Clean Ocean Action




30th Anniversary 

October 24, 2015

9:00 am - 12:30pm (unless noted below)

Please pre-register for the Beach Sweeps here 

These locations are tentative and please note that the specific directions next to each location put you close to the site, but you may be required to walk to the exact site to find the captain. COA will notify you if changes are made after you register. Click here for the 2015 Beach Sweeps poster. 



  • Atlantic City - Albany Avenue (199 S. Albany Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401)
  • Oceanville - Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (800 Great Creek Rd. Oceanville, NJ 08231) 
  • Longport - 33rd and Atlantic Avenue Beach (Library: 2305 Atlantic Ave. Longport, NJ 08403
  • Margate - Granville Avenue Beach (Library: 8100 Atlantic Ave. Margate City, NJ 08402
  • Ventnor City - Newport Avenue Beach (Community Building: 6500 Atlantic Ave, Ventor City, NJ 08406
  • Brigantine - 17th St. Beach, South (Brigantine Beach Patrol, 1700 17th Street, Brigantine, NJ 08203
  • Egg Harbor Township - Longport Dog/Malibu Beach 


  • Avalon - 32nd St. South (Uncle Bill's Cake & Steak House: 3189 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202 - meeting location will be south of this restaurant closer to the beach on the ocean side. 
  • Cape May - 
    • Nature Center of Cape May (1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204)
    • 2nd Avenue Beach (Jetty Motel: 2nd Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204)
  • Del Haven - Sunray Beach (meeting at Sunray Beach- at the end of N. Delaware Ave, and follow the path to the beach)
  • North Wildwood - 15th Avenue at Beach Patrol Building (Lifeguard Building: 15th Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ 08260)
  • Ocean City -
    • Music Pier - 825 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226
  • Sea Isle City - John F. Kennedy Boulevard Beach *Cancelled for Fall 2015*
  • Stone Harbor - 96th Street Beach (Stone Harbor Womens Civic Club- 96th Street, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247)
  • Wildwood - Poplar Avenue Beach (Groff's Restaurant - 423 E. Magnolia Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260)
  • Wildwood Crest - Centennial Park (E. Fern Avenue and Ocean Avenue) *this event will take place on September 19th from 9 -12 
  • Villas - Village Rd. and Bay Drive (meet at the dead end by the beach access)


  • 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)  


  • Old Bridge Waterfront Park - at the Hoff Pavilion (click here for a GoogleMap location) 
  • South Amboy
    • Fisherman's Beach 


  • Aberdeen - Fisherman's Parking Lot at Cliffwood Beach
  • Allenhurst/Loch Arbour - Euclid Avenue (105 Euclid Avenue, Loch Arbor, NJ)
  • Asbury Park -  
    • Convention Hall at the Boardwalk (1300 Ocean Avenue, New Jersey, 07712)
    • 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
    • First Avenue Beach (Belmar Fishing Club: 100 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, NJ 07719)
    • 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 - 
    • Philips Avenue (intersection of Deal Avenue and Ocean Avenue - north of Deal Casino)
  • Highlands -
    • Snug Harbor Avenue Beach - (south of Highlands Borough Community Building – 22 Snug Harbor Avenue, Highlands, NJ 07732)
    • Popamora Pt. on Shore Drive (369 Shore Drive, Highlands 07732) 
  • Keansburg -
    • Batting Cages ((275 Beachway Avenue)
    • Keansburg Library (Shore Boulevard)
    • Baywalk West (Beachway & Laurel) 
  • Keyport - Cedar Street (Cedar Street is perpendicular to Pine Street) 
  • Long Branch -  
    • Pier Village (meet at public access point, at Melrose Terrace and Ocean Avenue)
  • Manasquan - Riddle Beach Gazebo (East Main Street and beachfront)
  • Middletown Twp
    • Leonardo Public Beach South (1 Concord Avenue & the beach. North side of Leonardo State Marine Launch ramp)
    • Ideal Beach (Ideal beach entrance at Ocean and Bayside)
    • Bayshore Waterfront Park (719 Port Monmouth Rd. Port Monmouth,NJ 07758) 
  • Monmouth Beach - Bathing Pavilion (Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion: 29 Ocean Avenue, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750)
  • Neptune City - Memorial Park
  • Ocean Grove - Boardwalk Pavilion (One block to the north of Ocean Vista Hotel- 13 Ocean Avenue, Ocean Grove, New Jersey 07756--directly on the boardwalk on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Ocean Pathway)
  • Red Bank - Maple Cove (end of Maple Avenue)
  • Sandy Hook - Lot D
  • Sea Bright - 
    • Borough Hall (1067 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, NJ, 07760)
    • Public Beach (1099 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, NJ, 07760 -meet in parking lot)
    • Public access across from old Anchorage Building (just north of Public Beach 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
  • West Long Branch - Franklin Lake Park *cleanup will be 9:00 am - 11:00 am


  • Bay Head - Central Market (intersection of Ocean Avenue and Main Street in Bay Head)
  • Brick -  Brick Beach 2
  • Lakewood - Lake Carasaljo (meet across from St. Mary's Church on Route 9)
  • Lavallette - Philadelphia Avenue Beach (North of Ben Fraklin 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)
  • Ocean Gate - Wildwood Avenue Pier
  • 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)  
    • Maryland Avenue
  • Seaside Heights - Grant Avenue, Ocean Beach (just north of Jimbo's - 715 Boardwalk Seaside Heights, NJ 08751)
  • Seaside Park - 
    • Second Avenue
    • Island Beach State Park - Bathing Pavilion #1 (Central Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752)
    • Stockton Avenue (The Sawmill - 1807 Boardwalk, Seaside Park, NJ 08752)
  • Midway Beach -  (48 South Ocean Avenue, 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 Avenue (St. Elisabeth's Chapel - 5 3rd Avenue, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751) 

This year, COA is celebrating the Beach Sweeps 30th Anniversary. Help us celebrate these 30 years at a beach near you! 

Interested in taking your Beach Sweeping to the next level?! Become a Beach CaptainFor more information, please contact Catie Tobin.

 The following locations need Beach Captains:

- Highlands, Popamora Point

- Bay Head, Central Market

View Fall 2015 Beach Sweep Sites in a full screen map

Main Office:
Clean Ocean Action
18 Hartshorne Drive, Suite 2
Highlands, NJ 07732
Voice: (732) 872-0111
FAX: (732) 872-8041

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