Atlantic City volunteers Kim and Jerry Goldberg brought their own buckets and gloves to minimize our plastic footprint.

Clean Ocean Action is calling on all beach-goers to “Fall into Action” on Saturday, October 22 for the Fall Beach Sweeps.

Volunteers are urged to gather from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm to help reduce marine debris at a record 80 beaches and waterways along the Jersey Shore and beyond.

Twice yearly, volunteers remove litter which makes beaches safer for marine life and more enjoyable for people, while also contributing the all-important data. The data from the Beach Sweeps turns a one-day event into a legacy of information to improve public awareness, change wasteful habits, enforce litter laws and improve policies to reduce sources of marine debris.

“This is a great way for volunteers, small and tall, to give back to the ocean and beaches, which give us such joy, beauty, and economic vitality all year,” said Cindy Zipf, Clean Ocean Action.

The biannual program Beach Sweeps unites volunteers of all ages to spend the morning collecting and tabulating debris removed from shorelines from Bergen to Cape May Counties. Beach Captains will manage each location and help supply and train volunteers for the important tasks of the day.

“We are so grateful to these true-blue heroes of the Beach Sweeps, who connect all the drops and make the statewide event possible,” said Toni Groet, COA’s South Jersey Coordinator.

  • 2022 Beach Sweeps Locations

  • Asbury Park

    • Convention Hall –North End of Convention Hall at Boardwalk  (1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712)
    • 1st Ave Beach (820 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712) 
  • Atlantic City

    S. Albany Ave Boardwalk
    (199 S Albany Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401)

  • Bay Head

    Beach House Classic Boardshop (517 Main Ave, Bay Head NJ 08742)

  • Belmar

    • 3rd Avenue Beach (3rd Ave & Boardwalk)
    • 16th Avenue Beach (1601 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey, 07719)
  • Brick

    • Brick Beach 1 (331 Route 35 North, Brick, NJ)
    • Brick Beach 3 (440 Route 35 North, Brick, NJ)
    • Windward Beach Park (265 Princeton Ave, Brick, NJ)
  • Cape May

    • Nature Center of Cape May (1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204)
    • 2nd Avenue Beach (Jetty Motel: 2nd Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204)
  • Englewood Cliffs

    Englewood Picnic Area/Boat Basin at Palisades Interstate Park 

  • Glen Ridge/Montclair

    • Glenfield Park (meet at park entrance at Woodland Avenue and Pierson Place)
    • “The Glen” (at Bloomfield and Ridgewood Avenue)
  • Manasquan

    Main Street Beach (East Main Street and beachfront) 

  • Mantoloking

    Lyman St Beach (1021 Ocean Ave, Mantoloking, NJ 08738)

  • Monmouth Beach

    Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion (29 N Ocean Avenue, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750) 

  • Point Pleasant

    Maxson Ave Beach (end of Maxson Ave near Riverfront Park)

  • Point Pleasant Beach

    • Jenkinson’s Aquarium on the Boardwalk (300 Boardwalk, Pt Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742)
    • Maryland Avenue
  • Red Bank

    Maple Cove (end of Maple Avenue)

  • Sea Girt

    Boardwalk at Beacon Blvd

  • Spring Lake

    South End Pavilion (410 N Ocean Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762)

  • South Amboy 

    Raritan Bay Waterfront Park (201 John T O’Leary Blvd, South Amboy, NJ 08879)

  • Toms River

    • Brown’s Woods Preserve *Please note – this cleanup will be held on Friday, October 21st from 3-5PM* (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)

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