Put Away Your Wallet: These Are The Absolute Best Free Beaches In New Jersey
Looking to hit up the beaches this summer? Well, you likely already know that the Jersey Shore is just one magnificent beach right after the other. However, there is one hitch – most beaches in New Jersey aren’t free and require a beach badge.
But have no fear! There are absolutely free beaches in Jersey, and they’re downright wonderful. Here are the best free ones:
1. Atlantic City
No, Atlantic City isn't just a prime place to go gamble. It also has a massive free beach! Kick back in the sand after a few rounds of blackjack.
2. Keansburg Beach
Keansburg Beach has a lot going for it, besides being free. You get a great view of the New York City skyline, there is a really cool boardwalk, and you're by one of the oldest amusement parks in the country.
3. Sandy Hook
There are multiple free beaches to visit at Sandy Hook -- including a nude one! Just a ferry ride away from New York City, the beaches here are lovely and there are historical monuments to admire, too.
4. Cape May Point State Park
Cape May is renowned for being one of the quaintest, most charming towns on the Jersey Shore, with an iconic lighthouse, too. This beach lets you enjoy all that sans beach badge.
5. The Wildwoods
Some will argue The Wildwoods are the best beaches in the state. After all, with an extensive boardwalk and a fun amusement park, there is so much to do here other than bask in the sun and hit the waves.
6. Ideal Beach
Ideal Beach lives up to its name. This hidden gem in Middleton Township is one of the quietest, cleanest beaches you'll find in the state.
Which beach are you visiting first?
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Ideal Beach, Middletown Township, NJ, USA
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