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Ocean City NJ 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.


Seasonal beach tags for summer 2024. A discounted $30 price will remain in effect through May 31, 2024. On June 1, the price increases to $35.
Order Pre-Season beach tags
Beach Tags are required for all beachgoers, ages 12 and older, and are in effect from June 1, 2024 through September 2, 2024. Seasonal tags cost $30 through May 31st. Remember, only seasonal tags are available for purchase if using online or mail order options.
Weekly, Daily and Military Beach Tags will be available at a later date.
2024 Mail Oder Form

Beach tags are available at the following locations:

Day Open
Hours of Operation
Henry S. Knight Building, 115 12th St.
9:00am to 4:00pm
City Hall - 861 Asbury Avenue
9:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday
10:00am to 5:00pm
Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave.
9:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
9:00am to 5:00pm
Welcome Center, Route 52 Causeway.
Monday thru Saturday
9:00am to 4:30pm.
9:00am to 2:00pm

Beach tags can also be purchased from the Beach inspectors on the beach.