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Beach Fees

Purchase Beach Tags online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by clicking HERE
On June 1, 2015, seasonal beach tags increase to $25.00.
Beach Tags are required for all beachgoers age 12 & up and are in effect
from June 6, 2014 thru September 7, 2015
Military Beach Tag Information
Veterans Tags:
Special tags will be issued at City Hall 9th and Asbury Avenue
Tags will be valid for the 2015 Beach Season (June 6 - September 7, 2015)
Tags will be issued to Veterans only and are not transferable
One of the following documents will be required to receive a free beach tag:
DD214 or any other discharge papers
County Veteran ID Card
Department of Veterans Affairs ID Card
Valid driver’s License if you received a veterans tag last year.
Active Military Tags:
Ocean City currently has an ordinance in place that offers free beach tags to Active Military Personnel, their spouse and dependent children over the age of 12. 
Special tags will be issued only at City Hall 861 Asbury Avenue.
Tags will be valid for the 2015 Beach Season (June 6-September 7, 2015)
Tags are not transferable
A government issued Active Military ID will be required to receive the free beach tags
2015 Beach Tags are on sale at the following locations:
Seasonal $25.00
Weekly $10.00
Daily $ 5.00
Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue
Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 9:00pm,
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Seasonal only

Roy Gillian Welcome Center, Route 52 Causeway
Monday thru Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00
Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Seasonal only
Henry S. Knight Building, 115 12th Street
Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
Seasonal only
City Hall, 861 Asbury Avenue
Monday- Saturday 9am -7pm
Sunday 9am to 6pm
Weekly and Seasonal only
46th and West Municipal Building
7 days a week 9am to 4pm
Seasonal and Weekly only
Music Pier
Mooryln Terrace and Boardwalk
Sunday-Wednesday 9 am to 10 pm
Thursday-Saturday 9am to 11pm
Seasonal, Daily, Weekly


For additional information visit or call 609.399.6111.

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.