Clean Ocean Action

Spring Beach Sweeps: COVID-19 Update

Clean Ocean Action has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, and our entire team remained optimistic that a modified form of the Beach Sweeps might be able to take place on April 25th. However, due to the extension of the federal lockdown through April 30, we will be cancelling the Spring Beach Sweeps this year to ensure public safety.

We know this is just as disappointing for you as it is for us. In 34 years, this is only the second time that the Beach Sweeps have been cancelled (the last time was due to a hurricane). In rain or shine, Beach Sweeps volunteers have showed their commitment to a clean ocean by getting feet on the beach and hands in the sand every April and October – all made possible by you. We remain optimistic that we will be able to do so again at the Fall Beach Sweeps on October 24th.

Beach Sweeps Cleanup Locations



  • Atlantic City - Sponsored by Atlantic City Electric
    • S Albany Ave (199 S Albany Ave, Atlantic City, NJ)
    • 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)
  • Galloway - Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (800 Great Creek Road, Galloway, NJ 08205) In partnership with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Longport - 33rd and Atlantic Ave
  • Margate - Granville Ave (Martin Bloom Community Pavilion)
  • Ventnor City - Newport Avenue Beach (Community Building: 6500 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406) Sponsored by Bank of America


  • Englewood Cliffs - Englewood Picnic Area/Boat Basin at Palisades Interstate Park (GPS: 40.875925, -73.946678Sponsored by Bank of America, in partnership with Palisades Interstate Park Commission and Hudson River Fisherman's Association


  • Palmyra - Palmyra Cove Nature Park (1335 Route 73 South, Palmyra, NJ 08065)


  • 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) Sponsored by ComcastCares
    • 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 (825 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226) Sponsored by ComcastCares 
  • Sea Isle City - JFK Boulevard Sponsored by Bank of America
  • Stone Harbor - 95th Street Beach
  • Villas - Village Rd and Bay Dr at beach
  • Wildwood - Poplar Avenue Beach (Groff's Restaurant - 423 E. Magnolia Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260)
  • Wildwood Crest - Centennial Park (6700 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260)


  • 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) Sponsored by Bank of America



  • 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 NuStar
    • First Ave Beach (878 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
  • Atlantic Highlands
    • First Ave Beach (Seastreak parking lot)
    • Popamora Point (369 Shore Dr, Highlands NJ 07732)
  • 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 - Snug Harbor
  • 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 Sponsored by ComcastCares
    • 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) and ComcastCares
  • 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 (Hartshorne Dr, Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NJ 07732
  • Sea Bright
    • Anchorage Public Beach (north of Sea Bright Bridge, 960 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ, 07760)
    • Sea Bright 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.


  • Bay Head - Beach House Classic Boardshop (517 Main Ave/Rt 35, Bay Head NJ 08742)
  • Bayville - Amherst Dr Beach (73 Amherst Drive, Bayville, NJ 08721)
  • 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 Ave Beach
  • Little Egg Harbor - Parkertown Docks (39.609813, -74.292869)
  • Long Beach Island
    • Beach Haven Lifeguard Headquarters (59 Centre St, Beach Haven, NJ 08008)
    • 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
    • Maryland Avenue Sponsored by Baine Contracting
  • Seaside Heights - Grant Ave
  • 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

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)

Thanks to our Supporting Organizations:

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


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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