Sea Isle’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 are sure to enjoy your time on these white sand beaches. To maximize your enjoyment, here is information you will want to know.
Lifeguards are on duty at the following beaches: 24th, 28th, 32nd, 34th, 38th, 40th, 43rd, 45th, 49th, 51st, 54th, 59th, 61st, 64th, 68th, 71st, 75th, 77th, 81st, 84th, 86th, 89th & 92nd streets. Beaches north of 20th St. and south of 93rd Street do not have lifeguards present and use is at one’s own risk.
Rafts – Permitted at 24th, 28th, 34th, 40th, 45th, 51st, 59th, 61st, 64th, 68th, 75th, 81st, 86th & 92nd streets. Flotation devices with a fin may not be used on a raft beach. Flotation devices with a fin, such as belly and body boards, may be used on the surfing beaches provided a leash is used and flippers are worn by the operator.
Surfing – Permitted on 26th, 37th, 42nd, 48th, 53rd, 63rd, 74th & 82nd streets.
Volleyball – Permitted at 25th, 30th, *35th, 53rd, *57th, 67th, 72nd & 88th streets. Two volleyball nets are the maximum permitted per volleyball beach. Nets are not provided on volleyball beaches. *Only poles are provided on these beaches.
Surf Fishing – Permitted on beaches north of 14th St. and south of 93rd St.
Any beach area adjacent to rock jetties not specified as a surfing or kayaking beach.
Beaches not designated as a sailboat launching, kite boarding, bathing or rafting beach.
Kayaks – Permitted at 30th, 35th, 56th & 79th streets.
Kiteboarding – Permitted between 14th & 16th streets.
Catamaran and Sailboat Launching – Permitted between 20th & 22nd streets. Fee is $180, May 1 – October 15 (Insurance Required). In order to operate a sailboat on a Sea Isle City beach, an owner is required to obtain a permit from the records department at the police station. The decal, issued during the licensing process, must be displayed on the right front hull of the vessel.
Beach Tag Information
Beach tags are required for all individuals 12 years or older from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the exception of all Wednesdays. Wednesdays are free beach days in Sea Isle. Beach tags can be purchased at the Beach Tag Office at the Welcome Center on JFK Boulevard, at City Hall (lobby vending machines or in the Tax Office,) at any beach entrance, or on the beach. Starting in 2017, beachgoers can also download and purchase Sea Isle City seasonal tags through Viply, which can then be picked up at the Beach Tag Booth.
The 2017 Summer Season rates for beach tags are: $5 for daily, $10 for weekly $25 for seasonal tags. Discounts are offered on seasonal tags purchased prior to May 15. Beach tags are free for all veterans of the United States Armed Forces, as well as active duty military members and their immediately families.
Metered parking available; parking lots located at 125 JFK Boulevard, 40th Street & Central Avenue, 42nd Place & the Bay, 45th Street & Landis Avenue, 48th Street & Central Avenue and 94th Street & Landis Avenue; parking permits are available at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 233 John F. Kennedy Blvd., 2nd Floor, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no holidays), or by mail, at a seasonal rate of $200 or weekly rate of $30.
32nd Street & the Promenade*; 40th Street & the Promenade*; JFK Boulevard & Landis Avenue; 347 – 42nd Place; 44th Street & the Promenade*; 60th Street & Central Avenue; 6108 Central Avenue; 85th Street & the beach*; 94th Street & Landis Avenue (*rinse stations).
Ramps from street to the Promenade at 29th, 30th, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 38th, (between 38th-39th), JFK Blvd., 40th, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 55th, 56th and 57th streets
Access to beach at 32nd, 40th, JFK Blvd., 44th, 63rd and 85th streets.
Beach wheelchairs are available through the Sea Isle City Recreation Department 4501 Park Road, or by calling 609-263-1013. The recreation department also distributes daily non-reserved wheelchairs on a first come first served basis. Beach patrol headquarters has a courtesy chair that the public may use to transport physically disabled individuals to and from the 45th Street Beach. This public service is free of charge and donations will go toward repair costs and the purchase of additional chairs.
Rules and Regs
- Swimming is only permitted on guarded beaches.
- A beach curfew is in effect from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. during the months of May through September.
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all public areas.
- Dogs are not allowed on the beaches, beach approaches or Promenade from May 1 to September 30. Dogs must be licensed, leashed (not longer than 6 feet), curbed at all times and feces must be removed.
- Fires, glass bottles and picnics are prohibited on all Sea Isle City beaches.
- From October through March, you may drive a permitted vehicle on the beach. Beach vehicle permits are available from the records department at the Police station.
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