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Top 15 Beaches In New Jersey – For A Perfect Beach Getaway

By Preetha Manivelan - July 23, 2020
New Jersey in the US

New Jersey is a northeastern state in the United States of America. This state has so many attractions to visit in and around the city. Among all of them, New Jersey is well known for its beaches. And, for travellers who would like to catch some sun or take a stroll along the coastline, this state has the best options with top-notch amenities and cleanliness. However, you would still be confused to choose from the long list of beaches it has. So, check out the below mentioned top 15 beaches in New Jersey which would tell you why a beach visit in this state is a must.

New Jersey, US
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Top 15 beaches in New Jersey

To know the top 15 beaches that you could visit on your trip to New Jersey, check this out:

  1. Spring Lake Beach
  2. Long Beach Island
  3. Wildwoods
  4. Lavallette Beach
  5. Cape May
  6. Belmar Beach
  7. Seven Mile Beach
  8. Point Pleasant Beach
  9. Fisherman’s Cove
  10. Sandy Hook Beach
  11. Asbury Park Beach
  12. Avon by the Sea
  13. Ocean Grove Beach
  14. Atlantic City Beach
  15. Keansburg Beach
 

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1. Spring Lake Beach

Spring Lake Beach is a beach that stretches for 2 miles in New Jersey. You would have to pay 8$ to enter the beach. However, the parking here is free and make sure you come as early as possible as they work on first come first serve basis. Also, Spring Lake is filled with cool restaurants, ice cream parlours and local candy shops. But never bring any of the food items inside this beach as they are strictly not allowed.

Spring Lake Beach
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2. Long Beach Island

Long Beach Island becomes one of the most visited beaches in New Jersey. Here, you have a few attractions to visit which include Fantasy Island Amusement Park and Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.

Long Beach Island
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3. Wildwoods

Wildwoods is a beautiful 5 miles long coastline which stands as home to free beaches which are perfect for watersports including kayaking, jet-skiing and swimming. If time coincides, you will be able to witness a few festivals happening which include Wildwoods’ International Kite Event and Monster Truck Races. On the way to the beach, you will find some restaurants and stores to stop by.

 

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4. Lavallette Beach

Lavallette Beach is the most secured beach of all. It is patrolled by skilled lifeguards every day and needs an access badge to enter. At a few metres away, you will be able to find a number of fantastic restaurants. And, to make your visit exciting, Lavallette Beach offers swimming and surfing for you.

5. Cape May

Located 3-hour drive from New Jersey is Cape May, standing as home to several other beaches. And regarding the water activities, you can try kayaking, boating and surfing. If you think watersports are not your thing, you can go for volleyball on the beach. Take a stroll and grab a meal at the beachfront restaurants.

6. Belmar Beach

Belmar Beach comprises many linked beaches. It is one of the beaches which has all the amenities available for its visitors like cell phone battery charger on every block, water containers on the playground and neatly maintained waters. While you are there, you can try activities such as surfing, kayaking and boarding.

 

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7. Seven-Mile Beach

Seven-Mile Beach, also known as the Avalon Beach, is one of the must-visit beaches that is located between Stone Harbor and Avalon. This place offers water activities which include kayaking, fishing and windsurfing. Interestingly, this place has 9 parks and playgrounds which would obviously bring extra excitement in you.

8. Point Pleasant Beach

Known for its crystal clear waters, Point Pleasant Beach becomes one of the best beaches in New Jersey. If you love perfect beaches, then you must visit here and try swimming and sunbathing here. Apart from the waters, you have video games, ice cream stores and also some food stalls here. Because of the coastline being lined with trees, it feels more like a Caribbean island.

Point Pleasant Beach
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9. Fisherman’s Cove

Fisherman’s Cove stands as home to diverse varieties of flora and fauna. It is a perfect place for jogging, boating, birdwatching and fishing. Also if you want to visit a place that’s not crowded with tourists, visit Dog Beach Park nearby which gives a relaxing feel because of its location near the ocean.

10. Sandy Hook Beach

If you are someone looking for an ideal place for swimming, windsurfing, fishing and biking, then Sand Hook is where you should head to. You might either land in a beachfront barbecue, play some coastline volleyball, just enjoy some watersports or lay back and chill – You got to choose. Also while you are there, don’t miss checking out the oldest operating lighthouse in America.

Sandy Hook Beach
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11. Asbury Park Beach

Asbury Park Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand and quite popular for its boardwalks. It offers sunbathing, swimming and angling, to its visitors. In case you are visiting from October to May, you can bring in your pets to the beach and on the other times of the year, head out to the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach where you can take your four-legged friends for a walk.

Asbury Park Beach
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12. Avon by the Sea

Avon by the Sea is one of the popular beaches, that welcomes tourists all year round. If you are visiting this place during the summer, you will have to pre-purchase a coastline badge for access. Also, the coastline has got a big free space for vehicle parking and the place also has well-maintained shower rooms for visitors. To fill your tummy, you will have a lot of restaurants and bars too.

Avon by the Sea
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13. Ocean Grove Beach

If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, then you got to head out to Ocean Grove Beach. Unlike other beaches, it won’t be dotted with many food stalls and bars, thus making it a less crowded beach. You know what? There is something called a Sandcastle Building contest during summer which would literally take you back to your childhood, wouldn’t it?

14. Atlantic City Beach

You need not pay anything to enter Atlantic City Beach. Sounds great, right? And, to make your visit more exciting, the beach offers water sports which include windsurfing, kayaking and fishing. You know, the best part about this place is its boardwalk that dates back to 1870. Also, you will also have a number of boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars here.

 

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15. Keansburg Beach

Keansburg Beach is well known for its amazing views and secluded location. Once you are done enjoying at the beach, you can use any of the shower rooms in the vicinity that is well maintained for the visitors of Keansburg Beach. Unlike other beaches, you need not have a ticket and it’s open all year round.

Don’t you think it’s time for an exciting yet a relaxing beach getaway? Hope the above mentioned top 15 beaches helped you plan your must-visit list in New Jersey. To plan your trip to enjoy these unique beach experiences, head out to the website of Pickyourtrail and get some amazing beach packages. You can customize the itinerary if you would like. Leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options.

Happy travelling!

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