Can you sell things on the Avalon boardwalk without a license?

I would like to start a business In the summer and was wondering if it's permitted to sell items on the Avalon boardwalk without a permit or license.

Hi,

In response to your question, it is unlawful to hawk, peddle or sell on the Avalon Boardwalk.

For more detail, please view the ordinance regarding selling in Avalon: http://www.avalonboro.org/licensing/vendor/borough%20ordinance%2010-3.pdf

For clarification of the ordinance, you can contact the Avalon Borough Licens­ing Clerk

mas­tri­ana@avalonboro.org
(609) 967‑5918

Enjoy your summer,

Frank

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What Beaches In NJ Allow
BBQ's On The Beach?

by alexa
(passaic, nj, usa)

What beaches in NJ allow you to have BBQ's?
Alexa

Frank's Reply:
Hi Alexa,

Most Jersey Shore beaches have ordinances against BBQ' on the beach.

Here are the towns that allow BBQ's:

Monmouth County
Ocean Grove
Charcoal grilling is permitted after 6 p.m. Open fires are prohibited.

Sandy Hook
Grilling is permitted only at Guardian Park in Fort Hancock.

Ocean County
Island Beach State Park
Grills may be used on the beach south of the designated bathing area. Open fires are permitted 50 feet east of the dune line from parking area 3 south to the inlet. Fires must be at least 50 feet east of the dunes, and picnickers are required to extinguish their fires before leaving the area.

Windward Beach
BBQing is only permitted by reserving a table. The BBQ must be a charcoal grill. To reserve a table, call 732-262-1073.

Atlantic County
Atlantic City
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.

For additional information on New Jersey beaches and the permitted uses, please read more. Beach town telephone numbers are also provided on this page. You are advised to call in advance to confirm your intended use.

Enjoy your summer on the beautiful Jersey Shore,

Frank

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Apr 15, 2015
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by: Elaine D. Baldwin

I enjoy seeing websites that understand the value of providing a prime resource for free. I truly loved reading your post.

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Jan 20, 2015
BBq @ seven presidents park
by: Frank

In response to your question regarding a BBQ@seven presidents park:

Charcoal or wood fires within the Park require a permit.

Jan 11, 2015
BBq @ seven presidents park
by: Chris

What about this Beach. Wasn't sure if this was included in Monmouth County Ocean Grove.

In response to your question regarding a BBQ@seven presidents park:

Charcoal or wood fires within the Park require a permit.


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Are Canopies Allowed On North Wildwood Beach?


Hi;
Can I put up a 8x8 canopy on the beach in North Wildwood.

Franks reply

Hi,
Portable canopies for use for sun protection while bathing on the beach is permitted. This can be considered as an alternative to a beach umbrella for sun protection.

Enjoy your summer,

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Are Small Portable Sun Shade Tents Allowed on NJ Beaches?

I wanted to see if the beaches in NJ have any rules about putting a small tent on the beach for a day....like a sun-shade. It's not a camping tent and we would love to use it since we have a large number of small children in our family that get hot and cranky really fast. These are the dimensions...
Length: 118 in / 300 cm
Width: 68.8 in / 174.75 cm
Height: 53.1 in / 134.87 cm
Number of poles: 3
Number of doors: 1

(We'll go to whatever beach allows it!)

Thanks so much!

Frank's Reply:
Hi Rebecca;
Each Jersey Shore Beach town has very restrictive ordinances that govern what is permitted on the beach.

However, my sense is that many beaches will allow the use of a portable tent for shade purposes. I suggest you contact the beach directly to ensure you are in compliance.

I would start with the two beaches that are mostly likely to permit the use of a small portable tent:

Island Beach State Park
Seaside Park, NJ
(732) 793-0506

Sandy Hook
(732) 872-5970

For information and contacts on other NJ Beaches, please visit:

New Jersey Beach Information

Enjoy your summer,

Frank

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Jan 29, 2016
New Shower Location
by: Peter J. Smith

In 2015, a new beach shower location was built, and its website is petesboardwalkempire.com or popartpete.com

Address is 410 Boardwalk, between Webster & Hamilton Avenues, 1st floor of the Lifeguard Building. 732-793-0654.

Jul 19, 2014
Are There Public Showers at Seaside Heights
by: Pat D.

Need to know if there are any public shower houses at the beach in Seaside Heights. Am planning day trips but can't find any.

Hi Pat;

Yes there are Public Showers at Seaside Heights.
For a small fee indoor hot showers, lockers, and other accessories are available at Hiering Avenue and the Boardwalk through a private entity. Changing is available for a small fee as well.

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Can I Rent Beach Umbrellas and Chairs in Seaside Park?

by RMAS
(Pennsylvania)

Hello, is there a place to rent beach umbrellas and beach chairs in Seaside Park?

Franks Reply:
Hi Rmas,

I am sorry to say that there are no concessions on the beach in Seaside Park that rent beach umbrellas and beach chairs.

Hope you are enjoying your summer,

Frank

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Jun 27, 2014
Beach Chair Rental at Bradley Beach
by: anna

Question: Can I rent chairs and umbrellas at Bradley Beach?

Reply: Bradley Beach has food concessions, beach chair and umbrella rentals at the Brinley Avenue beach location. For more information contact: 732-776-2994


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Alcohol Policy on New Jersey Beaches

by Ashlynn Eidemiller
(Ephrata, PA)

What beaches allow you to drink on?

Frank's Reply

Hi Ashlynn;

New Jersey public beaches have very strict ordinances against the use of alcohol on the beach.

However, if have a group and want to hire a caterer to have a party with alcohol or to celebrate an event; here are some suggestions for parties with alcohol served on a private beach::

Martell's Tiki Bar
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Tel: 732-892-0131
Can cater a private party on the beach with a BBQ for 50 or more

Donovan's Reef
Sea Bright, New Jersey
(732) 842-8646
or (732) 233-6353
They host company picnics, outings, birthday party's, and private party's with a complete seafood or landlubber menu and drink packages. Also you get to use their private beach and can bring your own kayaks, boogie boards or other water toys. They also have a sand volleyball court on a newly 500' long beach.

