Asbury Park - 1st Ave

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Asbury Park beaches are a great place to spend a summer day. Lifeguard supervision is provided during the swimming season. A beach access fee is required to use the beach. Metered parking is available near the beach. When you're done swimming or sunbathing, be sure sure to explore Asbury Park's shops, restaurants, and art galleries.

Beach Passes or Season Badges are needed 7 days a week to access the beach during beach hours.
Beach Hours:
M-F: 9am-5pm
Weekends and Holidays: 9am-6pm

Beach badges
Sales start Thursday, 4/15/2021 on Viply mobile app or in person at the Beach Office (First Avenue, on Boardwalk)
The city of Asbury park does not foresee limiting beach badges during the 2021 season
Daily badge rates
M-F: $6
Weekends and holidays: $9
Seasonal badge rates
Adults: $70
Seniors (62-plus with valid ID): $20
Teens (13-17): $20
Kids 12 and under: Free (must have adult supervision)
Active military personnel and dependants: Free
Retired, disabled, and non-active veterans: Free
Viply mobile app sales
Limit of 4 seasonal badges per app user
To redeem for a physical badge, check into the beach office starting 5/1/2021
Proof of age required for senior and teen badge redeeming
In-Person badge sales
Starting Thursday, 4/15/2021
Beach office hours
4/15 to 6/13: 10AM - 4PM Daily
6/13 to Labor Day: 9AM - 5PM Daily
Sales are credit card only, no cash
Limit of 4 seasonal badges per person
Active duty military personnel, veterans
Will be admitted free of charge, must present Uniformed Services ID card or an award letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs in exchange for a free daily pass


Dogs
Dogs are not allowed on the 7th, 3rd, and 1st Avenue beaches, only on the 8th Avenue dog beach
From 5/16 to 9/14, dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk


Wheels
Bicycles are not allowed on the boardwalk from 10 a.m. to Midnight (midnight) (Ordinance 5-4.9)
Skates, rollerblades, skateboards, and scooters (except handicap vehicles) are prohibited on the boardwalk


WaterWheels
For individuals living with paralysis, 2 caregivers can pilot a wheelchair made for the beach
Can be used in 2hr time slots during the regular season when lifeguards are on duty, Memorial Day to at least Labor Day, M-F 9AM - 5PM, weekends and holidays 9AM - 6PM
For advance reservations, provide the date and 2hr time slot, and fill out the online reservation form and call or email the office
For reservations within less than 24hrs of intended use time, call and visit the office


Parking
Metered parking available on the street, also 4 paid parking lots
Rates
$1/hr M-F 5PM - 12AM, $10/day weekends and holidays from 9AM - 12AM
Methods of payment
Cash - $1, $5, and $10 bills, or coins - no change given
Debit Cards. Credit cards – MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card only. No fee or surcharge.
Via mobile phone using the mPay2park app

Updated June 2021

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 30th, 2021. NY / NJ Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 1st, 2021 at 9:58 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
-2°C
Clear
Monitoring Frequency

Asbury Park - 1st Ave is sampled weekly from May 18th to September 7th.

Source Information

The Department of Environmental Protection monitors water quality at beaches in this region from mid-May to mid-September. Water samples are collected weekly and posted to the Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program website or on the beach hotline: 1-800-648-SAND.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday through Friday throughout the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when water samples show enterococci counts below 104 units/ 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when samples have enterococci counts above 104 units/ 100 ml of water or when the state issues an advisory due to other environmental concerns.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

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Water Quality Graph

Asbury Park - 1st Ave

Asbury Park, New Jersey

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 30th, 2021. NY / NJ Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 1st, 2021 at 9:58 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
-2°C
Clear

Asbury Park beaches are a great place to spend a summer day. Lifeguard supervision is provided during the swimming season. A beach access fee is required to use the beach. Metered parking is available near the beach. When you're done swimming or sunbathing, be sure sure to explore Asbury Park's shops, restaurants, and art galleries.

Beach Passes or Season Badges are needed 7 days a week to access the beach during beach hours.
Beach Hours:
M-F: 9am-5pm
Weekends and Holidays: 9am-6pm

Beach badges
Sales start Thursday, 4/15/2021 on Viply mobile app or in person at the Beach Office (First Avenue, on Boardwalk)
The city of Asbury park does not foresee limiting beach badges during the 2021 season
Daily badge rates
M-F: $6
Weekends and holidays: $9
Seasonal badge rates
Adults: $70
Seniors (62-plus with valid ID): $20
Teens (13-17): $20
Kids 12 and under: Free (must have adult supervision)
Active military personnel and dependants: Free
Retired, disabled, and non-active veterans: Free
Viply mobile app sales
Limit of 4 seasonal badges per app user
To redeem for a physical badge, check into the beach office starting 5/1/2021
Proof of age required for senior and teen badge redeeming
In-Person badge sales
Starting Thursday, 4/15/2021
Beach office hours
4/15 to 6/13: 10AM - 4PM Daily
6/13 to Labor Day: 9AM - 5PM Daily
Sales are credit card only, no cash
Limit of 4 seasonal badges per person
Active duty military personnel, veterans
Will be admitted free of charge, must present Uniformed Services ID card or an award letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs in exchange for a free daily pass


Dogs
Dogs are not allowed on the 7th, 3rd, and 1st Avenue beaches, only on the 8th Avenue dog beach
From 5/16 to 9/14, dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk


Wheels
Bicycles are not allowed on the boardwalk from 10 a.m. to Midnight (midnight) (Ordinance 5-4.9)
Skates, rollerblades, skateboards, and scooters (except handicap vehicles) are prohibited on the boardwalk


WaterWheels
For individuals living with paralysis, 2 caregivers can pilot a wheelchair made for the beach
Can be used in 2hr time slots during the regular season when lifeguards are on duty, Memorial Day to at least Labor Day, M-F 9AM - 5PM, weekends and holidays 9AM - 6PM
For advance reservations, provide the date and 2hr time slot, and fill out the online reservation form and call or email the office
For reservations within less than 24hrs of intended use time, call and visit the office


Parking
Metered parking available on the street, also 4 paid parking lots
Rates
$1/hr M-F 5PM - 12AM, $10/day weekends and holidays from 9AM - 12AM
Methods of payment
Cash - $1, $5, and $10 bills, or coins - no change given
Debit Cards. Credit cards – MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card only. No fee or surcharge.
Via mobile phone using the mPay2park app

Updated June 2021

Monitoring Frequency

Asbury Park - 1st Ave is sampled weekly from May 18th to September 7th.

Source Information

The Department of Environmental Protection monitors water quality at beaches in this region from mid-May to mid-September. Water samples are collected weekly and posted to the Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program website or on the beach hotline: 1-800-648-SAND.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday through Friday throughout the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when water samples show enterococci counts below 104 units/ 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when samples have enterococci counts above 104 units/ 100 ml of water or when the state issues an advisory due to other environmental concerns.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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