New Jersey Beaches and Beach Tag Information

Posted on: March 12th, 2019 by

First published in 2013. This post with New Jersey 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 are being confirmed as of April 10, 2019. 

 

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. Check with the individual town for exact dates and times required.

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.

 

New Jersey Beaches in South Jersey

Atlantic County Beaches

Atlantic County Beaches & Atlantic County Beach Tag Information

This is a list of New Jersey beaches in Atlantic County.

  • Atlantic City Beaches – Admission on the Atlantic City beaches is free. It’s one of our favorite free beaches in New Jersey. Beach badges are not required.
    • Atlantic City beaches have a boardwalk.
    • 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Brigantine Beaches
    • Seasonal: $15 through the month of May/$20 starting June 1st. Daily $10, Weekly $15.
    • There is free parking available on side streets and in some smaller parking lots.•
    • Brigantine Beach is officially open on June 15th when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5:30 PM.
    • To buy a beach tag for Brigantine call (609) 264-7350 or visit their website or purchase at the beach (when in operation) or the Brigantine Beach Community Center, located at 265 42nd Street.
    • For more information about the Brigantine beaches, call (609) 266-7600 or visit the Brigantine Beach website
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Longport Beaches
    • Purchase at the beach or available pre-season at.
    • Preseason seasonal badges $15. After June 14 $30 for adults.
    • Longport Beach is officially open (information coming soon!) 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 go to Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Avenue. 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.
    • For more information about the Longport beaches, call (609) 823-2731 or visit the Longport website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Margate Beaches
    • 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
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Somers Point William Morrow Beach
    • Also known as the Somers Point Municipal Beach
    • 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 officially open (coming soon!)
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
    • You can read our 8 Reasons to Visit Municipal Beach Park in Somers Point to learn more.
  • Ventnor Beaches
    • Badges can be purchased prior to June 1st for $7.00 for the season. After May 31st, badges are available at a rate of $15.00 for the Season. Weekly badges are available for $10.00.
    • 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. Also available at beach entrances.
    • For more information about the Ventnor beaches, call (609) 823-7971 or visit the Ventnor City website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.

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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.

  • Wildwoods Beaches– Admission on the Wildwood beaches is free. It’s our other favorite free beach in New Jersey. Beach badges are not required.

    • Wildwood beaches do have a boardwalk.
    • 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 information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.

Watch What Families Need to Know about Wildwood Beaches

  • Avalon Beaches.
    • Pre-season $23, no cost for military season badges. After May 31, the price will go up to $28. Daily rate $6, weekly rate $12.
    • 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 the Beach Tag Booth at Community Hall on 30th Street and Avalon Avenue. Opens weekends starting April 6 and daily starting April 29. During the season they are available for purchase from any beach tag inspector.
    • For more information about the Avalon beaches, call (609) 967-7587 or visit the Avalon website
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Cape May Beaches
    • Seasonal $28, (preseason before March 29 $20) 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
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Cape May Point Beaches – 2019 details expected May 1
    • Daily Rate: $10, Weekly Rate (Sat-Sat): $25, seasonal $35. Preseason discount seasonal tags are $28 (before Memorial Day). Tags free for active military and veterans and 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 … information to come.
    • To buy a beach tag for Cape May Point visit Borough Hall, 215 Lighthouse Avenue or call 609-884-8468. 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
  • Ocean City Beaches
    • Preseason $20, after May 31, $25. Required for ages 12 and up. Daily rate $5, weekly rate $10.
    • Ocean City beaches do have a boardwalk.
    • Ocean City is officially open May 25 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5:30 PM.
    •  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 six 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 2019 summer beach season.
  • Sea Isle City Beaches
    • Wednesdays are free beach days (except for 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 25 (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.
    • 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 2019 summer beach season.
  • Stone Harbor Beaches
    • Preseason tags $23 to May 31, after May 31 cost is $28. Daily $6, Weekly $12. Tags are required for ages 12 and over.
    • Beach-tag reciprocity between Avalon and Stone Harbor.
    • Stone Harbor is officially open on Memorial Day weekend 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.
    • For more information about the Stone Harbor beaches, call (609) 368-5102 or visit the Stone Harbor website
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.