Enjoy your summer,

Frank

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Which region should I visit in New Jersey for beaches, boardwalk, without having to drive?

by Michelle
(Ireland)

I am flying into Newark in June and want to stay for 5 days in New Jersey before I travel into Manhattan for another 5 days. My family and I (Husband and 2 daughters aged 14 & 12) do not intend driving so where should we stay that would have a short airport transfer and which would be accessible by walking when we are there. We want an elegant ocean-side vacation although we would also like the option of the theme parks, board walk experience etc.

Thanks for your advice,
Michelle,
Co Down, Ireland

Hi Michelle;

If you intend to spend time at the ocean side (we call it the Jersey Shore), you would need to rent a car. Their is little to no public transportation, that would allow you navigate the area and visit theme parks, board walks, restaurants, etc. Additionally, the airport transfer travel time to the nearest beach destination with a decent boardwalk is 1 1/2 hours, and the lodging at the most popular Jersey shore destinations tend to be low budget motels.

Having said that, the next best option for not renting a car is to visit Atlantic City and stay in one of the more elegant casino-hotels on the boardwalk. Upon arriving at Newark airport, you can hire a car transport service that will take you to Atlantic City. It's about 2 hours from Newark Airport and a one way trip will cost around $300. On the return to NYC from Atlantic City, you can hire the car service back for the 2 1/2 hour trip.

Though Atlantic City has lots of casinos and entertainment, it does not have a theme amusement park. It does have a boardwalk, a beach, plenty of restaurants at all price levels, and plenty of activities to occupy the kids.

And finally, if prefer a slower paced more relaxed alternative to Atlantic City, there is Cape May, a charming Victorian styled beach destination, at the southern tip of New Jersey. This is about 3 1/2 hours by car transport from Newark Airport. If you stay at the Congress Hall Hotel, you can walk to the beach, shops, and restaurants.
Hope this gives you the information you needed,
Frank Dalotto

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May 23, 2015
Public Transportation to Jersey Shore Beaches
by: Anonymous

There is a lot of public transportation to the "Jersey Shore". Just take NJ Transit from Newark Penn Station down to the beach area it can take you all the way down to Bayhead. If you go on the NJ Transit website to get more details.

Note: While NJ Transit rail can take you to many of the beach towns North of Bayhead, you would have to arrange for taxi transportation, (Uber is an option) to get you to/from the beach. The rail stations at the Jersey shore beach towns are not within easy waking distance to the beach.

Jul 30, 2014
AC Rides
by: Anonymous

AC has Steel Pier for rides http://www.steelpier.com

May 09, 2014
Point Pleasant is your best bet...
by: Nick

I disagree... Although AC does have it's perks and activities, but it doesn't really qualify for what you are looking, in my opinion. Point Pleasant Beach, located in Ocean County, is really the only place that suits your description of what you would like to experience. It has plenty of decent motels, some right on the beach, a sizable boardwalk with numerous rides, games, eateries and attractions, and is a nice family town, which you can walk to from the boardwalk.

Not far from Pt. Pleasant is Great Adventure, which is a major theme park, and you can arrange transportation from Pt. Pleasant to Jackson, where GA is located.

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Are there Public Showers in Belmar or Pt Pleasant?

Are there any public indoor showers for families to use to shower & change clothes after a day on the beach. I will be in the Belmar/Pt Pleasant area.
Reply:
Hi;

In Belmar there are no public indoor showers or changing rooms, just out door showers on the beach.

However, Pt Pleasant Beach does have bath houses and changing rooms.

Jenkinson's Beach - Pt Pleasant
There are two bath houses (bathrooms and changing rooms) on the boardwalk. One is located at the end of the Broadway Avenue and the other at the end of Parkway Avenue. The bath houses are open from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Enjoy the sun and Surf,

Frank


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Does Manasquan beach Rent umbrellas and chairs?

Does manasquan beach rent umbrellas and chairs?

Hi;
Yes you can rent beach umbrellas and chairs at Manasquan Beach. They are available at Sea Wactch Beach, the northern most beach in Manasquan. For information, contact 732-223-2514.
Have fun,
Frank Dalotto

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Requirements to Have A Sweet Sixteen Party
On The Beach In Avalon?

by Erin
(Dennistownship NJ)

My birthday is at the end of June and I want to have my sweet 16 on the beach in Avalon. Do I need like a license or something to have it there? And if so, how can I go about getting one?
Reply:

Hi Erin
Avalon, like other Jersey Shores towns, has very restrictive ordinances regarding the use of beaches for a beach Party.

I suggest you contact the Borough of Avalon directly to discuss what you had in mind and to determine if they are able to accommodate your request.

Here is where you can reach them:

Borough of Avalon, New Jersey
3100 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ 08202
(609) 967-8200
www.avalonboro.org

Happy Sweet Sixteen

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Where are the Closest Public Beaches to
Forked River?

by Karen
(Bridgewater)

What is the closest public beach to Forked River?
Reply:
Hi Karen,
The closest beaches to Forked River are Seaside Heights, Lavallette, and the LBI beaches of Beach Haven, Ship Bottom, and Surf City. Here is a link to information on Ocean County Beaches

Have fun,

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Can I Put up a Tent on the Beach in NJ?

by Al
(Brick NJ)

What beach allows a 10x10 tent on the beach?

Reply:
Hi Al,
New Jersey Beaches have very strict ordinances regarding what can be brought onto the beach and the assembly of groups of people for picnics and other related activities.

I suggest you contact the beach towns you intend to visit to discuss what you have in mind and whether it falls within their rules.

Have a happy summer.
Frank

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Which Beaches Allow Dogs On The Boardwalk?

Where can dogs go on the Boardwalk in Ocean and Monmouth Counties.
Frank's Reply:

The ordinances for dogs on New Jersey Boardwalks are more restrictive than on the beach. In general, dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk at any time of the year.

However, the following Monmouth and Ocean County boardwalks have slightly less restrictions regarding dogs on the boardwalks:

Spring Lake permits dogs on the boardwalk during the off season after, October 1st.

Manasquan allows dogs on the boardwalk except on the approaches east of First Ave or beach east of the Boardwalk between April 1st and October 31st.

Allenhurst allows dogs on the boardwalk during the off season, after Oct 1st and before May 1st.

