Ocean City

Ocean City Beaches

1-800-BEACH-NJ
Seasonal

In Ocean City, the fine white sand, shimmering water and brilliant sunshine take center stage. Ocean City offers eight miles of pristine sandy beaches, ample space for sandcastles and beach games, and plenty of coastline to enjoy swimming in the waves.


2018 Beach Tag Fees

  • Seasonal - $20 through May 31; $25 starting June 1
  • Weekly - $10
  • Daily - $5
  • Active military and immediate family (children up to age 23), and veterans - free.

When Beach Tags Are Required

June through Labor Day, for ages 12 and up


Where to Purchase Seasonal Beach Tags

  • City Hall, 9th & Asbury
  • Rt. 52 Welcome Center
  • Henry Knight Building, 12th & Haven
  • Aquatic & Fitness Center, 17th and Simpson (no holidays)
  • 46th Street Welcome Center, 46th & West
  • 34th Street (at Simpson Avenue)
  • Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk
  • Online at www.ocnj.us/beachtags (preseason)
  • By mail (preseason): Visit www.ocnj.us/beachtags, download the mail order form and mail checks to the City of Ocean City/Beach Tag Office; make checks payable to City of Ocean City; $5 handling fee applies; 10 tag limit per order

Lifeguards on Duty

Weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Parking

  • Metered parking (parking meter mobile app – www.parkmobile.com)
  • Non-metered spaces farther from the beach
  • Municipal and metered lots

Restrooms

  • 1st Street & Boardwalk
  • 6th Street & Boardwalk
  • Music Pier
  • 11th Street & Boardwalk
  • 12th Street & Boardwalk
  • 34th Street & Beach
  • 59th Street & Beach

All bathrooms are handicapped accessible


Surfing Beaches

  • 7th Street
  • 16th Street
  • Waverly Boulevard

Kayaking Areas

  • 9th Street Causeway
  • Bayside Center (520 Bay Ave.)
  • Tennessee Avenue Boat Ramp
  • Corson’s Inlet State Park
  • Third Street beach
  • 29th Street beach
  • 41st Street beach
  • 57th Street beach
  • Seaspray Road beach
  • Morningside Road beach

Stand-up Paddleboarding Areas

  • 9th Street Causeway
  • Bayside Center (520 Bay Ave.)
  • Tennessee Avenue Boat Ramp
  • Corson’s Inlet State Park
  • Third Street beach
  • 29th Street beach
  • 41st Street beach
  • 57th Street beach
  • Seaspray Road beach
  • Morningside Road beach

Sailboat Launch Areas

  • 9th Street Causeway
  • Bayside Center (520 Bay Ave.)
  • Tennessee Avenue Boat Ramp
  • Corson’s Inlet State Park
  • Third Street beach
  • 29th Street beach
  • 41st Street beach
  • 57th Street beach
  • Seaspray Road beach
  • Morningside Road beach