Asbury Park Beaches

  • BICYCLES are not allowed on the Boardwalk from 10am to Midnight. Violators are subject to summonses and fines.

  • From May 16 through September 14, DOGS are not permitted on the Boardwalk. Dogs are permitted on the Deal Lake Dog Beach at night and early in the morning (6pm through 8:30am only). Violators are subject to summonses and fines. For dog regulations, scroll down.

Asbury Park’s mile of sand and water has been drawing surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, fishers, and people-watchers for centuries. The Asbury Park Boardwalk is home to mini golf, music, playgrounds, restaurants, retail, water parks, and more.

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. 

Beach Hours & Safety

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
  • Weekends and Holidays: 9am to 6pm

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.

Boardwalk Policies

  • Walk your bike. Bicycles are not allowed on the Boardwalk from 10am to Midnight.  
  • Skates, rollerblades, skateboards, and scooters (except handicap vehicles) are not permitted on the Boardwalk.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the Boardwalk from May 16 through September 14.
  • No chairs, towels/blankets, etc are permitted on the Boardwalk.

2021 Beach Pass Rates & Purchasing 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

Purchase Season Beach Badges at the Beach Office

  • Beach Office Hours – April 15 through June 13: 10am to 4pm daily; June 14 through Labor Day: 9am to 5pm daily
  • Sales must be made by credit card only. No cash transactions.
  • Limit four (4) season beach badges per person.
  • Senior and teen season beach badges can be purchased at a discounted rate. ID showing proof of age must be presented at time of transaction. Please note, teen season beach badges can be purchased without ID but will be checked upon entry to the beach.
  • No refunds will be given for season beach badges for any reason. 
  • Season badges are not replaceable if lost or stolen.

Purchase Daily Beach Passes on Viply Mobile App, at Beach Office or 7th Avenue Beach Booth 

  • Daily beach passes can only be used for the day they are purchased.
  • Children under 12 are free and do not need a beach pass to access the beach, but must be supervised by an adult.
  • No refunds for daily passes will be given for any reason.
  • Viply

    • Daily beach passes will be available for purchase through the Viply mobile app each day at 6:30pm for the following day only (www.viplypass.com)
    • Each app user is permitted to purchase a maximum of four (4) daily beach passes each day.
    • For any Viply purchases of daily passes, please visit the Beach Office, any Beach Booth or the Gate Guard and simply scan in your app to receive a wristband that is valid for the day. 
  • Beach Office and 7th Avenue Beach Booth

    • Daily passes may also be purchased at the Beach Office or at the 7th Avenue Beach Booth. Sales must be made credit card only. No cash transactions. 

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 at any NJ Transit Rail Station or ticket vending machine. For more information, visit New Jersey Transit. https://www.njtransit.com/tickets/deals-and-discounts 

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 Beach Office located at 1st Avenue and the Boardwalk, or the 3rd Avenue Ticket Booths on the Boardwalk in exchange for free daily passes

Amenities

Public Restrooms, Showers, Water Fountains

  • Restroom locations: First Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Asbury Park Convention Hall, Seventh Avenue and Deal Lake Drive
  • Restroom Hours
  • Convention Hall: 6am to midnight, daily
  • First & Fourth: Weekdays 8am to 5pm, Weekends 8am to 6pm
  • Seventh & Deal Lake Drive: Weekdays 9am to 5pm, Weekends 8am to 6pm
  • Beach showers are available at most beach entrances. 
  • Water fountains and water bottle refilling stations are available along the Boardwalk.

Beach Umbrella and Chair Rentals 

  • Beach umbrellas and chairs will be available to rent daily from 10am to 5pm, weather permitting, through Labor Day. After Labor Day, rentals may be available on weekends through September, weather permitting. Rentals are available at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th Avenue entrances on a first come/first served basis.
  • Rental fee: Weekdays $10/umbrella, $10/chair; Weekends and Holidays $15/umbrella, $15/chair. Cash payments only at all rental locations. Credit card payments accepted at Park Beach by Style Rocket located on the Boardwalk at First Avenue.

Handicap and WaterWheels Adaptive Chairs

A limited number of handicap beach chairs are available. Request handicap chairs and assistance at any ticket booth. 

A limited number of WaterWheels Adaptive Chairs are also available. For details, visit www.cityofasburypark.com/waterwheels

Free Beach Playgrounds

Playgrounds are located at 2nd and 7th Avenues and are free of charge. You do not need a beach pass to access the playgrounds. 

Please note that the 7th Avenue playground equipment is currently being replaced and is not available at this time.

Beach Lockers

  • 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.
  • Beach storage lockers are available for rent to season beach badge holders on a first come/first served basis. Lockers are available for use starting the Friday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and must be emptied by the Tuesday after Labor Day. The rate is $225.
  • For questions, email beachlockers@cityofasburypark.com. Please note the beach locker wait list is currently closed and no new applications are being accepted until further notice. No exceptions can be made. For those already on the extensive wait list, the average wait for a locker is 5 years. Due to the volume of inquiries, we are not able to respond to all emails regarding the wait list.

Activities

Events

Surfing Beach

The area between the jetties on Deal Lake Drive and Eighth Avenue is a surfing-only beach (no swimming is permitted):

  • 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

Surf Lessons & Surf Camp

Summertime Surf, located on the beach between Eighth Avenue and Deal Lake Drive, offers surf lessons and surf camp. For information, visit www.summertimesurf.com.

Fishing

Rules & Regulations

Beach & Boardwalk Regulations

  • Asbury Park Beaches are smoke-free (NJ State Law).
  • Alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.
  • Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall be prohibited from entering the water.
  • Please walk your bikes. Bicycle riding is not permitted on the Boardwalk north of Convention Hall. Bicycling riding is not permitted on the Boardwalk south of Convention hall from 10am to Midnight.  (Ordinance 5-4.9)
  • Skates, rollerblades, skateboards, and scooters (except handicap vehicles) are not permitted on the Boardwalk.
  • Closed tents larger than 30in H x 48in W x 36in D are not permitted.
  • Canopies and umbrellas larger than 6ft H X 6ft W are not permitted. Canopies without a central pole are not permitted.
  • All children in diapers must wear plastic pants with tight-fitting waist and leg bands. Do not wash out diapers in the bathing water.
  • Children should be encouraged to use the restroom before entering the water. Immediately report any accidents to the lifeguard.
  • 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.
  • Conduct that endangers the safety and comfort of others shall be prohibited.
  • Outdoor bathing shall be prohibited during an electrical storm.

Dog Regulations

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

  • Dogs that are licensed and supervised are allowed on the Deal Lake 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 Deal Lake 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 Deal Lake 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 Deal Lake 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 Deal Lake Dog Beach at all times from September 15 to May 15. Dogs may be off leash on the Deal Lake 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 Deal Lake 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.

Parking

  • For visitor parking information in Asbury Park, click here.

Lost and Found

  • For items lost or misplaced on the beach or along the boardwalk, if the item is of value (wallet or purse, keys, cell phone, etc.) and it is turned into a Lifeguard or Asbury Park Beach Employee, they are turned over to the Asbury Park Police department. We do not have a central storage area for lost and found items. APPD can be reached at 732-774-1300.
  • Items left on the beach such as beach chairs, umbrellas, blankets, etc. are disposed of at the end of the beach day.

Questions