Note: Before venturing out with your dog, it is suggested that you confirm the current rules permitting dogs on boardwalks with the local towns as recent ordinance changes may have occurred.




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Sep 04, 2012
Wildwood, Cape May, Other Beaches and Boardwalks
by: Beach

You will be able to use, or go on the beach, boardwalks and other place with your dog if you have the Service, Emotional or other animal support ID tags, vest or card?

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Can I have a Sweet Sixteen Party on Brigantine Beach?

by Lisa
(New Jersey)

I would like to have a party on the beach next summer in Brigantine, no alcohol, probably just hoagies, soda, chips. Do I have to buy beach tags for every person or is there a group price you can pay?

Reply:
Hi Lisa;
Brigantine beach is one of the better beaches in NJ to have a sweet sixteen Party. Each person on the beach will need beach tags. There is also a pavilion on the beach at 16th S that can be used for parties. Please call City Hall at 609-266-7600 for group beach tag and pavilion information.
Happy sweet sixteen,
Frank Dalotto

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Are Dogs permitted on
beaches & boardwalks in NJ?

by Michele
(PA)

Are there any beaches from OC to Cape May that allow dogs on the beaches or boardwalks
in August/September? Thank you,kindly for your response.
MAF
8/18/2009

Hi Michelle;
The ordinances allowing dogs on beaches and boardwalks in NJ are very restrictive.
On commercial boardwalks, such as Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, Wildwood, etc., dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk at any time of the year.

However, Spring Lake with the longest non-commercial board walk in NJ. permits dogs on the boardwalk during the off season after, October 1st.

For information on dog friendly beaches in NJ

Regards,
Frank Dalotto

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Are Food and Dogs Permitted on Asbury Park Beaches?

by JOSE
(UNION CITY,NJ,USA)

I'm planning to go to Asbury Park Beach with my wife and kids and I have a tight budget. Can I bring food to the beach? Also I would like to know if the beach allows dogs?.
Reply:
Hi Jose,
Coolers with food and soft drinks are permitted on the beach. However, during the summer months dogs are not permitted on any of the Asbury Park beaches. However, 8th ave dog beach allows dogs before 9 am and after 5 pm during the summer. It is located at the extreme northern edge of Asbury Park --- north of the signs saying surfers only and north of the retirement home.

You will have to pay for beach badges and parking though. Parking for all access points is metered on nearby streets.For more information on Asbury Park beaches and beach badge fees

Have fun at the beach,
Frank

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Looking for a Fun Place to Have a
Rehearsal Dinner on the Beach in NJ

Hi, I'm getting married in Belmar on May 22, 2011, and I'm looking for a fun place to have an informal rehearsal dinner nearby, anywhere from Spring Lake to Long Branch. I'm thinking like beach BBQ or bonfire, and maybe playing some volleyball. Are there any places on the beach where we can bring a BBQ grill, or maybe a pavilion? Or the other option is to eating somewhere on the boardwalk and then finding some fun activities nearby, like mini golf or amusement park-type rides and games. We'll have a small group of less than 20. Do you have any ideas where we could go?
Reply:
Hi,
New Jersey beach towns have very restrictive ordinances on bonfire's and BBQ's. Since you are also considering some fun activities like mini golf or amusement park-type rides, and games, I would recommend;

Martell's Tiki Bar
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Tel: 732-892-0131
Can cater a private party on the beach, though you would need to have around 50 people.They are located right on Jenkinson's Boardwalk, an amusement park with rides and games.

If you can't round up 50 people, try;
Donovan's Reef
Sea Bright, New Jersey
(732) 842-8646
or (732) 233-6353
They host private party's with a complete seafood or landlubber menu and drink packages. Also you get to use their private beach and can bring your own kayaks, boogie boards or other water toys. They also have a sand volleyball court on a newly 500' long beach.

Enjoy the sand,
Frank Dalotto

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Feb 10, 2014
Private or Public Beach?
by: Anonymous

There are several places that will work if you are flexible. Each Township has different regulations for their public beach. We have several private venues we work with. Please check out our packages at shorecatering.com and call for more details. 732-920-3040.

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Status Of Ocean City Boardwalk After Hurricane Sandy

Does Ocean City boardwalk have damage from sandy and what about the beaches?

Thanks

Frank's Reply

Compared to the beaches and boardwalks further north along the Jersey Shore and especially in Monmouth County, Ocean City, NJ feared much better.

The Ocean City Boardwalk has escaped devastating damage with some instances of minor damage reported. Most of the damage along the boardwalk had to do with the entrance/exit ramps. Because of the lower elevation down to beach level, many of the ramps were were swept away by the ocean surge. Other damage consisted of smashed windows at the end of the Ocean City Music Pier.

All Ocean City beaches from Corson's Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet have suffered more extensive erosion with dune systems completely wiped out at the north and south ends.

Boardwalk repairs and beach replenishment projects are underway and by Memorial Day the Boardwalk and beaches are expected to be functional.

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Is BBQing Permitted in Windward Beach, Brick, NJ?

by Jo
(Clifton, nj)

Hello, I was wondering does Windward Beach Park Allow BBQing?? If not can I bring Sternos and stuf and is there picnic tables by the sand playground? Thank you for your time.

Hi Jo.
Windward Beach Park in Brick Township, NJ does allow barbecuing and there are picnic tables available. However, barbecuing is only permitted by reserving a table and the BBQ must be a charcoal grill. Propane grills are not permitted. To reserve a table, call 732-262-1073.
Enjoy your day in the park,
Frank Dalotto

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Feb 10, 2014
Windward Beach & Catering
by: Anonymous

Windward beach does allow propane grills, but there is an additional fee for the township fire permit. We have catered several parties there, if you need some more information on our catering services contact us at 732-920-3040 or visit our website shorecatering.com.

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Can We Cater A Clambake On The Beach In Manasquan, NJ?

by Judy Ort
(Manasquan NJ)

Can we cater a clambake on Manasquan Beach, on May 20 2011? It would be a rehearsal dinner.
Frank's Reply:
Hi Judy;
New Jersey beaches have very strict ordinances on what activities and events can be permitted.

