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Point Pleasant Beach 2012

Beach badge prices and other information for Jenkinson's, Martell's, Risden's, Bradshaw's and the Maryland Avenue beaches

The five most popular beaches in Point Pleasant Beach are Jenkinson's, Risden's, Martell's, Bradshaw's and the Maryland Avenue beach, which are all staffed with lifeguards.

Parking, in most cases, consists of paid parking lots and metered spots, with free spots on some streets on the other side of Ocean Avenue, for those who don't mind walking a bit further with their umbrellas and beach bags.

Jenkinson's

This is the big beach in town, with amusement rides, arcade games and a number of stands hawking everything from frozen yogurt and hot dogs to souvenir T-shirts and caged hermit crabs.

  • Beach badge prices: Free for kids younger than 5; 5 to 11 years old, $2 weekdays and weekends; 12 and older: $7 weekdays; $8 weekends. It's $45 for a season pass and $35 for a half-season for ages 5 to 11; $85 for a season and $60 for a half-season for ages 12 and older; and $60 for a season pass for seniors 62 and older. There is no half-season badge for seniors.
  • Food and drink: Coolers with food and non-alcoholic beverages allowed on beach; Alcohol and glass prohibited.
  • Bathrooms:  In first aid building and arcade
  • Lifeguard hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, visit Jenkinson's website or call 732-892-0600.

Martell's

  • Beach badge prices: Free for kids 11 and younger; $6 weekdays, $7.50 weekends, $70 per season for those 12 and older.
  • No food, coolers, glass, frisbees, balls, boogie boards or thong swimwear allowed according to the company's web site. Food and beverages can be bought at Martell's restaurants and bars.
  • Lifeguard hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Bathrooms: inside restaurants.

For more information, call 732-892-0131 or email info@tikibar.com.

Risden's

  • Beach badge prices: Ages 4 to 11, $2 daily and weekend; ages 12 and older, $8 daily and weekend; and for $13 per day, visitors get a beach badge and access to the showers in the bath house. For seasonal passes, it's $85; for first half of the season, which is Memorial Day through July 31, $65; and for Aug. 1 through Labor Day, $50.
  • Food and drink: Coolers with food and non-alcoholic beverages permitted. Food also can be purchased at eateries in the bath houses on New Jersey Avenue and the one between Forman and Trenton avenues.
  • Bathrooms: Inside bath houses
  • Lifeguard hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 732-892-8412.

Maryland Avenue Beach

The last remaining public piece of the former Beacon Beach is on Maryland Avenue; to get there, take Ocean Avenue heading north, turn right on Michelle Lane, right on Beacon Lane, find a parking spot, and then, on foot, turn left on Maryland.

The Maryland Avenue beach is the only beach in town that's owned by the municipality, which contracts with Aqua-Serve to run it. It's at the southern end, next to Bay Head.

  • Beach badge prices: free for those 12 and younger; $8 daily for 13 and older; $90 for a seasonal pass for 13 and older; a combination season pass for the beach and pool (at the end of West Lake Avenue, Bay Head) is $320 while a pool pass alone is $280.
  • Food and drink: Coolers allowed. Food can be purchased at a few establishments, including 7-11 and Marlin's Cafe, on the other side of Ocean Avenue.
  • Parking: Free on Beacon and Michelle lanes, but those spots are snatched up fast by residents who live on those streets and their guests on weekends and holidays. Metered spots on Ocean Avenue, free spots on the other side of Ocean Avenue.
  • Bathrooms: Two portable toilets provided by Aqua-Serve.
  • Lifeguard hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bradshaw's Beach

  • Beach badge prices: free for ages 3 and younger; $8 daily for ages 4 and older; $90 for a season pass; a combination season pass for the beach and pool (at the end of West Lake Avenue, Bay Head) is $320 while a pool pass alone is $280.
  • Food and drink: Coolers allowed. Food can be purchased at a few establishments, including 7-11 and Marlin's Cafe, on the other side of Ocean Avenue.
  • Parking: Metered spots in front of beach on Washington Avenue to Ocean Avenue and along Ocean. Free street spots across Ocean.
  • Bathrooms: Portable toilet
  • Lifeguard hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on Maryland and Bradshaw's, call Aqua-Serve at 732-295-2091.

candace coppola April 04, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Where do I go to Buy the beach badges?
Denise Di Stephan (Editor) April 04, 2013 at 01:14 PM
There are phone numbers above for each entity operating a beach. You would have to call them or go to the beach when season begins Memorial Day weekend. Please note that Aqua-Serve runs Bradshaw's and Maryland Avenue beaches. You can call them at 732-295-2091. Also, please note these are last year's beach badge prices. I do not know yet if any of them have increased. We will run an updated beach guide as the season gets a bit closer. Thank you for reading Patch.
Cooper April 04, 2013 at 01:41 PM
If we're still here this summer, I will be swimming in a pool. Not the ocean or the bay. There is debris floating and laying on the bottom. Won't even take my dog. If your foolish, be careful. Wouldn't want that piling hitting you in the head.
DAN FRIENDLY April 06, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Why does this site attract the most ignorant negative morons in the state? The beaches and ocean are fine, and the bay will be too by summer. You will not be hit in the head by a piling that floated away months ago. However, i wish you would. Iddiot.
Fight Club April 06, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Iddiot. LOL
Jack Miller April 06, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Dan Friendly, the name doesn't fit the post. LOL!
Jack Miller April 06, 2013 at 03:08 PM
Yep, we are Jersey Strong for sure. LOL
Lucy April 06, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Dan, by calling other's names makes you sound childish. Where do you live? We live in Bayville and I can assure you there is debris in the bay. There are pieces of house's, cars, sheds and anything that wasn't tied down went into the bay. Check out utube Rt. 35 and you will see the devastion. The roller coaster, haunted house 3-4 cars are in the ocean. So yes Dan, there is debris in both the ocean and the bay.

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