Beach Info

Early Bird Special

Click this link to see the special early bird beach special from August 12th to August 29th!

Beach Hours

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays:
A beach badge/wristband is required to enter or remain on the beach from 9:00am to 9:00 pm.  Beach badge/wristband sales end at 6:00pm when the cashier booths close.

Monday to Thursday:
A beach badge/wristband is required to enter or remain on the beach from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Beach Fees

Seaside Heights charges a beach fee to help defray expenses related to providing visitors one of the cleanest and safest public beaches on the East Coast.

Beach Badges are in effect May 15th – September 15th

  • Daily fee – $8
  • Weekly badge – $35 (Sunday through Saturday)
  • Season badge – $45 if purchased on or before May 15th
  • Season badge – $60 if purchased after May 15th
  • Senior Citizen season badge – $10 for persons 65 years of age and older
  • Children 11 years of age and under – free every day
  • Active and retired military personnel and their dependents – free every day with the appropriate Common Access Card, Uniformed Services ID Card, DD Form 214, or Veterans Benefit ID Card issued by the VA.

Bringing Groups to the Beach
(camps, recreation programs, etc.)

Should you be planning to bring a group via bus (mini or full size) to enjoy our beach and Classic American Boardwalk, for your convenience please make arrangements in advance. By doing so you will know, in advance, how to pay, where the bus can discharge your group, and where to park the bus.

To connect with Beach Control for beach admission, call Seaside Heights Borough Hall at 732-793-9100

For Breakwater Beach or Casino Pier group visits call 732-793-6488 x8214 

To obtain a permit (a borough requirement) for your bus, visit


Free & Discount Days

Bay beach – free every day.

Seaside Heights offers beach fee discounts throughout the summer, including Mom and Me Days, Dad and Me Days, Bring a Friend Days, and Bring a Hero Days.


 I lost my season beach badge. Can I obtain a replacement at no cost?

No. You will need to purchase a new season badge at full price.

 Can I bring a cooler onto the beach?

Yes. Small size coolers are permitted on the beach. However, a beach attendant may inspect your cooler for glass bottles and alcoholic beverages-neither of which are permitted on the beach.

 I forgot my season badge at home? Can I get on the beach if I present ID?

No. Beach attendants have no way to match your ID with a season beach badge.

 It started to rain after I paid for a beach pass. Can I obtain a refund?

No. All beach pass sales are final.

 Do you have showers on the Boardwalk?

Yes. Showers are located at Webster Avenue on the Boardwalk.

 I need a wheelchair to get onto the beach, where could I go to get one?

Please visit the Visitor’s Center at Blaine Avenue to obtain a beach wheelchair.

 I am over 21 years of age. Can I drink alcoholic beverages on the beach?

No. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the beach except as part of an approved special event.

 I lost my Senior Citizen VIP pass. Can I obtain a replacement?

Yes, but there is a replacement fee of $10.

 Can my pet accompany me onto the ocean beach?

Pets are not permitted on the ocean beach except as part of Dog Royalty Days on August 1st and August 29th, 2017.

 Can I swim when lifeguards are off-duty?

No. Swimming is permitted only when lifeguards are on duty.

 Can I pay for a beach pass with a credit card or debit card?

Not at the present time. Cash sales only.

 Can I order a season badge online?

Not at the present time.

 Can I spend the overnight hours on the beach?

Visitors must leave the beach by 10 p.m. except during authorized special events.

Thank you for visiting!

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