Public restrooms are available at Borough Hall (32nd & Dune Drive), Public Safety Building (30th & Dune Drive), Community Hall (30th & the beach), Tennis Buildings (8th & 39th Streets), 10th & Dune Drive and 30th Street and the beach (next to the Tot Lot). There are handicapped ramps to the boardwalk at 21st, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th and 32nd streets, and 8th and Avalon Avenue.
All accesses to the beaches in Avalon are in the interest of public safety. Use of rafts and other inflatable objects are permitted at all designated beaches except 81st, 86th, 105th, 110th, 112th, and 122nd streets.
Stone Harbor parking meter fees are 25 cents per 15 minutes. Parking Permits are available in the Borough Clerk’s office at the cost of $225 per season.
There are three-hour meters on designated streets, four-hour meters at two lots on the north side of 96th Street west of Third Avenue and one lot between Second and Third Avenues and Borough Hall. Access from the beach entrance to water’s edge at 95th and 119th Streets.
There is no charge for the surf chairs but reservations are strongly suggested. Even if you aren't interested in taking a ride, the catamarans are beautiful to just sit back and watch.
Don't forget that life jackets are required at all times when you are in the water. Dogs are NEVER permitted on the Stone Harbor Point Conservation Area.
To offset some cost of maintaining and protecting Avalon NJ beaches for your enjoyment, Avalon NJ requires that beach tags be worn by all using the beach, 12 yrs. Pre-season beach tags may be purchased weekends beginning April 11 at the Beach Tag Booth next to the Community Hall.
Make check payable to: Borough of Avalon. During your next visit to Avalon, redeem your receipt for the number of beach tags that you ordered.
**Reciprocity of beach tags is observed between Avalon and Stone Harbor. Swimming is permitted only at protected beaches where lifeguards are on duty, 10am to 5pm for summer.
While some beaches along the wildly popular Jersey Shore are free, many require the purchase of a beach badge to enjoy the sand and surf. Beach goers in many towns have different options, ranging from day rates to monthly passes.
Children 11 and younger do not require a beach badge in New Jersey. Also, many beaches offer free or discounted tags for active military members and veterans.
Scroll through the guide below to see what the beach is going to cost you, from Cape May Point all the way up to Sandy Hook, during the 2018 season. Active military members and veterans are eligible for free beach tags.
Active military members and veterans are eligible for free beach tags. The 2017 Cape May County Lifeguard Championships in Wildwood Crest.
Lifeguards hand out candy canes during North Wildwood Beach Patrol's Christmas in July event. Stone Harbor's 2018 seasonal beach tag.
Stone Harbor beach tags are also accepted in Avalon. Active military members and their immediate family, as well as veterans are eligible for free beach tags.
Beach goers crowd under umbrellas in Sea Isle City. Active military members and veterans are eligible for free beach tags.
A kite surfer catches a wave in Strategies. Patterns, left in the sand after high tide, surround a clamshell at Carson's Inlet State Park.
Active military members, their spouses, and their children up to age 23, as well as veterans, are eligible for free beach tags. A Long port lifeguard boat greets visitors on their way into town.
Beach tag rates : Season-$30 for adults ages 13-64, $10 for seniors 65 and older (reduced rate of $15 for adults and $5 for seniors if purchased by June 15). Maddie Kane, 21, left, and her sister Bridget, 19, of Haddonfield, sit near North Swarthier Avenue in Margate.
Active military members, their spouses, and their children up to age 25, as well as veterans, are eligible for free beach tags. Active military members, their spouses, and their children up to age 25, as well as veterans, are eligible for free beach tags.
The view from The Wheel at Steel Pier in Atlantic City. Young surfers race into the water to compete in the Whine (girls 10 and under) final at the 2017 Brigantine Surf Jam.
Active military members and their families (up to four tags), as well as veterans, are eligible for free beach tags. Four-wheel drive permit: $200, valid until end of 2018; Vehicle owner 60 and over: $85.
Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Beach tag rates: Daily-$7; Weekly-$20; Season-$40 for adults, $5 for senior citizens.
Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Beach tag rates: Beach badges can be purchased and picked up at Borough Hall at 10 East 7th Street, Monday through Friday.
Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Beach tag rates: Daily-$8; Weekly-$35; Season-$60; Seniors' season passes are $10.
Free on-street parking, but the born has four municipal lots that charge $7 per vehicle on weekdays. Beach tag rates: Daily-$10; Coupon book with 10 daily badges-$90 or $95 if paying by credit card; Season-$105 or $110 if paying by credit card.
Seniors' season badges are $55 or $60 if paying by credit card. Pool/ beach badge for Spring Lake residents only-$230; Pool only badge for resident seniors-$80; Single guest pool/ beach badge-$20 or $10 for children ages 6-11.
Beach tag rates: Daily-$5; Weekend days and holidays-$7; Season-$70. On-street paid public parking is available along the entire beachfront.
Beach badges are sold at the end of Cedar Avenue at Ocean Place and are $80. Beach tag rates: Daily-$8; Weekend day and holiday-$10; Season-$150.
Beach tag rates: Daily-$8; Daily parking pass-$10; Season-$70. Season beach -only pass: $75 ages 12 and older, free for children 11 and under.
Beach tag rates: There are no entrance fees for Sandy Hook. For most vehicles, beach parking is $15 per day or $75 per season.