Monmouth County Beaches - A Visitors Guide

2017 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 2017. This site also includes beach badge pricing and other related amenities and information for beach use.

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

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

Monmouth County Beaches with
Large Commercial Boardwalks:
Asbury Park

Monmouth County Beaches with
Small, Less Commercial Boardwalks:
Avon By The Sea
Bradley Beach
Long Branch
Ocean Grove
Sea Bright
Sea Girt
Spring Lake

Monmouth County Beaches

Asbury Park
Beach access is required beginning weekends on Memorial Day Weekend (May 22-29), June 3-4 and 10-11, and from June 17 through Labor Day Weekend (September 4).
2017 Beach access fees:
Monday through Friday: $5 Weekends: $7 Seasonal badges: Ages 12-17: $20 Ages 18-61:
$70 Ages 62 and over.
Disabled veterans and active military personnel and their families, and children 12 and under are free

Public restrooms and outdoor showers are available on Cedar 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
Beach badges are required in the summer months to gain access to the beach from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
2017 Beach Access Fees:
$9.00 daily; $90.00 full season 11 and under: free; $45 for ages 12 - 18 and 65 and older.

Restrooms are located on the boardwalk at Lincoln Ave and Norwood Ave.

Free street parking is available in the vicinity of the beach, but fills up quickly. A free municipal lot is at East End Avenue. The beach attracts families and is popular with locals seeking to avoid the day-trippers and vacationers who fill neighboring beaches.

Food and beverage coolers are permitted on the beach. No dogs or other pets on the beach except between October 1st through May 1st.

2017Beach 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
2017 Beach access fees:
Season Badges will be sold daily at the Third Avenue and Cliff Avenue Booths on Ocean Avenue starting on May 19, 2017. All Badge booths will be open on Weekends starting Saturday, May 27, 2017 to purchase Daily Badges as they are required on weekends and on Memorial Day. The booths will be open daily on Saturday, June 14, 2017.

Badges will be required daily starting on June 16, 2017 Purchases must be made in person, payment only by cash or check. PRICES Cash or check (Drive License ID required) only. Adult $70.00 each Senior $30.00 each ages 65 and older Junior $25.00 each ages 13,14 and 15 Daily Badges $8.50 per person- Ages 12 and under free

Public Restrooms Newark, LaReine, Third and Evergreen Avenues. Showers are located on the beach. Changing Rooms are located and Cliff and Third Avenues Parking is free on the west side of Ocean Avenue.

Parking Pay Stations are located on the east side of Ocean Avenue are in effect from the weekend before Memorial Day through the Sunday after Labor Day. Cost $1.50 per hour for your convenience. Hours 8am-7pm.Cash, Credit Card or Debit Card. Parking is free on the west side of Ocean Avenue.
The beach front has food concessions, beach chair and umbrella rentals at the Brinley Avenue beach location, Toddler parks for children 1-4 on the beach at Cliff, LaReine and Second Avenues.
Food and beverages are permitted on the beach. No alcohol, open fires permitted.

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
2017 Beach access fees:
(732) 222-7000
2017 Seasonal Beach Badges are available for purchase now through May 26, 2017 at the Recreation Department, 231 Wilbur Ray Ave, or the Tax Office at City Hall, 344 Broadway. The cost will be $45.00 for Adults 18-61 years– $30.00 for Students ages 14-17 years Cash only. Starting May 27, 2017 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
2017 Beach access fees:
Park access passes are needed weekends and holidays, May 27-June 11, and daily, June 17-September 4. Both daily and season passes will be available. Passes are available at Thompson Park Headquarters weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through June 16. Passes will also be available at the Seven Presidents pavilion office from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Weekday admission fees are $8 for individuals 18 years old and over; those 17 and under are free. On weekends and holidays, the fee is $8 for individuals age 13 and over; those 12 and under are free. The cost of a daily parking pass is $8. (fees updated 12/16) Free Access for Military Service Members and Veterans Active duty military members, veterans, their spouses and dependent family members are admitted free (including parking) with appropriate military ID. Saturdays & Sundays, May 13 & 14 and 20 & 21 and then daily beginning June 17. Season passes are $45 for ages 13-17; $70 for adults 18 to 64; and $25 for adults 65 and older. Season parking passes are $70

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

2017 Breach access fees:
 Manasquan Beach offers 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.
Weekly badges for adults are $40 and daily badges are sold at each of the 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.

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.
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. V

Public restrooms and water fountains are at the entrances to beaches at Ocean Avenue, Brielle Road and the inlet.

Showers are on the sand near most beach entrances.
Patrons may bring coolers, food and beverages onto beaches, but glass containers and alcohol are not permitted. Smoking is banned, except in designated areas.

Ocean Grove
2017 Beach access fees:
2017 Beach Badges information will be posted soon. Call the Beach Office at (732)988-5533 for more information.

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
2017 Beach access fees:
Daily parking $15.00 (per car); $75.00 full season
Access Pass (Golden Access) and Senior Pass (Golden Age Passport) holders receive a 50% discount. Beach goers are required to purchase parking permits in order to enter the beach areas from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Admission to the park and historic sites is free

Restrooms are available at each of the sites. No showers are available at Sandy Hook. Parking is available at each of the sites Pedestrians and bicyclists may enter free.
The NJ Transit bus line 834 provides service to the park entra

nce. 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
2017 Beach access fees:
2017 Beach Tags information will be posted soon. Call (732)449-9335 for more information.

Daily badges will be available for purchase at the Pavilion or at entrances along the Boardwalk; Cash or credit cards accepted for daily badge purchases. These badges can be purchased at the Main Pavilion and other designated areas (cash only) along the beachfront

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

Seasonal bath houses are available to previous bath house holders via the on-line registration process.

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
2017 Beach access fees:
Daily badges: $10.00 Seasonal badges: $105.00 for ages 12 through 64, $75.00 for ages 65 and older

North End and South End pavilions 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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