2021 Local Beaches & Pools Guide sponsored by Manasquan Bank! - The Monmouth Moms


  One of the best perks about living in Monmouth County is how close we are to the beach! We’ve gathered a list LOADED with places you can have fun in the sun all summer long! Our 2021 Guide, sponsored by Manasquan Bank, is packed with information on Monmouth County beaches, pools, splash pads, beach clubs, and more! Check it out below, and make some plans for a summer your family will never forget!








Belmar Beach is always a family favorite. It was ranked the highest in NJ in the “Testing the Waters” report done by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Have a child interested in surfing? There’s a surf camp offered at 3rd Ave beach. Click here for more info. It’s also incredibly easy to wheel strollers and gear onto the beach, as they were one of the first towns to install Mobi-Mats. Didn’t pack lunch? There’s lots of great spots including a pizzeria, Playa Bowls, Dunkin’, and 7-11 for snacks!

Belmar Beach Pass Information

Season badges: $70

Daily passes: $9 (16 and up)

 Check out their website to purchase beach badges!




Our family has been heading to Sea Girt beach for years. It’s beautiful, quiet, and family-friendly. There’s a great boardwalk to bring the running stroller, or take the kids for a walk. You can also walk a block or two and grab some lunch on the patio at the infamous Parker House. Finish the day on the way out at Hoffman’s in Spring Lake for some ice cream! Sea Girt is a great spot to relax and enjoy the family.

Sea Girt Beach Pass Information

 Season badges: $110

Daily passes: $11

  Check out their website to purchase beach badges!






Long Branch beaches are packed with things to do with the family. It’s home to Pier Village, a ‘city by the sea.’ Take a break for lunch at Stewart’s Rootbeer, Sirena, Playa Bowls, and McLoone’s Pier House, to name a few! There’s also great shopping! Long Branch beaches also have concessions throughout the boardwalk. Look out for their Family Fun Day every Sunday, check out the details here!

Long Branch Beach Pass Information

Daily passes: – $5 M-F

$7 weekends/holidays

$3 every day for ages 14-17

Annual passes: – $45

$30 for 14-17

Always FREE for 13 and under/62 and older with ID and for disabled individuals!

This is for municipal beaches only and does not apply to Seven Presidents (North of Seaview Avenue).

Check out their website to purchase beach badges!



This historic shore town is home to some great beaches and family-friendly fun. Spend the morning on the beach, and take the kids up to the splash pad on the boardwalk to break up the afternoon. Bring the stroller and check out some unique shops and delicious lunch spots. End the day with some ice cream at Coney Waffle!

Asbury Park Beach Pass Information


  • Adults: $70
  • Teens (13 to 17): $20
  • Kids 12 and under: Free (adult supervision required)
  • Active Military Personnel and their dependents: Free
  • Retired Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Non-Active Veterans: Free

Daily Passes-

  • Monday to Friday: $6
  • Weekends and Holidays: $9

Purchase beach badges on their website!




  Sea Bright is an adorable beach town in Monmouth County, and definitely one of our favorites.  Grab lunch walking distance at Woody’s Ocean GrilleYumi, Tommy’s Tavern + Tap, or Angelica’s. Don’t forget ice cream at Gracie & The Dudes!

Sea Bright Beach Pass Information

 Season badge: $100 Daily pass: $8

Under 12: Free

Active Military and Family Members: Free   

Check out their website to purchase beach badges!



With seven miles of ocean and bay beaches, there’s a lot to do while visiting this national park. Take the kids on a bike trail, bring the dog for a walk on the bayside, plan a picnic for lunch, and go on a hike (perfect for your nature enthusiast!). Sandy Hook is also home to the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the U.S. Parking fills up quickly on the weekends, so make sure to leave early!

Sandy Hook Beach Pass Information

 Beach parking is $20 per day 

Plan your trip by visiting their website here!




Dubbed the “Jewel of the Jersey Shore,” Spring Lake is by far the cutest beach town in Monmouth County! The beaches are clean and pristine, family-friendly, and offer plenty to do. Downtown is a short walk from the shore where you can stay at adorable B & B’s, shop in their infamous shopping district, dine for lunch, or just take a stroll down the tree-lined, picturesque streets of this cozy beach town.

Spring Lake Beach & Pool Pass Information

Seasonal badge: $110(12 & up)

Full Season and $70 late season (8/1-Labor Day)

Daily pass: $20

Ages 6-11: $10

Under 6: Free

Learn more about rates here. If you’re a Spring Lake resident, you can also join the Spring Lake pool.




Looking for a relaxing beach day? Avon-by-the-Sea will deliver! Known for it’s serene, beautiful beach fronts, spend the day in Avon and soak in the sun. Visit The Columns for lunch or dinner, Avon Pavilion, and Seed to Sprout, to name a few! Avon-by-the-Sea also has a community pool, where you can purchase seasonal badges or daily passes to cool down all summer long.

