the summer, a great place to swim, sun and surf. In the off-season, a nice place for quiet walks. Everything needed to enjoy a day at the beach is readily available during the summer months: snack bar, sheltered eating areas, volleyball area, outdoor showers and changing areas, guarded swimming, designated areas for surfing and boat access to launch car-top or small personal watercraft. Admission and parking fees are charged from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. During the rest of the year, admission is free. During each season, the Park System offers seashore-oriented programs at the Activity Center. The park is open every day from 8 am to dusk. 2009 BEACH SEASON INFORMATION Lifeguards are on duty weekends only starting Saturday, May 23 and daily from Saturday, June 13 until Monday, September 7. Guarded swimming hours are from 10am to 5pm daily. Guards will also be on duty from 10am-5pm the weekend of September 12 & 13. Season beach badges are $42 for ages 12-16; $60 for adults 17 to 64; and $23 for adults 65 and older. Season parking passes are $60. (Mid-season rates are available after August 1.) Season badges are effective until September 7. Daily beach fees are $7 for individuals 12 years old and over. The cost of a daily parking pass is $6. Those 11 and younger are always admitted free. Seasonal beach badges are available for purchase beginning Saturday, May 16, 2009, 9:00am-4:00pm daily at the park's pavilion located on Ocean Avenue in Long Branch. Daily admission and guarded beaches are on weekends only from May 23 through June 7 and then everyday from June 13 to September 7. Guards will also be on duty from 10am-5pm the weekend of September 12 & 13. For further infomation, call (732) 229-0924 during the beach season. (Updated 12/08) Skateplex Located at the North end of Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, the Skateplex features a short paved trail, landscaped open play areas, restrooms, drink vending machines, open shelter with tables, parking and two areas constructed exclusively for skaters. There is a 75'x150' rink for inline skating, hockey and lessons; and a skatepark for both skateboarders and in-line skaters with a bowl and a series of quarter pipes, wedges and fun boxes. The skateplex is open year-round, 8am to 1 hour before the posted park closing time and use is subject to weather/safety conditions. NOTE: An ANSI or SNELL approved helmet must be worn at all times while in the skatepark. Elbow and knee pads are recommended. Dunes More than just a clean place for fun in the sun, this park is also a protected ecological habitat. The Park System regularly reinforces the sand dunes by planting erosion-fighting beach grass. These dunes act as a natural barrier against severe storms and serve as a habitat for threatened bird and plant species. As such, certain areas of the beach are sometimes closed and removed from the beach raking schedule to â€œlet natural processes prevail.â€ This is done so that various native species may survive and thrive undisturbed.