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Beach Tag Information
All persons 12 and over must display tags the Friday of Memorial weekend to Monday of Labor Day weekend, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
HOLIDAY BEACH TAGS
Available for purchase for $23 per tag while supplies last inside Stone Harbor Borough Hall (9508 Second Ave.)
2018 Holiday Beach Tag Update: 11/29/2017
True to his word, Santa has delivered more 2018 Holiday Beach Tags!
Available now @ Borough Hall, 9508 Second Avenue
Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:00pm
Holiday Beach Tags will also be available for sale at the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce Office, 212 96th Street
Saturday December 2nd, December 9th & December 16th and Friday December 22nd
From 10:00am to 3:00pm
In person purchase only, we are unable to fulfill mail requests.
Please note: Holiday Beach Tags are accepted throughout the summer season and do not need to be exchanged for seasonal tags.
Find out more about the American Oystercatcher featured in our exclusive 2018 Holiday Beach Tag.
Veterans Free Beach Tags:
Veterans will be issued a specialized veterans tag, not the yearly generic beach tag, beginning in the spring.
Documentation required issuing free Veterans Beach Tag: All veterans must appear in person and provide a copy of their DD 214 Form which indicated that they have been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or any of the following:
–Cape May County Veterans card, issued by the county
–American Legion card
–Vietnam Veterans of America card
–Disabled Veterans of America card
–Marine Corps League card
In addition Veteran must show photo id for proof of identification and completion of Borough of Stone Harbor Beach Tag tracking form.
The proof of veteran’s status will be kept on file with the Borough. If proof is on file veteran will only need to show Proof of identification in subsequent years in order to be issued the free beach Tag.
Each year a control sheet will be maintained by Beach Tag Supervisor. Such control sheet must include Name of Veteran, Checkmark that DD 214 Form or other approved identification is on file, Tag Number issued and date issued.
Control Sheet will be held by Front Desk receptionist prior to Memorial Day weekend. At that time all information will be forwarded to Beach Tag Supervisor. At end of season, any unissued tags and Control Sheet will be turned into the Chief Financial Officer. Chief Financial Officer will verify that the all tags issued are properly recorded on control sheet at end of season.
Beach Tag Supervisor will submit a monthly report to CFO indicating number of Free Veterans tags issued.
**Policy is subject to change once official rules and regulations are promulgated by the State of New Jersey.
***There is no change in policy for issuing free beach tags to Active Duty Military and families. These tags will only be issued at Beach Tag office during normal business hours after Memorial Day weekend.
Swimming, rafts and surfboards are permitted at designated beaches only. Unless noted otherwise designated beaches are for swimming only. Swimming and rafting beaches are all designated beaches except 81st, 86th, 105th, 110th, 112th, and 122nd Streets. The use of surfboards (with leases attached) are permitted at the beaches at 81st and 110th Streets only. Kayaks are permitted at 122nd Street through 126th Street only, and life jackets must be worn at all times while in the water.
The following are prohibited on the beach:
Picnics, Alcoholic Beverages, Fires, Glass Bottles, Sleeping from sunset to sunrise.
SAILCRAFT must be licensed and beached at designated areas only.
Vehicles are permitted on the beach by permit only from October 1 through March 31st. For information regarding permits, call 368-5102. Permits are issued the day after Labor Day until March the following year.