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Seven Presidents Beach: The 'Summer Capital'

Beach badge prices and lifeguard hours for Seven Presidents Beach

Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park and Beach is located at 221 Ocean Ave. North, Long Branch and is operated by the Monmouth County Park System.

Long Branch was established as the "Summer Capital by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1869. Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park was built for businessman Nate Salsbury's Buffalo Bill Wild West Show in the late 1800s.

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.

Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park also has a skateplex and Tony's Place playground.

The location is known for its dunes. Seven Presidents Beach is a protected ecological habitat for threatened bird and plant species.

For more information about the beach and park, click here.

Lizzzzzy May 22, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Long Branch is a fun and refreshing experience for lil' toddlers to teens to adults

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