Monmouth County Beaches

2016 Beach Fees, Facilities, and Boardwalks


Monmouth County beaches are located at the northern most end of the Jersey shore and are the most crowded and frequented by day trippers and visitors from northern NJ.

The information on the major Monmouth County beaches in New Jersey has been updated (where noted) for the year 2016. This site also includes beach badge pricing and other related amenities and information for beach use.



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.


With the exception of Sandy Hook and Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch, Monmouth County beaches are administered by the local towns.

Monmouth County Beaches with
Large Commercial Boardwalks

Asbury Park


Monmouth County Beaches with
Small, Less Commercial Boardwalks

Avon By The Sea
Bradley Beach
Long Branch
Ocean Grove
Sea Bright
Sea Girt
Spring Lake


Monmouth County Beaches


Asbury Park
2016 fees:
The daily fee is $5, except on weekends and holidays, when it is $7.

Disabled veterans and active military personnel and their families, and children 12 and under are free

Season badges - $70 for adults; $20 aged 13-17 and 62 and older.
Cedar Avenue offers public restrooms and outdoor showers

For additional showering amenities, you can obtain a day pass to a private facility. Use of the day pass includes: - Air Conditioned Private Restrooms - Deluxe Private Showers - Grooming Stations and Amenities - Private Changing and Dressing Areas. For more information contact Asbury Park Waterfront at 732 -455 -3707

Asbury Park Parking for all access points is metered on nearby streets.
Only sunbathing is allowed on the beach south of the Casino to Ocean Grove. Surfing is allowed on the beach between Eighth Avenue and Deal Lake Drive.
Coolers are permitted on the beach.
8th Ave Dog Beach --- during the summer season this is the designated dog beach early season dogs are everywhere, all the time. Dogs are allowed on the boardwalk from October 1 thru April 30.

Avon By The Sea
2015 Fees:
$9.00 daily; $90.00 full season 11 and under: free; $45 for ages 12 - 18 and 65 and older.
Restrooms are located on the boardwalk at Lincoln Ave and Norwood Ave.
Free street parking is available in the vicinity of the beach, but fills up quickly. A free municipal lot is at East End Avenue. The beach attracts families and is popular with locals seeking to avoid the day-trippers and vacationers who fill neighboring beaches.
Food and beverage coolers are permitted on the beach. No dogs or other pets on the beach except between October 1st through May 1st.


2015 Fees:
$8.00 daily; $55.00 full season; 12 and under free: Sr. citizen: $15.00 Full season

Active duty military members and their families are welcome to enjoy Belmar beach for free
Daily badge sales begin with the Memorial Day weekend, continue on weekends only until the full season starts (the Monday of the third week of June) and then daily for the rest of the season.
Restrooms are available at 3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 16th, and 19th Avenues. There are no changing rooms or private indoor showers except for outdoor showers on the beach.
Metered parking is available along Ocean Avenue; free on-street parking is available along side streets.
The boardwalk offers food stands and restaurants, including outdoor cafes, small shops and public restrooms.
Belmar allows bonfires and picnics on the beach in a designated area. An application for a permit and approval by the Borough Fire official is required. The permit imposes many limitations, conditions, and restrictions for use of the beach for bonfires and picnics. The designated beach area lies between the foot of First Avenue and the high water mark of Shark River and the Atlantic Ocean.


Bradley Beach
2016 Fees:
Adult $70.00 Senior $30.00 ages 65 and older Junior $25.00 ages 13, 14 and 15.

Daily $8.50 per person. Children 12 years old and under are free.
Season Beach Badges are available at Borough Hall during the hours of 9am-4pm Monday through Friday except holidays.
Public Restrooms Newark, LaReine, Third and Evergreen Avenues. Showers are located on the beach. Changing Rooms are located and Cliff and Third Avenues Parking is free on the west side of Ocean Avenue.
Parking Pay Stations are located on the east side of Ocean Avenue are in effect from the weekend before Memorial Day through the Sunday after Labor Day. Cost $1.50 per hour for your convenience. Hours 8am-7pm.Cash, Credit Card or Debit Card. Parking is free on the west side of Ocean Avenue.
The beach front has food concessions, beach chair and umbrella rentals at the Brinley Avenue beach location, Toddler parks for children 1-4 on the beach at Cliff, LaReine and Second Avenues.
Food and beverages are permitted on the beach. No alcohol, open fires permitted.


Free access
Wheelchair-accessible restrooms and showers are at the intersection of Beachway and Belle- view Avenue.
Parking is available in a metered municipal lot adjacent to the bay walks and on nearby streets. The beach is accessible by two wooden bay walks.


Long Branch
Muncipal Beach
2016 Fees:
Starting May 28, 2016 seasonal badges will only be sold at the Beach Office

Seasonal Badges: Adults 18-61 years, $45.00.Students 14-17 years, $35.00

Long Branch

Seven Presidents Park
221 Ocean Avenue North
2016 Fees:
Seasonal park access badges are $45 for ages 13-17; $70 for adults 18 to 64; and $25 for adults 65 and older. Season parking passes are $70. Seasonal park access badges are effective through September 7.

Weekday admission fees are $8 for individuals 18 years old and over; those 17 and under are free. On weekends and holidays, the fee is $8 for individuals 13 and over; those 12 and under are free.
The cost of a daily parking pass is $8.  Season parking passes are $70 From April 1 to October 31.

