221 Ocean Avenue North, Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 229-0924 (Seasonal Pavilion Office)
(732) 229-7025 (Park Rangers)
Park Brochure & Map
Park opens 7:00am 365 days a year.
Closing time is 9pm through June 7; 9:30pm June 8-July 17; 9pm July 18-August 15.
Beach badges are now available for purchase at Park System Headquarters, Thompson Park, Lincroft, through Friday, June 28. Hours are 8am-4pm, Monday- Friday, excluding holidays. Purchases can be made using cash, check, and credit card.
The Skateplex is open! The in-line skate rink will not reopen as a result of storm damage. No immediate plans are in the works to rebuild the rink but various options are being considered, should funding become available.
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Host your next family or group outing at the brand new picnic tent, just steps from the beach and Tony's Place playground. Reserve your date for exclusive use of the tent for your group to enjoy. Park admission and parking fees apply during peak season. More details here.
In the summer, this 38-acre beach park is a great place to swim, sun and surf. In the off-season, a nice place for quiet walks. Everything needed to enjoy a day at the beach is readily available during the summer months: snack bar, sheltered eating areas, volleyball area, outdoor showers and changing areas, guarded swimming, designated areas for surfing. The park also offers a reservable picnic tent for groups up to 50.
Please be aware that NJ anglers age 16 and up are now required to register with the NJ Saltwater Angler Registry (for free) to fish in marine and fresh tidal waters of NJ. For more information regarding the registration, click here. Also, light-weight cartop vessels such as kayaks or canoes may be launched but, boaters can not drive down to the beach and must carry their vessel from the parking lot to the water. Download application for Boat Launch Pass (PDF).
Admission and parking fees are charged from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. During the rest of the year, admission is free. During each season, the Park System offers seashore-oriented programs at the Activity Center. The park is open every day from 8 am to dusk. From April 1 to October 31, pets are not allowed in the park; pets are not allowed on the beach year-round.
2013 BEACH SEASON & BADGE INFORMATION
Beach badges are now available for purchase at Park System Headquarters, Thompson Park, Lincroft, March 20-Friday, June 28. Hours are 8am-4pm, Monday- Friday, excluding holidays. Purchases can be made using cash, check, and credit card.
Beach badges will also be available for purchase at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch, from 9am to 4pm on weekends and holidays starting May 11th. Daily starting June 15th. Cash or check only at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park. Purchases must be made in person. Download an application for beach badges (PDF).
Lifeguards are on duty weekends only starting Saturday, May 25 and daily from Saturday, June 15 until Monday, September 2. Guarded swimming hours are from 10am to 5pm daily.
Season admission badges are $45 for ages 13-17; $65 for adults 18 to 64; and $25 for adults 65 and older. Season parking passes are $65. (Mid-season rates are available after August 1.) Season badges are effective until September 3.
Weekday admission fees are $7 for individuals 18 years old and over; those 17 and under are free. On weekends and holidays, the fee is $7 for individuals 13 and over; those 12 and under are free. The cost of a daily parking pass is $7. (Updated 4/13)
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S’more Family Fun
Wednesday, August 21 from 7-9pm
Spend an evening at the beach and participate in some fun games and activities! We will cap the night off enjoying marshmallows around the camp fire. For more information, please call (732) 460-1167, ext. 22. FREE!
Winner of the NJRPA 2011-12 Excellence in Design Award
Tony’s Place, named in honor of former Board of Recreation Commissioners Vice-Chairman Dr. Anthony Musella, is a universally accessible playground. It is the second joint venture playground project of the Park System, Challenged Youth Sports (based in Middletown) and Friends of the Parks.
"Summer Fun at Tony's Place" is a program that provides free access to the playground during the summer for children with special needs and their accompanying families. There is no fee but a permit is required. Phone (732) 842-4000, ext. 1 Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm. Reference program #Q3532A.
Located at the North end of Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, the Skateplex features a short paved trail, landscaped open play areas, restrooms, drink vending machines, open shelter with tables, parking and two areas constructed exclusively for skaters. There is a 75'x150' rink for inline skating, hockey and lessons; and a skatepark for both skateboarders and in-line skaters with a bowl and a series of quarter pipes, wedges and fun boxes. See our rules and regulations for the Skateplex.
The skateplex is open year-round, 8am to 1 hour before the posted park closing time and use is subject to weather/safety conditions.
NOTE: An ANSI or SNELL approved helmet must be worn at all times while in the skatepark. Elbow and knee pads are recommended.
More than just a clean place for fun in the sun, this park is also a protected ecological habitat. The Park System regularly reinforces the sand dunes by planting erosion-fighting beach grass. These dunes act as a natural barrier against severe storms and serve as a habitat for threatened bird and plant species. As such, certain areas of the beach are sometimes closed and removed from the beach raking schedule to “let natural processes prevail.” This is done so that various native species may survive and thrive undisturbed.
History of the Site Click on map to open as a PDF.
Long Branch was placed "on the map" in 1869 when President Grant made the city the nation's "Summer Capital," a tradition followed by Presidents Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Harrison, McKinley, and Wilson. In the late 1800s Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park was the site of "The Reservation" that Long Branch businessman Nate Salsbury built for his Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, and Chief Sitting Bull were among the many performers.
Garden State Parkway to exit 105. Follow State Hwy. 36 (Joline Ave.) 6.5 miles to park entrance.
State Hwy. 36 southbound, follow to Joline Ave. traffic light. Turn left. Follow to Park entrance.