2024 Guide to Local Beaches & Pools presented by Wine Outlet! - The Monmouth Moms

 

  What’s the best part of living in Monmouth?! The beach, of course! We’ve gathered a list LOADED with places you can have fun in the sun all summer long! Our 2024 Guide, presented by Wine Outlet, 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!

 

 


BEACHES


 

 

BELMAR

 

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: $80

Daily passes: $12 (13 and under are free)

Check out their website to purchase beach badges!

 


 

SEA GIRT

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 famous 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: $115

Daily passes: $11.98 (11 and under are free)

Check out their website to purchase beach badges!

 


 

LONG BRANCH

 

 

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 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.

Long Branch Beach Pass Information

Beach Badges

Daily passes: Purchased at point of entry

  • $6 Monday through Friday
  • $9 weekends/holidays
  • $3 every day for ages 14-17

Annual passes: Beach Office 10 am to 3 pm daily

  • $70
  • $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).
For more information, contact the Recreation Department at: 732-571-6545 or the Beach Office at: 732-571-5697

Check out their website to purchase beach badges!

 


ASBURY PARK

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

2024 Beach Pass Rates & Purchasing Information

Daily Rates

  • Monday to Friday: $6
  • Weekends and Holidays: $10

Seasonal Rates

  • Adults: $70
  • Seniors (62-plus with valid ID): $20
  • 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

Purchase beach badges on their website!

 


SEA BRIGHT 

 

  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.

Sea Bright Beach Pass Information
Daily Badge, including weekends, per person $8.00 Children under the age of 12 Free  
Season Beach Badge 12/1/23 – 12/31/23 $75.00 Active Military Personnel & Family Members Free  
Season Beach Badge beginning 1/1/24 $100.00      
Season Senior 65+ Badge $35.00 Small Locker (4 ft H x 2 1/2 ft W x 4 ft D) $400.00  
Season Disabled Badge $35.00 Large Locker (4 ftH x 4 ft. W x 4 ft. D) $450.00  

Check out their website to purchase beach badges!

 


SANDY HOOK

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!

 


SPRING LAKE 

 

 

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

SEASON BADGES STILL AVAILABLE
$12 Daily
$110.00 Full Season 12+
$70.00 Late Season (8/1/18-Labor Day)
$80.00 Season Senior (65 & older)
Under 12 Free & Parking Free

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

 


Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Pt. Pleasant

We love the beach in Point Pleasant! It’s the best way to spend a day on the Jersey Shore. Complete with a boardwalk filled with games, rides, attractions, mini golf, spend the day on the beach, and stay for fun at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk!

 

Beach Information

Daily beach badges can be purchased at any open beach gate.

 

2024 Daily Rates

Age Weekday Price Weekend & Holiday Price
Under 5 years old: Free Free
Child 5 to 11: $4 $5
Adults 12 & Up: $13 $14
Beach Chairs: $11 $11
Beach Umbrellas: $12 $12
Lounge Chairs: $15 each or 2/$25 $15 each or 2/$25
     
Pavilion Bathhouse: (Weekdays and Weekends) Adults: $4
Child: $3
Adults: $4
Child: $3

 

 

Full Season Pass

Age Price
Under 5 years old: Free
Children 5 to 11: $55
Adults 12 & Up: $130
Seniors (65+): $95

Half Season Pass

Age Price
Under 5 years old: Free
Children 5 to 11: $35
Adults 12 & Up: $95
Seniors (65+): N/A

Jenkinson’s Website

 


AVON-BY-THE-SEA

 

Looking for a relaxing beach day? Avon-by-the-Sea will deliver! Known for its serene, beautiful beach fronts, spend the day in Avon and soak in the sun. Visit The Columns for lunch or dinner, The Promenade, 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

 

Learn more about purchasing badges on their website

2024 Season Beach Badge Prices
Season Badges $100.00
Senior Citizens Badges (65 & over) $55.00 must provide proof of age
Young Adult (ages 12 through 18) $55.00
Wristbands for One (1) Day  $12.00
Sold at the tag booths during the summer
Age 11 and under; no charge

 


BRADLEY BEACH

 

 

 

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

ADULT- $85 SENIOR – $37 JUNIOR – $37

Ages: Junior- 13, 14, & 15
Adult- 16-64
Senior- 65+
(12 years of age and under are FREE)

2024 DAILY BADGES: TBA

2024 WEEKLY BADGES: TBA

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

 


OCEAN GROVE

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!

