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 Fees

Daily Badges$8.00
Weekly Special (7 consecutive days)$40.00
Season Badge$80.00
Early Bird Season Badge (until May 13)$75.00
Youth Season Badge (age 12-17 years)$40.00
Senior Citizen Badge (Age 65 and up)$45.00

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

Monday - Friday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM–6:00 PM
SundayNoon–5:30 PM

Beach Schedule

The beach opens on Memorial Day weekend.

Open on the weekends of May 26, June 2, June 9.

Open daily from June 16 to September 3.


Badge Sales

Seasonal badges may be purchased at the Beach Office located on the Boardwalk by Embury Avenue.

Sales are available through 3:00 PM on days the beach is open. 

Daily Badges are cash sale only at all entrances to the beach.

Prior to May 25, seasonal badge sales are available at 54 Pitman Avenue during regular business hours:
Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM–4:30 PM.

For mail order purchases, please use this order form:

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For questions about the beach, call
732-735-0035 (up to May 25th) or
732-988-5533 (May 26–September 3)