How much you’ll pay to get on NJ beaches in 2019
In most Jersey Shore municipalities, you can't step on the sand without paying a fee.
Sales of 2019 beach tags or badges have been running for several months, in many cases with preseason prices. But Memorial Day Weekend is here, and discount opportunities are nearly all gone.
Below is a list of popular beach destinations along the Jersey Shore, and how much you'll be charged to access the sand, according to the municipalities' websites.
One of the few beaches in the Garden State that are free.
Daily: $5 weekdays; $7 on weekends and holidays; free for those under 13 years old, as well as disabled veterans and active-duty soldiers and their dependents
Seasonal: $70; $20 for those 13 to 17 years old or 62 and older
Daily: $9; free for children 15 and under
Seasonal: $70; $30 for senior citizens 65+
Belmar offers free beach admission to active members of the military and their families.
Daily: $9; free for children 12 and under
Seasonal: $75; $25 for 13 to 15 years of age; $30 for senior citizens
Beaches are free for active military, plus their spouse and dependents.
Dally: $8; children 12 and under are free
Seasonal: $25 on or before June 15, then $30
Daily parking pass: $5
Seasonal parking pass: $30
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP
Seasonal: $30 if purchased on/before June 15, then $40; $5 for senior citizens
Daily: $5 weekdays; $7 weekends and holidays; $3 every day for ages 14-17
Seasonal: $45; $30 for ages 14-17
Always free for those 13 and under, 62 and older, and disabled individuals
Seasonal: $80; $35 for minors aged 12 to 16; $25 for those 65 and over
Seasonal: $20 through May 31
Free tags are available to veterans and active military members.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH/JENKINSON'S
Daily: $9 weekdays; $10 weekends; $3 all days for kids 5 to 11; free under 5
Half-season pass: $70; $35 for kids 5 to 11
Full-season pass: $95; $50 for kids 5 to 11; $70 for seniors 62+
Admission is free but there is a charge for parking.
Daily parking: $15
Season pass: $75
Daily: $8; free for children 11 and under, as well as active and retired military personnel and their dependents
Seasonal: $60; $10 for senior citizens
Visit JERSEY FAMILY FUN for a more complete list of 2019 beach badge prices.
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