Avon-by-the-Sea Beach & Pool Pass Information

Beach Rates

Beach Badges: $100 / Ages 12-18: $55

Daily Passes- 12 & Up: $12 / 11 and under: Free

Pool Rates Beach Badges: $100 / Ages 12-18: $55

Daily Passes- 12 & Up: $12 / 11 and under: Free

Learn more about purchasing badges on their website!





We love spending the day on Bradley Beach! Located between Ocean Grove and Avon-by-the-Sea, Bradley Beach has a ton to offer! It’s an absolute must to grab breakfast at either Maeberrie Market or The Buttered Biscuit before you head onto the sand. Once you’re there, go for a walk on the boardwalk, and check out the brand new playground right on the beachfront. Don’t forget to grab lunch at Vic’s for some great pizza!


Bradley Beach Pass Information

   Beach Badges: Adult- $80 / Junior- $30

Daily Passes: $12 (12 & Under Free)   

Visit their website to find out how to purchase your badges this year!



There’s no place like Ocean Grove, NJ! Located right next to Asbury Park, Ocean Grove is home to pristine beaches, local events, and activities for the whole family. Play shuffleboard and volleyball, visit their charming downtown, sign up for story time on the pavilion, and take surf lessons! Learn more by visiting their website here!


Ocean Grove Beach Pass Information

Seasonal Badges: adults- $95 / Ages 12-17- $50

Daily Passes: $10

Learn more about Ocean Grove Beach here!



Located in Long Branch, NJ, Seven Presidents Beach is actually part of the Monmouth County Parks System. In the summer, this 38-acre beach park is a great place to swim, sun and surf. In the off-season, it’s a great place for quiet walks. Everything needed to enjoy a day at the beach is readily available during the summer months: snack bar, sheltered eating areas, volleyball area, outdoor showers and changing areas, guarded swimming, designated areas for surfing. The park also offers a reservable picnic tent for groups up to 50. We also love the amazing playground located here, the perfect way to break up a long day at the beach!


Seven Presidents Beach Pass Information


  • Individuals – 17 years old and under Free
  • Individuals – 18 through 64 years old $75
  • Individuals – 65 years old and over $30
  • Individuals – NJ State Disability Pass Holders* $20
  • Parking $75


Daily admission fees are $8 for individuals 18 years old and over; those 17 and under are free.  The cost of a daily parking pass is $10.

Learn more about Seven Presidents Beach here!





Hazlet Swim Club

1766 Union Ave.

Hazlet, NJ 07730


Membership Information

Middletown Sports Complex Swim Club

214 Harmony Rd.

Middletown, NJ 07748


Swim Club Information

Holmdel Swim Club

21 Bailey Lane

Holmdel, NJ 07733


Holmdel Swim Club Information

Cambridge Club of Aberdeen

400 Lloyd Rd.

Aberdeen, NJ 07747


Cambridge Club Information

Marlboro Swim Club

Marlboro County Park

Masepe Trail

Marlboro, NJ 07726


Marlboro Swim Club Information

Howell Pointe Swim Club

22 Howell Rd.

Freehold, NJ 07728


Howell Pointe Swim Club Information

Monmouth Heights Swim Club

650 Elton Adelphia Rd.

Freehold, NJ 07728


Monmouth Heights Swim Club Information

Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club

1 Jersey Ave.

Spring Lake, NJ 07762


Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club

The Atlantic Club

1904 Atlantic Ave.

Manasquan, NJ 08736


The Atlantic Club Information

Ocean Community Pool & Tennis

615 W Park Ave.

Ocean Township, NJ 07712


Ocean Community Pool & Tennis Club Information

Candlewood Swim & Racquet Club

31 Newbury Rd.

Howell, NJ 


Candlewood Swim & Racquet Club Information




Cross Farm Park Splash Pad

10 Longbridge Rd.

Colts Neck, NJ 07722



Dorbrook Recreation Area Sprayground

353 County Rd. 537

Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Registration Required


Spray Park at Veteran's Memorial Park

801 Ocean Blvd.

Keyport, NJ 07735

Michael J. Tighe Park Splashpad

Freehold, NJ

Splash Pad Website




Promenade Beach Club

1 Cooper Ave.

Long Branch, NJ 07740


Membership Information


Edgewater Beach and Cabana Club

1465 Ocean Ave.

Sea Bright, NJ 07760


Membership Information

Chapel Beach Club

1023 Ocean Ave.

Sea Bright, NJ 07760


Membership Information

Ship Ahoy Beach Club

801 Ocean Ave.

Sea Bright, NJ 07760


Membership Information

Monmouth Beach Bath & Tennis Club

65 Ocean Ave.

Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750


Membership Information

Allenhurst Beach Club

14 Allen Ave.

Allenhurst, NJ 07711


Membership Information

Avenue Le Club

23 Ocean Ave. 

Long Branch, NJ 07740

Membership Information

Elberon Bathing Club

1285 Ocean Ave.

Long Branch, NJ 07740


Membership Information

Driftwood Cabana Club

1482 Ocean Ave.

Sea Bright, NJ 


Membership Information




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2021 Guide to Beaches & Pools is Sponosered by: Manasquan Bank



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