As we not so patiently await the arrival of beach season, get ready for the summer by grabbing your local beach season badge and familiarize yourself with all that your beach has to offer. Whether you head to a beach in Monmouth or Ocean county on just the weekends or you sunbathe daily all summer long, the wait is almost over for a summer full of long and lazy days at the beach soaking up the sun and cooling off in the salt water.

ASBURY PARK

Daily badge weekday: $5

Daily badge weekend and holiday: $7

Season badge adult: $70

Season badge teens and seniors: $20

A mile of beach and surf with the Asbury Park Convention Hall and The Casino building as bookends. Enjoy boutiques, fun and food for all ages. Pay station street parking is available.

 

AVON-BY-THE-SEA

Daily badge 12 and over: $9

Season badge adult: $90

Season badge teens and seniors: $45

Restrooms are located on the boardwalk at Lincoln and Norwood avenues. Restaurants located on or near the boardwalk, which make great stops for lunch, dinner or drinks after a long day in the sun. Parking is free.

 

BELMAR

Daily badge: $9; free for 15 and under

Season badge adult: $70

Season badge seniors: $30

Food and concession stands are located along the boardwalk. There are colorful and fun beach playgrounds every few blocks and several beaches are devoted to activities like boogie boarding, kayaking and surfing. Several beaches are also equipped with poles for volleyball nets.

 

BRADLEY BEACH

Daily badge: $9; free for 12 and under

Season badge adult: $75

Season badge seniors: $30

Season badge juniors ages 13-15: $25

Public restrooms are located at Newark, LaReine,Third and Evergreen avenues. Showers are located at each beach entrance. Changing rooms are located at Cliff and Third avenues. Surfing is allowed at Third Avenue Beach. Fishing is allowed on beach jetties at Lake Terrace, Park Place and Brinley and Second avenues at the discretion of lifeguards. Beach is accessible for those who use wheelchairs at Newark, Brinley, Third and Evergreen avenues. Parking pay stations are $1.50 per hour and accept cash, credit or debit cards. Parking is free on the west side of Ocean Avenue. The beachfront has food concessions at Cliff, LaReine, and Second avenues. There is a toddler park for children ages 1-4 located on Park Place Avenue.

 

LONG BRANCH  

Daily badge weekdays: $5

Daily badge weekends and holidays: $7; $3 for ages 14-17; under age 13 are always free

Season badge adults 18-61: $45; 65 and over free

Season badge students 14-17: $30; 13 and under free

Restrooms and shower towers are located at West End Avenue, Cottage Place, N Bath Avenue, Great Lawn Beach, Laird Street Beach, Seaview Avenue, Chelsea Avenue and Morris Avenue Beach. There are also shower towers located at Brighton Avenue, S. Bath Avenue and Pavilion Avenue. On the boardwalk Pier Village offers restaurants and shops.

MANASQUAN

Daily badge: $9

Season badge adult: $80

Season badge ages 12-16: $35

The Manasquan beach and boardwalk are home to several eateries, shops and an arcade, as well as several restroom facilities for beachgoers.

MONMOUTH BEACH  

Daily badge: $9

Season badge: $75

Restrooms and enclosed showers are available at 29 Ocean Ave. There is also a snack bar at the pavilion.

OCEAN GROVE

Daily badge: $9

Season badge adult: $90

Season badge ages 12-17 and seniors 65 and over: $45

Parking on the street is free. Beach concessions located on the beach as well as beach chair and umbrella rentals.

SANDY HOOK  

Daily parking: $15 per car

Seasonal parking: $75

Beaches and parks on Sandy Hook are free.

Portable restrooms are available at all beach areas, but there is limited availability of showers and changing rooms. There is an upcharge for oversized vehicles: daily $30; seasonal $150. Enjoy free concerts on the beach every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.at Beach Area E from June through August.

SEA GIRT

Daily badge: $10

Season badge adult: $105

Season badge seniors ages 65 and up: $60

Restrooms are located at the pavilion on Beacon Boulevard. Lockers are available for $18 per day. Parking is free for all beachgoers. Head up to the boardwalk and check out the panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, which begins at the historic Sea Girt Lighthouse.

SEVEN PRESIDENTS OCEANFRONT PARK, LONG BRANCH  

Daily badge 18 and over: $8

Season badge adult: $70

Season badge seniors ages 65 and up: $25

Daily parking passes are $10; season parking is $70. A snack bar, covered eating area and outdoor showers are available to beach patrons, as is a beach volleyball court. Skateplex skateboard park and Tony’s Place are also open.

SPRING LAKE

Daily badge ages 12 and up: $10

Season badge adult: $105; Late season badge [after August 1]: $65

Season badge seniors: $75

Restrooms are available at Pier Beach, the North End Pavilion and the South End Pavilion. The two-mile boardwalk offers snack bars at the pavilions. Each pavilion also features a saltwater pool.

UNION BEACH

Entrance to the bay beach is free and parking is available. The bay beach is a unique area along the Raritan Bay that stretches about 1.9 square miles. The beach is handicapped accessible.

BRICK TOWNSHIP BEACHES 1 & 3

Daily badge: $5

Preseason before June 15: $25

Season badges: $30

Ages 12 and under are free.

Both beaches have restrooms and snack concessions, along with showers and lockers. Daily parking is $5 per car. Additional parking across the street.

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK SEASIDE PARK  

You are required to pay a per-car entry fee when you enter Island Beach State Park.

Weekdays for NJ residents: $6; nonresidents $12.

Weekends and holidays for NJ residents: $10; nonresidents $20.

Motorcycles for NJ residents: $5; nonresidents $7.

Swimming and surf fishing are the two most popular recreational activities.

JENKINSON’S  

Daily badge weekday: $9

Daily badge weekend and holiday: $10

Daily badge children 5-11: $2.50; under 5 free

Season badge 12 and over: $90; half-season $65; seniors $65

Season badge ages 5-11: $45; half-season $35

Beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented on a first come, first-served basis. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk offers food, games and rides. Street and lot parking available, rates vary.

LAVALLETTE

Daily badge: $10

Weekly badge: $30

Season badge before June 12: $40; after $50

Season badge seniors 65 and over: $15

Parking available on side streets and ocean blocks. Boutiques and restaurants are situated along Highway 35.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Daily badge: $8

Weekly badge: $35

Season badge: $60

Children ages 11 and under are free.

Public access can be found on almost every block. The northern end of the beach is reserved for surfing. Boardwalk, food and fun available.

SEASIDE PARK

Season badge before June 14: $55; $60 after

Season badge seniors: $20

Public access can be found on almost every block. Restaurants located throughout town and on the Seaside Heights portion of the boardwalk.