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Note: There are a gazillion private beaches up and down the Jersey Shore, however, only the public beaches are listed for the time being.

Asbury Park
732-775-7576
Back in the 70's & 80's Asbury Park was hallmark for NJ shore travelers including Bruce Springsteen. However, today they are in need of a complete restoration. Bath houses, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard.

Avalon
609-967-3936
Avalon beaches were voted by The Washingtonian the safest for swimming out of 30 beaches visited! The magazine called it "the best beach in New Jersey", with its gentle surf, natural dunes, a wide beach, and good life guards. It even has a small and well maintained boardwalk. Handicap Accessible - Beach chairs specifically designed for the handicapped are available by reservation. Beach Tags are available and can be purchased in the booth outside of Community Hall Friday - Sunday (call 609-967-3066), or at the beach by one of our friendly attendants. Accommodations, amusements, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, scuba diving, surfing.

Avon "by the Sea"
732-502-4510
Avon is surrounded by three different bodies of water. To the north is Sylvan Lake, Shark River inlet to the South and the Atlantic Ocean to the East. Clean, white sandy beaches are a great place to relax, swim and bask in the summer sun. The boardwalk, with Victorian lamps, benches and pavilions, is a wonderful place to stroll and unwind. Fishing, boating and scuba diving are year 'round activities in Avon-by-the-Sea. Accommodations, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, surfing.

Barnegat
609-698-6658
Accommodations, lifeguard, rafting

Barnegat Light
609-494-7211
Accommodations, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, surfing

Bay Head
732-899-2424
Atlantic Ocean is at their front door to the east - with swimming, kayaking, diving, fishing, surfboarding and all types of ocean water sports. Their back door to the west has Barnegat Bay with crabbing, windsurfing, waterskiing, power and sailboating along with other calm water sports. Accommodations, fishing, lifeguard, scuba diving, surfing.

Beach Haven
12th Street to Nelson Avenue
609-494-7211
The beach is accessible from any street end. A toddler beach is located on the bay at Taylor Avenue, a clear spot on the inland waterway optimal for family bathing. A part-time lifeguard is on duty, and the badge requirement is enforced. Visitors will find a new recreation park complete with playground (which includes a handicap swing) and basketball courts. The borough has four beach wheelchairs, and there is a handicap ramp on the Centre Street oceanfront deck. Dogs, alcoholic beverages and picnics are prohibited on the beach although a small sandwich is all right. They have public pavillions and restrooms. The borough has no public bath houses. Seasonal, weekly and daily badges are available. Badges for people over 65 and children under 12 are free. Accommodations, amusements, beach buggy permits, fishing, lifeguard, scuba diving, surfing (after hours).

Beach Haven Crest & Terrace
609-494-7211
Lifeguards patrol all of the township's beaches from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from mid June through Labor Day. The southern beaches are wider and smoother, while the northern beaches are narrow. The Bayside beache is located in Brant Beach at BayView Park (68th Street) and in Beach Haven Terrace.
BayView Park is located across from the Township's Municipal Buildings and has bathroom and parking facilities. Beach badges are required for all persons age 12 thru 64 years on Long Beach Township beaches from Mid-June through Labor Day. Daily and weekly badges may be purchased on the beach. Accommodations, lifeguard, surfing

Belmar
732-681-2900
Belmar currently maintains a full mile of the widest, cleanest beaches along the New Jersey Coast. All of the community's swimming and surfing beaches are in full operation, and provide a vast variety of seaside recreational activities.
Season badges are on sale for $40.00, senior citizen season badges at $10.00 and daily passes are $5.50. Children 14 and under are free. Accommodations, amusements, bath houses, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, scuba diving, surfing. See a live view of Belmar with the Belmar Cam.

Berkeley Township
732-244-7400
Accommodations, amusements, boardwalk, fishing (after hours), lifeguard, rafting, scuba diving, surfing

Bradley Beach
732-776-2994
Accommodations, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, scuba diving, surfing

Brant Beach
609-494-7211
Accommodations, lifeguard, surfing. See Long Beach Island.

Brick Township
732-477-3000
Accommodations, beach buggy permits, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, surfing

Brigantine
609-266-7600
Accommodations, amusements, beach buggy permits, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, surfing,

Brighton Beach
609-494-7211
Accommodations, lifeguard, surfing. See Lomg Beach Island

Atlantic Island Surf School LLC
Brighton Beach Surf Shop
111 Beach View Ave.
Manahawkin
609 290 4590
Private and semi private surf lessons, private, semi private 18 yrs experience voted best in New Jersey.


Cape May
609-884-5508
The "Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort," has been welcoming visitors for more than a century. With over 600 authentically restored and preserved Victorian structures, the city is a National Historic Landmark site and has achieved national recognition as one of the best Bed & Breakfast Inn resorts in the country. Fishing, sight seeing, whale watching, kite flying, and sailing are a few of the outdoor activities available on a Cape May vacation. Beach tags are currently available for purchase, in person, at the City Hall Information Desk, located at 643 Washington Street, from 8:30AM – 4:15PM, Monday thru Friday. No beach tag needed for children under the age of 12. Accommodations, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, surfing

Cape May Point
609-884-5603
Situated at the southern-most tip of the Jersey Cape, Cape May Point is well known for its many natural attractions, serene beaches and historic sites. Founded in 1875, Cape May Point was originally called Ocean Grove. The Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Bird Observatory, Higbee Wildlife Management Area and Lily Lake are in the Cape May Point area. Fishing, lifeguard, rafting

Deal
732-531-1454
Open to the public, free parking, lockers, dressing facilities, showers, snack bar, lifeguards. Hours: 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. 7 days per week. Accommodations, fishing, lifeguard.

