Clean Ocean Action

COA's 34th Annual Spring Beach Sweeps will be held on

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Registration for the Spring Beach Sweeps will open mid-February 2019.

View the site location map or view the list of sites from the 2018 Beach Sweeps below.

34th Annual Beach Sweeps

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

9 am-12:30 pm

Registration will open in mid-February




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 - Sponsored by Atlantic City Electric
    • 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)


  • 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
  • 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 Can'D Aid Foundation, Jersey Central Power & Light and NuStar Energy
    • 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) Sponsored by Jersey Central Power & Light
    • 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 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
  • 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, Jersey Central Power & Light and NuStar
    • 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
    • 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) 

Interested in taking your Beach Sweeping to the next level? Become a Beach CaptainFor more information, contact info@(Spam protected email address)

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

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