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Beach Maintenance

Stone Harbor’s Atlantic Ocean beach is being readied for the summer season.  The Stone Harbor Public Works Department is working hard updating/repairing the beach crossovers and when possible, harvesting sand in an effort to maintain our beautiful beaches.

Please Do Your Part and Discard Trash and Recyclables Appropriately!

The Stone Harbor Mayor and Council has adopted a comprehensive Ordinance eliminating single use plastics within our business community in order to protect the marine life and wildlife of our surrounding waterways.

STONE HARBOR CARES………..Start Today and Change Tomorrow! 


All persons 12 and over must display tags the Friday of Memorial Day weekend to Monday of Labor Day weekend, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Stone Harbor seasonal, pre-paid, and free Veteran beach tags are available for purchase daily at the Beach Tag Office (95th & the Beach) daily from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$32 pre-season
$40 after May 31, 2023
$17 weekly May 31-September 4, 2023
$8 daily May 31-September 4, 2023
Please note: Holiday Beach Tags are accepted throughout the summer season and do not need to be exchanged for seasonal tags.

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

–VFW card

–Viet­nam Vet­er­ans of Amer­ica card

–Dis­abled Vet­er­ans of Amer­ica card

–Marine Corps League card

**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, 110th, 112th, and 122nd Streets. The use of surfboards (with leashes 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.

Lifeguards are on duty 10am to 5pm Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Lifeguard protected beaches are: 81st, 83rd, 86th, 87th, 90th, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 100th, 102nd, 103rd, 105th, 108th, 110th, 112th, 113th, 116th, 117th, 120th & 122nd.

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.