Harvey Cedars
609-494-7211
Harvey Cedars (609) 494-2843
Williams Street to 86th Street Costs: Seasonal, weekly and daily badges are available. Children under 12 are free. Badges are on sale at Borough Hall, 76th Street and Long Beach Boulevard. During the season badges also will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the recreation center on Salem Avenue. Playground equipment, volleyball, baseball, boccie and a paved fitness track are available, as are restrooms which include an outdoor shower. Handicap ramp access to the beach is at Mercer Avenue and 80th Street; there is one handicap parking space at each street end there. Bay bathing suitable for small children can be found at 77th Street in the borough. Shopping and places to eat are concentrated along Long Beach Boulevard. Beach buggy permits, fishing, lifeguard surfing.

Highlands
732-872-1959
RIVER BEACH. Accommodations, River beach

Holgate
609-494-7211
Accommodations, lifeguard

Island Heights
732-270-6415
BAY/RIVER BEACH. Accommodations, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard

Keansburg
732-787-0215
Amusements, boardwalk, fishing

Lakewood
732-363-0012
LAKE BEACH. Accommodations, lifeguard

Lavellette
732-793-7477
Accommodations, beach buggy permits, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, surfing

Long Beach
609-494-7211
Accommodations, beach buggy permits (off-season), lifeguard, surfing

LBI Surfing Lessons
162- F Long Beach Blvd.
Loveladies
609-494-SURF
One of New Jersey's premier surfing schools.

Long Branch
732-222-0400
Amusements, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, rafting. scuba diving, surfing

Longport
609-823-2731
Accommodations, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, surfing

Loveladies
609-494-7211
Accommodations, lifeguard, surfing

Lower Township
609-886-2005
Accommodations, fishing

Manahawkin
609-494-7211
BAY BEACH. Accommodations, lifeguard

Margate
609-822-2605
Accommodations, lifeguard, rafting, surfing

Manasquan
732-223-0544
Accommodations, bath houses, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, scuba diving, surfing

North Beach
609-494-7211
Accommodations, lifeguard

North Beach Haven
609-494-7211
Accommodations, bath houses, lifeguard

North Wildwood
800-992-9732
Accommodations, amusements, bath houses, beach buggy permits (off-season) boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard

Ocean City
800-232-2465
Accommodations, amusements, bath houses, beach buggy permits, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, scuba diving, surfing

Ocean Gate
732-269-3166
RIVER BEACH. Boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, surfing

Ocean Grove
732-775-0035
Accommodations, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, surfing

Ortley Beach
732-341-1000
Accommodations, boardwalk, fishing (after hours), lifeguard

Peahala Park
609-494-7211
Accommodations, lifeguard

Pine Beach
732-349-6425
RIVER BEACH. Fishing, lifeguard, rafting

Point Pleasant
732-899-2424
Accommodations, amusements, bath houses, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, scuba diving, surfing

Sandy Hook
732-872-0115
Scuba diving, surfing, separate nude beach

Sea Bright
732-842-0099
Accommodations, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, rafting

Sea Girt
732-449-7079
Amusements, bath houses, boardwalk, fishing, rafting, surfing

Sea Isle City
609-263-8687
Accommodations, amusements, beach buggy permits (off-season), boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, surfing

Seaside Heights
732-349-0220
Accommodations, amusements, bath houses, boardwalk, lifeguard, surfing

Seaside Park
732-793-0234
BAY BEACH. Accommodations, amusements, bath houses, beach buggy permits (off-season), boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, scuba diving (after hours), surfing

Ship Bottom
609-494-2171
Accommodations, bath houses, beach buggy permits, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, scuba diving, surfing

Somers Point
609-927-5253
BAY BEACH. Fishing, lifeguard

Spray Beach
609-494-7211
Accommodations, lifeguard

Stone Harbor
609-368-6805
Accommodations, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, surfing

Spring Lake
732-449-8005
Accommodations, amusements, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, surfing

Strathmere
609-628-2011
Accommodations, amusements, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, surfing

Surf City
609-494-7211
Amusements, beach buggy permits (off-season), fishing, lifeguard, rafting, surfing

Toms River
732-341-1000
BAY BEACH. Accommodations, lifeguard

Union Beach
732-264-2277
BAY BEACH. Fishing

Ventnor
609-823-7948
Boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, surfing

West Wildwood
609-522-4845
Lifeguard, rafting

Wildwood
800-992-9732
Accommodations, amusements, bath houses, boardwalk, fishing, lifeguard, rafting, surfing

Wildwood Crest
609-552-3825
Accommodations, fishing, lifeguard, rafting (after hours), surfing

 

 
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