Beachfront Frequently Asked Questions
What time does the beach close?
The beach never closes! Stay as long as you want!
Beach badges are required between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm on the weekdays, and between 9 am to 6pm on the weekends. Lifeguards are on duty between the hours of 9 am and 5:30 pm on the weekdays, and between the 9 am and 7 pm on the weekends.
What are the weather conditions at the beach now?
The best way to check the weather conditions are using the various online weather services available on your computer or mobile device. Our favorites include an Ocean Avenue weather station from Wundeground.com, Accuweather.com, Weather.com, Intellicast.com and the National Weather Service
How can I find out what the Ocean Conditions and tides are now? Is swimming allowed today?
Please check the Tide Information and Ocean Conditions section of our webpage for this information. Please be advised that all decisions regarding swimming and/or bathing are made by the Head Lifeguard on duty and are dependent upon the ocean conditions. These conditions may change frequently and all decisions are based upon what is in the best interest of the patrons safety.
Can you bring food on the beach?
Yes! Food and drinks are permitted on the beach. However, alcohol and / or glass bottles are not allowed.
Can you grill or have bonfires on the beach?
Grilling and bonfires are not permitted on the beach.
Are there places to change my clothes or take a shower at the beach?
Unfortunately, there are no bathhouses or changing rooms located at the beach. There are outdoor showers and foot showers located at each beachfront entrance where you can rinse off.
How much are daily beach badges?
Daily beach badges are $9 each. Children 15 and younger are free. CASH ONLY.
How much are seasonal badges?
Seasonal badges are $70 for the entire season. Senior seasonal badges are $30 for anyone who is 65 years or older with proper identification. CASH ONLY.
How may I pay for my seasonal badges?
You may purchase a Seasonal Beach badge at the beachfront office with cash, you may purchase daily badges at any beachfront ticket booth with CASH ONLY.
Is there a military discount?
Active military members and dependents get on to the beach for FREE when they show Active Military ID.
Gold Star Family Members: A Parent, legal guardian of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who died while on active duty for the United States get on to the beach for FREE.
Is there a veteran discount?
ALL Veterans get on the beach for FREE by showing an ID that identifies them as a veteran. Veteran only, family not included.
What happens if I lose my season beach badge?
We do not replace lost or stolen badges. If someone finds and returns your badge (it does happen!) we will give you a call so that you may pick it up.
What happens if I forget my season badge at home?
Whoops! Unfortunately, you will have to purchase a daily badge for the day. At the booths, we have no way of checking if you have a season badge. We do believe you but unfortunately everyone 16 years or older needs a badge.
What happens if it starts to rain while I am at the beach?
We do not refund any badges sold for the day if it starts to rain.
Is parking free?
Parking spaces along the boardwalk cost $1 an hour. Download the ParkMobile App.
Can I bring a tent?
No tents permitted on the beach between Memorial Day and Labor Day
Where are the handicap parking spaces located?
Handicapped accessible parking spaces are located along the boardwalk, closest to each beach entrance.
Handicap parking is free in handicap parking spaces only as long as the handicap placard is visible or if you have a handicapped license plate
Where are the Mobi-Mat® nonslip roll-up Beach Access Mat™ located?
MobiMats are nonslip ADA/ABA Beach Access Surfaces for people with disabilities, walkers and elderly visitors or parents with strollers. They are located on the following beaches: 4th, 5th,7th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 16th, 18th and 20th Avenues
Beach Wheelchairs are located at: 4th, 8th, 12th, and 16th Avenues. See gate attendent for help.
Where are the boogie board beaches located?
Boogie boards are permitted on 7th, 14th, and 20th avenues.
Where are the surfing beaches located?
Surfboards are permitted on 17th and 18th avenues.
- Belmar No longer offers discounts to disabled individuals