Beach Tags 2021
Beach tags are required for everyone 12 and older who uses the beach between 10 AM and 5 PM from Friday of Memorial Weekend to Monday of Labor Day Weekend. Beach tags are reciprocal between Avalon and Stone Harbor.
The Borough of Avalon allows for the sale of seasonal beach tags at pre-season prices. The beach tags are available either by stopping by the Avalon Tax Collector’s Office at Avalon Borough Hall, or through the mail. Mail orders (with a self-addressed stamped envelope) and in person purchases will begin on March 1, 2021. No orders will be accepted before this date. The cost pre-season beach tags for 2021 is $25.00. Cash or checks will be accepted until May 14th, 2021. You will not be mailed an actual beach tag, but a receipt that will be good to exchange for a beach tag at the Beach Tag Booth at 30th Street.
On June 1, 2021 the cost for a seasonal beach tag will increase to $30.00. Beach tags will be required to access Avalon’s beaches from May 28-September 6, 2021.
The Avalon Borough Council approved a new agreement to partner with the Jersey Cape Diagnostic, Training, and Opportunity Center for another method for the purchase and delivery of seasonal beach tags. Individuals can now purchase the tags online at www.jerseycapetags.com/avalonbeachtags and have the actual beach tags delivered to their homes.
Each spring, the Center will receive a supply of seasonal beach tags from the Borough for sale. The tags can be purchased through the website with a credit card. The customer will be charged a very small convenience fee, and a shipping fee determined by the method of shipping that the customer selects. Each week, the Center will deliver a report to the Avalon Finance Department for reconciliation purposes.
Avalon Now Offers Seasonal Beach Tag Sales From Your Smartphone!
The Borough of Avalon has partnered with Viply to provide another way for residents and visitors to purchase seasonal beach tags for the upcoming summer season. The seasonal beach tags are available via mobile app for smart phones for both Apple and Android devices.
Individuals who are interested in reserving seasonal beach tags simply download the mobile app, purchase the requested number of seasonal beach tags, and pick up the actual beach tags upon their visit to Avalon from any beach tag checkers or at the Avalon Beach Tag Booth located at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue, which opens April 3rd, 2021. To redeem the tag, the customer presses “scan now” in the Viply app and points the camera at the QR code displayed by the beach tag checker or at the booth. The phone will then display how many beach tags were purchased and the tags will be handed to the customer.
All sales are final and no refunds will be offered; a small service fee will be applied for each transaction. Avalon offers seasonal beach tags at the preseason rate of $25 through May 31st; on June 1st, the price of a seasonal beach tag increases to $30 for the balance of the season. Beach tags may be purchased via the Viply app anytime now through the end of the season.
Individuals may view the Viply Pass Avalon Beach Tag app at www.viplypass.com/avalon-beach-tags/.
Avalon Beach Tag Booth
The Avalon Beach Tag Booth will be open weekends starting on April 3rd from 10:00 am through 4:00 pm; the Booth opens for the season daily starting on May 1st. Beach tags are required for all individuals 12 years or older between the hours of 10:00 am until 5:00 pm from May 28th through September 6th, 2021. Daily and weekly tags will be available starting May 28th; daily tags cost $6, and weekly tags costs $13.
Avalon is proud to offer free seasonal beach tags to all veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Active duty military members and their immediately families also may enjoy the beaches without a beach tag.
Beach Tag Fees are:
- Season Tag: $25.00 (Pre-Season)
- Season Tag: $30.00 (If purchased after May 31, 2021)
- Weekly Tag: $13.00 (Saturday through Saturday – May 28th through September 6th, 2021)
- Daily Tag: $ 6.00 (May 28th through September 6th, 2021)
Free Veterans Beach Tags/Active Military
The Avalon Borough Council approved an ordinance that results in free beach tags being offered to all veterans of the United States Military. This ordinance went into effect in advance of the 2014 beach season, and continues to be in effect in the Borough.
The new law allows beach communities in New Jersey to offer reduced price or free beach tags to any individual who has served in any of the Armed Forces of the United States who were discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable and who either have served at least 90 days in active duty or have been discharged or released from active duty by reason of a service-incurred injury or disability.
Avalon will make the free beach tags available at the Avalon Beach Tag Booth located next to Avalon Community Hall at 30th Street and the beach. Veterans will simply need to show appropriate documentation to receive complimentary beach access for the 2020 beach season in Avalon. Appropriate documentation includes: DD-214, or any of the following:
–Cape May County Veterans card, issued by the county
-Active/retired/reserved military identification card
–American Legion card
–Vietnam Veterans of America card
–Disabled Veterans of America card
–Marine Corps League card
Avalon continues its practice of offering free beach access to active members of the United States Armed Forces and their immediate family members. Please note that for the 2018 beach season, veterans and active military mentioned above may simply show these forms of identification to a beach tag checker in lieu of obtaining a beach tag.