The photos below left are of an American Oystercatcher and chick, and a beautiful Black Skimmer. Both photographed on our beaches by Deb Rivel (c).

Welcome to Strathmere!

Click the link below for a roadmap to all you need to know about village life, a history and wildlife preview, and information on how to join the SIA and meet your neighbors!

Strathmere Info Document

Bob Roland reflects on the founding of SURF-Strathmere United Relief Fund-that pulled together to raise funds for Strathmere homeowners impacted by Superstorm Sandy and chats about Strathmere United Methodist Church's community impact.

Why Birds Matter

Strathmere has always been a haven for birds and other wildlife-a quality of life which drew us all here.. With development and increased beach traffic comes the loss of habitat. Click the link for a quick, thoughtful answer to "why birds matter."

Why Birds Matter

Be a Part of a Vision for Strathmere!  At the August annual meeting, Victoria Green led participants in a brainstorming session about developing a vision for Strathmere. With 60 members in attendance, the ideas flowed and were later tallied and categorized for future small group discussions. Four categories: Dark Skies, Noise Ordinance and Ordinance Enforcement; Conservation and Environmental Issues; and Clean Community, Safety, and Community Involvement; garnered the most interest and will be the first step. Please read your invite and then peruse the results by clicking the links below.  If you're interested in joining a group, email us:

Luckily, recent hurricanes passed offshore leaving awesome surf! Photo shot by Tom Gimpel, Whale Beach.

View of The Bayview Avenue Boatramp

Would you like to share your story? It's easy! Email: for details.

As we continue to build our Strathmere Stories Video Archive, we invite you to sit back and watch Strathmere's Stef Muller of the Shack reminisce about here 20 years at the Shack and what it has meant to have Alex grow up surrounded by all of you.

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As we celebrate our 70th anniversary year, we extend an invite to all Strathmere and Whale Beach homeowners, friends and visitors to join or renew for the 2021 calendar year. There are two easy steps to take:

    1. Click on the sign-up form on the menu bar, top right. Please enter or update your contact info, particularly if you are a homeowner. For security, you will be asked to enter info twice. The process takes less than five minutes but will allow us to update your contact info, to ensure you receive our newsletter, and to help us reach you in case of an emergency or if an issue arises specific to your neighborhood. (There’s nothing that makes us feel more helpless than seeing water gushing from a burst pipe in a house and not knowing how to reach anyone, for example.) We do not share or publish our mailing list, but we also cannot migrate your info into the new platform without your cooperation.

    If you are not a homeowner, we can also target audiences to help reduce unnecessary emails that pertain to something specific, such as the recent workshop to help reduce homeowners' insurance costs.

    2. Once you’ve updated, please either mail us a check or pay via Venmo. Checks payable to the SIA, PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248.
On Venmo, find us @STMNJ. Please give us names & emails, especially on Venmo, so we can match you with our records.
Dues are $10.00 per person, ($20.00 per couple) but we gratefully accept any donation you are able to give. We are a 501 (c) (3) corporation so anything above your dues is tax deductible.

 Our Rich Bird Life in Town

Strathmere Stories YouTube Channel

  • To view the Township Zoning Ordinance, view here: 
    ​ORDINANCE NO. 005-2020
  • ​2021 Dues can be paid to SIA, PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248. $10.00 per person.
  • ​Sign up for emergency township notices (Code Red) here:

  • Visit our Facbook page:

Keep in Touch

A surfer at Whale Beach


Strathmere News

Enjoy a Strathmere Stories

Presentation of the

Unofficial History

of the Upper Township

Beach Patrol!

​   In case you missed our special Zoom meeting with Upper Township Beach Patrol Captain Bill Handley, here's a link to watch and listen to his unofficial history of the Beach Patrol, complete with stories and photos. Bill also talked about Strathmere's current guards and beachgoers' needs.

What a hoot! Liz and Katie Laurence reminisce about spending summers in Strathmere with their grandparents, Donald and Elizabeth Bergus. We'd love to share your family's story. Email us for details, or better yet, send us a video!

    Upper Township Committee meetings are held twice a month. To have an agenda emailed to you, contact:


For Planning and Zoning Boards, contact

  •  Zoning Officer-Secretary to the Boards

    Agendas, Minutes and Committee meeting videos are posted on the Township home page. Register for Code Red, check on trash and recycling, review Covid-19 updates or reach anyone at Township Hall from the home page.

New Officers Elected for 2022!

Congratulations to newly elected officers: President Janice Connell, Vice President Juliette Schlucter, Secretary Rosemarie Whelan, Treasurer Terence Buckley and Member at Large Donna Diefenderfer. They will take office October 1, 2021.

It Never Gets Old!

Enjoy Ken Weaver's Presentation on Early Strathmere History. You'll see what used to be here and what still is-only. a little different!

Photo taken at the Bayview Ave boatramp, August 20, by April Weaver.

We invite you to Join or to Rejoin the SIA

for the 2021 Calendar Year - our 70th!