(Photo Credit Ocean City Daily). 2017 Beach Tags are now on sale! Beach tags are required for children age (12) and up. Pre-Season Tags must be purchased by 11:59PM on May 31 to receive the pre-season discount. After that, on June 1, 2017, seasonal beach tags increase to $25.00. Weekly ($10) and Daily ($5) tags may be purchased during the season. They are not for sale in advance/at a discount. Please Note: The City of Ocean City is not responsible for misplaced, lost, stolen or forgotten beach tags. No refunds or exchanges of beach tags under any circumstances. Caution: Beach tags may come off of bathing suit in water.
BEACH TAGS ARE REQUIRED STARTING JUNE 3, 2017-SEPTEMBER 4, 2017.
Please allow 7 to 14 days for shipping.
~ Limit of 10 tags per online order ~
Daily and Weekly Beach Tags are available once you arrive in Ocean City, available for purchase right on the beach, or at the OC Sale Locations mentioned on this page. Daily tags are $5/ day and weekly tags are $10/ week.
Why Beach tags?
Beach tags are required in most municipalities along the New Jersey coastline. They are a user fee to help offset the local municipalities cost of maintaining their beaches and providing lifeguards and other services such as trash removal, beach cleaning and the purchase of needed equipment and police protection. The cost of these items and all of the other beach benefits are supported by this user fee known as the beach tag. The beach fee program was approved by the residents of Ocean City in 1976 and continued since that time to help offset all the costs associated with the beach.
Free Beach Tags for Active Military Members and Veterans: Starting around May 1, free 2017 tags for veterans and active members of the military will be available seven days a week at the Welcome Center at City Hall. New state laws allow Ocean City to offer the free tags to veterans (the veteran only) and to active military members (including spouse and dependent children over the age of 12). Proper military or veteran ID must be presented to receive a tag. Veterans and military members may also show ID on the beach to receive their free tags.
For additional beach tag information, call 609-399-6111, ext. 9377.