 

Ocean County Beaches

Ocean County Beaches & Ocean County Beach Tag Information

This is a list of New Jersey beaches in Ocean County.

  • Point Pleasant Beach/Jenkinson’s
    • Daily-Weekdays- $3 (children 5-11) $9.00 (children 12-adult), children under 5 are free. Weekends- $3 (children 5-11) $10.00 (children 12-adult), children under 5 are free.
    • Full seasonal pass, May 18th-Labor Day- $90,(ages 12-adult) or half seasonal pass, May 18th-July 31st or August 1-Labor Day-$65 (ages 12-adult). Full seasonal pass, May 18th-Labor Day- $45 (children 5-11) or half seasonal pass, May 18th-July 31st/August 1st (closing day) or $35 (children 5-11).
    • Point Pleasant Beach is officially open on DATE when lifeguards will be on duty from 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

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  • Barnegat Light Beaches
    • 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 15 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 2019 summer beach season.
  • Beach Haven Beaches
    • 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.
    •  To buy a beach tag for Beach Haven you can visit the Clerk’s Office at 420 Pelham Avenue, or purchase through the mobile app through this link.
    • For more information about the Beach Haven beaches, call (609) 492-9193 or visit the Beach Haven website
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Brick Beaches (Beach One, Beach Two and Windward Park)
    • Daily $5, Preseason $25 before June 15, seasonal $30. Required for ages 12 and over.
    • Brick Beaches are officially open on Memorial Day when 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
  • Harvey Cedars Beaches
    • Preseason $30 before June 15. After June 15, Seasonal $40.
    • Daily $7, Weekly $20. Badges needed for age 12 and older.
    • Harvey Cedars Beach is officially open on May 24 when lifeguards will be on duty from (coming soon!). Badges required starting June 29.
    • To buy a beach tag for Harvey Cedars visit Borough Hall, 76th Street and Long Beach Boulevard. 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 2019 summer beach season.
  • Lavallette Beach
    • Preseason seasonal badges $40 before June 1, $50 after.
    • Daily $10, weekly $30. Required for ages 12 and older.
    • Lavallette Beach is officially open on June 15 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 2019 summer beach season.
  • Long Beach Township Beaches
    • Preseason $30 before June 15.  After June 15, Seasonal $40, Weekly $20, Daily $7. Required for ages 12 and older.
    • Long Beach Beaches are officially open on (date coming soon) when lifeguards will be on duty from … information coming soon!
    • 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 19. Daily badges can be purchased on the beach during the season.
    • For more information about the Long Beach beaches, call (609) 361-6675 or visit the Long Beach website
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Ship Bottom Beaches
    • Preseason seasonal $35 to May 31, $45 after.
    • Daily $7, Weekly $20, 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 June 15.
    • To buy a beach tag for Ship Bottom, purchase through Viply at this website or in person after May 1, 2019 in the Borough Hall at 1621 Long Beach Boulevard.
    • For more information about the Ship Bottom beaches, call (609) 494-2171 or visit the Ship Bottom website.  
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Surf City Beaches
    • Seasonal $30 to May 31, $40 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 the Beach Badge Booth, located at 813 Long Beach Boulevard from April through Labor Day from 9 am until 4:30 pm. 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 2019 summer beach season.
  • Seaside Heights Beaches
    • Seasonal $45 on or before May 15th, $60 after.
    • $8 daily, $35 weekly, required for ages 12 and up.
    • Seaside Heights offers beach fee discounts throughout the summer, including Mom and Me Days, Dad and Me Days, Bring a Friend Days, and Bring a Hero Days. Click over for the 2018 schedule of Seaside Heights 2-for-1 Beach Admission Days. We will update for 2019 when dates are announced.
    • Seaside Heights Beach is officially open when lifeguards will be on duty from … information coming soon!
    • To buy a beach tag for Seaside Heights visit any cashier on the beach in season. Season badges may be purchased during regular business hours at Borough Hall between April 1st and Labor Day and at the Beach Control Office on the Boardwalk (@Kearney Avenue) whenever the Beach Control Office is open.
    • 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 2019 summer beach season.
  • Seaside Park Beaches
    • On sale beginning April 30th. Please call 732-793-3700 for more information.
    • Beach tags are $55 before June 14th and $60 after.
    • Seaside Park is officially open on DATE when lifeguards will be on duty from TIME to TIME.
    •  To buy a beach tag for Seaside Park (information coming soon)
    • For more information about the Seaside Park beaches, call (732) 793-3700 or visit the Seaside Park website.
  • Lacey Township Beaches (Cedar Creek, Bamber Lake, Deerhead Lake Beach, Lake Barnegat Beach)(residents only)
    • $5 daily for ages 5-adult.
    • Lacey Beaches officially open 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 2019 summer beach season.

