The 2022 festival ADA information is not yet available. For 2021 ADA information, please see below:
We want to make sure that all music lovers have access to the Sea Hear Now Festival experience!
Sea.Hear.Now takes place at North Beach of Asbury Park-
Passenger Drop Off & Pick Up Location
Our official passenger drop off and pick up location is: 115 4th Ave Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Coming to Sea.Hear.Now from the North / New York City
To get to the festival from NYC’s Penn Station (7th Ave & 32nd Street):
- Take North Jersey Coastline Route (Toward Bay Head or Long Branch)
- Transfer at Long Branch Station
- Take North Jersey Coastline Route (Towards Bay Head)
- Detrain at Asbury Park Station (200 Memorial Drive) and proceed to festival location
Returning from Sea.Hear.Now using Asbury Station (200 Memorial Drive):
- Take North Jersey Coastline Route (Toward Long Branch)
- Transfer at Long Branch Station
- Take North Jersey Coastline Route (Toward NYC Penn Station)
- Ride to NYC Penn Station (7th Ave & 32nd Street)
- NOTE: Asbury Park Station is a 5 minute car ride or 15 minute walk from the Festival.
Last trains of the night
From Asbury Park:
- To Long Branch/Newark/New York at 9:43pm and 11:57pm
- To Bay Head at 10:58pm, 12:58am, and 2:54am
From Long Branch:
- To Newark/New York at 11:32pm and 12:18am
- Note that the 11:57 train from Asbury Park connects with the 12:18am train from Long Branch
Note: Due to road closures around the festival site, some public parking will be unavailable during Sea.Hear.Now.
Bicycle Parking: Bike parking at Sea.Hear.Now will be available at the corner of 5th Avenue & Kingsley Street – near the main festival entrance. Cyclists must provide their own locks.
Accessible Festival Entrance
There are specially designated lanes at the Festival entrances for patrons with disabilities at both Ocean & 5th and Ocean & 7th. Look for the accessible signs above the entrance lanes or ask a staff member to direct you to the lanes.
ADA Accessibility Center (“Access Center”): The Access Center will be located just inside the main entrance at Ocean & 5th.
Our Access Center services include, but are not limited to:
- Answers to questions specific to the Accessibility Program
- Information relevant to our patrons with disabilities
- Requests for accessibility Wristbands
- Power outlets for recharging powered mobility devices
Wristbands and Accessible Viewing Areas
All tickets to the Festival are general admission, purchasing an accessible ticket is not necessary.
Upon arrival, please visit the Access Center for information on the accessibility wristband program. Patrons with mobility impairments or Deaf/Hard of Hearing patrons can request an accessibility wristband at the Access Center. This wristband is to show Festival staff that the patron plus one companion is eligible to enter the accessible viewing areas or the Deaf and Hard of Hearing areas. The accessibility wristband is non-transferable.
Note: The wristband does not guarantee a spot in these areas. Please note that both viewing areas have a limited capacity and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot save or reserve seats or areas on the platform. Once it’s determined that an accessible viewing area is filled to capacity (including adequate aisle space for entering and exiting the area), the area will not be available for additional entry.
Signage will be placed at the Festival identifying all viewing areas for patrons with mobility limitations and patrons who are Deaf / Hard of Hearing. Please visit the Access Center for a map of the festival grounds or the map on the official Festival app to see the designated accessible viewing locations.
Patrons with Mobility Limitations
The Festival is wheelchair accessible but is a large venue with great distances between activities and attractions. It is outdoors and across city streets and pathways. Some travel is over natural terrain and terrain designed for motor vehicles. If it should rain, there could be mud.
The Festival does not provide personal care, golf cart rides, or push service of any kind or wheelchairs for rent or loan. Wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and three or four-wheeled scooters are allowed only for use by patrons with mobility disabilities. For safety reasons, requests to use other power-driven mobility devices will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Powered wheelchairs may also be charged at the Access Center. Patrons should bring all cords and accessories needed to charge their devices. Chargers must use a 110-volt, 20-amp circuit.
Accessible portable toilets are available at the ends of each bank of portable toilets throughout the Festival venue.
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances
The Festival provides many American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted music performances for patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a specific performance be interpreted. We ask that you make a request as soon as possible to allow adequate time to prepare. We will make every effort to accommodate, but cannot guarantee, requests not timely submitted.
Special Dietary Needs and Prescription Medicine
Outside food and drink is not allowed inside the Festival, but if a patron has special medical dietary restrictions, items will be allowed.
Patrons are allowed to bring their medically necessary materials and medications into the Festival, provided that all medicine has a prescription label with the patron’s name. Our personnel at the entry gates will verify the contents of any medically necessary materials. Out of concern for the Festival staff who handle the trash, please dispose of your medical waste and syringes in the proper disposal, which is located at the medical tent. Please see the official Festival map for the location of the medical tent. Please do not dispose of these items in other trash bins at the Festival.
Pets are not allowed within the Festival grounds. However, miniature horses and dogs, which have been trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability, are welcome. If accompanied by a service animal, you will be provided a Patron Notice of Responsibility for a Service Animal or you can request the form in advance from email@example.com. Please enter through the accessible lane at either entrance.
Have Questions About Our ADA Access & Accommodations?
For any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org