TOMS RIVER, NJ – Ortley Beach will be open for three weekends in September. Toms River Township said Ortley Beach will be open to the public for three weekends after Labor Day. This is the first time that the beaches will be open after the unofficial end to the summer season. Lifeguards will be present on weekends only, through September 27th, from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. Restrooms will be open daily. On weekends, seasonal badges will continue to be honored and daily badges will continue to be sold.
Toms River Councilman Daniel Rodrick said today that the move will allow the town’s shore businesses and restaurants to pick up three more vital weeks of tourism-based commerce after COVID-19 hampered the local economy this summer.
“These extra three weekends will serve both as an economic boost to our shore business community and allow residents and visitors a few more chances at enjoying summer here at the Jersey Shore,” Rodrick said. “I’d like to also encourage our visitors to visit our Downtown Toms River outdoor dining area while they are in town and this weekend when restaurants reopen, safely make their way back into our restaurants who have been hurting for such a very long time.”