Hugh Merkle Team - COMPASS RE

How To Get Your Beach Tags

Posted April 1st 2021

Avalon and Stone Harbor announced the sale of beach tags for the 2021 season. Beach tags are required for everyone 12 years of age and older who uses the beach from May 28 through Sept. 6. The tags will be reciprocal and can be used in both towns throughout the summer season.

Cost: Both Avalon and Stone Harbor seasonal tags will be on sale at the preseason rate of $25 through May 31. Starting June 1, the rate of $30 begins. Weekly tags are $13 and daily tags are $6.

Where to Purchase: Avalon began selling tags March 1 at the Tax Collector’s Office, and on weekends starting April 3
they will be available at the beach tag booth from 10am-4pm. Starting May 1, Avalon’s beach tag booth will be open daily. The Avalon Welcome Center will also be selling beach tags during open hours.

Stone Harbor tags go on sale April 1 at Borough Hall. Due to COVID-19, the borough requests that you call for operating hours at 609-368-5102. Tags also can be purchased at the Stone Harbor beach tag booth starting weekends in May from 10am-4pm and full-time starting May 22.

How to Purchase: Aside from purchasing tags in person, Avalon also allows for mail-in payments by sending in a check and self-addressed, stamped envelope to Borough Hall. A receipt will be returned and can be used to exchange for tags at Borough Hall or with any on-duty beach tagger during the season.

Stone Harbor offers a beach tag order form at, and mail-in information will also be available in the 2021 Stone Harbor Information Guide that is mailed to all homeowners. The form allows for you to complete and return the form, and tags will then be available for pickup when visitors are in town throughout the season. New for 2021, Avalon and Stone Harbor have partnered with Jersey Cape Tags to sell seasonal tags online at

Avalon and Stone Harbor also allow for the purchase of tags via the mobile app, Viply. The app will give a proof of purchase that can then be scanned by on-duty beach taggers and exchanged for seasonal tags at any time throughout the season.

Veterans: Both Avalon and Stone Harbor offer free tags to veterans and active members of the U.S. armed forces, and their immediate family members. Tags can be picked up at the beach tag booth in each town. In order to receive the free tags, veterans will need to provide a copy of a DD-214 or documentation including a county veterans card, an active/retired/reserved military identification card, an American Legion card, a VFW card, a Vietnam Veterans of America card, a Disabled Veterans of America card, or a Marine Corps League card.

Hold it tight! Be sure to hold on to those precious tags! No replacement tags are offered at any time, so don’t lose them!

For updates on beach information, including a listing of guarded beaches, rules and regulations, visit and

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