 

New Jersey Beach Tag Information for 2018

 

New Jersey Beaches in Central Jersey

Monmouth County Beaches

Monmouth County Beaches & Monmouth County Beach Tag Information

This is a list of New Jersey beaches in Monmouth County.

  • Allenhurst Beach
    • Entrance is at Allen Avenue or Cedar Avenue.
    • Daily badge $10, children under 12 free.
    •  To buy a beach tag for Allenhurst visit the Allen Avenue or Cedar Avenue entrances during the season.
    • For more information about the Allenhurst beaches, call (732) 531-2757 or visit the Allenhurst website.
  • Asbury Park Beaches
    • 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 beach is officially open on May 25 when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM to 5 PM weekdays, 6 PM weekends.
    • To buy a beach tag for Asbury Park, visit any beach entrance, or the Beach Office on First Avenue. To purchase online using credit cards through Viply, visit this link.
    • For more information about the Asbury Park beaches, call (732) 502-8863 or visit the Asbury Park website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Avon-By-the-Sea Beaches – 2019 information being reviewed
    • Badges can be purchased at the beach at any one of Avon’s 3 tag booths, Washington Ave., Sylvania Ave. or Norwood Ave. Badges may also be purchased before summer at the borough office beginning in early May.
    • Daily badge: $9 (12 or older), Season badge: $90, Junior (12-18)or Senior (65+) season badge: $45.  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 PM.
    • 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 in early May.
    • For more information about the Avon-By-The-Sea beaches, call (732) 502-4510 or visit the Avon-By-The-Sea website.
  • Belmar Beaches
    • Seasonal Badge: $70.
    • Daily badge $9, required for ages 16 and up.
    • Belmar Beach is officially open (date coming soon) when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 am – 5:30 weekdays, 7 PM weekends.
    • To buy a beach tag for Belmar visit this website, or visit Borough Hall, 601 Main Street until the third week of May. Beginning the Saturday prior to Memorial Day weekend Beach Badges will only be available at the Beach Department office inside the Taylor Pavilion located at 6th and Ocean Avenue. Daily badge sales begin Memorial Day weekend, weekends only until the full season starts (the Monday of the third week of June) and then daily for the rest of the season, daily badge booths are located every few blocks along the boardwalk.
    • For more information about the Belmar beaches, call (732) 681-3700 or visit the Belmar Tourism website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.

Watch What Families Need to Know about Belmar Beaches

  • Bradley Beach
    • Daily badge: $9, Season badge: $75, Junior season badge: (ages 13-15) $25. Active Military, spouse and dependent free.
    • Bradley Beach is officially open Memorial Day weekend when lifeguards will be on duty from Weekdays 9am-5pm and weekends and holidays 9am-6pm.
    • To buy a beach tag for Bradley Beach, download the Viply app through this link, or visit Borough Hall through May 15, 2019 for seasonal badges. After May 15, Season Badges may ONLY be purchased at the Cliff and Third Avenue Tag Booths Daily Badges may be puchased on weekends at any Tag Booth beginning on May 25, 2019. 
    • For more information about the Bradley Beach beaches, call (732) 776-2999 or visit the Bradley Beach website.  
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Deal Beaches (Stanley Conover Pavilion)
    • 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.
    • 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
  • Highlands Beaches
    • Free access to river beaches.
    • For more information about the Highlands beaches, call (732) 872-1224
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Keansburg Beaches
    • (732) 787-0214, call to see if bay beaches will be open.
  • Loch Arbour Beaches
    • 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 will be on duty from … information coming soon!
    • To buy a beach tag for Loch Arbour visit 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.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Long Branch Beaches
    • 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.
    • To buy a beach tag for Long Branch visit the Beach Office, located at Ocean Avenue and South Bath Avenue, between 10AM and 3PM. Preseason badges can be purchased at the Recreation Department 226 Broadway, or the Tax Office, 344 Broadway.
    • For more information about the Long Branch beaches, call (732) 571-6545 or visit the Visit Long Branch website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Manasquan Beaches
    • Season Badge: $80.00, Children 12-16 $35.00.
    • Daily Badge: $9.00. Badges are required for 12 and up.
    • Manasquan is officially open on Memorial Day weekend 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 the Manasquan beach headquarters on weekends in May at Main Street and Beachfront, or any beach entrance during the season.
    • For more information about the Manasquan beaches, call (732) 223-0544  or visit the Manasquan website.