For the most up to date explanation on the ordinance related to your event, it is suggested you contact the Manasquan Beach office at:
(732) 223-2514
Off season: (732) 223-0544, ext. 532

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Feb 10, 2014
Shore Catering Clambakes
by: Bryan

Most townships require a permit to cook on the beach. We have only catered clambakes to private homes in Manasquan. For additional information please check out our website at shorecatering.com or call us to find out more information for a clambake. (732)920-3040

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Are Beach Weddings Permitted in NJ?

by Jason
(New Jersey)

Do any beaches in NJ allow beach wedding receptions?
Reply:

Hi Jason:
Under certain conditions, some Jersey shore towns permit beach weddings. To cut through the many issues and town ordinances, it is suggested that you work with or discuss this with a wedding planner that has experience in planning beach weddings.

Here are some suggested venues and or wedding planners:

Ocean Place
One Ocean Boulevard
Long Branch, NJ
800-411-6493

The Jersey Shore Wedding Association http://jswa.org/

Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club
10 S. Atlantic Ave.
Beach Haven, NJ
609-492-4611

For additional Beach wedding planning resources visit Special Event Planners

Frank

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Where Can We Barbeque Near Atlantic City?

We would like to find a place to BBQ in or near Atlantic city or Ventnor? any parks, beaches?
Reply:
Hi;

While fires for BBQ's or other events are not permitted on most NJ Beaches, Atlantic City does allow grilling.

Grilling is permitted on Atlantic City's beach on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day only. Grills must be charcoal briquettes; no gas grills or open flames are permitted.

Group activities and parties are allowed with a permit issued by the City of Atlantic City.

Here are some parks near Atlantic City & Ventnor that support family picnics with BBQ Grills.
(Note suggest you call ahead to confirm availability of BBQ Grills and/or make reservations)

Estell Manor Park
109 State Highway 50
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
609-645-5960 or 625-1897

Belleplain State Forest
Woodbine, NJ 08270
(609) 861-2404

Have fun

Frank

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Are There Beach Chair And Umbrella Rentals In Belmar?

by sas
(nj)

Are there beach chair and umbrella rentals in Belmar, NJ?

Reply:
Hi Sas,

Umbrellas and beach chairs can be rented at the beach. There are also many local shops nearby that sell umbrellas and beach chairs at a modest cost.

Have fun at the beach,

Frank

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What beaches or beach recreational parks in NJ permit bbq's?

by Ketty
(Parlin, NJ)

I am looking for a beach recreational park eg. Sandy Hook where they have the bbq's already at the beach park? can you tell me which beaches? and if there is a cost involved? I believe I have to bring my own charcoal?

Thanks,
Ketty
Reply:
Hi Ketty
Here are the beaches in NJ that permit BBQing. I suggest calling in advance to get a confirmation of the BBQ permissions.

Sandy Hook Beach
(732) 872-5970
The North Beach Observation Deck has tables and a view of New York Harbor. Grilling is permitted only at Guardian Park in Fort Hancock.

Ocean Grove
732 988-5533
Charcoal grilling is permitted after 6 p.m. Open fires are prohibited.

Windward Beach, Brick Twp
BBQing but is only permitted by reserving a table. The BBQ must be a charcoal grill. To reserve a table, call 732-262-1073.

Island Beach State Park
Seaside Park, NJ
(732) 793-0506
Although tables and grills are not available in the park, visitors may enjoy picnicking on the ocean beach. Grills may be used on the beach south of the designated bathing area. Fires must be at least 50 feet east of the dunes

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point
(609) 884-2159
Has picnic tables and shelters with BBQ grills available near the beach, the Lighthouse, and the Bird Sanctuary. Reservations are suggested on busy weekends.
Regards,
Frank Dalotto

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Do you need a license to rent
chairs and umbrellas on the beach in NJ?

by Tammy J
(Rahway, NJ)

I was recently in Florida and they have chairs and umbrellas set up on the beach and you can rent them for the day.

I was wondering if you could do something like that in NJ. The beaches in Clearwater, FL didn't have a fee to use. Most beaches on the jersey shore require you to pay so that's why I'm thinking you couldn't just put out your chairs and umbrellas.

I know there are rental shops on the beaches but this was so convenient because they were already set up so no lugging or trying to set up the umbrella yourself.

Hi Tammy:

In addition to the beach tag fee, where available, there is a fee to rent chairs and umbrellas. Payment is in cash and there is no drivers license or deposit required.

Of course you are always permitted to bring your own, chairs and umbrellas.

Hope you enjoy your stay at the Jersey Shore,
Frank Dalotto

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What NJ Beaches Allow Kayaks?

by Patricia

What ocean beaches in New Jersey allow you to bring Kayaks on the beach?

Hi Patricia;
There are a number of beaches in New Jersey where Kayaking is permitted. Below is a list of beaches with Kayaking. (Please check with the municipality for fees, permits and restrictive ordinances)

Atlantic County
Ocean City - 55th street - north end of Corson's Inlet State park
Corson's Inlet - at the south end of Ocean City
Brigantine - Far north & south ends - 4 wheel drive and $100 annual beach permit required

Cape May County
Strathmere - south end of Corson's Inlet
Stone Harbor - 122nd Street

Monmouth County
Bradley Beach - between Third and Forth Ave
Belmar - 20th Street
Spring Lake - Monmouth and Remsen Avenues

Ocean County
Bay Head - Osborn St
Island Beach State Park - Kayaking is restricted in the ocean but allowed on the Barnegat Bay side.

Happy kayaking,
Frank Dalotto


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What is the Closest Beach From Cherry Hill

Hello!

I live in Cherry Hill, NJ...and i was wondering what the closest beach to me would be?

Thanks!
Bob
Reply:>

Hi Bob,

On the basis of distance, the closest beaches would be at Long Beach Island.

Though on the basis of time, The beaches in and around Atlantic City offer another alternative.

Have fun,
Frank

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What Beaches in Monmouth County Allow Dogs
on The Boardwalk in the Winter?

What boardwalks in Monmouth county allow dogs in winter?

Reply:

Dogs are permitted off season from October 1 to April 30th on the following Monmouth County Boardwalks:
Ocean Grove, Asbury Park, and Spring Lake.

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Aug 26, 2016
Spring Lake Dog Rules
by: Anonymous

Dogs are never allowed on boardwalk in Spring Lake they can however go on the beach after Labor Day

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Is Seneca Dunes, Mantoloking, a Private Beach?

