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 or check with ID - sorry but credit cards are not accepted for Badges Sales at Borough hall. 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 Badge Application - Senior Citizen Beach Badge Application - Disability Discount Beach Badge Application.
Also for your convenience, you can request badges by mail by including an additional $9 per an order (not per badge) for shipping and handling costs. You can only purchase by mail from December 1st to May 1st. You should download the Seasonal Beach Badge Application Cards from the links above and mail in your applications with your payment for each badge. For Senior Citizen or Disability Discount Badges you will also need to mail proof of age or acceptable proof of disability according to Title I of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.). Please see below for more information regarding Disability Discount badges.
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.