Seven Presidents Park has everything needed to enjoy a day at the beach during the summer months: snack bar, sheltered eating areas, volleyball area, outdoor showers and changing areas, guarded swimming, designated areas for surfing
Pets are not allowed in the park; pets are not allowed on the beach year-round.
Charcoal or wood fires within the Park require a permit. Permitted fires shall only be allowed within designated areas.


2016 Pre-season Fees (May -June):
Adults (17 and over) $80.00 Juniors (12 to 16) $35.00 Seniors (65 and over) $25.00
Weekly (Saturday thru Friday) $40.00
Season Parking (600 available and copy of registration required) $85.00
Daily Wristband Prices (ages 12 and up) $9.00
Daily Weekday Parking $7.00
Daily Weekend Parking $12.00

Parking  permits: (sold out for 2106 season)
A copy of registration will be needed to purchase parking permits and proof of age to purchase Senior and Junior badges.

Public restrooms and water fountains are at the entrances to beaches at Ocean Avenue, Brielle Road and the inlet.
Manasquan Beach has 4 municipal parking lots and is within walking distance from the train station which services the NJ Transit System. Trains from New York City and Newark run a regular schedule to Manasquan.
Parking is free on streets. Municipal lots: $10 daily Fri- days through Sundays and holidays; $5 weekdays. $75 for the season; Municipal lots are at Second, Third, Fourth and Pompano avenues. Parking passes are currently sold out. Limited Street parking is available.
Showers are on the sand near most beach entrances.
Patrons may bring coolers, food and beverages onto beaches, but glass containers and alcohol are not permitted. Smoking is banned, except in designated areas.


Ocean Grove
2015 Fees:
$8.00 daily; $12.00 Sat.-Sun. combo; Weekly Adult $40.00
Full season: Adult full season $80.00 Children 11 and under free.
Children 12-17 - $40,00: 65 and older: $45.00
Ocean Grove has outdoor cold showers at several points along the boardwalk. Restrooms are at the beach office.
Beach storage bins may be rented for the season for overnight storage of umbrellas, chairs and other beach equipment. There is free on street parking available, and a large lot at the South End of the Beach. Access to the lot requires the purchase of a daily badge.
In observance of Sunday as a day of rest and worship, beaches are closed on Sunday until 12:30 PM
Charcoal grilling is permitted after 6 p.m. Open fires are prohibited.
Dogs are allowed (on a leash) during the off-season, October 1st through May 1st


Sandy Hook
(732) 872-5970
2016 Fees:
Beach admission Free.
Daily parking $15.00 (per car); $75.00 full season
Access Pass (Golden Access) and Senior Pass (Golden Age Passport) holders receive a 50% discount. Beach goers are required to purchase parking permits in order to enter the beach areas from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Admission to the park and historic sites is free
Restrooms are available at each of the sites. No showers are available at Sandy Hook. Parking is available at each of the sites Pedestrians and bicyclists may enter free.
The NJ Transit bus line 834 provides service to the park entrance. Ferries run between New York and Sandy Hook, weekends only. A shuttle bus is available from the boat pier to all six beach areas.
This is a "dog friendly" beach on the Inlet side of the Hook but your dogs must be leashed at all times.
The North Beach Observation Deck has tables and a view of New York Harbor. Grilling is permitted only at Guardian Park in Fort Hancock.
Note: Gunnison Beach, one of Sandy Hook;s beaches, is NJ's only nude beach


Sea Girt
(732) 449-9335 Ext 13
2016 Fees:

Seasonal Badges: $105.00 per badge for the season.
Senior Badges (age 65 or older) $55.00 per badge
Daily Badge $ 10.00

The Beach opens on Saturday, May 28 for weekends only through June 19; thereafter, we will be open daily through Labor Day, September 5. Daily badges will be available for purchase at the Pavilion or at entrances along our Boardwalk; we accept cash or credit cards for daily badge purchases.
 Daily Badges are required for the same days as seasonal and are available for $10.00 per person.  These badges can be purchased at the Main Pavilion and other designated areas (cash only) along the beachfront

The Pavilion restrooms will be open during normal beach hours and during special events at the beach.

Seasonal bath houses are available to previous bath house holders via the on-line registration process.
Rates for bath houses include five season badges at the rate of $1,100
** Senior rate applies to Bath House – for every Senior Badge requested (with proper identification for each) $50 will be deducted from the total. ** Daily lockers are no longer available.**

Street parking is free.

Food on the beach is prohibited. Only non-alcoholic beverages in non-disposable containers are permitted on the beach
Dogs are not permitted on the beach from March 15 to September 30. At other times of the year any owner or a person having custody or control of a dog may be on the beach only if the dog is securely confined and controlled by an adequate leash not more than six (6) feet in length.
Kayaks may be launched north of Trenton Beach bathing area daily, subject to safe surf conditions. Kayak storage bins are available for rental from Memorial Day to one week after Labor Day. Registration is required in the Beach Office
Picnic parties will be subject to the permission of the Beach Manager/Chief Lifeguard and require a permit issued by the Police Department.


Spring Lake
(732) 449-0800
2016 Fees:
$10.00 Daily, $105.00 Season, $75.00, Senior $65.00, Half Season (8/1/16-Labor Day) Under 12 Free
North End and South End pavillions have food, outdoor showers and restrooms
Free street parking available along Ocean Avenue and the side streets.
Spring Lake permits dogs on the boardwalk during the off season after, October 1st.
Lockers with showers are available. Call ahead for fees and availability. Residents will be allowed to purchase Beach/Pool Badges with no locker privileges.
Coolers not allowed on beach during summer Many beach goers leave coolers on the boardwal

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