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Beach Fees

 Seasonal beach tags for 2019 will be for sale starting in mid-November 2018. Check back here for updates.
For additional information, call 609-399-6111, ext. 9377.
Starting in mid-November of 2018, seasonal tags also will be available at the following locations:
  • City Hall (9th and Asbury)
  • Rt. 52 Welcome Center
  • Henry Knight Building
  • 46th Street Welcome Center
  • Aquatic & Fitness Ctr (17th and Simpson)

Beach Tags are required for all beachgoers ages 12 and older and are in effect from the first weekend in June through Labor Day. Seasonal tags cost $25. Remember, only seasonal tags are available for purchase online. Weekly ($10) and daily ($5) tags are available during the season. 

Starting in spring 2019, military tags will be available at City Hall, the Welcome Center on the Causeway, the 46th Street Welcome Center and the Music Pier Info Center.  Remember to have proper military identification to receive your free tag(s). Veterans receive free tags (veteran only). Active military members, spouses and immediate children up to age 23 receive free tags.  

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.
More Information
  • 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.