We are looking a vacation home in Mantoloking Shores. The beach access has a sign that says "Seneca Dunes" Is this a private beach for homeowners? To the south there was a beach with a parking lot in front. I think it was Brick beach. Is that a public beach?

Seneca Dunes in South Mantoloking is a private beach for residents only. However, Brick Beach is a public beach though beach badges are required.
Best of luck on your vacation home,
Frank Dalotto

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What Beaches Allow Ocean Kayaking NJ?

by john
(trenton nj)

What beaches allow ocean kayaking NJ?

Frank's Reply:

Hi John,
There are a number of beaches in New Jersey that permit ocean Kayaking. Some of the more popular beaches include:


Bradley Beach - between Third and Forth Ave

Belmar - 20th Street

Spring Lake - Monmouth and Remsen Avenues

Point Pleasant Beach - The north end is a kayak zone with nice 3- to 6-foot curlers at high tide when winds are from the east.

Atlantic City - Jackson Ave. beach - Kayaking and Windsurfing are permitted.

Brigantine - Far north & south ends - 4 wheel drive and $100 annual beach permit required


For information on other popular kayaing spots in NJ , visit Kayaking in New Jersey


 



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Oct 06, 2015
New Kayak Beach
by: eric

Good info. I'm boycotting Belmar after getting a parking ticket after the season ended. i think I'll get a Bradley Beach badge next season to kayak.

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Are Dogs Allowed on Beaches in Cape May?

by Catherine Sabourin
(Blainville, Quebec)

Hi !
We're planning to go camping in Cape May this july. The campground accepts pets on leashes. Any public beaches accept dogs ? Well-behaved, leashed dog I might add ?

Hi Catherine;
There is obnly one beach in the Cape May, NJ area that allows dogs on beaches during the summer months.
Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area
County Road 641
Cape May,
Dogs on leash and under control are allowed at the beach from September through April.
Have a nice vacation,
Frank


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Is Normandy Beach NJ Part of South Mantoloking?

by Donna
(Hackensack NJ)

Is Normandy Beach part of South Mantoloking?
Frank's Reply:

Hi Donna;
Normandy Beach is considered a neighborhood of the municipality of Dover Township. Other neighborhoods of Dover Township include:
East Dover, Gilford Park, Bay Shore, Green Island, shelter Cove, Pleasant PLains,Silverton, Ortley Beach, Ocean Beach, Pelican island, and Toms River.

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Jan 10, 2011
Normandy Beach
by: Donna

Thanks Pete. Do you know which streets, north of 6th Ave and in Brick are considered part of Normandy Beach? I have not been able to find a street map of Normandy Beach which identifies streets only belonging to that community. Where does South Mantoloking end and Normandy Beach begin? The NJ DEP Beach Public Access page shows Normandy Beach as part of Dover Beaches North (i.e., Toms River) with nothing of it in Brick.

Jan 09, 2011
Normandy Beach--
by: Pete

Normandy Beach is a unique beach in that the actual area of Normandy Beach is located in both Brick Township - (north of 6th Ave) and Toms River TWp. (south of sixth Ave) as for being part of South Mantoloking it is not. south Mantoloking is however a section of Brick Twp.

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Changing Houses @ Wildwood, NJ Beaches

by Tina
(Philadelphia)

We want to go to the beach for the day, would like to swim in the ocean and have somewhere to get changed out of our wet clothes before heading to the boardwalk. Is there a changing room at the beach?

Franks Reply:
Hi Tina:
There are two Public Bath Houses for changing and showers that are available in Norht Wildwood at: 116 East Poplar Avenue, and the other at Nomad Parking at 4320 Boardwalk.

There are no showers or changing rooms in WildwoodCrest and Wildwood.

If you are in need of any other information about Wildwood beaches, you can call the Wildwood, NJ Recreation Department at: 609-522-5837

The number for Wildwood Crest Recreation Department is: 609-523-0202

Enjoy your stay in the Wildwoods.

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May 15, 2015
Tailgating, Bringing Food on Wildwood Beach
by: Frank

Hi
while food is permitted on the beach, Picnicking/tailgating has restrictions:

It is a violation for any person to commit any of the following acts on the beach, boardwalk or boardwalk approaches during the months of May, June, July, August and September of each year:

- Alcohol and fires/cooking prohibited.

- Use the boardwalk and approaches for picnicking.

May 15, 2015
Tailgating, Bringing Food on Wildwood Beach
by: Anonymous

Can you tailgate at the parking lots in front of the wildwood Boardwalk? or can you bring food in in the wildwood beach?

Hi
while food is permitted on the beach, Picnicking/tailgating has restrictions:

It is a violation for any person to commit any of the following acts on the beach, boardwalk or boardwalk approaches during the months of May, June, July, August and September of each year:

- Alcohol and fires/cooking prohibited.

- Use the boardwalk and approaches for picnicking.

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When are Dogs Allowed At The Avon By The Sea Beach?

by Greg Tyson
(Neptune)

When is dog access allowed at the Avon By The Sea beach?
Frank's Reply:
Hi Greg;

Dogs are permitted on Avon By The Sea beach during the off season from October 1st through May 1st.

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Sunset Beach

Are pets allowed at Sunset Beach?

Hi;
I am happy to report that dogs are allowed on Sunset Beach, New Jersey. Dog owners are advised that they are to clean up after their dog.
Have fun,
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Are There NJ Beaches That Alllow BBQ's On The Beach?

Do you know of any beaches that allow you to bring a BBQ on the beach or have them nearby so you can cook then bring the food onto the beach?

