Clean Ocean Action

Waves of thanks for a fantastic 2023 Beach Sweeps! 

Sea you in 2024!

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View all 70+ Beach Sweeps locations on a map:

(Colored pins indicate different counties)

                                   Beach Sweeps Locations


                                                  ATLANTIC COUNTY

  • Atlantic City - S. Albany Ave Boardwalk (199 S Albany Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401) Sponsored by Atlantic City Electric
  • Atlantic City - S. Florida Ave (2401 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401) Sponsored by Sponsored by Atlantic City Electric and Caesars, Harrah's & Tropicana
  • Brigantine - 17th St. Beach, South (Brigantine Beach Patrol, 1700 17th Street, Brigantine, NJ 08203)
  • Longport - 33rd and Atlantic Ave
  • Margate - Granville Ave
  • Ventnor City - Newport Ave Beach (Community Building: 6500 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406)


                                                   BERGEN COUNTY

  • Englewood Cliffs - Englewood Picnic Area/Boat Basin at Palisades Interstate Park (GPS: 40.875925, -73.946678) In partnership with Palisades Interstate Park Commission and Hudson River Fisherman's Association. Sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club-NY/NJ Chapter

                                                    BURLINGTON COUNTY

  • Chatsworth - Oswego Lake (Oswego Lake Boat Ramp)
  • Palmyra Cove - Palmyra Cove Nature Park *** PLEASE NOTE THE START TIME FOR THIS SITE IS 10 AM; CLEANUP ENDS AT 1 PM. 

                                                   CAPE MAY COUNTY

  • Avalon - 30th St W and Avalon Ave (Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Ave, Avalon NJ 08202) 
  • 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) 
  • North Wildwood - Hereford Inlet Beach (Gazebo at 1st Ave and Surf Ave)
  • Ocean City - Ocean City Music Pier
  • Sea Isle City - Boardwalk at JFK Boulevard (11 43rd, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243) *** PLEASE NOTE THIS SITE IS CANCELLED FOR FALL 2023; CHECK BACK FOR SPRING 2024! 
  • Stone Harbor - 95th Street Beach 
  • Strathmere - Rita Schiavo Memorial Library (801 Commonwealth Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243) *** PLEASE NOTE THIS SITE IS CANCELLED FOR FALL 2023; CHECK BACK FOR SPRING 2024! 
  • Villas - Beach at Village Rd and Bay Dr (500 Village Rd, Villas, NJ 08251) *** PLEASE NOTE THIS SITE IS CANCELLED FOR FALL 2023; CHECK BACK FOR SPRING 2024!  
  • Wildwood Crest - Centennial Park (6700 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260)
  • Wildwood -  Poplar Ave (499 E Poplar Ave) 


                                                    ESSEX COUNTY 

  • Glen Ridge/Montclair
    • Toney's Brook at Glenfield Park (meet at park entrance at Woodland Ave and Pierson Place) Sponsored by Sims Metal
    • "The Glen" (at Bloomfield and Ridgewood Avenue) 


                                                 MIDDLESEX COUNTY



                                                 MONMOUTH COUNTY

                                                                                          County Sponsors:


                                      Additional support provided by Enterprise Holdings Foundation

  • Aberdeen - Fisherman's Parking Lot at Cliffwood Beach (967 Ocean Blvd, Aberdeen Twp NJ; across from Veteran's Memorial Park)
  • Asbury Park- 
    • South Side of Convention Hall   Sponsored by Cohen Water Initiative
    • 1st Ave Beach (820 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712)
  • Atlantic Highlands - First Ave Beach (Seastreak parking lot)
  • Avon-by-the-Sea - Avon Pavilion at Norwood & Ocean (North End of the Beach)
  • Belmar 
    • 3rd Avenue Beach (3rd Ave & Boardwalk)
    • 15th Avenue Beach (1609 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey, 07719) Sponsored by Hatteras
    • L Street (Maclearie Park, 905 NJ-35, Belmar, NJ 07719) 
  • Bradley Beach - Gazebo on Ocean Ave & 5th Ave 
  • Deal - Hathaway Ave 
  • Highlands
    • Popamora Point (369 Shore Dr, Highlands NJ 07732)
    • Snug Harbor (22 Snug Harbor Ave, Highlands NJ 07732)
  • Keansburg - Batting Cages at Beachway (2 Raritan Avenue, Keansburg NJ)
  • Keyport - Cedar Street Park (53 Cedar St, Keyport NJ 07735) Sponsored by Merck Employees Federal Credit Union 
  • Loch Arbour & Allenhurst - Euclid Avenue (99 Ocean Place, Loch Arbour, NJ) 
  • Long Branch -  
  • Manasquan Main Street Beach (East Main Street and beachfront)  Sponsored by Manasquan Bank
  • Middletown Township
    • Bayshore Waterfront Park (719 Port Monmouth Rd, Port Monmouth NJ 07758)
    • Ideal Beach (4 Ocean Avenue, Middletown, NJ)
    • Leonardo Public Beach South (102 Concord Ave; north side of Leonardo State Marina) 
  • Monmouth Beach - Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion (29 N Ocean Avenue, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750) 
  • Neptune City - Volunteer Park (South Riverside Drive, Neptune City, NJ 07753) In partnership with Shark River Cleanup Coalition
  • Ocean Grove - Boardwalk Pavilion
  • Red Bank - Maple Cove
  • Rumson - Municipal Boat Ramp (9 Ave of Two Rivers, Rumson, NJ 07760) 
  • Sandy Hook - Lot D
  • Sea Bright
  • Sea Girt - Boardwalk at Beacon Blvd. Sponsored by Check Cashing Station
  • Spring Lake - South End Pavilion (410 N Ocean Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762) Sponsored by First Atlantic Federal Credit Union


                                                    OCEAN COUNTY 

                                                                                     County Sponsors:



  • Bay Head - Beach House Classic Boardshop (517 Main Ave, Bay Head NJ 08742)
  • Berkeley Twp -Dudley Park (Sycamore Street, Bayville, NJ 08721)
  • Brick
  • Island Beach State Park - Bathing Pavilion #1 (Central Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752)
  • Lavallette - Philadelphia Ave Beach
  • Long Beach Island - Wally's Restaurant in Surf City (712 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City NJ 08008) In partnership with Alliance for a Living Ocean 
  • Mantoloking - Lyman St Beach (1021 Ocean Ave, Mantoloking, NJ 08738)
  • Ocean Gate - Ocean Gate Beach
  • Point Pleasant - Maxson Ave Beach (near Riverfront Park) 
  • Point Pleasant Beach 
  • Seaside Heights - Grant Avenue Beach (Seaside Heights Boardwalk)  Sponsored by Church & Dwight  
  • Seaside Park -
    • 2nd Ave Beach (2nd Ave & Boardwalk, Seaside Park NJ 08752)
    • Midway Beach at 6th Ln (48 Ocean Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752) 
    • Stockton Ave Beach (Stockton Ave & Boardwalk, Seaside Park NJ 08752) 
  • Toms River -
    • Brown's Woods Preserve (meet at Save Barnegat Bay Office: 117 Haines Road Toms River, NJ 08753) In partnership with Save Barnegat Bay 
    • 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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