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Beach Fees

For additional information visit or call 609.399.6111.
Purchase seasonal and weekly tags at the following locations:

City Hall (9th and Asbury), Mon-Fri, 8:45-6; Sat-Sun 10-6

Rt. 52 Welcome Center, Mon-Fri, 9-6; Sat 9-5; Sun 9-2 (summer hours)

Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace), Daily starting at 9:30 a.m.

Henry Knight Building (12th and Haven), Mon-Fri, 9-4

Aquatic & Fitness Ctr (17th and Simpson), Mon-Fri, 6am-9pm; Sat 8-5; Sun 9-5 (seasonal tags only)

34th Street Welcome Center - At Simpson Avenue (Mon.-Sat. 10-4; Sun 9-2)
46th St Information Center – 46th Street and West Ave (weekends; 10-4)
Beach Tags are required for all beachgoers ages 12 and older and are in effect from June 4, 2016 through September 5, 2016. Seasonal tags cost $25. Weekly ($10) and daily ($5) tags are available for purchase on the beach and boardwalk starting June 4. Only seasonal beach tags can be purchased online.
Free Beach Tags for Active Military Members and Veterans

Free 2016 beach tags for veterans and active members of the military will be available seven days a week at the Welcome Centers at City Hall (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue), on the Route 52 Causeway, at 46th Street and West Avenue (weekends), on the Ocean City Music Pier and at the 12th Street and Boardwalk booth. New state laws allow Ocean City to offer the free tags to veterans (the veteran only) and to active military members (including spouse and dependent children over the age of 12).  Proper military or veteran ID must be presented to receive a tag. 

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.
  • Government-issued active military ID
Veterans and military members can now show ID on the beach to receive their 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.