Hours & Rates

2019 Summer Beach Season

The 2019 beach season is from Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 25) through at least Labor Day Weekend (Monday, September 2). Additional September weekends may be added after Labor Day, depending on weather and water conditions. 

Beach Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Weekends and Holidays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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 Office Hours

The Asbury Park Beach Office is located on the Boardwalk at First Avenue and is open from May 1 through Labor Day. 

Phone: 732-502-8863

Hours May 1 through June 15
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hours June 16 through Labor Day
Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 5p.m.    

Beach Booths along the Boardwalk open starting Memorial Day Weekend and follow Beach Hours.

Beach Pass Rates

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 (starting May 1), at beach pass pay stations located on the boardwalk, and at the Beach Office on First Avenue.

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.
Please note: Beach passes are not required on weekdays until June 17, 2019.

Viply Pass AppDaily Rates

  • Monday to Friday: $5
  • Weekends and Holidays: $7

Seasonal Rates

  • Adults: $70
  • Kids 12 and under, Active Military Personnel and their dependents, Disabled Veterans: Free
  • Teens (13 to 17) and Seniors (62-plus with valid ID): $20

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

New Jersey 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 New Jersey Transit.