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Fires are not allowed on any City Beaches, which include Cowells Beach, Main Beach & beaches along Westcliff Drive.  Fires are allowed in fire rings only at some of the following state beaches.

State Beaches


  • Natural Bridges                                                 423-4609
  • New Brighton(bon fires allowed)                      464-6330
  • Seacliff                                                            685-6442
  • Twin Lakes (bon fires allowed)                        427-4868
  • Wilder Ranch                                                    423-9703
  • Seabright(bon fires allowed)                            685-6500

BBQ's are allowed on City Beaches under the following conditions:

  • Gas and charcoal grills are allowed on the beach— BUT if the lifeguard staff deems the grill to be unsafe or too large; the BBQ will need to be removed. 
  • Beachgoers will be cited if caught burying coals in the sand.
  • Used coals (after extinguished) need to be transported off the beach.
  • Coals can be taken to a dumping station located by 3rd Street and the Boardwalk.


Last updated: 4/8/2013 4:34:14 PM