Bringing open containers – or alcohol – onto the beach is illegal on almost every beach in New Jersey. With the exception of some Sandy Hook beaches, Jersey Shore beaches do not allow drinking. Some coastal towns are even stricter than others.
Atlantic City and Cape May are the last two Jersey Shore cities to relax open-bin laws and allow public consumption of alcohol in select outdoor areas.
Easy, right? Not really. In this country, most public beaches have rules forbidding open consumption of alcohol, and while many of us like to evade these rules, they can still prevent us from enjoying the full glory of a wet day enjoy in the sand.
Beachgoers are not allowed to bring coolers that are wider, longer or taller than 13 inches, or that have a capacity of more than nine liters, the regulation says. Additionally, beach attendants under the age of 18 are not permitted to screen guests for alcohol possession.
Food & Drinks on the Beach – Food and drinks are allowed on the beach. Alcohol on the Beach – UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS & OPEN CONTAINERS OF THE MATCH ALLOWED ON THE BEACHES. Smoking – NO SMOKING of any kind is permitted on Beach Haven beaches.
(July 26, 2019) The beach may seem like a great place to relax and enjoy alcoholic beverages, but it is both illegal and unsafe to do so. Aggravated by the heat, alcohol’s dehydrating and disorienting effects, and impaired judgment, you can understand why Ocean City doesn’t allow alcohol on the beach.
Beach & Boardwalk Regulations
Asbury Park Beaches & Boardwalk are smoke free (NJ State Law). Alcohol and glass containers are prohibited. Small personal coolers are allowed (no alcohol, no glass allowed). Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol are prohibited from entering the water.
Be it an ice cold beer, a fruity umbrella cocktail or my favorite – wine. However, drinking wine on the beach comes with some problems. First, most beaches in the United States have made it illegal to drink on the beach – any alcohol.
There may be coolers on the beach, but no beer or alcohol. Alcohol is not allowed on the beach by law.
Can you drink on the sidewalk in New Jersey? There is no statewide ban on public drinking in NJ. However, many parts of NJ have local laws prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in public places, including on sidewalks and in parks.
Day badges are available directly from our beach gates. Sun loungers and parasols can be hired subject to availability. NOT ALLOWED OUTSIDE FOOD, DRINKS AND/OR COOLER ON THE BEACH AFTER THE BEACH IS CLOSED FOR THE DAY. NO GLASS CONTAINERS are allowed on the beach.
Drinking alcohol on the beach or in public is strictly prohibited. Do not feed seagulls or other wildlife. Smoking is not permitted on the beach.
You can’t drink beer (on the sand)
New Jersey loves its vices. Gambling is legal right on the beach in Atlantic City, and Governor Chris Christie last year vetoed a bill that would have banned smoking on the beach. However, alcohol is taboo on virtually every public beach in the state.
If you travel to Seaside Heights, you may encounter a Catch-22 of sorts. On the one hand, bars and restaurants are allowed to sell alcoholic beverages “to go”; On the other hand, you are not allowed to drink alcohol on the promenade.