Beach tags will be reciprocal in Avalon & Stone Harbor once again, with each town honoring the others tags. 2016 tags will cost $6 daily, $12 weekly, or $27 for the season. However, season tags can be purchased in advance for the discounted rate of $22 until May 27th. In Avalon, advance purchases can be made at the tax office on weekdays, or at the beach tag booth adjacent to Community Hall on weekends from 10am to 4pm. In Stone Harbor, tags are available at Borough Hall on weekdays, or from the Beach Tag Office at 95th & the beach on weekends from 9am to 12 noon. You can also complete and mail a form to reserve Stone Harbor tags here: http://stoneharbornj.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/2016-Beach-Tag-Mail-Order-Form.doc
Avalon Surf Chair Program
The Borough of Avalon is deeply appreciative of the efforts of the Avalon Civic Club for developing Avalon’s popular surf chair program for all beach goers who are physically challenged. These surf chairs are beach chairs specifically designed for individuals with special needs and are available year round for no charge on a first come, first serve basis.
The Avalon Civic Club purchased the first surf chair in 1993 so all beach goers could enjoy the Avalon beach and is currently responsible for the Surf Chair Program. The surf chairs are available from 10am-5pm at the Avalon Beach Patrol Storage Units (9th, 30th, and 80th Streets) and at the Lifeguard Station (32nd & Avalon Ave.) In addition, the chairs are available off-season at Avalon Community Hall at 30th Street & Avalon Ave. (609–967-3066).
The following regulations apply when utilizing an Avalon Surf Chair:
- Surf chairs are to be used only on the sand at the beach. If used on other surfaces, the wheels will break.
- The weight limit for surf chairs is 250 pounds.
- Surf chairs must not be taken into water that is deeper than six inches as they will become unstable.
- The responsible party must pay all repair costs for damages to the surf chair that occur while in the responsible party’s possession.
- A suitable vehicle must be used to transport the surf chairs as they cannot be folded. The chairs are not to be tied to the roof of a motor vehicle.
- Surf chairs are not to be transported off Seven Mile Island (Avalon/Stone Harbor).
- Surf chairs should be cleaned after each use.
- Surf chairs must be returned to the storage area from which it came by 5pm daily.
- An attendant must be present when the surf chair is made available to sign out and again when it is returned to its storage unit.
For any questions regarding surf chairs, please call (609) 967-7587.
The Civic Club gratefully accepts donations for the Surf Chair Program. Any donations may be sent to:
Avalon Civic Club
PO Box 155
Avalon, NJ 08202
Dogs On the Beach
Dogs are not permitted on the Avalon beach, boardwalk, or dunes anytime betweenMarch 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.
Volleyball and Frisbees
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
For your protection, bathing and swimming are permitted only at protected beaches where lifeguards are on duty 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM JUNE16TH THROUGH AUGUST 18TH, 2012. Use of rafts and surfboards are permitted only at designated beaches.
From MAY 26TH-JUNE 15TH, and AUGUST 19TH-SEPTEMBER 9TH, a limited number of lifeguards will be assigned to one or more designated beaches as available personnel permits
Warning! If you swim before 10:00 AM or after 5:00 PM or when lifeguards are not on duty or if you swim at a beach which is not a designated beach, you do so at YOUR OWN RISK and the Borough of Avalon assumes no liability or responsibility.
9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 35, 38, 40, 43, 50, 57, 61, 65,
(use of rafts and inflated objects)
9, 12, 18, 24, 28, 35, 40, 43, 50, 61, 69, 73, 79
30th Street and either side of the 12th Street lifeguard stand, but not near bathers.
Other Surf Activities
Kayaks, Stand up Paddle boards (including inflatable and non-inflatable) and Body boards and/or Belly boards with skegs are prohibited on any beaches in the Borough during the hours of 10:00am through 5:00pm.
For more Avalon Beach information visit http://avalonboro.net/