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Monmouth County Beaches

Monmouth County Beaches

Discover the Best New Jersey Monmouth County Beaches:
Includes 2020 Beach Badges, Restrooms, 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 2020. 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 --- Features restaurants, entertainment with Convention Hall & the Paromount Theatre, and a spot where people can spread out on blankets and beach chairs to listen to live music from the Stone Pony Summer Stage

- A private Amusement park on the boardwalk along Keanburg Beach located on Lower New York Bay

Monmouth County Beaches with
Small, Less Commercial Boardwalks

Allenhurst - A small 1,000 ft boardwalk on a bed of rocks about 20 feet above the beach. Requires membership in the Allenhurst Beach Club

Avon By The Sea
- A small low key boardwalk with old fashioned global lamps and a restaurant with good food and good people watching

- A mile long Boardwalk with a few shops and small eateries

Bradley Beach
- A well kept, attractive promanade with stone pavers with a few small stands to get a bite to eat and a mini-golf course

Long Branch
- Small strtips of boardwalks In and around and adjacent to upscale Peir Village, with many fine dining and casual restaurants and shops. Nearby metered parking can be a struggle.

- A mile-long asphalt boardwalk/promanade surrounded by the beach on one side and condos on the other.

Ocean Grove
- A half-mile wood planked boardwalk with a Boardwalk Pavilion that hosts worship services and concerts during the summer months, and a small indoor food cafe.

Sea Girt
- A half-mile boardwalk along the beach with a pavivilion on the northern end with some stands serving comfort foods and wraps

Spring Lake
- A six mile boadwalk without honky tonk shops. Thedre are a few small rest room pavillions and affluent Victorian homes across the street.

New Jersey's beaches are severely affected by the CoVid-19 pandemic. Most NJ Beaches and Boardwalks are currently open with some restrictions. Social distancing, as a minimum is expected to be enforced. This year, beachgoers are advised to check the on-line status of the beach before visiting the beach of your choice, to ensure the restrictions are clealy understood before venturing out.

Monmouth County Beaches

Asbury Park
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2020 Beach Access Fees
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Additional September weekends may be added after Labor Day, depending on weather and water conditions.
Daily Rates Monday to Friday: $5 Weekends and Holidays: $7
Seasonal Rates Adults: $70 Kids 12 and under, Active Military Personnel and their dependents, Disabled Veterans: Free Teens (13 to 17) and Seniors (62-plus with valid ID): $20
Beach storage lockers are available for rent to seasonal beach pass holders on a first come/first served basis. Lockers are available starting the Friday of Memorial Day weekend and must be emptied by October 1.
Public restrooms are located behind the Beach Office between First and Second Avenue, behind Pucker's Lemonade on Fourth Avenue, inside Convention Hall which is between Fifth Avenue and Sunset Avenue, and near the North Beach food truck courts by Seventh Avenue. Handicap restrooms are available behind the Beach Office between First and Second Avenue, inside Convention Hall, which is between Fifth Avenue and Sunset Avenue, and near the North Beach food truck courts by Seventh Avenue. Outdoor showers to rinse off the sand are located at all beach exits and behind Pucker's Lemonade on Fourth Avenue.
On-street paid public parking is available along the entire beachfront. Metered parking rates and location Private-owned surface parking lots are also located near the waterfront, with daily rates based on the date and any special events.
Only sunbathing is allowed on the beach south of the Casino to Ocean Grove.
From October 1 through May 15, licensed dogs are welcome on the Boardwalk and the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach. From May 16 to October 14, dogs are allowed on the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach from 6 pm to 8:30 am.
Surfing is permitted between the jetties on Deal Lake Drive and Eighth Avenue
Coolers are permitted on the beach.

