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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.”

Cape May

Cape May Point landscape

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

Scenic beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area

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.

 

 

 

 

Ocean City

Ocean City, New Jersey, USA – July 24, 2016: The beach and ocean at Corson’s Inlet located between Ocean City and Strathmere, New Jersey is a popular destination for the summer tourist to take there boats. Atlantic City can just be seen on the left side horizon in the far distance

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.

 

 

Stone Harbor

Stone Harbor, New Jersey, USA – September 6, 2014: A line of colorful catamarans sit idle in the sand on September 6, 2014 on a sunny beach in Stone Harbor, New Jersey

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.

 

 

 

 

Wildwood

Wildwood, NJ, USA – July 26, 2010

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 info@glenmary.com.