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2017 Avalon Beach Tag Inspector Invitation Letter

2017 Avalon Beach Tag Inspector Application

2017 Avalon Beach Patrol Lifeguard Test Information

2017 Avalon Beach Patrol Application

2017 Avalon Beach Patrol and Tag Checker Application Instructions

Avalon Now Offers Seasonal Beach Tag Sales From Your Smartphone!

The Borough of Avalon has partnered with Viply to provide another way for residents and visitors to purchase seasonal beach tags for the upcoming summer season.  The seasonal beach tags are available via mobile app for smart phones for both Apple and Android devices.

Individuals who are interested in reserving seasonal beach tags simply download the mobile app, purchase the requested number of seasonal beach tags, and pick up the actual beach tags upon their visit to Avalon from any beach tag checkers or at the Avalon Beach Tag Booth located at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue, which opens April 1st.  To redeem the tag, the customer presses “scan now” in the Viply app and points the camera at the QR code displayed by the beach tag checker or at the booth.  The phone will then display how many beach tags were purchased and the tags will be handed to the customer.

All sales are final and no refunds will be offered; a small service fee will be applied for each transaction.  Avalon offers seasonal beach tags at the preseason rate of $23 through May 31st; on June 1st, the price of a seasonal beach tag increases to $28 for the balance of the season.  Beach tags may be purchased via the Viply app anytime now through the end of the season.

Individuals may view the Viply Pass Avalon Beach Tag app at www.viplypass.com/avalon-beach-tags/.

The Avalon Beach Tag Booth will be open weekends starting on April 1st from 10:00am through 4:00pm; the Booth opens for the season daily starting on May 1st.  Beach tags are required for all individuals 12 years or older between the hours of 10:00am until 5:00pm from May 27th through September 4th, 2017.    Daily and weekly tags will be available starting May 27th; daily tags cost $6, and weekly tags costs $12.

Avalon is proud to offer free seasonal beach tags to all veterans of the United States Armed Forces.  Active duty military members and their immediately families also may enjoy the beaches without a beach tag.

 

 

 





Beach Vehicle Permit

2018 Holiday Beach Tags Go On Sale November 24-25th

The Borough of Avalon will begin selling its very popular holiday beach tags for the 2018 summer season during the Borough’s annual “Festive Friday” event, and again the following day at “Snowfest Saturday” on November 24th and 25th.  Each day the tags will be on sale inside the Avalon Rescue Squad building located at 31st Street and Dune Drive in Avalon between the hours of 11:00am and 5:00pm.

The holiday beach tags will cost $23.00 apiece and come in a decorative box.  The holiday beach tags are seasonal beach tags and may be used for the entire 2018 beach season in Avalon.  Beach tags are required during the summer season between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm daily.  These holiday beach tags will reflect the pre-season seasonal tag price for 2018.  During this two-day event, cash and checks will be accepted for payment.

As of Monday, November 27th and while supplies last, holiday beach tags will also be available for purchase through the Avalon Tax Collector’s Office located at Avalon Borough Hall, 3100 Dune Drive in Avalon.  The office is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:15am and 4:15pm.  Cash and checks are accepted for payment.

Beach tags 2017

To partially offset the cost of maintaining and protecting its beaches for your enjoyment, Avalon requires that beach tags be worn by all using the beach, 12 yrs. or older, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. , starting the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through September 4, 2017. Pre-season beach tags may be purchased weekends beginning April 1, 2017 at the Beach Tag Booth at Community Hall; starting May 1, 2017, the Beach Tag Booth will be open daily. Other beach tags may be purchased daily May 27 through September 2 at the booth on or beginning the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend from beach tag inspectors on the beach. Beach tag fees are: pre-season (purchase on or before May 31) $23.00; season tag (starting June 1st) $28.00; weekly (Saturday through Saturday) $12.00 and daily $6.00; daily and weekly tags will be available as of May 27, 2017.  Reciprocity of beach tags is observed between Avalon and Stone Harbor.

Seasonal beach tags can also be ordered through the mail with orders taken by the Tax Collectors Office by May 12th. Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope, along with a check, to: Avalon Tax Office/Beach Tags, 3100 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202. Make check payable to: Borough of Avalon. Please indicate how many seasonal beach tags you are ordering at the $23.00 preseason price. You will be mailed a receipt from the tax office. During your next visit to Avalon, redeem your receipt for the number of beach tags that you ordered. Actual beach tags are not sent through the mail. Weekly and daily tags cannot be ordered through the mail.

New this year:  Seasonal beach tags can also be purchased any time via a mobile phone app.  Avalon has partnered with Viply to offer this service.  Seasonal beach tags are available at the reduced price before June 1.  A convenience fee of $2.03 per tag is charged by the provider.  Visit http://www.viplypass.com/avalon-beach-tags to download the app.

Free Veterans Beach Tags/Active Military

The Avalon Bor­ough Coun­cil approved an ordi­nance that results in free beach tags being offered to all vet­er­ans of the United States Mil­i­tary.  This ordi­nance went into effect in advance of the 2014 beach season, and continues to be in effect in the Borough.

The new law allows beach com­mu­ni­ties in New Jer­sey to offer reduced price or free beach tags to any indi­vid­ual who has served in any of the Armed Forces of the United States who were dis­charged or released under con­di­tions other than dis­hon­or­able and who either have served at least 90 days in active duty or have been dis­charged or released from active duty by rea­son of a service-incurred injury or disability.

