Reader Mail: Good NJ Beaches?

hoboken-jersey-shore.jpgToday we have 411 reader “Old Hickory” wondering what you think a good “day trip” beach is in NJ.

I for one, like to go to Asbury Park for day trips, because the beaches are usually very sparsely populated, and it’s rather close to Hoboken. No “riff raff”. Spring Lake is nice too, just a bit further.

See what he has to say below. What are your recommendations for a simple day trip with a youngster?

“Hi,
I’ve lived in Hoboken for over a little over a year but haven’t yet been to any beaches here in Jersey. We’re planning on hitting the beach for the day in mid-August and was hoping to get recommendations for nearby beaches that would be suitable for a day-trip.

We’re not really beach people but our daughter just is a year and a half and has never been to the beach so we’re thinking it will be a fun (if not different) experience for her. Proximity is the most important because we’re going on a Sunday and don’t want to get caught up in bad traffic on the way back or spend hours in the car. Other than that, a simple beach where we can park and hang out for a couple of hours.”

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36 Comments on "Reader Mail: Good NJ Beaches?"


adman
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adman
9 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”37770″]I suggest starting your trip in the early AM at Newark airport…

Or, Island Beach State Park / LBI. Basically, you want to be as far from the Raritan river as one can get without becoming undesirably close to the Delaware river.[/quote]

finally, someone with true knowledge speaks. this is the best, and only accurate assessment here so far. Or put another way, this is the sweet spot that is too far south for the Outer Boro and Greater Newark/Northern Jersey Guidos, and too far north for the Philly Guidos.

Most of the rest of you are obviously neophytes in this state. lol :mrgreen:

safetydans
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safetydans
9 years 1 month ago

Island Beach State Park is my favorite.

MidnightRacer
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9 years 1 month ago

“Beaches, man… beaches”

– Say Anything

moephab
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moephab
9 years 1 month ago

Asbury is great empty clean beaches tons of police The resturants have gotten better And a really cool glass blowing place right on the boardwalk Took lessons there last week way cool!

HansBrix
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HansBrix
9 years 1 month ago

I was about to point out that the map omits Sea Bright. Then I remembered that Sea bright is more bunker than beach.

Asbury Park: Newark-on-the-Sea.

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