Beach Information


Asbury Park's mile of sand and water has been drawing surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, fishers, and people-watchers for centuries. The Asbury Park Boardwalk is home to restaurants, retail, mini golf, music, playgrounds and water parks, and more. 

Beach Office: 732-502-8863

badge booth


Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 22) through Labor Day Weekend (Monday, September 4)
Additional September weekends may be added after Labor Day, depending on weather and water conditions. 

Monday - Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Weekends, Holidays: 9 AM to 6 PM 

During these hours there will be lifeguards on duty, and buoys and ropes marking off the areas for swimming.

Keep an eye out for the safe conditions flag: if the water is rough, follow lifeguard instructions to leave the water.

Please do not swim when lifeguards are not on duty. 


To access the beach, badges should be worn at all times, and will be checked on your way onto the sand. 

Beach badges are available at booths at all beach entries (six in total), as well as the Boardwalk Beach Office (boardwalk at First Ave), open from 10 am to 4 pm. You can reach the Beach Office via phone at 732-502-8863

badge rates

Children 12 and under, Active Military Personnel and their dependents, and disabled veterans all can access the beach for free. 

Badges bought at booths can be paid for with cash or check. 
Credit card payment for badges is available through the Viply smartphone app, parking pay stations, and the Beach Office. 


Use Viply to get your beach badge through a mobile smartphone app! Available on iPhone and Android.

NJ Transit offers a seasonal special package for round-trip train tickets plus beach badge! 

Beach storage lockers are available to seasonal beach badge holders for $225 per locker. They'll be rented on a first come, first serve basis. 

All other beach matters contact the Beach Office or Beach Office Manager Garrett Giberson Sr at 732-502-8863.  

conv hall


Sign up for our weekly eblast for information on concerts, movie screenings, and other events on the beach, boardwalk, and beyond. 

If you'd like to have a wedding or other event on the Asbury Park beach, contact Special Events Director Leesha Floyd at or 732-502-5759



Public restrooms are located 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 wash off the sand are stationed at the beach exit spots, near the badge-checking stations. 


Street parking is available on Ocean Avenue, and on nearby streets.

Parking lots are located near the waterfront at Asbury Avenue next to the Carousel Building, Third Avenue, and Fourth Avenue.

Daily rates change based on the date and any special events, form $7 to $20. 

More information on parking in Asbury Park here



From September 15 through May 15, four-legged friends (as long as they're licensed and supervised) are welcome on the Boardwalk and the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach. 

From May 16 to September 14, dogs are allowed on the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach from 6 pm to 8:30 am. 

If your dog is unleashed, please make sure they're on their best behavior!
And please be on your own best behavior by cleaning up after your pup.


Bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk only from 12 AM to 12 PM.

Skates, rollerblades, skateboards, and scooters (except handicap vehicles) are prohibited on the boardwalk. 


The area between the jetties on Deal Lake Drive and Eighth Avenue is a closed-to-the-public, surfing-only beach from June 18 through September 5. 


Asbury is home to the Asbury Park Fishing Club, the country's oldest saltwater fishing club. Before you start reeling in the big catches, register with the New Jersey Saltwater Registry

Contact Us

One Municipal Plz
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Phone: (732) 775-2100
  • Office Hours:
    M-F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.