Townsends Inlet

Townsends Inlet Beach Information

Sea Isle’s beaches at Townsends Inlet 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.

Lifeguarded Beaches
Lifeguards are on duty at the following beaches: 75th, 77th, 81st, 84th, 86th, 89th & 92nd streets. Beaches south of 93rd Street do not have lifeguards present and use is at one’s own risk.

Permitted Activities
Rafts – Permitted at  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 74th & 82nd streets.
Volleyball – Permitted at 88th street. Two volleyball nets are the maximum permitted per volleyball beach. Nets are not provided on volleyball beaches.
Surf Fishing – Permitted on beaches south of 93rd St. Any beach area adjacent to rock jetties not specified as a surfing or kayaking beach.
Kayaks – Permitted at 79th street.

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.

Parking
Street and metered parking is available and there is a parking lot is at 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.

Restrooms
94th Street & Landis Avenue

Accessibility
Access to beach at 85th street

Surf Chairs
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.

Rules and Regs

  • Swiming 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.

For more information about Townsends Inlet, please follow the links below:

About Townsends Inlet
History of Townsends Inlet
Where to Stay in Townsends Inlet
Where to Eat in Townsends Inlet
Upcoming Events in Townsends Inlet

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