Monmouth County Beach Club Guide

Lifestyle

The best part about a New Jersey summer is that you don’t have to travel very far for that ‘beach bum’ lifestyle. In fact, our state has plenty of beach clubs providing household amenities, excellent service, and delectable choices of food and beverage right here on the Atlantic coastline. Here is where you can find beach clubs in Monmouth County to get the most out of your in-state vacation and make summer memories without having to fly too far.

Edgewater Beach and Cabana Club
Sea Bright, NJ
If you’re looking for the exclusivity that comes with a tropical getaway without leaving the Jersey Shore, then make your way to Edgewater Beach and Cabana Club. Here, amenities are tailored to the family, like swim lessons and the opportunity to join the swim team. Enjoy an island-like experience under the sun at the Cafe and Tiki Bar on the beach with refreshing drinks, delicious food, and live music occurring every weekend and on holidays. 

Chapel Beach Club
Sea Bright, NJ
After a robust rebuild from Hurricane Sandy, the Chapel Beach Club invites guests to make a new summer memory right on their pristine beachfront and dining deck. A quick stroll to the Side Dish at Chapel affords beachgoers all the classic summer foods, plus a kid’s menu. With wondrous views of the Sea Bright shoreline, Chapel Beach Club is another one-of-a-kind destination for families and couples alike.

Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club
Monmouth Beach, NJ
A club with immense history, you get to experience a beach club that has been providing quality service for over a century. Its grandiose size—as if a small castle—holds an oversized pool in the middle of the club, cabanas offering shade, and a restaurant and snack bar encompassing its overall calm, peaceful, and friendly vibe. However, since the club is very exclusive it will not be taking anymore members this season, but you can hope to experience a club built from history in 2020.

Surfrider Beach Club
Sea Bright, NJ
Also a victim of Hurricane Sandy, Surfrider has reinvented itself to become more prominently a wedding venue called Windows on the Water, elegantly offering a space filled with prestige that will have your night feeling like a dream come true. The menus are filled with delectable dishes ranging from three different selections: Royal Blue Garnet, Platinum and Diamond. Each menu offers a wide variety of dishes, giving you the chance to delve into your favored taste. No matter the affair, Surfrider is a great place to take in the sights on the beachfront terrace, gazing at the ocean with its refreshing, updated feel. 

Asbury Ocean Club
Asbury Park, NJ
A new kid on the block, Asbury Ocean Club offers a sophisticated yet casual ambience reminiscent of the true beach club experience. Included in the club’s structure—a modern monolith beckoning beachgoers on either side—is an outdoor pool terrace featuring a 65-by-30-foot pool, poolside bar and grill, and never-ending views of the Atlantic. As a member, you can enjoy cold beverages, light fare, and cabanas directly on the beach, completing your resort experience and, without a doubt, refreshing your stay in the fabled Asbury Park—a beach town that has truly risen above all others when it comes to culture at the shore.

Avenue Le Club
Long Branch, NJ
Le Club—a modern private beach club in Long Branch—embodies the French Riviera and Mediterranean ambiences right on the shores of Monmouth County. Located adjacent to Pier Village, the beach club is unquestionably a must-visit every summer featuring Avenue’s French brasserie with traditional American influences, an upscale Beach Bar, superb amenities and first-rate service. If you’re feeling groovy, Avenue Nuit offers an opportunity to dance the night away in a breathtaking environment with world-class DJ’s and a wide variety of special guests.

By Kelan Yalong

A hard-working student at Ramapo College who loves reading, writing, and the Brooklyn Nets.