Beach Tags

Beach Tags 2017-05-23T15:15:10+00:00

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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.


Now you can purchase your Stone Harbor beach tags on you mobile device.  

Click here to see how it works:        2017 Stone Harbor Beach tags

Seasonal Beach tags may be purchased (or pickup of pre-paid tags) at 95th St Beach Tag Office 7 days a week 10am-4pm.
REMINDER: Effective June 1st, seasonal tags will be $28.

To purchase tags by mail, send check with name and address, phone number and the number of tags desired. Order form(s) must be received prior to May 31, 2017. Tags will be held under your name at the Beach Tag Office located in the Beach Patrol Building – Beach Tag Office – 95th Street the Beach – (609) 368-6805

Please note: Holiday Beach Tags are accepted throughout the summer season and do not need to be exchanged for seasonal tags.

2017 Seasonal tags through May 31st $23
2017 Seasonal tags beginning June 1st $28
2017 Weekly tags (Saturday – Saturday) $12
2017 Daily tags $6



Veterans Free Beach Tags:

Free Veterans Beach Tags can be picked up at 95th St Beach Tag Office 7 days a week 10am-4pm. Veterans will be issued a specialized veterans tag, not the yearly generic beach tag.

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

–VFW 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.

General Information

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.