Atlantic City – Lifeguards on duty, showers, changing rooms, food permitted, free admission. Atlantic City Beach Patrol web page
Brigantine – Lifeguards on duty, surfing beaches, showers, changing rooms, food permitted. Season tags are $18; seniors 65 and over and children 12 and under free. Weekly tags are $14, daily tags $8. Seasonal parking permits are $25. Purchase at the Brigantine Beach Community Center located at 265 42nd St. Call (609) 264-7350 or visit www.brigantinebeachnj.com
Egg Harbor City Lake Park, 2300 Philadelphia Ave. There are lifeguards on duty and restrooms. Residents pay $10 for the season, nonresidents $15. Senior citizens $3; daily wristbands sold at lake for $4 per day. Picnic tables are $15 daily. Children 4 years old and younger are free. Purchase at the EHC Tax and Utility Office at City Hall, 500 London Ave. Call (609) 965-0123 or visit www.eggharborcity.org
Hamilton Township, Cove Beach at Lake Lenape Lifeguards on duty, open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays June 18 - August 3; Fridays through Mondays August 7 - September 7. Seasonal beach tags are $14, daily wristbands are $9. Children 11 and younger are free but MUST be accompanied by an adult. Seasonal tags are available at the administration office in Town Hall in Mays Landing or for purchase at the Cove. Call (609) 625-4762 or visit www.townshipofhamilton.com
Margate – Lifeguards on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., restrooms, surfing beaches, food permitted. Seasonal tags are $15; tags also accepted in Ventnor. Beach badges are required every day except Thursday. Badges are sold at the Martin Bloom Community Pavilion at Huntington Avenue and the beach from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Sunday, and City Hall, 1 S. Washington Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Beach restrooms are located at Huntington Avenue (Bloom Pavilion), Rumson Avenue, Benson Avenue (Greenhouse), and Adams Avenue beach. Accessible beaches with mats for easier mobility are at Andover, Barclay, Clermont, Douglas, Exeter, Huntington, Kenyon, Osborne, Rumson, Vendome, Decatur, Madison, and Coolidge avenues. Call (609) 822-2605 or visit www.margate-nj.com. Margate City Beach Patrol Headquarters is located at Decatur Avenue and the beach. Call (609) 822-2370.
Longport – Lifeguards on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., surfing beaches, showers, food permitted. Seasonal tags are $30; children up to 12 free. Weekly tags are $10. Beach badges are available at Longport Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Ave.; and at Lifeguard Headquarters, 33rd and Atlantic avenues or reserve them over the phone. Restrooms are located at 33rd and Atlantic avenues in the Community Building-Lifeguard Headquarters. www.longport-nj.us
Somers Point, William Morrow Beach, Higbee and Bay avenues – Lifeguard on duty, rates for large groups available. The free beach looks over the bay and across to Ocean City. William Morrow Beach features free live music all summer, every Friday evening at 7 p.m. until the first Friday of September. A schedule can be found at somerspointbeachconcerts.com. Bring your chairs and coolers and come down to watch the shows. Call (609) 927-9088 or visit www.somerspointgov.org
Ventnor – Lifeguards on duty, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. surfing beaches, fishing pier, food permitted. Season tags are $15; weekly tags $10. Tags also accepted in Margate. Purchase tags at Ventnor City Hall or from a beach tag checker. Ventnor City Beach Patrol Headquarters is located at the Suffolk Avenue beach. Call (609) 823-7948 or (609) 823-7953. Restrooms are located at the Ventnor Library and Cultural Arts Center, the beach side of Newport Avenue; Ventnor City Hall, 6201 Atlantic Avenue; Ventnor Municipal Fishing Pier; Ventnor Tennis Courts, Atlantic and Somerset Avenue; Cambridge Avenue and Boardwalk. Accessible beaches are at Suffolk and Newport avenues. In addition to ADA-approved access ramps and accessible parking, the beach patrol has accessible beach chairs for additional access to the beach. No dogs are allowed on the boardwalk at any time. Dogs are not allowed on the beach May 15 through Sept. 30. From Oct. 1 to May 15, leashed dogs may be walked in areas washed by the high tide line. www.ventnorcity.org
Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area - Malibu Beach is a free dog friendly beach located on the Egg Harbor Township end of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge. Dogs are welcomed year round, un-leashed and all. Parking is available right next to the beach. Only requirement is to clean up after your pup. No permits required, you can lie down and tan while your dog runs around and socializes with other dogs.