Rules & Regulations

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.

Booth on a BoardwalkWheels

  • 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 from June 16 through Labor Day

Fishing

Rules & Regulations

  • Alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.
  • All children in diapers must wear plastic pants with tight-fitting waist and leg bands. Do not wash out diapers in the bathing water.
  • Asbury Park Beaches are smoke-free.
  • Children should be encouraged to use the restroom before entering the water. Immediately report any accidents to the lifeguard.
  • Conduct that endangers the safety and comfort of others shall be prohibited.
  • 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.
  • 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.