Best Beaches in New Jersey
Going “down the Shore” in New Jersey is always an experience to relish. There’s something for everyone in this famed 141 mile stretch of powdery white sand beaches. Whether you’re looking for an active day of fun and adventure, or simply want a relaxing time with the family, you can find the perfect spot on the Jersey Shore.
Here’s our list of some of the best beaches “down the Shore.”
Considered the oldest seaside community in the United States, Cape May boasts a nostalgic charm with its landmark lighthouse built in 1859 and historic district lined with Victorian era homes. It has two miles of pristine beaches that are rarely crowded, making it a great destination for a slow, idyllic day by the water.
A paved promenade lining the shore features an eclectic mix of restaurants. Some of the nearby “painted ladies” have been converted into beds and breakfasts, lending their own charm to this picture perfect historic community.
Point Pleasant Beach
This happening beach city was the birthplace of superstar Bruce Springsteen’s musical career, and to this day, the music scene here is as vibrant as ever. The Asbury Park beaches are favorite destinations of the hip and trendy crowd, with their pet-welcoming policy, a boardwalk dotted with food trucks and stalls, restaurants serving a wide array of cuisines, and venues for live performances.
This family-friendly beach town is well known for its eight-mile stretch of pristine white sand beaches and a 2.5-mile boardwalk that has earned the city the accolade, “America’s greatest family resort.”
The boardwalk features two amusement piers, miniature golf courses, arcades, a water park, and an iconic 141-foot Ferris wheel. In addition to this, the town offers several wholesome family activities, such as Family Nights every Thursday during the summer, sand sculpting competitions, and numerous parades.
One of the most scenic and serene beaches on the Jersey Shore, Stone Harbor does not have a happening boardwalk with flashy attractions and loud music. Instead, the main attractions here are the sapphire ocean and spacious beaches that are not as crowded as the other beaches in the area. Visitors who come here need to pack their lunch as food stalls and restaurants are few and far between. Surfing is a popular activity in this area.
Featuring a huge boardwalk housing three amusement parks, Wildwood is the Jersey Shore’s entertainment center. The amusement parks offer more than a hundred rides and attractions, providing hours of thrills and excitement.
For art lovers, there’s an artists’ colony with perennial art exhibits. For retro buffs, the town is studded with long-standing hotels and destinations lit with neon signs. Water lovers will love the expansive beaches where volleyball courts have been put up. There’s also a dog beach that’s open all year round.
When it comes to oceanfront living, there’s nothing like the Jersey Shore. If you’re looking for a primary or secondary home in the area, call the Glenmary Real Estate team at 732-630-3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.