Monmouth County NJ Beaches: A visitors Guide

Your 2024 guide to Monmouth County NJ Beaches: Features  information on NJ Beach Badges, Restrooms, Boardwalks, and other facilities.

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 2023. 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.

Monmouth County Beaches

Asbury Park
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2024 Beach Access Fees
Beach passes (badges or wristbands) will be required to access Asbury Park Beaches from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
Daily Rates: Monday to Friday: $6 Weekends and Holidays: $10
Seasonal Rates Adults $70, Seniors (62-plus with valid ID) $20, Teens (13 to 17) $20, Kids 12 and under Free (adult supervision required) Active Military Personnel and their dependents: Free Retired Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Non-Active Veterans: Free

Tents, camping tents and canopies are not permitted.

Purchase Daily and Season Beach Badges on the Viply Mobile App or at the Beach Office 3rd Avenue Beach Booth, 7th Avenue Beach Booth or Credit Card Kiosks Along Boardwalk Daily beach passes can only be used for the day they are purchased. Children under 12 are free and do not need a beach pass to access the beach, but must be supervised by an adult. No refunds for daily passes will be given for any reason.

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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2024 Beach Access Fees
Beach badges are required to access the beach from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend during 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Badges will be on sale in the Borough Office (301 Main Street) starting March 6, 2023 Mon-Fri from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Badges will be sold at the Tag Booths on Ocean Avenue once the beach is open full-time.
Adult Season Beach Badges $100.00, Senior Citizens Badges (65 & over) $55.00 must provide proof of age, Young Adult (ages 12 through 18) $55.00, Wristbands for One (1) Day $12.00 Sold at the tag booths ONLY, Age 11 and under no charge. They do not take credit or debit cards, badges can only be paid for with cash or by check.

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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2024 Beach Access Fees
Beach badges are required to access the beach from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 9:00AM - 5:00PM (Weekdays beginning mid June)
The fee for daily badges is $12 per day (children 13 and under are free). Seasonal badges are available for $80 and $3 for senior citizens, aged 65 and over with identification verifying age. An additional processing fee will apply to all seasonal and daily badges. (No Refunds)

Three ways to Purchase badges. 1) Visit: 2) Text "Badges" to (833) 956-2440 3) Or scan the QR code .
Daily badges must be ordered via phone/mobile device prior to heading to the booth.
Once ordered, show QR code to booth attendant to receive your wristband and access to the beach.
Daily badge booths are located every few blocks along the boardwalk.

Belmar also offers free beach admission to active members of the military and their families, Gold Star Family members and disabled veterans

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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2024 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 Adult - $85, Senior - $37, Junior - $37, Daily Badges: $12.00 (12 years of age and under are FREE)
Free beach admission for Active Military includes Spouse & Dependent (Military ID Cards Required)

***Beach Badges can be purchased/picked up Monday ق- Friday, 9:00AM to 3:30pm at Borough Hall. *** Beach Badges purchased in person are CASH OR CHECK ONLY. DEBIT or CREDIT purchases through the Viply ( APP ONLY.

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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2024 Beach Access Fees
Beach badges are required to access the beach from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
Season badge: $150
Children under 12 years of age Free, Week day admission$10.00, Weekend and Holiday admission$12.00,

Season Beach Passes for Deal Municipal Beaches with unlimited access to Borough of Deal beaches incude:
Conover Pavilion, Phillips Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue, Casino South, Darlington Road, Deal Esplanade, & Hathaway Avenue.
Deal Payments are made online through the website
Each pass holder must submit a photo which will be attached to the card. Photo must be a single head shot of pass holder please email to with name and season pass in description. You will be notified via email when to pick up your Season beach passes at Deal Borough Hall- 190 Norwood Ave.

Visit the Conover Pavilion Website for additional fee information.
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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2024 Beach Access Fees
Season Badges: Adults (including children 12 and over): $110.00, Senior citizens: $80.00,
Daily Badges: Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays: $10.00
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: $12.00
Badges are available for pick-up from the Village Beach Gatehouse, Euclid Avenue, and Ocean Place.