Hi:
BBQing on the beach in New Jersey is limited, however there are two beaches where you can BBQ, either directly on the Beach with your own grill or at an adjacent picnic area where they provide the grill.
Island Beach State Park
Seaside Park, NJ
(732) 793-0506
Although tables and grills are not available in the park, visitors may enjoy picnicking on the ocean beach. Grills may be used on the beach south of the designated bathing area. Fires must be at least 50 feet east of the dunes
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point
(609) 884-2159
Has picnic tables and shelters with BBQ grills available near the beach, the Lighthouse, and the Bird Sanctuary. Reservations are suggested on busy weekends.
Have fun,
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Looking For A Beach Front RV Park With An Ocean View

by Joanne
(Pittsburgh, Pa USA)

Where can I stay at an RV park that is beach front ocean view, pets allowed, quiet but yet not too far from boardwalk or other activities for teenagers and is not too crowded. Also where can I get a brochure mailed that has everything New Jersey has to offer? Thank You!
Frank's Reply|
Hi Joanne,
I may not be able to find an RV park that meets all your requirements. However, please visit Private Camp Grounds. There may be a private campground that comes close to meeting your requirements.
For a brochure on New Jersey tourism, I suggest you contact 1-800-VISITNJ for free publications on New Jersey.

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What is the Nearset Beach To Edison?

by nir
(edison,nj)

I live in Edison and I'm looking for the closest beach...

Frank's reply;
Hi Nir,
The closest ocean beaches to Edison are the beaches in Monmouth County from Sandy Hook to Asbury Park. Get the details on the Monmouth County Beaches

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Cape May Beaches: Are BBQ Fire Pits Allowed?

by Jessica
(Cherry Hill, NJ)

Are there any beaches in the Cape May area that would allow our family to bring a small fire pit on the beach at night time?
Reply:
Hi Jessica;

The beaches on the Jersey shore have very restrictive ordinances against having fires or BBQ's on the beach, and Cape May is no exception.

If you have something else in mind that may be an exception to this ordinance, I suggest you contact the town of Cape May at (609)-884-9525 to discuss what you have in mind.

Have a Nice summer,
Frank

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Can I Bring a Canopy Tent and Foldable Table
to the Beach in Ocean City, NJ

Are you allowed to bring a 10 X 10 canopy tent and a 6ft fold able table to the beach in Ocean City, NJ?
Reply"
Hi;
Public beaches in New Jersey have very restricted ordinances for beach use. However,Ocean City, NJ issues permits and charges a fee for special events. For information on what is allowable for your particular use, please contact the Ocean City Beach at:
(609) 525-9304

Enjoy the sand & surf

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Is Grilling on Ocean City Beach Allowed?

My family and I are looking to come to the beach on the fourth of july but we are trying to find out if we can grill on Ocean City Beach?
Reply:
Hi Melonie,

Beaches in New Jersey have very restrictive ordinances and BBQ grilling on the beach in Ocean City, NJ is not permitted.

Enjoy your stay,

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Having a Party at Windward Beach, Brick, NJ

by Jenn Ramme
(Whitehall, PA)

Could you tell me what the rules are in regards to having a large family gathering at Windward Beach? I am not worried about grilling, but I need to find out if I need to reserve the pavilion or if we can all just show up to the park on the same day. Any help would be appreciated!
Jenn

Reply:
Hi Jenn;
You will need to reserve a table in Windward Beach Park, Brick Twp for your family gathering.
To reserve a table, call 732-262-1073.
They also allow BBQing but is only permitted by reserving a table. The BBQ must be a charcoal grill.
Enjoy your family gathering,
Frank Dalotto

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May 19, 2011
Party at the beach
by: Dee

I am trying to have a family reunion and need to know if you have a pavilion that could shelter 100 people and have enough tables in that pavilion to accommodate that amount. Also, I would like to know if beer and wine can be brought as long as it was no glass? Thank you

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Is There A Website To Find The Restrictions On Asbury Park Beach?

by Ella
(Ocean, NJ)

Looking to throw a party at some point over the summer. I'm just looking for if I can play music and bring tables to the Asbury Park beach by the volleyball courts after 5 o' clock.
Thanks.
Frank's Reply: Hi Ella,
You will be hard pressed to find a website with any information on Asbury Park Beach Ordinances. Their official website http://www.cityofasburypark.com/ provides no information on beach ordinances.

I would suggest calling their municipal office at 732-775-2100. Hopefully someone there will be able to review your request and give you the information you need or refer you to someone who can.
Good Luck!

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Are Beach Badges Required in Bradley Beach and Asbury Park in September?

Are Asbury Park and Bradley Beaches charging to get on the beach after Labor Day?

Franks Reply
New Jersey Shore beaches do not require badges or fees after Labor Day.

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What is the closest Beach from Northern NJ?

by Breane
(Livingston, NJ)

I live in Livingston, NJ. I want to go to the shore. Where is the closest beach and how do I get there?


Hi Breane;
For the closest beaches to Northern, NJ, I would recommend Sandy Hook if you are looking for a nice beach for sunning, swimming, or to bicycle ride on. It's off exit 117 on the parkway, then onto Route 36 east.

Just a little further south on the parkway is long Branch, which offers restaurants and other activities in addition to a beach.

The further south on the Jersey Shore, the better the beaches are. To get a feel of the Jersey Shore, head 15 minutes further down on the Parkway to Belmar, or a little further down to Pt. Pleasant where you'll experience a major Jersey Shore attraction, the boardwalk and amusement park.

Regards,
Frank

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Where can I hold a Birthday Party
on the Beach on Memorial Day Weekend ?

by sheena
(new york)

I'm looking for a beach in new jersey to throw a party but i want it to be a late night party. do you know of any beaches that will allow this?
Reply:
Hi Sheena;
New Jersey Beaches have very restricted ordinances on beach parties. My suggestion is for you to contact several beaches in the area where you plan to have your birthday party and discuss what you have in mind with them and what they will allow. Here is a listing of the NJ Beaches

Have a happy birthday,

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Is there Beach Camping in NJ?

by Tatiana Vieira
(Middlesex)

Is there any beach in NJ that allows overnight camping?

Hi Tatiana;
New Jersey does not have any direct on the beach camping sites, however, here are several places that have campgrounds within a short drive or walking distance of the ocean.

Seashore Campsites
720 Seashore Road
Cape May, New Jersey
(609) 884-4010
A short drive to Cape May & Wildwood beaches. Bring your tent, pop-up, travel trailer, or RV to one of our 600 sites located on 90 wooded acres.

Ocean View Resort
2555 Route 9
Ocean View, NJ
(609) 624-1675
Located midway between Atlantic City and Cape May, Ocean View Resort is only three miles from the finest and safest beaches on the Atlantic Shore. 180 wooded acres, with shaded campsites and modern camping conveniences. Each of our 1173 campsites is equipped with 20/30 amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV as well as a fire ring and picnic table.

