Clean Ocean Action

COA's 33rd Annual Beach Sweeps will take place on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 and Saturday, October, 20th, 2018! Pre-registration for the 2018 Spring Beach Sweeps in April will open in early 2018. 

Beach Sweeps Cleanup Locations


  • Atlantic City - 
    • Park Place Boardwalk* (24 Park Pl, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, at the NJ Korean War Memorial) Complimentary parking at 1809 Pacific Ave Sponsored by Atlantic City Electric *Please note that location has been updated as of 10/18/17.
    • Gardner's Basin Gardner's Basin (Park at Gardner's Basin, 800 North New Hampshire Ave; meet at Public access Caspian Ave and N. Maine Ave.)
  • Brigantine - 17th St. Beach, South (Brigantine Beach Patrol, 1700 17th Street, Brigantine, NJ 08203
  • Longport - 33rd and Atlantic Avenue Beach (Library: 2305 Atlantic Ave. Longport, NJ 08403)
  • Margate - Coolidge Beach (Coolidge Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402) Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors 
  • Ventnor City - Newport Avenue Beach (Community Building: 6500 Atlantic Ave, Ventor City, NJ 08406 


  • Palmyra
    • Palmyra Cove Nature Park (1335 Route 73 South, Palmyra, NJ 08065)


  • Avalon - 32nd Street Beach 
  • Cape May 
    • Nature Center of Cape May (1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204) (Note-This will be held on Sat. October 14th)
    • 2nd Avenue Beach (Jetty Motel: 2nd Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204)
  • Ocean City - Ocean City Music Pier- Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk (825 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226) 
  • Stone Harbor - 96th Street Beach 
  • Villas - Village Rd. and Bay Drive (meet at the dead end by the beach access)
  • Wildwood - Poplar Avenue Beach (Groff's Restaurant - 423 E. Magnolia Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260)
  • Wildwood Crest- Centennial Park (Fern and Ocean Ave)


  • Glen Ridge/Montclair
    • Toney's Brook at Glenfield Park (meet near entrance at Woodland Avenue and Pierson Place) 
    • "The Glen" (at Bloomfield and Ridgewood Avenue)  


  • Raritan Bay Water Front Park - South Amboy/Sayreville



  • Aberdeen - Fisherman's Parking Lot at Cliffwood Beach
  • Asbury Park - 
    • Convention Hall  - North End of Convention Hall at Boardwalk  (1300 Ocean Avenue, New Jersey, 07712)  Sponsored by Brookdale Community College Student Life & Activities and Jersey Central Power & Light
    • North Beach (meet at the dirt lot near Asbury Towers) 
  • Atlantic Highlands - Harbor (parking lot on First Avenue)
  • Avon - Avon Pavilion at Norwood & Ocean (North End of the Beach)
  • Belmar 
    • 3rd Avenue Beach (3rd Ave & Boardwalk) Sponsored by Jersey Central Power & Light
    • 16th Avenue Beach (Dunkin' Donuts: 1601 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey, 07719)
  • Bradley Beach - Gazebo at 5th and Ocean Ave (Brinley Manor- 108 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach, New Jersey 07720- 5th avenue is the next block over to the south)
  • Deal - Hathaway Avenue
  • Ideal Beach - (4 Ocean Avenue, Middletown, NJ)
  • Keansburg - Batting Cages (275 Beachway Avenue)
  • Keyport - Cedar Street (Cedar Street is perpendicular to Pine Street)
  • Leonardo- Public Beach South (1 Concord Avenue & the beach. North side of Leonardo State Marine Launch ramp)
  • Loch Arbour & Allenhurst - Euclid Avenue (105 Euclid Avenue, Loch Arbor, NJ)
  • Long Branch -  
    • Madison Ave Beach (Madison Ave & the Boardwalk; just north of the Ocean Place Resort & Spa; parking is available in a lot on the corner of S. Broadway and 2nd Ave [access on 2nd Ave]) Sponsored by SERVPro of Eatontown and Longbranch
  • Manasquan Main Street Beach (East Main Street and beachfront)
  • Monmouth Beach - Bathing Pavilion (Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion: 29 Ocean Avenue, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750)
  • Ocean Grove - Boardwalk Pavilion (13 Ocean Avenue, Ocean Grove, New Jersey 07756--directly on the boardwalk on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Ocean Pathway) 
  • Port Monmouth - Monmouth County Parks System Bayshore Waterfront Park (719 Port Monmouth Rd. Port Monmouth, NJ 07758)
  • Red Bank - Maple Cove (end of Maple Avenue)
  • Rumson - Victory Park, Lafayette St, Rumson, NJ 07760
  • Sandy Hook - Lot D
  • Sea Bright - 
    • Ferguson Public Beach- Public Access at old Anchorage beach just north of Sea Bright bridge  (960 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ, 07760)
    • Beachwalk (344 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright, NJ 07760)
    • Main Public Beach at River Street in center of town (1093 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, NJ, 07760 -meet in parking lot)
  • Sea Girt - Boardwalk at Beacon Boulevard (Sea Girt Lifeguard Headquarters- 2 Ocean Avenue, Sea Girt, New Jersey 08750)
  • Spring Lake - South End Pavilion (north of Spring Lake Beach department - 410 Ocean Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762)
  • Union Beach - Front and Florence Avenues


  • Bay Head - Beach House Classic Boardshop, 517 Main Ave (Rt 35), Bay Head, NJ 08742
  • Brick -  Brick Beach 1 (300 Ocean Blvd. Mantoloking, NJ 08738)
  • Island Beach State Park - Bathing Pavilion #1 (Central Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752)
  • Lavallette - Philadelphia Avenue Beach (North of Ben Franklin 5-10 Store: 1205 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735)
  • Long Beach Island -  Alliance for a Living Ocean office (1101 Central Ave. Suite A. Ship Bottom, NJ 08008)
  • Pt. Pleasant -
    • Maxson and River Avenue (near Riverfront Park – River Rd. Pt. Pleasant, NJ 08742)
  • Pt. Pleasant Beach 
    • Jenkinson's Aquarium on the Boardwalk (300 Boardwalk, Pt Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742)  Sponsored by Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Aquarium and NuStar Energy and Jersey Central Power & Light
    • Maryland Avenue Sponsored by Baine Contracting
  • Seaside Heights - Grant Avenue, Ocean Beach (just north of Jimbo's - 715 Boardwalk Seaside Heights, NJ 08751)
  • Seaside Park - 
    • 24th Ave Bayside Beach, (S Bayview Ave & 24th Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752)
    • Second Avenue
    • Stockton Avenue (The Sawmill - 1807 Boardwalk, Seaside Park, NJ 08752)
    • Midway Beach-(6th Lane, Seaside Park, NJ)
  • Toms River -
    • Brown's Wood Preserve (meet at Barnegat Bay Partnership Office: 117 Haines Road Toms River, NJ 08753) 
    • Ortley Beach at 3rd Ave (St. Elisabeth's Chapel - 5 3rd Ave, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751)

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