Long Branch
Muncipal Beach
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Adult Season Badge $70, Students ages 14-17 $30. Daily Weekday Badge $6, Daily Weekend & Holiday Badges: $9, and ages 14-17 $3, under 13 are free.
Please note that these badges are for the Long Branch Municipal Beach only and are not for Seven Presidents Park.
Badges can be purchased in-person at the beach office only.
Comfort 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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2024 Beach Access Fees:
Beach badges are required to access the beach from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

Fees: Season Badges: ق17 years old and under Free, Individuals 18 through 64 years old $75, Individuals 65 years old and over $30. NJ State Disability Pass Holders* $20, Parking $75 * In order to qualify for this seasonal fee or the waiving of the parking fee, the disabled individual must be the holder of a valid New Jersey State Parks and Forestry
Totally Disabled Persons Pass.
Daily admission fees are $10 for individuals 18 years old and over; 17 and under are free. The cost of a daily parking pass is $10.
Park Access Passes are available for purchase at Thompson Park Headquarters, Lincroft, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), March 18-June 14. Passes are also available for purchase at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m..

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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2024 Beach access fees:
Purchase badges at the Manasquan Beach Office, 205 Beachfront.
Seasonal Badges: Adult (ages 17-64) - $90.00, Junior (ages 12-16) - $45.00 (Proof of Age Required), Senior badges (ages 65 and up) - $35.00 (Proof of Age Required) (Handicap season badges are half price) (Proof of Disabled Status Required). Seasonal Parking Passes $125.
Daily Parking Monday- Thursday: $15.00, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays: $20.00

Note: In order to purchase a season badge, a Community Pass account is required. Please click on the Community Pass link to register.

Daily Badges: TBD. Badges are required for 12 and up. Call (732) 223-2514

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
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2024 Beach access fees:
To purchase a seasonal beach badge and/or parking pass, a Community Pass account is required. Please visit Community Account to register.
Seasonal Badge (12 & over) - $175, Parking Pass - $65.00.
Guest card (6 visits) $ 80.00

Seasonal Badge (12 and over) $ 100.00. Parking $ 65.00, Daily (12 & over) $ 12.00

Ocean Grove
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2024 Beach access fees:
Daily badge: $12
Regular Season Badge $95 (aged 12 and over), Senior Citizen Badge (Age 65 and up) $50, Youth Season Badge (age 12-17 years) $50

Badges can be purchased on-line with VIPLY appor or in person at the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting office at 54 Pitman Ave.

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
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2024 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 charge for beach parking from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Beach parking fee of
$20 per day or $100 per season for most vehicles. For oversized vehicles (more than 20 feet), charge is $50 per day or $200 per season. Hours of collection are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

America the Beautiful Access Pass and America the Beautiful Senior Passes holders receive a 50% discount.

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
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2024 Beach access fees:
Beach badges are required to access the beach from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
Regular Season Beach Badge $100.00, Senior 65+ & Senior Disabled Badge $35.00, Daily Beach Badge $8.00, Children under the age of 12 FREE Active Military Personnel & Family Members FREE
Badges are available for purchase at Borough Hall, 1097 Ocean Avenue, and on-line

The Borough of Sea Bright has seven public beach access ways on Ocean Avenue which are clearly identified by signage. 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.
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.

Sea Girt
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2024 Beach access fees:
Beach badges are required to access the beach from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
Badges are required for ages 12 and over.
Season Badges: Adults $115.00, Seniors 65 and over $70. Daily
badges are $11.98.
Beach badges can be purchased at the Sea Girt Pavillion.
Convenience fee added to all credit card transactions equal to 3% of transaction cost. No check or cash sales.

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

Spring Lake
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2024 Beach access fees:
All purchases are conducted online at: Community Pass
Season badges age 12+ $110, season citizen age 65+ badge $80 , Daily badge $12 required for age 12 and up.
Please go online for purchase and additional information regarding the designated pick-up locations.

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.