Holiday Gifting Idea: Beach Tags

Stumped on what to get someone on your list? If your loved one is a beach lover, give him or her an early glimpse of the sun and sand by gifting beach tags for the next summer season! Some communities even offer special holiday tags, making for a festive addition to any beach tag collection. Read on for information about purchasing beach tags this holiday season in each municipality.

Avalon

2017 Avalon Holiday Beach Tags will be on sale on Festive Friday and Snowfest Saturday during Thanksgiving weekend. The limited edition tags cost $22 and come in decorative packaging, making the perfect gift. The tags can be used throughout the 2017 beach season in both Avalon and Stone Harbor, as the communities honor each other’s beach tags. The tags will be on sale from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Avalon Rescue Squad Building, located next to the Avalon Police Department on the west side of Dune Drive at 31st Street. The tags can be purchased by cash or check. Any remaining holiday beach tags will be on sale at the Avalon Tax Collector’s Office located inside Avalon Borough Hall, open weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Avalon requires beach tags Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.visitavalonnj.com or call (609) 967-3936.

Stone Harbor

Stone Harbor’s 2017 Holiday Beach Tags will be available for purchase while supplies last inside Borough Hall, 9508 Second Ave., during the “It’s a Wonderful life in Stone Harbor!” Island Holiday celebration. Tags cost $22 and are good for the 2017 beach season in both Stone Harbor and Avalon, as the communities honor each other’s beach tags. Borough Hall will be open Friday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for you to purchase Holiday Beach Tags. Stone Harbor requires beach tags the Friday of Memorial Day weekend to the Monday of Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.stoneharbornj.org or call (609) 368-6805.

Sea Isle City

Limited edition 2017 Sea Isle City Christmas Beach Tags are on sale for $20 each (the pre-season rate) while supplies last. The tags are good for the 2017 beach season in Sea Isle City. Each tag is packaged in a decorative box to make gift-giving easier! Get your Christmas Beach Tags at the Welcome Center, 300 JFK Blvd., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and at City Hall’s Tax Office, 233 JFK Blvd., 2nd Floor, Room #204, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sea Isle City requires beach tags Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.visitsicnj.com or call (609) 263-8687 ext. 106.

Cape May

Cape May’s 2017 Seasonal Beach Tags go on sale Dec. 1 at the City Hall Tax Office, 643 Washington St. The City Hall Tax Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays. Tags cost $20 each (the pre-season rate) and are good for the 2017 beach season in Cape May. A maximum of five seasonal tags per person, per individual can be purchased. Tags can also be ordered by mail, with a $3 shipping fee per order. If two names are listed on your check, you are allowed up to 10 seasonal tags. To order by mail, visit www.capemay.com for an order form and send a check to Beach Tags – Tax Office, 643 Washington St., Cape May, NJ 08204. Make checks payable to “City of Cape May.” Cape May requires beach tags Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the website or call (609) 884-9525.

Ocean City

Ocean City’s 2017 Seasonal Beach Tags go on sale the first week in December at the Roy Gillian Welcome Center, Route 52 Causeway, and City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave. Call for hours. Tags cost $20 and are good for the 2017 beach season in Ocean City. Ocean City requires beach tags June 4 through Sept. 5. For more information, visit www.ocnj.us or call (609) 399-6111.

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