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Explore the Best Jersey Shore Beaches in New Jersey

Ketki Dongare Jun 11, 2019
With over 40 beaches, the ‘Jersey Shore’ is a perfect summer destination. Get your swimsuits, put some sunscreen, get ready for the tan lines, and dive into the best beaches of New Jersey.

Cape May

A 3-hour drive from the CityCape May, surrounded with Victorian architecture is the most popular, oldest and the most visited summer destination.
Open throughout the year, you can choose to visit from the 3 beaches of Cape May, namely, Higbee Beach, Steger Beach, and Poverty Beach.

Go boating, kayaking, bird-watching, fishing, play volleyball, or grab a bite at the beachfront restaurants.

The Wildwoods

This 5-mile massive beach is jam packed with visitors. The beachfront has 3 distinct piers of amusement parks. Along with beach activities, there are over 200 events every year, like truck monster races, and the kite festival.
Highlight of the beach: The classic wooden 2-mile boardwalk.

Seven Mile Island

The Seven Mile Island is divided into New Jersey’s 2 popular beaches, Avalon and Stone Harbor. 

With its small-town charm and serene beaches, visit the Stone Harbor Point for a scenic view.

Ocean City

Ocean City Beach is a 8-mile white sand beach with the most recognized 3-mile boardwalk. The Ocean City is known as "America's Greatest Family Resort”.
Take surfing lessons, go playing at the amusement park and arcades, and do visit the 'Brown’s Restaurant', right on the boardwalk for its best homemade ‘donuts’.

Atlantic City

A beach party you don’t want to miss! Famous for its happening nightlife, a world famous boardwalk, and grand casinos, Atlantic City is a popular summer destination.

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Absecon Lighthouse, the third tallest light house in the USA, is another major tourist attraction in Atlantic City.

Seaside Park

With access to 2 beautiful beaches, Seaside Park Beach and Island Beach State Park, visitors come here solely to be near the beach. The leisurely Seaside Park is a family favorite!

Point Pleasant Beach

Star attractions here: The Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, "A Little Bit of Heaven" bench, clean, crystal-clear waters, white sand, and plentiful activities to do.

Spring Lake Beach

Well-known for its pristine sand and the longest boardwalk on the Jersey Shore, Spring Lake Beach is an upscale beach. The wealthiest 'New Yorkers' visit this quaint town during vacations.

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Asbury Park Beach

Gaining popularity with the song title, 'Asbury Park’, the beach has become the trendiest among the Jersey Shore.

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The famous Paramount Theater is a majestic landmark located right besides the boardwalk.

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Sandy Hook

Closest to NYC, a must visit beach.

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With a glimpse of the Manhattan Skyline bordering the beach in the distant, Sandy Hook is perfect for a leisure trip to the beach.

Honorary Mentions!

Along with the 10 beaches mentioned, Brigantine, Sea Girt, Ocean Grove, Belmar, Lavallette, Avon-by-the-Sea, Barnegat Light, and Strathmere, are a few other beaches to visit among the 44 Beaches of the 'Jersey Shore'.