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
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.
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
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.
Photo by C. Leslie
Photo by Michael S. Miller