The 20 Best Beaches in New Jersey

New Jersey is famous for a lot of things, but of all its attractions, its 130 miles of shoreline is perhaps its most noteworthy. Here’s our pick of the 20 New Jersey beaches you shouldn’t miss.

Avon by the Sea

Avon by the Sea is located just a short hop, skip and a jump for Ashbury Park. Avon by the Sea boasts a beautiful beach that’s open all year round.

Island Beach State Park

If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing stretch of shore where you can truly relax and unwind, Island Beach State Park is perfect.


Wildwood beach is the widest in NJ – in some places, the space between the boardwalk and the oceanfront is a massive 500 yards wide, with the result that it’s a hugely popular place for events like live music concerts and monster truck rallies.

Asbury Park

If you prefer a livelier environment, head for the Ocean Avenue boardwalk, a vibrant, colorful place offering superb sea views and more entertainment and live music than you’ll know what to do with.

Ocean Grove

Stretched over 640 acres, Ocean Grove is a small, peaceful beachfront town that’s ideal for families looking to escape the hordes and enjoy some calm vibes and top-notch beach action.

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