One of the last Hankins Built Skiffs
Ocean County Health Department Beach Reports:
The Department of Environmental Protection
New Jersey Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program
On this web site, you will find daily activity reports for closings,
advisories, and results of any test that exceeded the federal
bacteria standard, regardless of whether the beach was closed or an
advisory was issued.
Lavallette Beach Patrol
Philadelphia Avenue and the Ocean
Telephone: 732-793-2566 (Seasonal)
Mailing Address 1306 Grand Central Avenue Lavallette, NJ 08735
Summer Bathing Hours
10am to 5pm Weekdays
10am to 6pm Saturday, Sunday & July 4th
We supervise 9 Ocean Beaches and
1 Bay Location, Brooklyn Avenue Bay
Beach Badges Required
Swimming Between the White Flags
Boogie Boards and Rafts between Blue & White Flags
Restricted Rules in Effect When Flying
No Swimming When Red Flag Is Flying
Haddonfield Avenue / Brown Avenue / Dover Avenue Between Green Flags
Kayaking Locations are the same as Surfing, Lifejackets Required
DO NOT DIG HOLES DEEPER THEN YOUR KNEES ON
Sand can collapse and create an extremely dangerous situation!
In recent years this serious danger has been
widely documented throughout the world and was even featured in the
New England Journal of Medicine. Victims typically become completely
buried in the sand when the walls of the hole unexpectedly collapse,
leaving virtually no evidence of the hole or the location of the
victim. Parents are often concerned about lesser dangers such as sea
life in the ocean but are often unaware of the possibility of a
potentially deadly situation on dry land when digging a hole in the
Besides the potential for suffocation, holes create a potential danger for those people responsible to maintain and patrol the beach throughout the night. Remember, if you dig it, fill it in.
Located at the Brooklyn Avenue Bay Beach.
Beach Rules and Regulations
It is unlawful to throw or drop waste paper, garbage and other refuse on the beach as well as litter, destroy or disfigure the beach or public or private property.
It is unlawful to use loud, profane or indecent language, play ball or engage in any activities, which will endanger another person or interfere with the enjoyment of the quiet use of the beach or public boardwalk.
It is unlawful to conduct or engage in any beach party, picnic or similar outing, cook, or take any alcoholic beverage upon said places of resort, other than non-alcoholic beverages in cans or plastic containers.
Surfboarding will be allowed only in prescribed surfboard areas indicated by green flags. Shock cords must be attached and used at all times.
Bathing is permitted in protected areas only. A white flag indicates safe bathing conditions. A read flag indicates no swimming. A yellow flag indicates restricted swimming. Wait until conditions are right before bathing. Lifeguards enforce safety rules, please cooperate. Lifeguards are equipped with radios for emergency purposes.
Vehicles are not allowed on the beach from May 1 to September 15, nor on any weekend in September. At all other times vehicles must be operating in accordance with Chapter 7-11 of the Borough Code. Operators must be licensed and vehicles must be registered. A permit is required.
Please keep off all sand dunes. Sand dunes are protected by Chapter 8 of the Borough Code
Animals are not allowed on the beach or other places of resort at any time. Animals on a leash can only be taken on the boardwalk at times other than regular bathing season.
Please use trash and recycle receptacles located at the entrance to the beach and at the street ends, Please do not litter!
Smoking or vaping is prohibited on the boardwalk, ocean beaches, bay beaches, Chandler Field and playground area, the Gazebo grounds and parks. Do not use the beach as an ashtray.
COVID-19 Please keep at least 6' distance from any non-family members on the beach and in the water. Wear a mask when social distancing is not practical and sanitize hands frequently.
Wheelchairs are equipped with large, wide wheels which can roll
across the sand without sinking. Beach wheelchairs enable anyone to
safely enjoy the beach, sand and water.
The beach chairs can be signed out for 2 hour blocks, if no one is waiting to use a chair they can be reserved for an additional 2 hours. Chairs must be returned before the end of beach day to lifeguard headquarters.
Available on a first come first serve basis through the Lifeguard Headquarters. 732-793-2566
Off season Beach Wheelchairs are available through Public Works. 732-793-7766
Accessible Beach Access
Accessible entrances for people with disabilities are on the 4 wide
streets in town. Trenton Avenue, New York Avenue, Philadelphia
Avenue and President Avenue.
President Avenue now has a decking to make wheelchair access easier.
Protect yourself by learning how to spot a rip current so you can stay safe at the beach this summer.
Beach Patrol Events
William Kemble Lifeguard Tournament August 4, 2021 - Date Changed (Date subject to change) Philadelphia Ave More Information
Lavallette Beach Patrol 5k Run / Walk July 7, 2021 More Information
Annual Mid Summer Mile Lavallette Ocean Swim August 14, 2021 @ 8am Philadelphia Ave More Information
Beach Patrol Events
Jr Guards & Swim Lessons for 2021.
The Lavallette Beach Patrol Summer Swim Programs.
There are two different programs. These programs are designed to
instruct community youth in beach and ocean safety and to improve