Beach Information

Looking for pristine, quiet beaches to relax, revitalize, or frolic in the sun with friends and family?  Then Ocean Grove is the place for you! The chance to just lie in the sun, get some summer reading done, or watch the kids play in the surf is a great release from the stress of everyday life. A walk or jog on the beach as the sun comes up over the Atlantic isn't bad, either. Plus, dogs are allowed (on a leash) during the off-season, October 1st through May 1st. Summers are also filled with fun beach activities such as a sandcastle contest, biathlon, family movie nights, and much more!

Ocean Grove offers relief from the crowds, commercialism, and noise of other New Jersey beaches. The charming downtown is only two short blocks from the boardwalk — convenient for a quick bite, early shopping, and your accommodations. Located in Monmouth County, this is a wonderful place to just enjoy the sand, sun, and waves. For the angler in the family, there is certainly a fair amount of New Jersey fishing in the area as well.


Beach Schedule

The beach opens on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Purchases Before the Summer by Mail or Onsite.

Until Thursday, May 23, seasonal badge sales are available at 54 Pitman Avenue during regular business hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM–4:30 PM) and at the beachfront office (located on the Boardwalk by Embury Avenue) starting May 25th.

For regular postal mail order purchases, please use download and print this order form.

Mail order badges will be available for pickup at 54 Pitman Ave. from November 27 through May 23.

Badges will not be available for pickup at either location on May 24.

Starting May 25 mail order badges will be available for pickup at the Beach Office by the Pier.

Purchases During the Summer Season (starting May 25th)

Daily wristbands may be purchased

* with cash at the steps as you walk onto the beach.

* via cash, check or credit card at the beach office

(please note we have a $10 minimum for credit cards.)

Season and weekly passes may be purchased via cash, check or credit card at the beach office.

Beach Fees


Children 11 and under are admitted free and all minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

No refunds will be issued for lost badges or for inclement weather.


Beach Hours (when open in season)


For questions about the beach, call
732-735-0035 (until May 24th) or
732-988-5533 (May 25–September 2)