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We recommend any individual interested in a wedding on the beach consider the time of year. The beaches are open to the public and weddings cannot be reserved by permit or license.
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The Toms River Township beach badge is for Ortley Beach on the ocean and Shelter Cove on the bay. The badge does not include beaches in other towns such as Seaside Heights or Lavalette.
Badges can be purchased at a discount rate beginning on April 3rd and ending the Monday of Memorial Day weekend each year. Badges can be purchased at the Recreation Administration Office, the Toms River Senior Center on Garfield Avenue, and at the beach during the season.
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Toms River Township residents ages 62 and over may obtain a Senior Identification/Beach pass by presenting proof of age. The photo identification provides lifetime access to Township beaches; a one time processing fee of $15 is required.
No. All organized sports leagues are coordinated by independent organizations in Toms River. The Recreation Department keeps a list of contact names and phone numbers as a courtesy for the public. For more information on how to contact local leagues and organization, please call Recreation Department at 732-341-1000, ext. 8415.
The Summer brochure is available in May, the Fall/Winter brochure in September and the Spring brochure in March.
All registrations and permits must be obtained in person at the Department of Recreation Office on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs are available to Toms River residents and students who attend the Toms River Regional School District.
Permit fees are based upon residency and the number of people attending the picnic. Please call the office at 732-341-1000, ext. 8415 for prices.
No. Castle Park is a public park with no designated group picnic permit areas.
Resident can obtain a picnic permit for Winding River Park (located in the northeast section of town along Oak Ridge Parkway and on the southeast section of town along Route 37 West) or for Riverwood Park (Riverwood Drive).
The only form of payment the township accepts for beach badges or permits is cash or check.
The Recreation Department suggests residents contact the Borough of Island Heights at 732-270-6415 regarding all crabbing regulations.
Ortley Beach and Sheltver Cove beaches have showers and can be used free-of-charge.
Unfortunately, no. As there is no way to guarantee delivery of the badge, they must be purchased in person.
The Toms River Township beach badge is for Ortley Beach on the ocean and Shelter Cove on the bay. The badge does not include beaches in other towns such as Seaside Heights or Lavalette. Badges can be purchased at a discount rate beginning on April 1st and ending the Monday of Memorial Day weekend each year. Badges can be purchased at the Recreation Administration Office, or the Toms River Senior Center on Garfield Avenue.
Take Fischer Boulevard to the traffic light at Yellowbank Road Head east on Yellowbank Road 3 blocks. Turn left onto Warren Point Road. The office is about 1/8th of a mile down the road on the right-hand side. Access online directions to our office.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Snug Harbor Recreation Building can be called at 732-341-1000, ext. 8415.