Clean Ocean Action Hosts 33rd Annual Spring Beach Sweep

Thousands of volunteers will collect trash from beaches, bays and waterways on Saturday morning, April 21, helping Clean Ocean Action clean for our community and wildlife.

The nonprofit group’s 33rd annual spring beach sweep will take place in more than 70 New Jersey communities from Middlesex to Cape May counties. Cape May County locations include:

Avalon – 79th Street Beach (meet at Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street Beach, at 8 a.m.). This location will have a dune grass planting, beach sweep and lunch provided by the Borough of Avalon.

Cape May – Nature Center of Cape May (1600 Delaware Ave.), 2nd Avenue Beach (Jetty Motel)

Del Haven – Sunray Beach (end of North Delaware Avenue – follow the path to the beach)

North Wildwood – East 16th Avenue Beach (Beach Patrol building); Hereford Inlet Beach (Gazebo at First & Surf avenues)

Ocean City – Ocean City Music Pier (825 Boardwalk)

Stone Harbor – 95th Street Beach

Villas – Village Road & Bay Drive

Wildwood – Poplar Avenue Beach (Groff’s Restaurant – 423 E. Magnolia Ave.)

Wildwood Crest – Centennial Park (Fern Road & Ocean Avenue)

Beach sweeps begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. Bring gloves and bring a friend, and come out rain or shine!

Clean Ocean Action conducts spring and fall beach sweeps to monitor the kind of trash that accumulates before and after the summer, when communities rake their beaches daily. By collecting debris, volunteers help beautify beaches as well as reduce the possibility plastics and other materials will enter the ocean and harm marine life.

For more information and to register, visit