Watch What Families Need to Know about Manasquan Beaches

  • Monmouth Beach
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Ocean Grove Beaches
    • Seasonal before April 30 $80, $90 after. Season badge ages 12-17, $40.
    • Daily badge: $9. Badges required for 12 and up.
    • To buy a beach tag for Ocean Grove Season visit 54 Pitman Avenue before May 23, and at the Beach Office on the boardwalk at Embury Avenue after.
    • Ocean Grove is officially open on May 25 when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM – 5:30 PM weekdays, 9 AM – 6 PM 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.  
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Sandy Hook Beaches (Gateway National Recreation Area)
    • There is no entrance fee to Sandy Hook, there is a $15.00 per car parking fee, Season parking pass: $75.
    • 4th Grade pass holders receive free parking as well as military pass holders and families.
    • Sandy Hook beaches are officially open on Memorial Day weekend when lifeguards will be on duty at select beaches from 10 AM – 6 PM.
    • Sandy Hook beach access (daily or seasonal) is paid for at the vehicle entrance.
    • For more information about the Sandy Hook beaches, call (732) 872-5970 or visit the Gateway National Recreation Area website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Sea Bright Beaches
    • Seasonal $75 before March 31, $100 after. 
    • Daily, $9 under age 12 free.
    • Sea Bright is officially open on May 25 when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM – 5 PM.
    • To buy a beach tag for Sea Bright visit Borough Hall, 1167 Ocean Avenue or purchase using Viply at this link.
    • For more information about the Sea Bright beaches, call (732) 747-1524 or visit the Sea Bright website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Sea Girt Beaches
    • Season badge $105.
    • Daily $10.
    • Can be purchased online here through Community Pass.
    • Sea Girt is officially open on Saturday, May 25th for weekends only; daily beginning on June 15th. Hours coming soon!
    •  To buy a beach tag for Sea Girt visit Community Pass here, or at beach entrance points during the season.
    • For more information about the Sea Girt beaches, call (732) 449-9335 or visit the Sea Girt website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
    • Seasonal: $70, Weekdays $8. Daily parking is $10, season parking is $70. 17 and under are  free.
    • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park is officially open on May 25 and and daily from Saturday, June 15 when lifeguards will be on duty from 10 AM – 5 PM.
    •  To buy a beach tag for Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park visit Thompson Park Headquarters, Lincroft, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), March 18-June 14. Passes will also be available for purchase at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park on weekends starting May 11 and daily starting June 15. 
    • 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 2019 summer beach season.
  • Spring Lake Beaches
    • Season badge $105, $65 after August 1.
    • Daily badge $10. Required for age 12 and up.
    • No food allowed on Spring Lake beaches.
    • Spring Lake Beach is officially open Memorial Day weekend when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM – 6 PM.
    • To buy a beach tag for Spring Lake visit Community Pass online, or purchase at any beach entrance or the North or South end pavilions during the season or Borough Hall in the off season.
    • For more information about the Spring Lake beaches, call (732) 449-0800 or visit the Spring Lake website.
    • This information is confirmed for the 2019 summer beach season.
  • Union Beach
    • Bay beach is free.
    • 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 2019 summer beach season.

 

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56 thoughts on “New Jersey Beaches and Beach Tag Information

  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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