Beach access info available to assist those with disabilities

FREEHOLD, NJ – Just in time for the 2016 summer beach season, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has published the annual Monmouth County Accessible Beach Guide.

“To make summer beach-going easier for individuals with disabilities, this guide provides detailed information about accessible beach walkways and ramps, parking, curb cuts and surf chair availability,” said Freeholder John P. Curley, liaison to County’s Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services. “The information is organized alphabetically by town or beach and also has details about this year’s beach fees, lifeguard hours and amenities. Additionally, veterans can also see where discounted beach fees are offered.”

Download your copy of the Monmouth County Accessible Beach Guide from the tourism section of the Monmouth County website at

“The Accessible Beach Guide has fantastic information for all beachgoers,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “Families interested in accessible walkways for strollers and easier access for children will find the booklet useful.”

Municipal telephone numbers and websites are included in the guide to help beachgoers contact towns or beaches directly for specific information.

The guide is updated annually by the staff of the County’s Office on Disabilities that is part of the County’s Department of Human Services. The staff also serves as a year-round source for information, referral and advocacy for persons with disabilities and their families and serves as liaison to state and non-profit agencies that provide assistance to residents who need services.

For questions about this publication, contact the Monmouth County Office on Disabilities, at 732-308-3770, ext. 3599 or visit the Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services webpage at