LBI Trailer Park
9 Harding Avenue
Beach Haven, New Jersey
(609) 492-9151
Has a limited number of site rentals, must call for reservation. RV spaces adjacent to mobile home park, in a unique beach location.Yearly, seasonal, and daily sites with full hookups.

Have fun,
Frank Dalotto

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Oct 06, 2013
Camping and fishing on Cape May & Ocean City Beaches
by: Anonymous

Is it illegal to camp on the beach at Cape May or Ocean City? If so is it illegal to fish all night as opposed to actually camping?

Answer: On Cape May Beaches,no one is permitted on any beach or waters adjacent thereto between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 am. daily

Ocean City Beaches, Surf Fishing is allowed anytime on unguarded beaches and on guarded beaches before and after lifeguards are on duty. Surf Fishing is also permitted anytime in Corson’s Inlet State Park on the island’s southern tip

Sleeping on the public beach during any time from sunset to sunrise is prohibited.

Jul 25, 2012
Having A Tent on Seabright Beach New Jersey
by: Anonymous

Would I be able to have a personal sized tent on Seabright beach?

The use of a personalized tent depends on what you intend to do with it and when you plan to use it.

For example, if you plan to use it overnight, the Following applies:

".... Sleeping on any beach between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., without prior written permission of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Sea Bright...... is prohibited"

For additional information and to confirm your use of a tent on the beach, it is suggested you contact 732-842-0215

Jun 21, 2012
Outdoor Showers and Changing Rooms
by: Deb D

Do Seabright, Ocean Grove or Bradley Beach provided some sort of showering system and either have changing rooms or allow visitors to change in the bathroom stalls?

Reply:
Sea Bright Beach
The Sea Bright Municipal Beach has outdoor showers and restroom facilities. To utilize these municipal facilities beach badges are required.

Ocean Grove Beach
There are showers at several points along the boardwalk. Changing rooms at the beach office are open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Restrooms are at the beach office and near the snack bar at the beach and Ocean Pathway

Bradley Beach
Public Restrooms are located at Newark, LaReine, Third and Evergreen Avenues. Showers are located on the beach. Changing Rooms are located and Cliff and Third Avenues.

May 30, 2012
Is A Canopy Tent Permitted on Cape May Beach?
by: Sean

Can you setup a 10 X 10 Canopy Tent on the beach at Cape May, NJ? It is for personal use - no party or event.

Hi Sean;

I have scanned the Cape May Beach Ordinance "Chapter 158 BEACHES AND BOARDWALK" and found no restriction with the use of a canopy tent as you have described.

However, to be certain I would advise you to contact the City of Cape May at 609-884-9525 to explain your intentions and confirm it's permitted use.

Have fun,

Frank

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A Family Barbecue in Atlantic city

by Beverly Corlett
(United States)

Where is there a place in Atlantic city for a private family barbecue?

Franks Reply:
Hi Beverly,

Unless you are willing to spend big bucks for a hotel or private catered BBQ picnic, finding a place for an affordable family BBQ picnic in Atlantic city leaves you with virtually no choices and you may have to consider a BBQ picnic venue 10-20 minutes outside Atlantic City.

Also, please be aware that county, municipal, and state parks prohibit the use of alcohol. Private campgrounds have more flexible policies regarding the use of alcohol and you are advised to carefully check their policies on the use of alcohol.

Here is a listing of the picnic venues closest to Atlantic City:

Estell Manor County Park
State Highway 50
Estell Manor, NJ
609-645-5960
Located on over 1700 acres with hiking trails, boating, a nature center, and historic points of interest. They have facilities for picnics. For large groups you can reserve a pavilion or use the grills and picnic tables for a family outing on a "first come, first serve" basis.

Birch Grove Park & Family Campground (County Park)
1700 Burton Avenue
Northfield, New Jersey 08225
(609) 641-3778
Please call ahead for picnic facility information and to reserve a picnic spot

Egg Harbor Lake Campground (Private)
2400 Philadelphia Ave
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
609- 965-0330
They offer arrangements for group picnics picnic with a covered pavilion, and facilities for swimming, volleyball, basketball, mini-golf, the game room and more!

Have a great summer,

Frank

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Is there a beach and/or boardwalk that will allow playing music?

by Rich
(Exton, PA)

Some friends and I were thinking of spending some time at the beach, and were wondering if there was a beach or even better a boardwalk that will allow us to play musical instruments outside.

I'm talking about acoustic instruments such as guitars and hand drums. Also, will they allow battery powered devices such as portable keyboards or small battery powered guitar amplifiers?

Franks Reply:
Hi Rich;
Most New Jersey beach communities have ordinances against the playing of music on the beach or boardwalk, especially with battery powered devices such as portable keyboards or small battery powered guitar amplifiers?

For example, here is the ordinance on music playing on the boardwalk by the beachfront community of Belmar (which is typical of most beaches):
"No radio, phonograph, tape, or cassette player, television, musical instrument, loudspeaker or amplifier, or other machine or device for the electronic or stereophonic production or reproduction of sound may be permitted on the boardwalk or beachfront unless equipped and operated only with headphones."

However, you may wish to contact one of your preferred beaches for clarification of the ordinances. For a listing of beaches and contacts please visit: New Jersey Beach Information

All the best,

Frank

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Are Street Performers (Buskers) Allowed on the Beaches and Boardwalks

by Jake
(Moorestown, NJ)

What are the laws/ rules for busking on either the street or the boardwalk in Ocean City or Cape May (or anywhere, if the rules are the same for every shore)? Are permits required? Or perhaps maybe one is allowed but not allowed to put out a case/bucket for tips (I know some places and cities allow buskers to perform but not to ask/request tips due to it making some people uncomfortable)? I would very much like to know how to go about the right way of doing this, if possible even at all. Thanks!!

Franks Reply:
Hi Jake:
Each Jersey Shore beach town has their own rules/laws and they differ from each other.

Here are the rules for Cape May and Ocean City:
(I suggest contacting each town for clarification and permit information)

Cape May
609-884-9525

Chapter 158 BEACHES AND BOARDWALK ARTICLE I Beach Tags; Regulations; Beach and Sand Dune Protection

§ 158-9. Prohibited acts at Boardwalk, promenade, beaches and environs.

