Information on Cape May Beach Tags

Cape May Beach tags are required effective April 1st and can be purchased from the City of Cape May at the address below.

For those that may be unfamiliar with the Jersey Shore, beach tags are required on all persons 12 years of age and over on all city beaches from 10 am – 5:30 pm at all times Beaches are open or when lifeguards are on duty.

Beach tags will be available for purchase in person and at the City Hall Tax Office, located at 643 Washington Street …

To order send check, made payable to: “City of Cape May “

Cape May Beaches NJ

Order your Beach Tags for Cape May Beaches in NJ Early and Save!

How Much are Seasonal Beach Tags for Cape May Beaches?

Cape May beaches are open 7 days per week, 10a.m. to 5p.m. The most current prices for season, weekly and daily badges are listed below:

Beginning April 1st:

  • Seasonal $28.00
  • Weekly (Saturday – Saturday) $15.00
  • Three Day $10.00
  •  Daily $ 6.00

Cape May New Jersey Residents or Property Owners

If you own a home in Cape May NJ that you visit or rent out to tenants, you should provide beach tags for your occupants. In order for property owners to receive this discounted rate, beach tags must be either- picked up at the City Tax Office or ordered directly from the City of Cape May at the following address:

  • Limit of 5 beach tags per person
  • Beach Tags purchased from December through March 30th
  • $15.00 if purchased in person
  • $15.75 if purchased by mail. Send check or money order $15.75 for each tag to:

Cape May Beach Tag Purchases

City of Cape May  Beach Tags- Checks should be made payable to “City of Cape May”
643 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ 08204

Cape May Beach Tags for the Jersey Shore

Cape May Beach Tags for the New Summer Season are Required


Get Ready for Upcoming Summer Trips or Vacations to Cape May

CAPE MAY Beaches in NJ are Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.


Cost for Visitor Beach Tags

The current fees (Summer 2013) are as followed:

Daily- $5.00, Three-Day Pass- $10.00, Weekly (Saturday-to-Sunday) $15.00, Season $28.00, Ages 11 and Younger are Free


More Information About Cape May Beaches in NJ

Lifeguards: 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Facilities: Permanent restrooms/changing facilities on Beach Avenue at Second, Broadway, Windsor, Gurney, Philadelphia, Trenton and Wilmington intersections. Open-air rinsing stations all along the beachfront.

Visitors with Beach Tags/Badges in Cape May, NJ

Parking: Metered parking along the beachfront, with free parking available on side streets several blocks from the beach.

Rules: Coolers and food permitted. No alcohol. No restrictions on beach tents, umbrellas or canopies for daytime use. No bonfires or cooking permitted. Overnight camping prohibited. Ball playing and other games allowed away from beach bathers.

Handicapped access:Ramps to boardwalk at 17 streets along Beach Drive, with ramps from boardwalk to beach at Broadway, Third and Cove, Grant and Gurney streets and Trenton Avenue. Surf wheelchairs available at nine locations, with reservations suggested. Call (609) 884-9570 and chairs will be delivered by Beach Patrol. Four handicapped-accessible restrooms on boardwalk along Beach Drive. Parking meter fees throughout Cape May waived for vehicles displaying windshield placard or license plate.

Food and drink vendors across Beach Avenue all along the beachfront.

Attractions: Volleyball nets at Steger Beach (Beach Avenue and Jackson Street) and Second Avenue Beach; Cape May Family Treasure Hunts throughout the summer; free Monday evening concerts at Rotary bandstand; Cape May Music Festival May 26-June 13; trolley tours; Father’s Day Fishing Trip June 16; Fourth of July fireworks and parade July 6; Movies on the Beach throughout season; 81st Queen Maysea coronation July 31; William Moore birthday summer social Aug. 10; Art and Antiques in the park Aug. 17; Mid-Atlantic $500,000 fishing tournament Aug 18-23; Jersey Tomato Festival Aug. 31,

Etc: There’s a dog park at 705 Lafayette St., $10 weekly fee, $20, seasonal. Bicycle and surrey rentals, Jet Ski and WaveRunner rentals.

More information:
 Town website or (609) 884-9567.