Avon By The Sea
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2020 Beach Access Fees
Beach badges are required in the summer months to gain access to the beach from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Beach Access Fees:
Season Badges $95.00 Senior Citizens Badges (65 & over) $50.00 Young Adult (ages 12 through 18) $50.00
Daily Badges $10.00 Age 11 and under; no charge
Badges can be purchased at the beach at any one of Avon's 3 tag booths, Washington Ave., Sylvania Ave. or Norwood Ave.
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.
Food and beverage coolers are permitted on the beach. No dogs or other pets on the beach except between October 1st through May 1st.

No tents or canopies are permitted, only umbrellas that require one central station to support shade whether upright or a 90 position. Add Maximum tent of 3x3x3 foot for the use of infants only.

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2020 Beach Access Fees
Seasonal Badge: $70. Sr. Citizen & Disabled person badge $30, Daily badge $9, required for ages 16 and up.

Active duty military members and their families are welcome to enjoy Belmar beach for free All Veterans get on the beach for FREE by showing an ID that identifies them as a veteran
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 Ocea

Bradley Beach
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2020 Beach Access Fees
Badges are required Memorial Day Weekend and weekends until the beaches open Daily, and beginning on the 3rd weekend in June. Season Badges may ONLY be purchased at the Cliff and Brinley Avenue Tag Booths starting on TBA. (10 am - 2 pm weather permitting).
Beach Badge Fees:
Seasonal badges For ages 12 – 64, $80, Seniors (Ages 65+) cost $30. Juniors (Ages 13-15) cost $30. Daily Badges cost $10 * Children ages 12 and under are free.
The beach is accessible to those in need of a wheelchair at Newark , Brinley ,Third and Evergreen Avenue(s). Beach chairs are available for people with disabilities. Public Restrooms are located at Newark, LaReine, Third and Evergreen Avenues. Showers are located at each beach entrance. Changing Rooms are located and Cliff and Third Avenues. Fishing is permitted on beach jetties at Lake Terrace, Park Place, Brinley and Second Avenues at the discretion of lifeguards. The beachfront has food concessions at Cliff, LaReine and Second Avenues. A Toddler park for children (ages 1-4) is located on Park Place Avenue.
Food and beverages are permitted on the beach.
The Following are Prohibited on the Beachfront Area and Boardwalk/Promenade:
Conduct which Endangers the Safety and Comfort of Others Smoking - Electronic Cigarettes Littering or Glass Conatiners Tent(s) - Canopies - Tables - Combustibles Persons Swimming at Night - Remaining on the Beach after Midnight except for Surf Fishing at Third Avenue Beach Dogs other Animals (during Summer Season) Bicycles between 10 am and Midnight Skates - Skateboards - Scooter - Motorcycles Persons suspected of being under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs TRESPASSING ON DUNES $500. MAX FINE
Parking Pay Stations are located on the east side of Ocean Avenue and the East End of Bradley Blvd., in effect from the weekend before Memorial Day through the Sunday after Labor Day. Cash, Credit and Debit Cards accepted as payment. Please be aware of the numbered markings at each parking space. Parking is free on the west side of Ocean Avenue.

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2020 Beach Access Fees
Weekday badge $8 (12 and older), Weekends/holiday badge: $10 (12 and older), Season badge: $150.
The Conover Pavilion provides lifeguards, restrooms and lockers. Seasonal memberships is available at the Deal Casino Beach Club, which also has an Olympic size pool, bath houses with showers on a seasonal family membership basis.

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Free access
Swimming is permitted from daybreak until dusk, but there are no lifeguards on duty. Visitors are permitted on the beach until 7 p.m. or dusk, whichever is earlier, every day. The beach is accessible by two wooden Bay Walks. Parking is available in a metered municipal lot adjacent to the Bay Walks. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms and showers are at the intersection of Beachway and Belleview Avenue.

