Living in New Jersey means that we’re absolutely blessed with roughly 130 miles of coastline and beautiful beaches – better known to locals as the Jersey Shore. Some sources estimate that the Jersey Shore sees anywhere from approximately 40 to 85 million visitors each year. After the tourists all depart back home and the summer season begins to come to an end, our beaches are inevitably in need of some TLC. Thousands of volunteers from all over New Jersey come out in the fall season to help clean and rid our most beautiful assets of litter, plastics, trash, and nonbiodegradables. If you’re looking to give back to your favorite local beach this season, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn more about New Jersey beach clean-ups to participate in this fall.
These events are included editorially as a resource, and The Montclair Girl is not affiliated with any of these events. Please be sure to check directly with the host to get the most accurate and up-to-date information, including any changes or cancellations due to inclement weather. Additionally, if you know of any other beach clean-ups we should add, send us an email at email@example.com.
Brigantine Clean Communities | September 17th
The city of Brigantine will be hosting a Fall Beach Clean-Up and Shredding Event this September 17th. This event is organized by the Brigantine Clean Communities and will take place from 9AM to 11:30AM from the 16th Street Beach parking lot. More information is coming soon, check here for updates.
Clean Ocean Action | October 22nd
Clean Ocean Action is a non-profit organization headquartered in Long Branch, New Jersey. Its mission is to use research, education, and citizen action to unite and empower people to protect the ocean. Clean Ocean Action hosts two Beach Sweeps per year — in April and October. These Beach Sweeps are made possible with the help of volunteers and can be found in over 70 locations along the Jersey Shore. This year, the fall Beach Sweep will be held on October 22nd, 2022 from 9AM to 12:30PM. Registration is required to participate and will open shortly after Labor Day. For more information and FAQs, you can visit the website.
Sea Isle City | October 8th
The government of Sea Isle City, home to beautiful beaches, family-friend entertainment, and exciting restaurants and nightlife, will be hosting a beach clean-up October 8th from 10AM to 12PM.
Surfrider Foundation | October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd
Surfrider Foundation was founded in 1984 by a group of visionary surfers based out of Malibu, California. Since then, the foundation has grown to house over one million supporters, activists, and members. Additionally, the Surfrider Foundation has over 170 volunteer-led chapters throughout the U.S. — including here in New Jersey. The Jersey Shore chapter will be hosting three beach clean-ups this fall in Barnegat Light, Mantoloking, and Ideal Beach. You can view the full calendar here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
United by Blue | September 10th
United by Blue is a retail company that focuses on sustainability with a practice that for every product purchased, a pound of trash will be removed from oceans and waterways. This fall, United by Blue in partnership with Corona USA, and local partners Sunset Lake Park Conservancy and Sunset Lake Commission will be hosting a “fun-filled” beach clean-up on September 10th, 9AM to 11AM in Asbury Park. Although no alcohol will be present onsite, due to the sponsorship from Corona, this clean-up will be open to volunteers 21+ only. You can find more information and registration here.