 

The Sandbox

 


THE SANDBOX

The Sandbox is one of our absolute favorite beaches to visit in Monmouth County. You can relax by the bay (perfect for little ones because you don’t have to worry about the waves!), enjoy a cocktail from their bar, and have lunch at one of many food trucks visiting at the Sandbox daily. Visit their website to plan your visit and check out upcoming live music and food trucks at The Sandbox this summer.

 

 

Ocean Grove Beach Pass Information

2024 Beach Badge rates:

Regular Season Badge: $95
Price beginning 5/1/24

Youth/Senior Season Badge: $50
12–17 years old / 65 and over

Daily Passes: $12

Learn more about Ocean Grove Beach here!

 


SEVEN PRESIDENTS BEACH

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
   SEASONAL ACCESS FEES:
  • 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
* In order to qualify for this seasonal fee or the waiving of the parking fee, the disabled individual must be the holder of a valid New Jersey State Parks and Forestry Totally Disabled Persons Pass.
 
Daily admission fees are $10 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!

 

 


POOLS


 

Hazlet Swim Club
1766 Union Ave.

Hazlet, NJ 07730

732.739.0662

Membership Information

Middletown Sports Complex Swim Club

214 Harmony Rd.

Middletown, NJ 07748

732.856.9700

Swim Club Information

Holmdel Swim Club
21 Bailey Lane

Holmdel, NJ 07733

732.946.2820

Holmdel Swim Club Information

Cambridge Club of Aberdeen

400 Lloyd Rd.

Aberdeen, NJ 07747

732.765.6220

Cambridge Club Information

Marlboro Swim Club
Marlboro County Park

Masepe Trail

Marlboro, NJ 07726

732.617.9600

Marlboro Swim Club Information

Howell Pointe Swim Club
22 Howell Rd.

Freehold, NJ 07728

732.414.2172

Howell Pointe Swim Club Information

Monmouth Heights Swim Club

650 Elton Adelphia Rd.

Freehold, NJ 07728

732.462.8477

Monmouth Heights Swim Club Information

Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club
1 Jersey Ave.

Spring Lake, NJ 07762

732.449.6400

Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club

The Atlantic Club

1904 Atlantic Ave.

Manasquan, NJ 08736

732.223.2100

The Atlantic Club Information

Ocean Community Pool & Tennis

615 W Park Ave.

Ocean Township, NJ 07712

732.229.6161

Ocean Community Pool & Tennis Club Information

Candlewood Swim & Racquet Club

31 Newbury Rd.

Howell, NJ

732.363.5541

Candlewood Swim & Racquet Club Information

 


SPLASH PADS


 

Cross Farm Park Splash Pad
10 Longbridge Rd.

Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Website

 

Dorbrook Recreation Area Sprayground

353 County Rd. 537

Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Registration Required

Website

Spray Park at Veteran's Memorial Park

801 Ocean Blvd.

Keyport, NJ 07735

Michael J. Tighe Park Splashpad

Freehold, NJ

Splash Pad Website

 


BEACH CLUBS


 

Promenade Beach Club

1 Cooper Ave.

Long Branch, NJ 07740

732.483.0500

Membership Information

 

Edgewater Beach and Cabana Club

1465 Ocean Ave.

Sea Bright, NJ 07760

732.842.1714

Membership Information

Chapel Beach Club

1023 Ocean Ave.

Sea Bright, NJ 07760

732.842.1176

Membership Information

Ship Ahoy Beach Club

801 Ocean Ave.

Sea Bright, NJ 07760

732.842.0061

Membership Information

Monmouth Beach Bath & Tennis Club

65 Ocean Ave.

Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750

732.222.0100

Membership Information

Allenhurst Beach Club

14 Allen Ave.

Allenhurst, NJ 07711

732.531.2700

Membership Information

Avenue Le Club
23 Ocean Ave.

Long Branch, NJ 07740

Membership Information

Elberon Bathing Club

1285 Ocean Ave.

Long Branch, NJ 07740

732.222.4081

Membership Information

Driftwood Cabana Club

1482 Ocean Ave.

Sea Bright, NJ

732.842.2273

Membership Information

 


 

 

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