Loch Arbour
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2020 Beach Access Fees
Badges are available for pick-up from the Village Beach gatehouse, Euclid Avenue and Ocean Place, application available online. Monday-Thursday
Season badges: Adults (including children 12 and over): $95 Senior citizens: $55.00 Daily badges: Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays: $6.00 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: $10.00

Long Branch
Muncipal Beach
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2020 Beach Access Fees

(732) 571-6545
Season Badge $45, Students ages 14-17 $30. Weekday Badge $5, Weekend Badge: $7, $3 ages 14-17, under 13 are free.
Please note that these badges are for the Long Branch Municipal Beach only and are not for Seven Presidents Park.
Ccomfort stations/restrooms are located at:: Great Lawn (24hrs) Laird (24hrs) West End (6am-10pm) Cottage (6am-10pm) North Bath (6am-10pm) and there are 2 trailers located at Morris Avenue & Ocean Avenue.
Chaise Lounges, Beach Umbrellas, Combo Rental Specials as well as Senior Rates are available at Great Lawn, Laird, Morris/Melrose, Pier Village, North Bath & West End

Long Branch
Seven Presidents Park
221 Ocean Avenue North
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2020 Beach Access Fees:
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Access Passes will NOT go on sale on May 9 as planned. Please check back for updates.
Park access passes are needed weekends and holidays,
The 2019 fees are:. Season passes are $70 for adults 18 to 64; and $25 for adults 65 and older. Children under 18 are free. Season parking passes are $70.
Daily admission fees are $8 for individuals 18 years old and over; those 17 and under are free. The cost of a daily parking pass is $10.
Park admission and parking fees are charged from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. During the rest of the year, admission is free. During each season, the Park System offers seashore-oriented programs at the Activity Center. The park is open every day from 7 a.m. to dusk. During the beach season, the parking lot gate opens at 8 a.m. Entrance and parking fees are charged for all visitors, including surfers and fishermen, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Labor Day.
From April 1 to October 31, pets are not permitted in the park; from November 1 to March 31 pets are permitted throughout the park, including the beach, provided they are on a leash at all times. Pets are prohibited year round from the playground, Skatepark, pavilion and decks, boardwalks, dunes and habitats. No smoking or use of tobacco products on the beaches, pavilion deck, or boardwalk from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Although closed at this time, The Beach and walkway is scheduled to open by Memorial Day. . There will be no purchase of badges (online or in person) from May 16th through at least June 1st
2019 Beach access fees:
Season Badge: $80.00, Children 12-16 $35.00. Daily Badge: $9.00. Badges are required for 12 and up. Handicap are admitted at ½ price.

Manasquan Beach has four restroom locations along our almost 1 mile of beachfront. Restrooms are located (from north to south) at Elks Beach, Main Beach, Brielle Road Beach and Inlet Beach. Restrooms are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the beach season. Hours may be extended during special events
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.

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.

Manasquan offers free on-street parking but also has four municipal lots that require a fee. The lots are located at 2nd and Stockton Avenues, 3rd Avenue at Main Street (next to Star of the Sea Chapel), 4th Avenue at Main Street and 3rd Avenue at Pompano Avenue. Weekday parking is $7 per vehicle. Weekend and Holiday parking is $12 per vehicle. Vehicles who leave their cars in any municipal lot overnight will be required to pay the daily fee if the car is not removed by 9 a.m. the following day. Manasquan Beach Patrol will leave a "violation" notice on the windshield of cars found in any of the municipal lots after 9 a.m.

Monmouth Beach
(732) 229-5926
2020 beaches are closed until further notice
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2019 Beach access fees:
Season badge: $75, Season badge children (ages 12-16): $75 Daily $9.

