New Jersey Beaches: 2024 Shore Beach Badge Guide

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The unofficial start of summer is just a few weeks away, and we’re gearing up for days spent at the shore. So before you make plans and head down the parkway, knowing where and when to get your NJ beach badge is a must. Luckily, 2024 is making it easier than ever to go to New Jersey beaches, thanks to many beaches offering an online app (no more lines!) and a streamlined process. Also good to note—quite a few Jersey Shore beaches don’t require a badge for kids 12 and under (which means they are free). Scroll down for more info on where and when to buy your badges, and make sure you hit NJMOM’s favorite NJ beaches, too. (featured photo credit: NJ MOM)

Beach Badges for New Jersey Beaches for Summer 2024

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Monmouth County

Sandy Hook Beach Badges

  • Beaches are free
  • Daily parking fees: $20, $50 for oversized vehicles
  • Seasonal parking fees: $100, $200 for oversized vehicles

Purchase parking passes at Recreation.gov, Lighthouse Keepers Quarters, or at the Entrance Station.

Sea Bright Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $8
  • Seasonal badges: $100

Purchase beach badges on your mobile device through Viply or at the Beach Office, 1097 Ocean Avenue.

Middletown Township / Leonardo Beach Badges

  • Beaches are free

Monmouth Beach Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $12
  • Seasonal badges: $100

Purchase badges at the Bathing Pavilion, 29 Ocean Avenue, or through Community Pass here.

Long Branch Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: Monday-Friday $6, $3 daily for ages 14-17
  • Weekend/Holiday badges: $9
  • Seasonal badges: $70, $30 (students 14-17)
  • Free for 13 and under, 62+, and disabled individuals

This is for municipal beaches only and does not apply to Seven Presidents (North of Seaview Avenue). Purchase your daily badges at 231 Wilbur Ray Ave. (Recreation) or 344 Broadway (Tax Collectors); starting May 25, seasonal badges are only available at the Beach Office.

Allenhurst Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $10 on weekdays and $12 on weekends and holidays; children under 12 are free
  • Seasonal badges are not available

Daily badges can be purchased through Viply or at the end of Cedar Ave. at Ocean Place or Allen Ave.

Loch Arbour Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $10 for Monday through Thursday excluding holidays, $12 for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays
  • Seasonal badges: $110 for ages 12+, $80 for senior citizens

Badges can be purchased at Village Beach Gatehouse, Euclid Avenue, Ocean Place.

Asbury Park Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $6 Monday through Friday, $10 for Saturday, Sunday, and holidays
  • Seasonal badges: $70 for adults ages 18-61, $20 for teens ages 13-17, $20 for 62+ with valid ID, and 12 and under are free

Badges can be purchased on Viply at the Beach Office (starting May 1), at the 7th Avenue Beach Booth (beginning Memorial Day weekend), or at Credit Card Kiosks along the Boardwalk or Ticket Booths on Asbury Avenue, Second Avenue, Third Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Sixth Avenue, and Seventh Avenue.

Ocean Grove/Neptune Township Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $12
  • Season badges: Regular $95, $50 (Ages 12 through 17), and Senior Citizens

Visit VIPLY to purchase a beach badge, purchase through the mail or in person at the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Office at 54 Pitman Avenue.

Bradley Beach Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: Daily rate for 2024 to be determined at a later date; ages 12 and under free
  • Seasonal badges: $85 for ages 16 and older, $37 for ages 65 and older, $37 for ages 13-15, 12 and under are free

Visit Viply to order your badges.

Avon-By-The-Sea Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $12
  • Seasonal badges: $100 for ages 19-64, $55 for ages 65 and over, $55 for ages 12-18, 11 and under are free

Seasonal badges can be purchased at the Sylvania Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Norwood Avenue tag booths. 

Belmar Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $12
  • Seasonal badges: $80 for ages 15 through 64, $32 for ages 65 and older, 13 and under are free

Order your badges through this link.

Spring Lake Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $12
  • Season badges: $110 for ages 12 through 64, $80 for ages 65 and older

Order your badges on CommunityPass.

Sea Girt Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $11.98
  • Season badges: $115, Senior Citizens $70

Order your beach badges here

Manasquan Beach Badges

  • Daily Badges: $12 for ages 12 and older for sale at beaches Sea Watch, Riddle Way, Main Beach, Brielle Rd, Pompano, Whiting, and Inlet. Weekly badges are $50 for ages 12 and over and are available at Beach Office 205 Beachfront (East Main Street & First Ave)
  • Seasonal badges: $45 for kids 12-16, $90 for ages 17 and older, and $35 for ages 65 and older

Seasonal badges are available via CommunityPass or the Main Beach Office.

Ocean County

Point Pleasant Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $4 weekdays and $5 weekends and holidays for ages 5-11, $13 weekdays and $14 weekends and holidays for ages 12 and older
  • Half/Full seasonal badges: $35/$55 for ages 5 through 11, $95/$130 for ages 12 and older, $95 for ages 65 and older

Daily badges can be purchased at any open beach gate.

