Asbury Park offers something for everyone, from the beautiful beach to live music to great restaurants.
Seasonal beach badges cost $70 for adults and $20 for seniors and teens. Weekday passes are $5 with the cost for weekends and holidays going up to $6.
Avon by the Sea
A tiny seaside hamlet on the north side of the Shark River Inlet, Avon-By-The-Sea boasts a total land area of just 4/10 of a square mile.
Beach badges for the season cost $90 for adults and $45 for seniors and young adults (12-18). Children under the age of 12 are free, and daily passes can be purchased for $9.
For more information call 732-502-4510.
The ever-popular Belmar offers beaches that stretch for more than a mile, attracting locals and tourists alike.
Beach badges are $50 for a seasonal pass; $15 for seniors; $7 daily; free for children 15 and younger and active duty military and their families. Badges are on sale at Borough Hall, 601 Main St., until Memorial Day weekend and at boardwalk ticket booths thereafter.
For more information, call 732-681-3700.
A popular location on the shore, Bradley Beach can trace its roots back to the 1600's.
Seasonal beach badges are $70 for adults; $30 seniors (62 and older); $25 juniors (ages 14-15); free for children 13 and younger. Daily passes are $8.
Badges are required on weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend. Badges are on sale at town hall, located at 701 Main St.
Deal, a small Shore town, offers a public beach and private beach at the Deal Casino Bathing Club.
The main, public beach at Conover Pavilion costs $150 for a seasonal badge, $6 on weekdays and $7 on weekends and holidays. Children under 12 are free. Call 732-531-0404 for more information.
Loch Arbour's beautiful beaches are open.
Seasonal beach badge prices: cost $90 for adults, $50 for seniors and children 12 and younger are free. Daily beach badge prices are $5 on weekdays, $8 on weekends and holidays. Visit www.locharbournj.us
or call 732-531-4740 for more information.
Visitors to Long Branch can enjoy several beaches while shopping and enjoying restaurants at Pier Village as well as Long Branch's West End.
Seasonal badge badges are free for kids 13 and younger; $30 for kids 14-17; $45 for adults; and free for seniors. Daily badges are free for those 13 and younger; $3 for children 14-17; $5 for adults on weekdays, $7 on weekends; and free for seniors. For more information, contact the Long Branch Recreation Department at 732-571-6545.
The southernmost beach in Monmouth County, Manasquan is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. With several miles of beachfront, Manasquan is a great destination for surfers, fishermen or anyone looking for fun in the sun.
Beach badges are $70 for a seasonal pass; $8 daily. Senior citizen badges for ages 65 and older are $25. Children from 12 to 16 are $35, and children younger than 12 are free (birth certificates required). Required on weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend and daily, from June on. They can be purchased, cash only, at the Beach Office.
For more information, call the Beach Office at 732-223-2514.
Monmouth Beach's public beach referred to by locals as "Little Monmouth," nestled in a spot right on Ocean Avenue between the historic, prestigious and private Monmouth Beach Club and Long Branch's North End Beach, a surfer haven.
Season beach passes can be purchased for $75, daily admission is $9 and children, 12 and under, are admitted free. Seasonal passes are available at Borough Hall; and, daily passes can be purchased at the South End Bathing Pavilion. Lifeguards are stationed at the beach from 9:30 a.m to 5:10 p.m.
Historic Ocean Grove has a wealth of shops and restaurants as well as a wide beach. Daily beach badges are $8. There also is a weekly pass that can be purchased for $40 while a seasonal badge will cost $80. A youth season badge for ages 12 to 17 is $75 while the senior citizen season badge for those 65 and older are $45. Children younger than 12 are free with an adult. Badges can be purchased at the beach office on the boardwalk across from the fishing pier. More information can be found by going to www.oceangrove.org
or calling 732-988-5533.
Part of the National Park System's Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook is home to miles of beach, vast nature trails, and wildlife observatories as well as the historic Fort Hancock. Ferry
service to and from Manhattan make this a popular Summer destination. While actual admission to the beach at Sandy Hook is free, parking fees are charged per car/carload. Admission fees for the entire season are $75 per car. Daily admission is $15 per car ($25 for oversized vehicles). Seniors are charged 50 perent of the regular seasonal rate of $75. Daily and/or seasonal passes may be purchased at the park's manned entrance plaza.
Sea Bright Public Beach offers lifeguards, outdoor showers, and restroom facilities.
The public beach is a short walk away from several downtown restaurants, ranging from from casual to elegant, a popular beach-goer's summer hang-out. Beach fees for the season are $100, $35 for seniors (65 and over). Children are admitted free. Daily entrance fees, including weekends, are $7. Tags may be purchased at the beach entrances or at the small beach badge house in the municipal parking lot on Ocean Avenue.
Nestled between Spring Lake and Manasquan, Sea Girt has a 1.75-mile stretch of beach featuring a beautiful boardwalk and a historic lighthouse. Beach badges are $105 for a seasonal pass; $10 daily. Senior citizen badges for ages 65 and older are $55. Children 12 and younger and all active duty military and their immediate family are free. Required on weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend and daily after June 16 through Labor Day. They can be purchased, cash only, at the Main Pavilion and other designated areas along the beachfront from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 732-449-9335.
Seven Presidents Beach
Known for its ecological habitat, beach badges are available for purchase at Thompson Park in Lincroft and Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch.
Season admission badges are $45 for ages 13-17; $65 for adults 18 to 64; and $25 for adults 65 and older. Season parking passes are $65. (Mid-season rates are available after August 1.)
For a quiet day at the beach, consider Spring Lake, which features a long boardwalk.
Beach badges are $105 for a seasonal pass; $65 for late season — Memorial Day Weekend through July 31 and Aug. 1 through Labor Day; $10 daily. Children aged 11 and younger are free.
Call 732-449-0800 ext. 631 for more information.
Bay Head, known as "country village by the sea", offers active and passive recreation, swimming, watersports and shopping.
Seasonal beach badges are $70, with a half-season priced at $45. Beach-goers 12 and older are charged $7 for daily passes while those 12 and younger are free.
Badges can be purchased by contacting Bay Head Improvement Associates, Mount Street, P.O. Box 42, Bay Head, NJ 08742.
For more information, call 732-892-4179.
One of the most beautiful beach towns in New Jersey, it is known for the expensive homes that line the waterway. From Hampton's classic style to luxury steel and glass, this beach town is a study in the rich and famous.