Atlantic County Beaches

2016 Beach Fees, Facilities, and Boardwalks

imageAtlantic County beaches in southern, NJ are not overly crowded and are popular with day trippers and vacationers coming from the Philadelphia area.


Information about beach badges, parking, boardwalks and other amenities, updated for 2016 except where otherwise noted



Most New Jersey beaches charge a fee in the form of a beach badge for access to the beach. This is considered a practical way for Jersey shore towns to cover the cost of maintaining a clean and safe beach. The expense is shared by both visitors and residents.


All Atlantic County Beaches are administered by the local City/town.

Atlantic County Beaches with
Large Commercial Boardwalks

Atlantic City

Atlantic County Beaches with
Small, Less Commercial Boardwalks

Ventnor City


Atlantic County Beaches

Atlantic City
(609) 347-5312
A Free Beach
Atlantic City has restrooms along the boardwalk at Bartram Ave., Albany Ave, Chelsea Ave, Kennedy Plaza. at Mississippi Ave., New York Ave., Garden Pier at New Jersey Ave., New Hampshire Ave, and Caspian Ave.

Metered and paid parking lots are available.
Kayaking and Windsurfing are permitted at Jackson Ave. beach. No lifeguards, no bathing zone, bring your own equipment.
No fishing license needed for salt-water when in these areas: Inlet off of the Boardwalk, jetties along Oriental/Maine Ave. Board- walk fishing not allowed in bathing areas when lifeguards are on duty (10am-6pm).
Surfing is permitted at Crystal Beach on New Hampshire Ave. Delaware Ave. Beach, Downtown Beach on Raleigh Ave. No lifeguards.
Public showers are located at the district stations. Casino beach bars also have outdoor showers that are open to the public. Grilling permitted on the beach on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day only. Grills must be charcoal briquettes; no gas grills or open flames are permitted. Open fires of any kind (includes bonfires) are not permitted on the beach
Group activities and parties are allowed with a permit issued by the City of Atlantic City.


(609) 266-7600
2016 Fees:

$8.00 daily; $14.00 weekly, $18.00 seasonal
Kids 12 and under and Seniors 65 and over free.

Portable toilets are available throughout the beach area.
Parking permits for municipal parking lots can be purchased for $25.00 for the Seasonal permit or $8.00 for daily permits.Permits can be purchased at the Beach Fee Office, located at 15th St. and Brigantine Ave. from May 1 through Sept. 1. Entrances to Beaches: South End of Lagoon Blvd., Harbor Beach Blvd. & Seaside Rd., and North End at 14th St. North. Surfing is permitted at 12th St. North, 10th St. South, North of South End Jetty, South of the Sandy Lane bathing area.
Fishing is permitted north of 14th Street North.
Propane BBQ Grills permitted from October 1st to May 29th.
Dogs are allowed on the beach provided they are on a leash, not longer than 6 ft. Dog feces must be removed. Dogs are allowed on the North-End Beach any time.


(609) 823-2731
2016 Fees:

Weekly $10, Season $30. Senior Season $10. Kids under 12 and active military free.
Restrooms and showers are located on 33rd and Atlantic Avenue in the Community Building. There are no changing rooms. Metered parking is available on Atlantic Avenue up to 15th Street. On-street parking is available but limited.
Surfing allowed at 12th, 22nd, 28th and 32nd streets.
Kayaking and windsurfing is permitted between 14th and 15th streets, 22nd and 23rd, 27th and 29th, and 32nd and 33rd streets.
Fishing is allowed at unguarded beaches only.


2016 Fees:

Season: $15.00, Weekly $10.00, Kids under 12 - free.
Restrooms are located at Huntington Ave-Bloom Pavilion Rumson Ave Benson Ave-Greenhouse Adams Ave Beach
Non-metered street parking is available.
Kayaking and surfing are allowed only at specific beaches. Contact Beach Patrol Headquarters for those locations. Hobie Cat sailing is allowed by permit only.
Beaches with handicap access and mats on the Beach to make mobility easier while wheeling over the sand include: Andover Ave Barclay Ave Clermont Ave Douglas Ave Exeter Ave Huntington Ave Kenyon Ave Osborne Ave Rumson Ave Vendome Ave Decatur Ave Madison Ave & Coolidge Ave Beach Patrol has sand wheelchairs. Call to reserve. Also The Martin Bloom Pavilion has sand wheelchairs.
Small food items and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed.
Barbecue cooking is allowed only on Independence Day and Labor Day.


Ventnor City
2016 Fees:

Season: $15.00, Weekly $10.00, Kids under 12 - free.
Public restrooms are available at the public library, the fishing pier, and the tennis courts
Metered parking at New Haven Ave. and Surrey Ave.
Surfing is permitted at Cornwall & Boardwalk Avenues.
Kayaking and Windsurfing is permitted at Portland & Suffolk Avenues.
Surf Fishing is not permitted. 4th of July weekend
Barbecues permitted on beaches. Grills only, no open pits. 10am-6pm (Beach Badges Required.) open fire pits not allowed.

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