(10) Hawk or peddle any article, goods, wares or merchandise or place or paint signs, advertisements, notices, symbols or marks upon the boardwalk, asphalt promenade or any of the approaches thereto, except as permitted by the City Manager or where a license is required under the City Code by the City Council.

B. Beaches. No person shall, upon any beach, jetty, groin or waters adjacent thereto:

(6) Make, continue or cause to be made any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise or revel, disport or behave in a noisy and boisterous manner or emit loud cries and other noises also as to inconvenience others, or otherwise disrupt and disturb the public peace and dignity.

(9) Hawk or peddle any article, goods, wares, or merchandise, or place or paint any signs, advertisements, notices or symbols on the beach except as permitted by the City Manager or where a license is required under the City Code by the City Council.

(23) Engage in any commercial, business or promotional activity without a resolution of the City Council specifically authorizing such activity in full compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

§ 158-11. Public performers on Washington Street Mall.

A. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated: PERFORMANCE — Any exhibition featuring vocal and/or instrumental music, juggling, mime, magic, dance, drama, puppetry, comedy, acrobatics, circus acts (without animals), and similar nonhazardous activity.

B. Permit required. All performers must complete an application and file same in the office of the City Clerk. The application must be filed no later than 20 days before the requested performance date(s). Permits issued by the City Clerk must be clearly visible at all times during the public performance.

C. Permit fee. The permit fee is $25 per permit. A separate permit and fee shall be required for each performance.

F. Number of performers. No more than four performers shall be permitted at any one time at each location. The number of performers permitted may be increased with the approval of the City Manager. No more than two locations on the Mall shall be permitted to be used at the same time.

G. Soliciting not permitted. No soliciting for gratuities shall be permitted at any time. "Soliciting" shall mean direct requests for money, and shall not allow indirect requests, such as the placing of a hat or open instrument case on the ground or stage.

H. Amplified music. No amplified music may be used.

Ocean City is silent on "Busking". However, hear is the ordinance on similiar activities:

Ocean City
609-399-6111

CHAPTER XVIII BEACHES, BOARDWALKS AND RECREATIONAL AREAS
18-2.7

j. To revel, disport or behave in a noisy or boisterous manner, emitting loud cries and other noises, so as to inconvenience others, or otherwise disrupt and disturb the public peace an dignity within the beach areas defined is prohibited.

n. To hawk or peddle, sell or offer for sale any article, goods, wares, or merchandise on the public beaches except as covered by State statute is prohibited.

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Apr 21, 2015
BUSKERS ASBURY PARK
by: CAPT FLASH

Busking and performing are allowed on the Asbury Park boardwalk with a permit. Currently the performers ordinance is being re-written. The fee was twenty dollars but is being raised to $50.

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Swimming after Labor Day

by Carmela
(Kenilworth, NJ)

Can I go into the ocean after Labor Day? Is that allowed?

Franks Reply:

Hi Carmela:

Swimming and going into the ocean at New Jersey beaches is allowable when lifeguards are on duty.

Most New Jersey beaches have lifeguards on duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day, although some (typically in southern NJ) have short extended seasons after Labor Day.

I suggest you contact the beach of your choice for life guard protection after Labor Day.

For New Jersey Beach Information with contacts visit New Jersey Beaches

Regards,
Frank,

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Can Food Be Aallowed to Be Brought Onto Point Pleasant Beach?

by Gloria
(Union, NJ)

Hi,
I would like to know if we can bring cooked food inside the beach (point pleasant). What kind of food are we allowed to bring. Can we bring a folding bench?

Thanks.
Frank's reply:

Hi Gloria;

There are several private beaches and a municipal beach in Point Pleasant. The largest and most popular beach in Point Pleasant is Jenkinson's Beach, between Broad and Trenton Ave.

Food is allowed to be brought in as long common sense is observed when bringing items onto the beach such as: no glass containers, no pets, no alcohol.

Note: All coolers will be subject to inspection. Anyone caught bringing alcoholic beverages onto the beach will have their privilege revoked for the balance of the summer.

Not sure what you mean by a folding bench. I don't think there would be a problem as long as it is not intrusive and doesn't interfere with the enjoyment of others on the beach. To be sure, I suggest you contact the beach at 732-892-0600 to confirm this.

Enjoy your day at the Beach,
Frank

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New Jersey Boardwalks

by Annmf
(Brick)

Do you have a list of all Boardwalks in New Jersey that are along the Atlantic Ocean? They do not need to have attractions, I just want to walk them.

Franks: Reply

Hi Ann;
Here is a list of boardwalks along the jersey shore. I have identified them by their size and commercial attractions.

Large Boardwalks with Commercial Attractions
Asbury Park
Atlantic City
Keansburg
Ocean City
Point Pleasant
Seaside Heights
Wildwood

Smaller Boardwalks With Little or No commercial Attractions
Avon By The Sea
Avalon
Belmar
Bradley Beach
Cape May
Island Heights
Lavallette
Long Branch
Manasquan
Ocean Gate
Ocean Grove
Ortley Beach
Sea Girt
Sea Isle City
Seaside Heights
Seaside Park
Spring Lake
Ventnor

Enjoy your walk along the jersey shore,


Frank

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Food at Ocean Grove Beach

by Trienke
(Lancaster Pa)

Hi,

Is it allowed to bring your own food and drink to Ocean Grove Beach?

Frank's Reply

Hi Trienke,

Food and drink is allowed on Ocean Grove Beaches. Drinks must be non-alcoholic.

To view a copy of the beach regulations for Ocean Grove please visit Ocean Grove Beach Regulations

Enjoy your visit,

Frank


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Aug 15, 2014
Volley Ball Nets in North Wildwood Beach
by: Frank

Yes,
There are two volley ball nets on North Wildwood Beach at 18th st & 7th St.

Aug 12, 2014
Volleyball Nets in North Wildwood Beach
by: Anonymous

Hi, is there a volleyball net on the beach in North Wildwood, I thought I remembered one on or near 18th street?

Yes ... there are two volley Ball nets on North Wildwood Beach --- one at 18th St & the other at 7th St.

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