Parking at Sachuest and Third Beaches in Middletown could cost you a few more dollars this summer. has reported that the Town of Middletown has proposed to raise the daily, weekday, weekend and holiday rate at Sachuest and Third Beaches.

The additional revenue would pay for maintenance of beach buildings, parking lots and restoration of the dunes.

Pre-season sale of Beach Parking Pass Stickers will take place at the Sachuest (Second) Beach gate house in the main parking lot during the following dates:

  • Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:00AM to 3:00PM
  • Sunday, May 15, 2016 9:00AM to 3:00PM
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Beach Parking Pass Stickers will be available Saturday, May 28th through Labor Day, from 8:00AM to 4:00PM in the gazebo at the intersection of Hanging Rocks Rd and Sachuest Point Rd, weather dependent.

Current 2016 Rates 

  • Middletown resident rates:    $70.00
  • Middletown senior (age 65 or over) $65.00
  • Middletown motorcycle $30.00
  • (Proof of Middletown residency and/or age required)
  • Non-resident:    $140.00
  • Non-resident senior (age 65 or over) $130.00
  • Non-resident motorcycle $60.00
  • (Proof age required)

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