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Enjoy some fun in the sun at Jenkinson’s Beach.

Frequently asked questions about Jenkinson’s policies:

    • Beach badges must be displayed at all times. There is NO REFUND policy for lost or damaged badges or wristbands. Transfer of badges or wristbands is prohibited.
    • Once the beach is closed for the day, no persons without paid beach wristbands or season badges will be allowed on any Jenkinson’s owned beach. (Holidays, Saturdays & Sundays)
    • Outside Alcoholic Beverages will not be permitted on the beach anytime. All coolers, bags, backpacks and persons are subject to search.
    • Anyone caught bringing outside alcoholic beverages onto the beach will have his or her privilege revoked for the remainder of the summer.
    • NO GLASS CONTAINERS are permitted on the beach.
    • LIFEGUARD HOURS: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (Weather Permitting – hours may vary due to weather conditions)
    • Use of the beach prior to 9:30 am or after 5:30 pm is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorized by Jenkinson’s.
    • PLEASE SWIM IN GUARDED AREAS. The lifeguards will decide daily which areas are safe for swimming. Swimming is absolutely prohibited unless lifeguards are on duty.
    • Only umbrellas requiring one central support or portable beach sun shelters 10 x 10 or less are permitted, no side walls. Clustering of tents is not allowed. Canopy style tents with sides are not permitted. Baby/Infant tents may not be larger the 36” x 36” x 36”.
    • No fires or combustibles such as grills, stereos, or propane devices are permitted.
    • No tables, stands, boards or other products may be positioned to function as a table on the beach.
    • No serving trays, warming trays, or other devices may be used for preparation or service of food for consumption by more than one person. ?
    • All activities performed on the beach such as ball playing, are completely up to the discretion of the beach patrol or lifeguards.
    • Seaweed is a natural phenomenon. Jenkinson’s is not responsible for the seaweed that washes up along the shore.
    • NO Smoking
    • No conduct which may compromise the safety or comfort of others will be tolerated, including the use of foul or disrespectful language, playing music at a high volume, or wearing suggestive or offensive attire.
    • No changing of clothes is permitted on the beach. This includes the shower areas or restrooms. Please use bathhouses provided in the Pavilion and Inlet parking lots.
    • Please do not litter. Receptacles are provided for trash and recyclables.
    • NO PETS are permitted on the beach or boardwalk. Service Animals only.
    • Use of the beach for any unlawful activity is absolutely prohibited.
    • Flotation devices, body boarding, and skim boarding will be permitted at lifeguard discretion.
    • Trespassers will be arrested and prosecuted.
    • No drones
    • Red Flag – Swimming is prohibited when red flag is posted even if lifeguards are present.
    • Green Flag – Swimming is permitted when green flag is posted and lifeguards are present.
    • Yellow Flag – Exercise caution, observe lifeguard rules.

Bath House Locations & Hours

Boardwalk & Broadway
Boardwalk & Parkway
HOURS: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM