Ortley Beach: Surfing, Joey Harrison's
Beach badge prices, lifeguard hours
Toms River has its own oceanfront, in the Ortley Beach section of town. The municipal beach is centered around 2nd and 4th streets, but at the center of the boardwalk, you’ll find Joey Harrison’s Surf Club, a privately owned beach with live entertainment, food and drinks.
Ortley Beach — Municipal Beach
Seasonal passes to Ortley Beach are $35 in the pre-season. The price increases to $50 on May 29.
Toms River residents age 62 and older are entitled to a lifetime senior beach pass for free.
Seasonal and senior passes can be purchased at the Toms River Recreation Administration Building (1810 Warren Point Road), open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For questions about beach badges, call is 732-341-1000 Ext. 8415
During the summer, season passes may also be purchased at 4th Avenue Lifeguard Headquarters in Ortley Beach. Daily badges cost $7 and $8 on the weekends and are available at beach entrances. Children younger than 12 are free.
Ortley Beach opens on Memorial Day weekend. Lifeguards are on duty weekends only until mid-June. Thereafter through Labor Day, lifeguards are on duty daily. Lifeguard hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Surfing is permitted only on 2nd Ave.
Public restrooms are located on the boardwalk at the end of Fielder Ave and at the Lifeguard Station at 4th and Ocean avenues. These locations also offer handicapped entrances to the beach front.
Free street parking is available year round.
Seasonal ($75) and daily ($7) badges are available on site at Surf Club Beach. Surf Club offers a food court, bar, on the beach wait-staff service, showers, and restrooms.
Lifeguards at Surf Club are on duty from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The entrance to the beach is on Ocean Avenue, just south of 6th Ave.
For Surf Club Beach questions, call 732-830-8000.