Asbury Park Beaches

4/17/21 Update:

Online sales of Season Beach Badges through the Viply Mobile App are temporarily suspended. Season Beach Badges can still be purchased in-person at the Beach Office located on the Boardwalk at First Avenue from 10am to 4pm daily.

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Asbury Park 2021 Season Beach Badges will go on sale starting Thursday, 4/15/21 through the Viply mobile app as well as in-person at the Beach Office (First Avenue on the Boardwalk) from 10am to 4pm daily. Season beach badge sales will continue through the 2021 Beach Season. Daily beach passes will be available for sale starting Memorial Day Weekend.


While the 2020 Beach Season was unprecedented, and the City was required by the State to limit capacity in support of social distancing, the City was still able to sell over 9,000 season beach badges last summer—an all-time record for badge sales. The City does not anticipate limiting the number of season beach badges sold during the 2021 season.


2021 Summer Beach Season

Beach passes (badges or wristbands) will be required to access Asbury Park Beaches from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend as follows:

  • Starting Saturday, 5/29/21 at 9am through Sunday, 6/13/21, Weekends and Holidays Only
  • Starting Monday, 6/14/21 through Monday, 9/6/21, Every Day (Weekdays, Weekends, Holidays)

Beach passes will not be required to access the beach starting Tuesday, 9/7/21. Based on weather and staffing availability, lifeguards may still be on duty after Labor Day Weekend. 

2021 Beach Pass Rates & Information

Daily Rates

  • Monday to Friday: $6
  • Weekends and Holidays: $9

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

To Purchase Season Beach Badges

  • Viply Mobile App Season Beach Badge Sales
     Begins Thursday, 4/15/2021 at 10am - Mobile App Sales Are Currently Suspended

    • 2021 Season Beach Badges will be available for purchase through the Viply mobile app beginning Thursday, 4/15/21 at 10am. Sales will continue through the 2021 season.
    • Limit four (4) season beach badges per app user.
    • To redeem purchases for a physical badge, scan in your Viply mobile app at the Beach Office starting 5/1/21. Detailed instructions will be emailed to purchasers.
    • Senior and teen season beach badges can purchased through the Viply app at a discounted rate. ID showing proof of age must be presented at pick up. Please note, teen season beach badges can be purchased without ID but will be checked upon entry to the beach.
    • Download the Viply mobile app (www.viplypass.com), available on iPhone and Android.
  • In-Person Season Beach Badge Sales at Beach Office
     Starting Thursday, 4/15/21 at 10am

    • Starting Thursday, 4/15/21 at 10am, 2021 Season Beach Badges will be available for purchase in-person at the Beach Office located on First Avenue on the Boardwalk. Sales will continue through the 2021 season.
    • Beach Office Hours – April 15 through June 13: 10am to 4pm daily
    • Beach Office Hours – June 14 through Labor Day: 9am to 5pm daily
    • Sales must be made credit card only. No cash transactions. 
    • Limit four (4) season beach badges per person.
    • Senior and teen season beach badges can purchased at a discounted rate. ID showing proof of age must be presented at at time of transaction. Please note, teen season beach badges can be purchased without ID but will be checked upon entry to the beach.

Beach Passes for Active Military Personnel and Veterans

  • Active Military Personnel and their dependents, will be admitted free of charge
  • Retired, Disabled and Non-Active Veterans will be admitted free of charge
  • Active Military Personnel and Veterans must present a Uniformed Services ID Card or an Award Letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs at the at Beach Office located at 1st Avenue and the Boardwalk, or at the 3rd Avenue or 7th Avenue Ticket Booths on the Boardwalk in exchange for free daily passes.

Beach Lockers

  • 2021 Beach Locker rental renewals will begin on 3/15/21. Current renters will be notified by email at that time. All renewal agreements and payments will be done online this year.
  • Due to overwhelming demand, the beach locker wait list is currently at capacity and is closed. No new applications will be accepted until further notice and no exceptions can be made.

Dogs


From May 16 to September 14
Dogs in Asbury Park can enjoy the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach during specified hours:

  • Dogs that are licensed and supervised are allowed on the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach from May 16 to September 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. only. Dogs must be off the beach by 8:30 a.m. Dogs may be off leash on the Eight Avenue Dog Beach if properly supervised. Dogs that become aggressive or uncontrollable must be immediately leashed and removed from the area. Dog handlers must always and immediately clean up after their dogs.
  • Dogs are not permitted on beaches other than the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the Boardwalk from May 16 to September 14.

From September 15 through May 15
Dogs in Asbury Park can enjoy the boardwalk and Eight Avenue Dog Beach:

  • Dogs that are licensed, supervised, and leashed are welcome on the Boardwalk at all times from September 15 to May 15. Dogs must be leashed at all times while on the boardwalk.
  • Dogs that are licensed and supervised are allowed on the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach at all times from September 15 to May 15. Dogs may be off leash on the Eight Avenue Dog Beach if properly supervised. Dogs that become aggressive or uncontrollable must be immediately leashed and removed from the area. Dog handlers must always and immediately clean up after their dogs.
  • Dogs are not permitted on beaches other than the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach.

Please Remember:

  • All dogs must wear collars with valid dog licenses.
  • All dogs must be on a leash (unless in the designated off-leash area on the Eight Avenue Beach).
  • Dog handlers must remain with their dogs and supervise their dogs at all times. 
  • Dog handlers must always and immediately clean up after their dogs.
  • Dog handlers are strictly liable for any incidents that occur involving their dogs.

Wheels

  • Bicycles are not allowed on the boardwalk from 10 a.m. to Midnight (midnight) (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:

  • Starting Saturday, 5/29/21 at 9am through Sunday, 6/13/21, Weekends and Holidays Only
  • Starting Monday, 6/14/21 through Monday, 9/6/21, Every Day (Weekdays, Weekends, Holidays

Fishing