Beaches in Toms River, NJ

 Ortley Beach, NJ

 

 

ORTLEY BEACH

Is located in Toms River and is also known as Dover Beaches South.

It is not that large, in fact, its less than a square mile in area but that doesn' t stop the tourists from visiting during the summer months. Ortley Beach is located between the Borough of Lavallette and the Borough of Seaside Heights.


PARKING

You can always park on the street for free, along the back edge of the boardwalk, and in a public parking lot at the end of 3rd avenue. There is also a parking lot between 6th and 7th avenue, just in front of the Surf Club, where you can pay to park. During the weekends and on holidays it can be difficult to find a parking place close to the beach. Unless you arrive early in the morning, you may have to a few blocks west of the beach.


LIFEGUARDS

Memorial Day weekend the lifeguards begin their season. They are on duty only on the weekends for the first few weeks of the season, then operate daily from June 16th through Labor Day. The lifeguards are stationed on the beach from 9 A.M. until 5 P.M.
You should pay attention to any warnings or directions the lifeguards provide. If you go swimming when the lifeguards are not on the beach - off season or during off hours in the summer - you need to be careful. You should know about riptides and what to do if you find yourself caught in one.


BEACH BADGES


Children 12 or under and local (Toms River or Ortley Beach) seniors 62 and over do not need a beach badge. For anyone else that wants to get onto a lifeguard protected beach - “Beach Badges must be worn at all times, visible on the front of the bathing suit.”

Badges are required from June 16th until Labor day during the time the lifeguards are on duty (9 A.M. until 5 P.M.). The beach is open access at any other time.


You can buy a daily badge from the badge checkers that are stationed on the boardwalk at each of the the beach access points.
The Toms River Recreation Administration Building (1810 Warren Point Rd.). It is open from Mon – Fri, 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can also call them at (732) 341-1000 Ext. 8410 with any questions about badges.
The Toms River Senior Center (652 Garfield Ave).
The Ortley Beach Lifeguard Headquarters (on the boardwalk at 4th Ave.). Their hours are Monday through Sunday, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. on the days lifeguards are on duty, weather permitting. You may also find the lifeguard headquarters open earlier in the season on some days.


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