Yea ITS HORRIBLE, you can pay $5 to park at the pier, dunno if they hiked that up this year or not. I think after 5pm its free parking at pier and public access stops charging after 4pm and at 7am they start, on weekends and holidays. Its only at the Eastern Ocean Regional Access and Western Ocean Regional Access for now.... I read that if your handicapped you can park for free, so if you borrow one..... >:-] I should be able to play my local card on this BS!!!!!!
Sandy Hook National Recreation Area is a pay-to-park between Memorial day and Labor day, and it ain't cheap. Daily pass is $15 per car. I get the season pass, but it stings... $75.... and use it to surf, fish, hang out. Maybe they have a similar offer?