Clean Ocean Action

Register for COA's 33rd Annual Fall 2018 Beach Sweeps at over 60 NJ locations (listed below) on Saturday, October 20th. View the site location map.

33rd Annual Beach Sweeps!

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

9 am-12:30 pm



Want to see your favorite beach or waterfront spot on the list?

Email outreach@(Spam protected email address) to learn more about becoming a volunteer Beach Captain! Click here for more information.

Volunteers age 15-18 are invited to apply to become a Junior Beach Sweeps Captain! Click here for application and more information.

Beach Sweeps Cleanup Locations


  • Atlantic City - 
    • South Albany Avenue
    • 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 Ave Beach (3210 Atlantic Ave, Longport NJ 08403)
  • Margate - Granville Ave (Martin Bloom Community Pavilion)
  • Ventnor City - Newport Avenue Beach (Community Building: 6500 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406)


  • Palmyra - Palmyra Cove Nature Park (1335 Route 73 South, Palmyra, NJ 08065) **this cleanup will be held on 10/13


  • Avalon - Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street beach at 8:00 am)
  • Cape May 
    • Nature Center of Cape May (1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204) Sponsored by ComcastCares
    • 2nd Avenue Beach (Jetty Motel: 2nd Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204)
  • Cape May Point - Sunset Beach (502 Sunset Blvd, Cape May Point, NJ 08212)
  • North Wildwood 
    • E 16th Ave beach (Beach Patrol building)
    • Hereford Inlet Beach (Gazebo at 1st Ave and Surf Ave)
  • Ocean City - Ocean City Music Pier (825 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226) Sponsored by ComcastCares
  • Sea Isle City - JFK Boulevard **this cleanup will be held on 10/13 (Volunteers will receive complimentary t-shirts from Approach Clothing Company, lunch from Mike's Seafood Restaurant, and vouchers for free ice cream cones from Spinners Pizza, Ice Cream & Grill)
  • Stone Harbor - 95th Street Beach
  • Villas - Village Rd. and Bay Drive
  • Wildwood - Poplar Avenue Beach (Groff's Restaurant - 423 E. Magnolia Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260) Sponsored by ComcastCares


  • Glen Ridge/Montclair
    • Glenfield Park (meet at park entrance at Woodland Avenue and Pierson Place) 
    • "The Glen" (at Bloomfield and Ridgewood Avenue)  


  • South Amboy/Sayreville - Raritan Bay Waterfront Park (John T O'Leary Blvd, South Amboy NJ 08879)




  • Aberdeen - Fisherman's Parking Lot at Cliffwood Beach (967 Ocean Blvd, Aberdeen Twp NJ; across from roller rink at Veteran's Memorial Park)
  • Asbury Park - 
    • Convention Hall - North End of Convention Hall at Boardwalk  (1300 Ocean Avenue, New Jersey, 07712) Sponsored by NuStar Energy and Can'd Aid Foundation
    • North Beach (meet at the dirt lot near Asbury Towers) 
  • Atlantic Highlands - Harbor parking lot
  • Avon-by-the-Sea - Avon Pavilion at Norwood & Ocean (North End of the Beach)
  • Belmar 
    • 3rd Avenue Beach (3rd Ave & Boardwalk) 
    • 16th Avenue Beach (Dunkin' Donuts: 1601 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey, 07719)
  • Bradley Beach - Lifeguard Station at Lareine Ave and Ocean Ave
  • Deal - Hathaway Avenue
  • Highlands
    • Popamora Point (369 Shore Dr, Highlands NJ 07732)
    • Snug Harbor Ave
  • Keansburg - Batting Cages (275 Beachway Avenue)
  • Keyport - Cedar Street (Cedar St and Pine St., parking on Pine St)
  • Loch Arbour & Allenhurst - Euclid Avenue (105 Euclid Avenue, Loch Arbour, 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 Long Branch
    • S. Bath Ave Boardwalk Sponsored by ComcastCares
  • Manasquan Main Street Beach (East Main Street and beachfront)
  • Monmouth Beach - Monmouth Beach Cultural Center (128 Ocean Avenue, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750) Sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and ComcastCares
  • Middletown Township
    • Bayshore Waterfront Park (719 Port Monmouth Rd, Port Monmouth NJ 07758)
    • Ideal Beach (4 Ocean Avenue, Middletown, NJ)
    • Leonardo Public Beach South (1 Concord Avenue & the beach. North side of Leonardo State Marina Launch ramp)
  • Ocean Grove - Boardwalk Pavilion (One block to the north of Ocean Vista Hotel - 13 Ocean Avenue, Ocean Grove, New Jersey 07756)
  • Red Bank - Maple Cove (end of Maple Avenue)
  • Rumson - Municipal Boat Ramp (9 Ave of Two Rivers, Rumson, NJ 07760)
  • Sandy Hook - meet at Lot D
  • Sea Bright
    • Anchorage Public Beach (north of Sea Bright Bridge, 960 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ, 07760)
    • Beachwalk (344 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright, NJ 07760)
    • Sea Bright Public Beach (1099 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright NJ 07760)
  • Sea Girt - Boardwalk at Beacon Blvd
  • Spring Lake - South End Pavilion (north of Spring Lake Beach department - 410 Ocean Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762)
  • Union Beach - Florence Ave & Front St.


  • Bay Head - Beach House Classic Boardshop (517 Main Ave/Rt 35, Bay Head NJ 08742) Sponsored by ComcastCares
  • Brick -  Brick Beach 1 on Rt 35 N (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 St. Pio Church, 1200 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735)
  • Little Egg Harbor - Parkertown Docks (300 Dock St, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087) 
  • Long Beach Island - Wally's Restaurant in Surf City (712 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City NJ 08008)
  • Pt. Pleasant -
    • End of Maxson Ave at River Rd (near Riverfront Park)
  • Pt. Pleasant Beach 
    • Jenkinson's Aquarium on the Boardwalk (300 Boardwalk, Pt Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742)  Sponsored by Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Aquarium
    • Maryland Avenue Sponsored by Baine Contracting
  • Seaside Heights - Grant Avenue Boardwalk (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)
    • 2nd Ave Beach (2nd Ave & Boardwalk, Seaside Park NJ 08752)
    • Midway Beach (6th Lane, South Seaside Park, NJ)
    • Stockton Ave Beach (Stockton Ave & Boardwalk, Seaside Park NJ 08752)
  • Toms River -
    • Browns Woods Preserve (meet at Save Barnegat Bay Office: 117 Haines Road Toms River, NJ 08753) 
    • Normandy Beach at 6th Ave
    • Ortley Beach at 3rd Ave (St. Elisabeth's Chapel - 5 3rd Ave, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751) 

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