Bay Head Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $12 cash only
  • Season badges: $110, half-season $60

Badges can be purchased via Viply.

Brick Township Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $8 can only be purchased at the beaches; ages 12 and under are free
  • Seasonal badges: $30 through May 15, then $45
  • Daily parking: $5
  • Season parking: $30

Badges are available in the Brick Township Recreation Office at 270 Chambers Bridge Road.

Normandy Beach Badges

Private beaches with some public access. For more information, contact (732) 375-6240.

Lavallette Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $13
  • Weekly badge: $35
  • Seasonal badges: $65, $20 for ages 65 and older, Parking Sticker $15

Badges can be purchased at the Badge Office located at Baltimore and Jersey City Ave.

Seaside Heights Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $13 ocean, $5 bay beach weekends and holidays
  • Weekly badges: $50
  • Seasonal badges: $75 starting May 16, then $60, Senior citizens $15 (65+)

Badges can be purchased at booths at the beach.

Seaside Park Beach Badges

  • Seasonal badges: $65 May 1 – June 14, then $70
  • Senior citizens(65+) $20 (sold at bathhouse only)
  • Seasonal boat ramp: $80 May 1 – June 14, then $100. Daily boat ramp: $30

Purchase your badges at different locations along the boardwalk.

Barnegat Light Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $5
  • Weekly badges: $22 (Saturday-Friday)
  • Season badges: $45

Badges can be purchased through Viply and the Beach Badge Booth

Long Beach Township/Loveladies Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $10
  • Weekly badges: $20
  • Seasonal badges: $40, then $50 after June 16, $5 for ages 65 and older

Purchase your badges at the Beach Badge Office at 68th Street (Meade Street) in Brant Beach.

Harvey Cedars Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $7
  • Weekly badges: $20
  • Seasonal badges: $35 through June 15, then $45; senior badges (65+) are $12

Badges will be sold at Sunset Park starting June 15, 2024, or use the My Beach Mobile app.

Surf City Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $10
  • Weekly badges: $20
  • Seasonal badges: $40 through May 31, then $50

Badges can be purchased at the Badge Booth.

Ship Bottom Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $10 
  • Weekly badges: $25 
  • Seasonal badges: $35 until May 31, $45 as of June 1, Senior citizens $10

Reserve your beach badges on the Viply app.

Beach Haven Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $10
  • Weekly badges: $20
  • Season badges: $30 through May 31, then $40
  • Senior citizens(65+) lifetime: $10

Badges can be purchased through Viply. 

Atlantic County

Brigantine Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $10
  • Weekly badges: $15
  • Seasonal Badges: $20 through May 31, $25 starting June 1

Daily badges can be purchased online or at the Beach Fee Office.

Atlantic City Beach Badges

  • Beaches are free

Ventnor City Beach Badges

  • Seasonal badges: $10 through May 31, June 1: $20

Purchase beach tags on your mobile device through Viply, at beach entrances, online, or at Ventnor City Hall at 6201 Atlantic Avenue.

Margate City Beach Badges

  • Seasonal badges: From April – May: $10 for 12 years old and up, June 1: $20 for all badges, $3.50 for ages 65+

Badges can be purchased via mail by May 31 and held for in-person pickup later, online or through the Viply app.

Longport Beach Badges

  • Seasonal badges: $36.77, $21.18 off if purchased by 6/8

Purchase beach tags on your mobile device through Viply or online.

Cape May County

Ocean City Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $5
  • Weekly badges: $10
  • Seasonal Badges: $30 through May 31, then $35 

Purchase beach tags online or in person at these locations or via mail. 

Sea Isle City Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $10
  • Weekly badges: $15 (Saturday-Saturday)
  • Seasonal badges: $25 until May 15, then $30
  • Wednesdays are free beach days, except on July 4

Purchase beach tags on your mobile device through Viply, at the Beach Tag Office at 300 John F Kennedy Blvd., on the beach, online, or at the Beach Tag Vending Machine.

Avalon Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $8
  • Weekly badges: $17
  • Seasonal badges: $32 through May 31, $40 starting June 1

Purchase beach tags through the Beach Tag Booth or via mail.

Stone Harbor Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $8
  • Weekly badges: $17
  • Seasonal badges: $32 through May 31, $40 starting June 1

Badges can be purchased at the Beach Tag Office at 95th & the Beach.

Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest Beach Badges

  • Beaches are free!

Cape May Beach Badges

  • Daily badges: $10
  • Weekly badges: $25
  • Three-day badges: $20 (Any three consecutive days)
  • Seasonal badges: $40 from May 1 through Labor Day

Badges can be purchased online, on the Viply app, in person at Cape May City Hall, or through the mail.

Which New Jersey beaches will you be visiting this summer?

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