Avalon will make the free beach tags avail­able at the Avalon Beach Tag Booth located next to Avalon Com­mu­nity Hall at 30th Street and the beach.  Vet­er­ans will sim­ply need to show appro­pri­ate doc­u­men­ta­tion to receive complimentary beach access for the 2017 beach sea­son in Avalon.  Appro­pri­ate doc­u­men­ta­tion includes:  DD-214, or any of the following:

–Cape May County Vet­er­ans card, issued by the county

-Active/retired/reserved military identification card

–Amer­i­can Legion card

–VFW card

–Viet­nam Vet­er­ans of Amer­ica card

–Dis­abled Vet­er­ans of Amer­ica card

–Marine Corps League card

Avalon continues its practice of offering free beach access to active members of the United States Armed Forces and their immediate family members.  Please note that for the 2017 beach season, veterans and active military mentioned above may simply show these forms of identification to a beach tag checker in lieu of obtaining a beach tag.

Avalon Surf Chair Program

The Borough of Avalon is deeply appreciative of the efforts of the Avalon Civic Club for developing Avalon’s popular surf chair program for all beach goers who are physically challenged. These surf chairs are beach chairs specifically designed for individuals with special needs and are available year round for no charge on a first come, first serve basis.

The Avalon Civic Club purchased the first surf chair in 1993 so all beach goers could enjoy the Avalon beach and is currently responsible for the Surf Chair Program. The surf chairs are available from 10am-5pm at the Avalon Beach Patrol Storage Units (9th, 30th, and 80th Streets) and at the Lifeguard Station (32nd & Avalon Ave.)  In addition, the chairs are available offseason at Avalon Community Hall at 30th Street & Avalon Ave. (609-967-3066).

The following regulations apply when utilizing an Avalon Surf Chair:

  • Surf chairs are to be used only on the sand at the beach. If used on other surfaces, the wheels will break.
  • The weight limit for surf chairs is 250 pounds.
  • Surf chairs must not be taken into water that is deeper than six inches as they will become unstable.
  • The responsible party must pay all repair costs for damages to the surf chair that occur while in the responsible party’s possession.
  • A suitable vehicle must be used to transport the surf chairs as they cannot be folded. The chairs are not to be tied to the roof of a motor vehicle.
  • Surf chairs are not to be transported off Seven Mile Island (Avalon/Stone Harbor).
  • Surf chairs should be cleaned after each use.
  • Surf chairs must be returned to the storage area from which it came by 5pm daily.
  • An attendant must be present when the surf chair is made available to sign out and again when it is returned to its storage unit.

For any questions regarding surf chairs, please call (609) 967-7587.

The Civic Club gratefully accepts donations for the Surf Chair Program. Any donations may be sent to:
Avalon Civic Club
PO Box 155
Avalon, NJ 08202

DOGS On the Beach

Dogs are not permitted on the Avalon beach, boardwalk, or dunes anytime between March 1st and September 30th. In other areas of the Borough, dogs must be kept on a leash (when not confined) and their droppings must be retrieved immediately by the person in charge of the dogs.

Volleyball and Frisbees

The playing of volleyball and Frisbee is permitted on the beach between 38th Street and 76th Street with the exact locations to be designated by and under the control of the Beach Patrol Captain; and, also at 31st Street behind Community Hall

Protected Beaches

For your pro­tec­tion, bathing and swim­ming are per­mit­ted only at pro­tected beaches where life­guards are on duty 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM JUNE 12th THROUGH AUGUST 2st, 2017. Use of rafts and surf­boards are per­mit­ted only at des­ig­nated beaches.

From MAY 27th-JUNE 11th, and AUGUST 22nd-SEPTEMBER 5th, a lim­ited num­ber of life­guards will be assigned to one or more des­ig­nated beaches as avail­able per­son­nel permits

Dis­claimer:
Warn­ing! If you swim before 10:00 AM or after 5:00 PM or when life­guards are not on duty or if you swim at a beach which is not a des­ig­nated beach, you do so at YOUR OWN RISK and the Bor­ough of Avalon assumes no lia­bil­ity or responsibility.

PROTECTED BEACHES
9,12,15,18,21,24,26,28, 30,32,35,38,40,43,50,57,61,65,69,73,76,79

RAFT BEACHES (use of rafts and inflated objects)
9, 12, 18, 24, 28, 35, 40, 43, 50, 61, 69, 73, 79

SURFING BEACHES
30TH Street and either side of the 12th Street life­guard stand, and 63rd Street,  but not near bathers.  Please note:  Due to low activity by surfers on the 63rd Street beach, the Avalon Beach Patrol is allowing stand up paddleboards at that location as well during 2017.

OTHER SURF ACTIVITIES
Kayaks, Stand up Pad­dle­boards (includ­ing inflat­able and non-inflatable) and Body­boards and/or Belly­boards with skegs are pro­hib­ited on any beaches in the Bor­ough dur­ing the hours of 10:00am through 5:00pm

DIGGING HOLES ON THE BEACH

Please be mindful that unattended holes left on the beach strand can cause injury to others, especially as night falls. Please be sure you fill in any holes before you leave them unattended.  Never climb into a hole that has been dug on the beach as the sand may become unstable and cause an unintended entrapment.