| Life's a beach…and Atlantic City's clean, wide beaches offer a variety of fun-in-the-sand activities this summer. Atlantic City beaches are free, too - no beach badges needed. So grab your towel and sunscreen and head out for a day - or night - full of fun activities such as surfing, sunbathing, volleyball, fishing and more.
There's more to a day on Atlantic City beaches than swimming and sunbathing. If you're ready for something more grab some gear and enjoy a few of these activities on the best beaches in New Jersey. Or stop by one of AC's beach bars during the season.
is permitted on three designated Atlantic City surfing beaches: Crystal Beach at New Hampshire Ave.; Delaware Ave. Beach; and Downtown Beach at Raleigh Ave. Lifeguards are not on duty at the surfing beaches, and surfers should not surf alone in Atlantic City. Surfing Lessons are available.
Kayaking & Windsurfing
Both permitted at the Jackson Ave. beach. No lifeguards are provided at Jackson Ave. This is a no bathing zone designated for Kayaking & Windsurfing only. There are no rentals at this location so you must bring your own equipment.
Nets are available at several Atlantic City hotels for their patrons' enjoyment where informal pick-up games form regularly.
Boogie Boards and Body Surfing
are permitted on any bathing beach when conditions permit. Please note that all boogie boards must have a leash.
Fishing is permitted on the jetties along the Oriental/Maine Ave. Boardwalk and in the inlet off of the Boardwalk. No fishing license is required for salt-water fishing in these areas. Atlantic City fishing is not permitted on the bathing beaches when lifeguards are on duty (10am - 6pm).
Permitted on the beach on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day only. Grills must be charcoal briquettes; no gas grills or open flames are permitted.
Group Activities and Parties
Permits are required from the City of Atlantic City.
Allowed on the beach at any time.
Beach chair rentals are available at several locations along the Boardwalk. Sunnyside Up Beach Rental, Inc. has locations at:
- Pennsylvania Ave. and the Boardwalk (near Resorts Atlantic City)
- South Carolina Ave. and the Boardwalk (near Resorts Atlantic City)
- Bally's Bikini Beach Bar (near Bally's Atlantic City)
- Park Place and the Boardwalk (near Bally's Atlantic City)
Permitted on the Boardwalk between 6:30 am and 10am daily. Bicycle rentals are available from B&K Bicycle Rentals, Inc., (609) 344-8008, with locations at:
- North Carolina and the Boardwalk at the base of the Boardwalk ramp (near Resorts Atlantic City.)
- Iowa Ave. and the Boardwalk (near Tropicana Casino and Resort)