Avalon’s beaches are a great place to be on a hot summer afternoon, a cool autumn morning or a balmy spring night. Whether you are a beachcomber, sunbather, surfer or sandcastle builder, you will surely enjoy your time spent on these white sand beaches. To maximize your enjoyment, here is information you will want to know.
Beaches are lifeguard protected between June 12th through August 21st, 2017 on the following streets: 9th, 12th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 24th, 26th, 28th, 30th, 32nd, 35th, 38th, 40th, 43rd, 50th, 57th, 61st, 65th, 69th, 73rd, 76th, and 78th Streets.
PLEASE NOTE: Between August 22nd-September 5th, a limited number of lifeguards will be assigned to one or more designated beaches as available personnel permits. Check with the Avalon Beach Patrol before planning to visit to see which beaches are protected.
Surfing – Permitted at 30th Street beach and either side of the 12th Street sand, but not near bathers
Rafts – Rafts and inflatable objects are permitted at the following beaches: 9th, 12th, 18th, 24th, 28th, 35th, 40th, 43rd, 50th, 61st, 69th and 78th Streets.
Beach Tag Info
Beach tags are required for all individuals 12 years or older from May 27th through September 4th, 2017, every day of the week between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beach tags can be purchased at the Beach Tag Booth at Community Hall on 30th Street and Avalon Avenue or from any on-duty Avalon Beach Patrol Tag Inspector. Starting in 2017, beachgoers can also download and purchase Avalon seasonal tags through Viply, which can then be picked up at the Beach Tag Booth.
The 2017 Summer Season rates for beach tags are: $6 for daily, $12 for weekly $28 for seasonal tags. Discounts are offered on seasonal tags purchased prior to May 31. Beach tags are free for all veterans of the United States Armed Forces, as well as active duty military members and their immediately families.Avalon and Stone Harbor have reciprocity between their beaches, so Avalon beach tags are accepted on Stone Harbor beaches, and vice-versa. Stone Harbor beach tags can be purchased at the Stone Harbor Beach Tag Office on 95th Street and the Beach from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily or from a beach tag inspector on the beach.
Where to Park
Public parking is available in Borough lots at 28th – 30th Streets & the beach, 32nd & Dune Drive behind the Municipal Building, on the corner of 21st Street & 5th Avenue and off Ocean Drive on 20th Street. All parking in Avalon is free of charge.
Public restrooms are available at Borough Hall (32nd & Dune Drive), Public Safety Building (31st & Dune Drive), Community Hall (30th & the beach), Tennis Buildings (8th & 39th Streets), 10th & Dune Drive and 30th Street and the beach (next to the Tot Lot).
Handicapped ramps to the boardwalk are located at 21st, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th and 32nd Streets. Ramps from the boardwalk to the beach can be found at 30th Street and at 8th & Avalon Avenue, and ramps to an observation platform and to the beach can be found at 80th Street. Handicapped accessible bay front piers are located at 8th Street Pier at the bay side, 20th & 5th Avenue, 22nd & 6th Avenue, 23rd , 33rd, 37th, 53rd and 57th Streets.
Surf chairs are available at 9th, 30th and 80th Street beaches. Chairs are free but reservations are recommended. Call the Avalon Beach Patrol at (609) 967-7578 to reserve.
Rules and Regs
• For your own safety, swim only at protected beaches during the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Swimming at a non-guarded beach, or at a time when lifeguards are not on duty, is at your own risk.
• Use of rafts and surfboards are permitted only at designated beaches.
• Dogs are not permitted on the Avalon beach, boardwalk, or dunes anytime between March 1st and September 30th. In other areas of the Borough, dogs must be kept on a leash (when not confined) and their droppings must be retrieved immediately by the person in charge of the dogs.
• The playing of volleyball and Frisbee is permitted on the beach between 38th Street and 76th Street with the exact locations to be designated by and under the control of the Beach Patrol Captain; and, also at 31st Street behind Community Hall
• Unattended holes left on the beach strand can cause injury to others, especially as night falls. Please be sure you fill in any holes before you leave them unattended. Never climb into a hole that has been dug on the beach as the sand may become unstable and cause an unintended entrapment.
• Kayaks, Stand up Paddleboards (including inflatable and non-inflatable) and Bodyboards and/or Bellyboards with skegs are prohibited on any beaches in the Borough during the hours of 10:00am through 5:00pm. However, due to low activity by surfers on the 63rd Street beach, the Avalon Beach Patrol is allowing stand up paddleboards at that location during 2017.
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