Monmouth County Beaches - A Visitors Guide

2018 Beach Fees, Facilities, and Boardwalks

Monmouth County Beaches

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 2018. 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.

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.

Monmouth County Beaches

Asbury Park
2018 Beach Access Fees
Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 26) through Labor Day Weekend (Monday, September 3). Additional September weekends may be added after Labor Day, depending on weather and water conditions.
The daily fee is Daily badges:
Monday through Friday: $5 Weekends: $7 Seasonal badges: Ages 13-17: & 62 and over: $20; Ages 18-61: $70

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

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.

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.
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
2018 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:
$9.00 daily; $90.00 full season 11 and under: free; $45 for ages 12 - 18 and 65 and older.
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.

2018 Beach Access 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

2018 Beach Access Fees

You may purchase a Beach Badge at the Tag Booths which will be open on Weekends starting Saturday, May 26, 2018 . Badges are required Memorial Day Weekend and weekends until the beaches open Daily, on Saturday, June 20, 2018. Season Badges may ONLY be purchased at the Cliff and Brinley Avenue Tag Booths starting on TBA. (10 am - 2 pm weather permitting).
Daily Badges may be purchased at any Tag Booth. Badges will be required daily starting on June 20, 2018

Beach Badge Fees: Adult $75.00 each Senior $30.00 each ages 65 and older Junior $25.00 each ages 13,14 and 15. Daily Badges $9.00 per person- Ages 12 and under 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. Payment is required from 8 am to 7 pm at $1.50 per hour. 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.

Beach access is Free
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
2018 Beach Access Fees
(732) 222-7000
Beach fees are $45.00 for Adults 18-61 years - $30.00 for Students ages 14-17 years Cash only. Afrer May 26. beach badges only be available at the Beach Office. Please note that these badges are for the Long Branch Municipal Beach only and are not for Seven Presidents Park.

Seven Presidents Park
221 Ocean Avenue North

2018 Beach Access Fees:

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.


2018 Beach access fees:

Beach Badge Prices: Adult season badges for $80, Senior season badges for guests 65 and older for $25, Junior season badges for guests between 12 and 16 years old for $35. Proof of age is required for Junior and Senior badges.
Daily badges are sold at each of our 17 beach access locations for $9. Active US Military personnel and their families are admitted to all our beaches free of charge (ID required). Those guests with a handicap are admitted at ½ price. M

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

Ocean Grove

2018 Beach access fees:
The beach opens on Memorial Day weekend. Open on the weekends of May 26, June 2, June 9. Open daily from June 16 to September 3.

Daily Badges    $8.00, Weekly Special (7 consecutive days) $40.00
Season Badge    $80.00
Youth Season Badge (age 12-17 years)    $40.00. Senior Citizen Badge (Age 65 and up)    $45.00 Children 11 and under are admitted free and all minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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

2018 Beach access fees:
Admission to the park and historic sites is free
Daily parking $15.00 (per car) from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Parking at Fort Hancock is always free.

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 Girt
(732) 449-9335 Ext 13

2018 Beach access fees:

Season Badges: $105, 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

2018 Beach access fees:
Daily badges: $10.00 Seasonal badges: $105.00 for ages 12 through 64, $75.00 for ages 65 and older, 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. 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

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