Ocean Grove
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2020 Beach access fees:
Daily badge $9.00
Regular Season Badge $90.00, Senior Citizen Badge (Age 65 and up) $45.00, Youth Season Badge (age 12-17 years) $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
Dogs are allowed (on a leash) during the off-season, October 1st through May 1st

Sandy Hook
(732) 872-5970
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Beginning May 9, the following Sandy Hook sites will be open for passive recreation from 5 am to 7 pm daily: Parking lots B, C, D, E, and G will be open at 50% capacity Most trails including the Multi Use Path Both ocean and bay-side beaches will be accessible for passive recreation (beaches will not be lifeguarded) 2019 Fishing Permits will be honored for access. Passive recreation includes activities such as: running hiking fishing kayaking. Prohibited activities: swimming picnicking group gatherings and activities. Permanent restroom facilities will remain closed; however, portable units will be available for public use.
2020 Beach access fees and permissions:
Admission to the park and historic sites is free
There is no entrance fee to Sandy Hook, there is a $15.00 per car parking fee, Season parking pass: $75.

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.

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 Bright
(732) 747-1524
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2020 Beach access fees:
The Borough of Sea Bright has seven free public beach access ways on Ocean Avenue which are clearly identified by signage.
In addition, there is the Sea Bright Municipal Beach which offers lifeguards, rescue personnel, parking, restroom facilities, and seasonal locker rentals. To utilize these municipal facilities a daily or season beach badge is required for anyone age 12 and older, with the exception of active military personnel and their families, who are always welcomed onto the beach at no charge. Use of the Anchorage Beach requires daily or seasonal beach passes every day. Lifeguards will be at the Anchorage Beach every day.
Seasonal $100. Seasonal 65+ $35.00, Seasonal disabled $35.00
Daily, $8 under age 12 free. Available for purchase at Borough Hall, 1167 Ocean Avenue.
By purchasing a Sea Bright beach badge the public also has access to the public-use areas in front of the private beach clubs. Sea Bright beach badges must be visible at all times. The public-use area in front of the private beach clubs will be considered unsupervised municipal beaches.

Sea Girt
(732) 449-9335 Ext 13
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While the boardwalk is closed, the Beach is open. The Sea Girt Beach and additonal facilitoies will be open for Memorial Day weekend. Bathroom facilities will be open but social distancing will be enforced and bathrooms will be closed on a periodic basis for cleaning. Outdoor showers will be open; water fountains will not be available. Beach capacity will be monitored and social distancing guidelines will be enforced on the beach and at entry points. On-line purchase/registration is required by May 19th in order to pick-up your badges for the Memorial Day weekend.
2019 Beach access fees:
Season Badges: $110, ages 12 and over. $60, ages 65 and over.
Daily badges $10, ages 12 and over

Daily badges will be available for purchase at the Pavilion or at entrances along the Boardwalk; They accept cash or credit cards for daily badge purchases.  These badges can be purchased at the Main Pavilion and other designated areas (cash only) along the beachfrontThe 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.
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
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For 2020, the beach will be opened in two phases
Phase One: May 23 through June 14:
Beach access will be open at all access points to encourage you to spread out on the beach. Once on the beach, they are asking all residents and visitors to follow social distancing guidelines. Please maintain at least 6 feet distance between all people and leave at least 12 feet between your towel/chairs and those of other beachgoers. Avoid crowding together near the water's edge and ulize open secons of the beach nearer the boardwalk that are typically empty. Large groups and gatherings are prohibited. Our ability to safely operate the beach requires your assistance and adherence to these guidelines. The boardwalk will remain closed except at the designated access points
Phase Two: June 15 – Sept 7
As in previous years, beginning June 15, the beach is operated daily and badges are required 7 days a week. The Borough will review the exisng policies and may consider modificaons so we can connue to maintain a safe beach environment for our residents, visitors and employees. Items that may be reviewed include: Daily Badge Sales, Beach Access Points, Swimming Pools, Showers, Pavilion Access, and Boardwalk
2020 Beach access fees:
Season badge $110, season citizen badge $75 , Daily badge $10. Required for age 12 and up.
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. Non residents will need a Spring Lake Resident Sponsor in order to purchase any beach lockers or beach boxes
Coolers not allowed on beach during summer Many beach goers leave coolers on the boardwalk