lifeguards.
  • Sea Girt season badge sales will be online through this website.
  • For more information about the Sea Girt beaches, call (732) 449-9335 or visit the Sea Girt website.

Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Beach Tags

2022 Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park beach badges are now on sale.

  • We are not aware of any Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Beach webcams.
  • Seasonal: $75, Weekdays $8. Daily admission and daily park are both $10 each, season parking is $75. 17 and under are free.
  • The beach is open for guarded swimming weekends only (including Memorial Day) May 28 – June 10, 2022; daily June 18 through Labor Day 2022. Guarded swimming hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; weather and conditions permitting.
  • Beach tags are available for purchase at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park on weekends starting May 14 and daily starting June 18, 2022.
  • For more information about Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park beaches, call (732) 229-7025 or visit the Monmouth County Parks website.

Spring Lake Beaches Beach Badges

2022 Spring Lake beach badges are now on sale.

  • All purchases are conducted online at: Community Pass
  • Check the status and crowds on the following Spring Lake Beach webcam.
  • Season badges for Spring Lake are $110 each. Daily badges are $10 for ages 6 – 11 years old and $20 for those 12 years old and older.
  • No food is allowed on Spring Lake beaches.
  • In the past, Spring Lake Beach officially opened Memorial Day weekend with lifeguards on duty from 9 AM – 6 PM. As of January 27, 2022 the official date and time for 2022 had not been announced.
  • For more information about the Spring Lake beaches, call (732) 449-0800 or visit the Spring Lake website.

Union Beach

As of March 26, 2022 there is no new information about the 2022 beach season for Union Beach.

  • We are not aware of any Union Beach webcams.
  • Bay beach is free.
  • Union Beach is handicap 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.

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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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