Belmar also offers free beach admission to active members of the military and their families through “Operation: Thank You.” For details about this program, click here. All Monmouth County Volunteer First Responders (First Aid/EMS and Firefighters) are admitted to the beach for free when showing their valid membership ID cards.
By law, all beach badge revenue is maintained in a separate Beach Utility Account and is used only to fund the direct and indirect costs of operating and maintaining Belmar’s beaches.
Seasonal Beach Badges may be purchased beginning December 1st until the third week of May at Borough Hall located at 601 Main Street - cash, check and credit cards are accepted. For your convenience, you may choose to download the Seasonal Beach Badge Application Cards, and complete them prior to arriving at Borough Hall.
Seasonal Beach Badges are available at Boro Hall Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM from December through Mid May. Beginning the Saturday prior to Memorial Day weekend Beach Badges will only be available at the Beach Department office inside the Taylor Pavilion located at 6th and Ocean Avenue.
Daily badge sales begin with the Memorial Day weekend, continue on weekends only until the full season starts (the Monday of the third week of June) and then daily for the rest of the season.
Daily badge booths are located every few blocks along the boardwalk.