Clean Ocean Action


Saturday, October 20th, 2018

9 am-12:30 pm 

Save the date for the 33rd Annual Beach Sweeps!

These locations are tentative and are based on the locations of the Spring 2018 Beach Sweeps.

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Beach Sweeps Cleanup Locations


  • Atlantic City - 
    • South Albany Avenue (Parking will be available on S. Albany Ave)
    • This site has reached capacity! Please consider joining us at S. Albany Avenue, or at any of the other listed locations. Gardner's Basin  (Park at Gardner's Basin, 800 North New Hampshire Ave; meet at Public access Caspian Ave and N. Maine Ave.)
  • Brigantine - This site has reached capacity! Please consider joining us at any of the other listed locations. 17th St. Beach, South (Brigantine Beach Patrol, 1700 17th Street, Brigantine, NJ 08203)
  • Galloway - Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (800 Great Creek Rd., Galloway, NJ 08205) *this cleanup will be held on 4/28/18
  • 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, Ventor City, NJ 08406)


  • Palmyra - Palmyra Cove Nature Park (1335 Route 73 South, Palmyra, NJ 08065) *this cleanup will be held from 10 am-3 pm


  • Avalon - 79th Street beach (meet at Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street beach at 8:00 am) *this location will have a dune grass planting, beach sweep, and lunch provided by the Borough of Avalon!
  • 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)
  • Del Haven - Sunray Beach (end of N Delaware Ave, follow path to beach)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wildwood Crest- Centennial Park (Fern and Ocean Ave)


  • 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
    • North Beach (meet at the dirt lot near Asbury Towers) 
  • Atlantic Highlands
    • Park at Harbor at the end of 1st Ave
      • 8am-10am at Atlantic Highlands Fishing Pier beach
      • 10am-12:30pm at beach at end of First Ave
  • 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 This site has reached capacity! Please consider joining us at any of the other listed locations. 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
  • 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 Longbranch
    • Melrose Terrace THIS SITE HAS MOVED TO: S. Bath Ave (2 S. Bath Ave, Long Branch NJ 07740) Sponsored by ComcastCares
  • Manasquan Main Street Beach (East Main Street and beachfront)
  • Monmouth Beach - Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion (29 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
    • Ferguson Public Beach- old Anchorage beach just north of Sea Bright Bridge (960 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ, 07760)
    • Beachwalk (344 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright, NJ 07760)
    • 2nd Jetty Seafood (140 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright NJ 07760)
  • 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 - 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)
  • Long Beach Island - Wally's Restaurant in Surf City (712 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City NJ 08008)
  • Normandy Beach - 6th Ave Beach
  • 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
  • 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, Seaside Park, NJ)
  • Toms River -
    • Browns Woods Preserve (meet at Save Barnegat Bay 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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