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Beach Guide: Seaside Heights

New Jersey's Lively Beach and Boardwalk

We’d be hard pressed to find someone in the area who hasn’t heard of Seaside Heights. It’s known for its populated beach and bustling boardwalk. Children splash along the water’s edge. Planes with banners advertising restaurant and bar specials fly above.

Food, shopping, games, and rides line the boardwalk. All around, we smell fried foods and suntan lotion. We hear skeeballs crashing. It's one of the Jersey Shore's busiest shore town, and its somewhat unfortunately where for several seasons of "Jersey Shore."

The following key information is provided to maximize our experience in Seaside Heights:

Seaside Heights offers seasonal beach passes for $45. Lifetime beach badges for seniors 65 and older are available for $10 and must be purchased at Borough Hall.  Borough Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  It’s located at 901 Boulevard.

Daily passes cost $5, and children under 12 are always free. In May and early June, Seasonal beach badges can also be purchased at the Kearney Avenue Beach Control Headquarters on weekends. After mid June, when the Kearney Avenue Beach Control Building opens full-time, they can be purchased between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. every day.

The beach opens and is staffed with lifeguards from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Memorial Day weekend. Lifeguards are on duty weekends only until mid-June. No swimming is allowed when lifeguards are off duty.

Kites, kayaks, frisbee throwing and other sport related activities are generally prohibited when the beaches are open.

Public restrooms are located along the boardwalk at Webster, Kearney and Hiering avenues. Additionally, there are cold showers available at all ramps to rinse off. Hot showers, lockers, and changing facilities are available at Heiring avenue and the boardwalk for a small fee.

Parking lots charge anywhere from $3 to $15, depending on if it is a weekend or holiday. The lot fee covers the entire day for one charge. There is also metered parking now in effect.

For additional questions, contact Borough Hall at (732) 793-9100.


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