LIFEGUARDS & WATER CONDITIONS
Lifeguards are on duty at the ocean
beaches during daytime hours on
weekends in late spring and early
autumn and daily in the summer.
Hours and dates vary.
For your safety, please check lifeguard
hours and water conditions in advance.
PICNICS, PETS AND BICYCLES
You are welcome to picnic in most
locations, however, glass and alcoholic
beverages are not permitted on the
beach. Beaches exclude pets in season
and most boardwalks limit or exclude
bike riding during the summer.
Photo by D. Salvatoriello
Any day of the year, you’re liable to find waveriders in the
Atlantic. Bring your board and your enthusiasm to Manasquan,
Belmar, Sea Bright, Asbury Park, Deal or Long Branch. You’ll
find surf shops, equipment rentals, schools, seasoned locals
and endless waves. Summer’s warm waters make it easy to
enjoy, but the surfing season really gets started after Labor
Day when the Belmar Pro brings amateurs and big-name pros
to town. Check out www.belmarpro.com for event information.
Later in the fall, surfers don wetsuits and enjoy the big swells
that come with cooler water. Hardy folk say winter is the best
time to surf the Atlantic.
Most of Monmouth County’s beaches
are wheelchair accessible and offer one
or more surf chairs for visitor use. Some
beaches also offer discounted or free
admission to people with disabilities.
Monmouth County’s Accessible Beach
Report, a complete listing of accessible
beaches and surf chairs, is available at
www.visitmonmouth.com or during regular
business hours at 800-523-2587.
Monmouth County’s 27 miles of ocean beaches
are clean, wide and downright spectacular.
THEY ARE NATURE’S
Go fly a kite, swim, sail, kayak, surf, water ski,
scuba dive, parasail, windsurf or go fishing.
Build a sandcastle, collect seashells, enjoy
volleyball or yoga on the beach or boards,
or just relax and work on your tan.
catch a wave
Photo by C. Leslie