Clean Ocean Action

Click here to register for the Fall Beach Sweeps on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9am-12:30pm!

COA will be implementing COVID-19 protocols at the Fall Beach Sweeps, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. To view COA's COVID-19 protocols for Beach Sweeps volunteers, click here.


Beach Sweeps Cleanup Locations

ATLANTIC COUNTY  

 

  • Brigantine - 17th St. Beach, South (Brigantine Beach Patrol, 1700 17th Street, Brigantine, NJ 08203)
  • Longport - 33rd and Atlantic Ave
  • Ventnor City - Newport Avenue 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

CAPE MAY COUNTY 

  • Avalon - 32nd St W (Avalon Beach Patrol, 3081 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) Sponsored by OceanFirst Foundation
  • North Wildwood
    • Hereford Inlet Beach (Gazebo at 1st Ave and Surf Ave)
  • Stone Harbor - 95th Street Beach
  • Villas - Beach at Village Rd and Bay Dr
  • Wildwood Crest - Centennial Park (6700 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260)

ESSEX COUNTY 

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

MONMOUTH COUNTY

 

  • 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, Asbury Park, NJ 07712) Sponsored by OceanFirst Foundation and NuStar
    • First Ave Beach (878 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)
    • 16th Avenue Beach (1601 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey, 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 (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 -  
    • Brighton Ave Beach
    • Melrose Terrace Beach Sponsored by SERVPro of Eatontown and 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 (1 Concord Avenue & the beach. North side of Leonardo State Marina Launch ramp)
  • Monmouth Beach - Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion (29 Ocean Avenue, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750) Sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Red Bank - Maple Cove (end of Maple Avenue)
  • Rumson - Municipal Boat Ramp (9 Ave of Two Rivers, Rumson, NJ 07760)
  • Sea Bright
    • Anchorage Public Beach (north of Sea Bright Bridge, 960 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ, 07760)
    • Sea Bright Public Beach Pavilion (1097 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.

OCEAN COUNTY 

  • Bay Head - Beach House Classic Boardshop (517 Main Ave/Rt 35, Bay Head NJ 08742)
  • Island Beach State Park - Bathing Pavilion #1 (Central Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752)
  • Lavallette - Philadelphia Ave Beach
  • Little Egg Harbor - Seven Bridges Road/Great Bay Blvd (Boat Ramp at Great Bay Blvd: 39.563359, -74.342069)
  • Long Beach Island - Wally's Restaurant in Surf City (712 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City NJ 08008)
  • Ocean Gate - Ocean Gate Beach (228 E Longport Ave, Ocean Gate, NJ 08740)
  • 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 and OceanFirst Foundation
    • Maryland Avenue Sponsored by Baine Contracting
  • Seaside Park -
    • 2nd Ave Beach (2nd Ave & Boardwalk, Seaside Park NJ 08752)
    • 24th Ave Bayside (Island Beach State Marina; 270 24th Ave, 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) 

 

Take your Beach Sweeping to the next level and become a Beach Captain! For more information, contact outreach@cleanoceanaction.org.


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


Know of a beach, riverfront, or stream in need? Contact us with more information at info@(Spam protected email address)CleanOceanAction.org


Thanks to our Supporting Organizations:

D'Alessio's Bagel Express, NuStar Energy, L.P., Ricoh USA, Rotary Club Interact, Booskerdoo Coffee, Water Witch Coffee

Headquarters:

49 Avenel Blvd.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Field Office:

Gateway National Recreation Area
Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Voice: (732) 872-0111
FAX: (732) 872-8041


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