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The Best Beach Clubs in Sea Bright You Want to Join

Life’s a beach in Sea Bright. Most people who reside in Monmouth County are familiar with this quaint NJ town with a breezy hint of California vibe, but its small strip of delicious restaurants, trendy bars and fancy beach clubs along Ocean Avenue remains one of the best-kept secrets to out-of-towners.

Only three miles long, the sandy strip of Sea Bright is decorated in the summer with beautiful archways and attentive parking attendants ready to welcome members-only to their private pools and decked out cabanas. Here’s a rundown of some of the best, intimate resort-like beach clubs along the Jersey Shore.

Of course, be sure to call ahead or check each club’s website for any special COVID-19 rules and regulations.


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Chapel Beach Club

Chapel Beach Club Ocean View
Location: 1023 East Ocean Ave, Sea Bright
Details: Rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy, Chapel Beach Club has a luxe bathing pool, kiddie pool, locker room, grottos, and a beautiful beachfront. Cabanas are available both poolside and on the beach. A competitive swim team and swim lessons are just part of what they offer; likewise, fun family events like Bingo Night and Movie Night make this one club you will want to join.
Why I like it: Weekly prix fixe menus at the snack bar feature appetizers, entrees, and desserts for a bargain.
More info: Click here to visit the website or you can click here to give them a call.


Driftwood Cabana Club

Location: 1485 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright
Details: A family turf built on the surf since 1957. Operated by the Stavola family, Driftwood has served as a family grind getaway from the get go. The club’s amenities include an Olympic-sized pool, tennis/basketball courts, a fitness room, kid’s club and spray park; as well as a tiki bar and comfortable cabanas that can fit a large number of family and friends. A membership can equal a camp tuition, but the service, social scene, and front row seats on the sand keeps generation after generation coming back for their summer break.
Why I like it: Driftwood has live music on the weekends; in addition to fun annual events like Oyster Fest and a Chopped By The Ocean Grilling Competition.
More info: Click here to visit the website or you can click here to give them a call.


Edgewater Beach And Cabana Club

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Location: 1465 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright
Details: Taking the family for a beach day? Forget the towels, chairs, grub, and swim toys, because this exclusive club has all the amenities you will need. Edgewater treats members like celebrities, from the time the doors open at 10:00 am until closing time. They also take great care to give guests what they want; such as guaranteed parking spaces, and member events like the Luau party, sushi night, and even a beach sleepover. Their clean cabanas and excessive perks will have you lounging in the sun all summer long.
Why I like it: Swim lessons and a swim team for kids are other bonuses to Edgewater.
More info: Click here to visit the website or you can click here to give them a call.


Sands Beach Club

Location: 825 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright
Details: Welcome to paradise! At Sands Beach Club, you’ll find kids playing in the sand, and adults celebrating beautiful summer nights under the stars; in other words, it’s the place families go to make memories that last a lifetime. Loyal members call this club the best place on earth.
Why I like it: The vibe here is definitely more reserved, so it’s perfect for families that want a quieter day. Plus, there offer an adult swim time every hour.
More info: Click here to give them a call.


Ship Ahoy Beach Club

Location: 801 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright
Details: Members need to prepare themselves to get hooked on happiness if they decide to drop anchor at this nautical hot spot. In fact, some call this Jersey gem their “home away from home,” and for good reason; with the option to chillax by the sea or people watch at the pool, members can’t wait to say bon voyage to their busy lives and set sail for this laid back Sea Bright location.
Why I like it: Members praise the club’s cleanliness and attentive staff members.
More info: Click here to give them a call.


Surfrider Beach Club

Surfrider Beach Club Aerial View
Location: 931 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright
Details: Post a selfie of yourself with a sun-kissed tan under a gorgeous view of the skyline at Surfrider; then, as the calm ocean tide covers your feet, sit back and wait for all your followers to beg for your travel agent’s number. The white sand and palm trees make you feel like you are sitting in a private Hawaiian lagoon; but in reality, you are just a few miles from the Garden State Parkway. The kids activities — including swim team, snorkeling, and skim boarding — serve as a great escape from your daily routine; even if it’s just a simple walk from your shore home.
More info: Click here to give them a call.


Seabright Beach Club

Location: 999 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright
Details: This exclusive club lets you relax poolside or on the beach, while also offering many activities; for instance, a swim team, yoga, water aerobics, bridge, and more will keep you entertained. Enjoy meals from the club room or the ocean terrace, taking in salty air and warm breezes as you dine.
Why I like it: Seabright has a junior lifeguard program for youngsters who want to learn water safety.
More info: Click here to visit the website or you can click here to give them a call.

Not ready to make a commitment? No problem. Sea Bright also has amazing public beaches for any visitor looking to head to the sand, but not ready to shell out a load of cash. Click here for more info about those lower-cost options.


Hero (Top) Feature Image: © legull / Adobe Stock
Additional Images (in Order) Courtesy:
Chapel Beach Club / Instagram
Edgewater Beach and Cabana Club / Facebook
Windows on the Water at Surfrider Beach Club / Facebook

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