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Updates on Beaches in Ocean County



The guidelines below were updated on May 29, 2020. As restrictions and procedures are continuously changing, we encourage you to check the website of your favorite beach before you visit.

Our office is happy to assist you as well if you would like to call us directly, during business hours, at 732 929 2000. Or email us at oceancountytourism@co.ocean.nj.us.

Northern Barrier Island:

  • Bay Head: Beaches are open with social distancing restrictions. Beach badges are required as of June 20 and can be purchased in-person or online through the Bay Head Improvement Authority. Seasonal, half-season and daily badges are available.

    Website: http://bayheadnj.org
    Phone: (732) 892-0636
  • Berkeley Township and South Seaside Park: Beaches are open but strict social distancing measures are in place.Berkeley Township

    Website: www.berkeleytownship.org   
    Phone: (732) 244-7400
  • Brick Township: Brick Beach 1 and Windward Beach Park opened for Memorial Day weekend. All beaches will be open daily beginning June 15 and will be subject to new safety measures put in place for the ongoing pandemic crisis. Seasonal badges can be purchased by calling the Recreation Department at 732-262-1044. Only check or credit cards will be accepted. The number of daily beach badges sold will be limited and cash will be accepted for daily badges and parking permits.

    Website: http://www.twp.brick.nj.us
    Phone: (732) 262-1000
  • Lavallette: Beaches are open for running, walking, fishing, and sitting. Strict social distancing must be practiced. The Boardwalk is open for walking and exercising.

    Website: http://www.lavallette.org
    Phone: (732) 793-7477
  • Mantoloking: Beaches are open. Badges are required as of June 20 and are sold by mail or at the badge trailer on Downer Avenue. Seasonal badges are $75 and no cash will be accepted.

    Website: http://www.mantoloking.org
    Phone: (732) 475-6983
  • Point Pleasant Beach: The Maryland Avenue Municipal Beach is open but restrictions on parking and the number of daily badges available are in place. Seasonal badges may be purchased online. Private beach associations have also been given the option of opening and most have chosen to do so. The Boardwalk is open as of May 29 and with it access to Jenkinson’s Beach. Public and private parking lots will also re-open May 29, but only residents with placards are permitted to park on any street east of the railroad tracks. On-street parking restrictions will be lifted completely effective June 5. The inlet parking lot will be returned to normal operations effective Wednesday, May 27th. Guests must maintain a proper 6-foot distance at all times while fishing or conducting other activities.

    Website: http://www.pointpleasantbeach.org
    Phone: (732) 892-1118
  • Seaside Heights: Beaches are open from 7am to 5pm with limited entry points. A seasonal or senior beach badge will be required beginning May 23. Daily badges will not be sold on the Boardwalk. No swimming is allowed. The Boardwalk is also open but will be cleared at 11 p.m. Social distancing is required for both the beach and Boardwalk. Facemasks are encouraged and Public restrooms will be open on a limited basis. All public and private parking spaces will be reduced by 50 percent.

    Website: http://www.seaside-heightsnj.org
    Phone: (732) 793-9100
  • Seaside Park: Both the beach and boardwalk are open with social distancing required. Beach badges are required on weekends only through June 29. After that date, badges are required daily. Daily badges may be limited to prevent overcrowding. Public restrooms will be open during beach operations. The Beach Control building on the boardwalk between N and O streets will be open for in-person purchases and badge pick up. Cash will not be accepted, only checks and credit cards.

    Website: www.seasideparknj.org
    Phone: (732) 793-3700
  • Toms River Township/Ortley Beach: The beaches and boardwalk are open with restrictions. Ortley Beach will be manned by lifeguards the weekends of June 6-7, June 13-14 and full-time commencing on June 20th. Beach badges are on sale at the Recreation Administration Office, 1810 Warren Pointe Road, Toms River, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The pre-season reduced price will be extended until June 19th. Full season beach badges are $35 at the pre-season rate and $50 after June 19th.

    Website: http://www.tomsrivertownship.com
    Phone: (732) 341-1000

Long Beach Island:

  • Barnegat Light: Beaches remain open and badges are available online via the borough’s website.

    Website: http://www.BarnegatLight.org
    Phone: (609) 494-9196
  • Beach Haven: Beaches and restrooms are open. Badges are available via an app on the borough’s website or at the Centre Street badge office.

    Website: http://beachhaven-nj.gov
    Phone: (609) 492-0111
  • Harvey Cedars: Preseason beach badges may be purchased through the borough’s website.

    Website: www.harveycedars.org
    Phone: (609) 361-6000
  • Long Beach Township: Beaches are open and seasonal beach badges can be purchased at The Beach Badge Shack on 68th Street, Brant Beach and at other locations listed on the township’s website. Badges are required on township beaches from June 1 to September 7.

    Website: http://www.longbeachtownship.com
    Phone: (609) 361-1000
  • Ship Bottom: Beach badges are for sale online and at Town Hall and are available at preseason rates through May 31.

    Website: http://www.shipbottom.org
    Phone: (609) 494-2171
  • Surf City: The borough never closed its beaches. Badges are available at Borough Hall and preseason rates are in effect through May 31.

    Website: www.surfcitynj.org
    Phone: (609) 494-3064
While the decision to open or close beaches is a municipal one, Gov. Murphy has issued broad guidelines to keep beachgoers safe.

They include:

  • Capacity limitations decided upon by local officials. Specifically, limiting the number of beach badges sold or electronically monitoring the number of people present on a beach.
  • Social distancing measures of 6-feet between groups will be required, except for family members, members of the same household or couples in a romantic relationship.
  • No organized games, summer camps, contact sports or events such as beachfront concerts or festivals.
  • Rides and arcades will remain closed.
  • Showers and restrooms may open, but with strict cleaning standards.

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