Beach Information

Beach


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, water parks, and more.


Asbury Park Beach Office
Boardwalk and First Avenue
Open May 1 through Labor Day
Hours May 1 through June 16 / Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and Weekends from 9am to 4pm
Hours June 16 through Labor Day / Monday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm
Phone: 732-502-8863

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2018 SUMMER BEACH SEASON


Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 26) through at least Labor Day Weekend (Monday, September 3).

Additional September weekends may be added after Labor Day, depending on weather and water conditions. 


BEACH HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Weekends and Holidays: 9am to 6pm

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.



BEACH PASS RATES

To access the beach, beach passes (badges or wristbands) must be worn at all times and will be checked on your way onto the sand. 

Beach passes can be purchased with cash or check at booths at all beach entries or at the Beach Office on First Avenue.

Credit card payment is accepted through the Viply smartphone app, at parking pay stations near the boardwalk, 
at beach pass pay stations located on the boardwalk, and at the Beach Office on First Avenue.

Daily Rates
Monday to Friday: $5
Weekends and Holidays: $7

Seasonal Rates
Adults: $70
Teens (13-17) and Seniors (62+ with valid ID): $20

Kids 12 and under, Active Military Personnel and their dependents, Disabled Veterans: Free 

Buy your beach pass through the Viply smartphone app – available on iPhone and Android.

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NJ TRANSIT BEACH PACKAGE

Purchase the NJ Transit Beach Package for special discounts on your beach badge when you purchase a round-trip train ticket. For more information, visit: http://www.njtransit.com/summer2/summer_js_beach.html 



Beach Lockers

BEACH LOCKERS

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.

The renewal deadline for 2018 Beach Lockers is May 15, 2018. The rate is $225 and payment can be made at 9 Main Street, or at the Beach Office after May 1, by cash or check made out to “The City of Asbury Park”.

Click Here for the 2018 Beach Locker Renewal Form.

There is currently a first come/first served wait list for beach lockers. To be added to the list, go to 9 Main Street, or the Beach Office after May 1, to fill out a Beach Locker Application. Applicants will start being contacted the third week of May if there are any vacancies.

Click Here for Beach Locker Application.

Please contact Garrett Giberson Sr. at 732-502-8863 with any questions.



AMENITIES

Public Restrooms and Outdoor Showers

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.

Free Beach Playgrounds

Free beach playgrounds are located on the beach at 2nd Avenue and 7th Avenue.

Wifi

Free Wifi is available on Asbury Park Beaches and Boardwalk.

Handicap Chairs

A limited number of handicap beach chairs are available. Requests handicap chairs and assistance at any ticket booth.



PARKING

On-street paid public parking is available along the entire beachfront. The metered parking rates and locations can be found here: https://www.cityofasburypark.com/topic/index.php?topicid=77&structureid=87.

Private-owned surface parking lots are also located near the waterfront, with daily rates based on the date and any special events, from $7 to $20 per day. 

More information on parking in Asbury Park here: https://www.cityofasburypark.com/topic/index.php?topicid=77&structureid=87.

A map of all available public parking is located here: https://asburypark.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=4f05765b528a4b75ae1cf0b0c42cda71



DOGS

From September 15 through May 15, dogs (as long as they're licensed and supervised) are welcome on the Boardwalk and the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach. Dogs are not permitted on beaches other than the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach.

From May 16 to September 14, dogs are allowed on the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach only from 6pm to 8:30am. Dogs must be off the beach by 8:30am. Dogs are not permitted on the Boardwalk or on beaches other than the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach.

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.



WHEELS

Bicycles are not allowed on the boardwalk from 10am to 12am (midnight) (Effective May 10, 2018, Ordinance 5-4.9)

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



SURFING

The area between the jetties on Deal Lake Drive and Eighth Avenue is a closed-to-the-public, surfing-only beach from June 16 through Labor Day 



FISHING

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

Fishing is prohibited near bathing areas.


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EVENTS

Sign up for our “What's Happening in Asbury Park" weekly email newsletter for information on events happening throughout Asbury Park.

For more information on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, visit www.apboardwalk.com.

To host your event or wedding on Asbury Park’s beaches, or for photo and filming permits, contact
Special Events Director Leesha Floyd at leesha.floyd@cityofasburypark.com or 732-502-5759.



RULES & REGULATIONS

Asbury Park Beaches are smoke-free.

Do not enter the water if you are experiencing or recovering from diarrhea or having any signs or symptoms of gastrointestinal (stomach)
disease in the last seven days.

All children in diapers must wear plastic pants with tight fitting waist and leg bands. Do not wash out diapers in the bathing water.

Children should be encouraged to use the restroom before entering the water. Immediately report any accidents to the lifeguard.

Alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.

Conduct that endangers safety and comfort of others shall be prohibited.

Outdoor bathing shall be prohibited during an electrical storm.

Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall be prohibited from entering the water.



FOR MORE INFORMATION

For all other beach matters contact the Beach Office at 732-502-8863 or Beach Office Manager Garrett Giberson Sr at 732-709-6927.

Contact Us

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