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Beach Fees


2014 Seasonal Beach tags are $20.00 now through May 31st.
Beginning June 1st, Seasonal Beach Tags are $25.00.

Beach Tags are required for all beachgoers age 12 & up and are in effect
from June 7, 2014 thru September 1, 2014

The ONLINE Beach Tag Store is open and can be accessed 24 hours a day by clicking HERE.

2014 beach tags are on sale NOW at the following locations:

Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue
Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 9:00pm,
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pm

Roy Gillian Welcome Center, Route 52 Causeway
Monday thru Saturday, 9:00am to 4:30pm.
Sunday 9:00am to 2:00pm

Henry S. Knight Building, 115 12th Street
Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm

City Hall*, 861 Asbury Avenue
Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00pm
(*Please note the City Hall location has limited access
due to storm damage sustained to the first floor.)

Ocean City Music Pier Information Center, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk
Weekends beginning April 5th-- 
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Click Here for 2014 Mail Order Form 

       For more information, contact us:

  • No refunds or exchanges of beach tags under any circumstances.
  • The City of Ocean City is not responsible for misplaced lost, stolen or forgotten beach tags
  • Caution:  Beach tags may come off bathing suits if worn in the ocean.
  • Please be advised to display a counterfeit or forged beach tags is a third degree crime and offenders will be prosecuted.

Why Beach tags?

Beach tags are required in most municipalities along the New Jersey coastline.  They are a user fee to help offset the local municipalities cost of maintaining their beaches and providing lifeguards and other services such as trash removal, beach cleaning and the purchase of needed equipment and police protection.

The cost of these items and all of the other beach benefits are supported by this user fee known as the beach tag.  The beach fee program was approved by the residents of Ocean City in 1976 and continued since that time to help offset all the costs associated with the beach.