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Island Beach State Park

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Address: Seaside Park, NJ 08752
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One of the few undeveloped barrier island covering 3,000 acres. Activities...

One of the few undeveloped barrier island covering 3,000 acres. Activities include fishing, swimming, sunbathing and surfing. The state's largest osprey colony, as well as peregrine falcons, wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl and migrating songbirds, are found here.

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Miles of isolated white sand and dunes. Easy access to the beach with natural native plants. There are two swimming areas with bathrooms and showers. It is a great place to spend... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Miles of isolated white sand and dunes. Easy access to the beach with natural native plants. There are two swimming areas with bathrooms and showers. It is a great place to spend an hour or the day. There is a $5 entrance fee per vehicle.

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Thank Christopher T
Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Island Beach was an absolutely perfect beach visit in the middle of summer! It had been many, many years since I was at Island Beach, and I definitely under-appreciated it back then. The beach/bathing area is absolutely beautiful. While crowded, of course, there is more then enough sand and spots for everyone. The relatively gentle drop off in the surf,... More 

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Thank Matt S
South River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

When coming to the Jersey Shore full your gas tank up and go to Island Beach State Park. Island Beach State Park has been recommended by many people for swimming and fishing. During the summer time Island Beach State Park will charge ten dollars a car load of people. By 11am parking lot full sign is posted, thats why you... More 

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Forked River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

You couldn't pay me to go there during the weekend during summer but it's beautiful during the week. They even let you walk your dogs on the trails there. I live on the jersey shore and this is the beach I go to

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Thank Amy N
McElhattan, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It was our last day of vacation and we wanted to do something local. So, Island Beach State Park it was. Am I ever glad we did. It does cost $10 for non-residents to get in, but in my opinion, it was worth it. We saw a fox, which was the only "wildlife" was saw. I wanted to see some... More 

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Thank Marci D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Jersey shore is usually so busy and overcrowded, Island Beach State Park has stayed wild and preserved. It is so nice to enter a park without any buildings, hot dogs vendors... A day at the beach is peace and pure happiness.

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Thank Anne A
Morris County, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Gorgeous beaches, clean... definitely a place you feel like you can escape from it all. The only problem are the flies. Went there once in August and it was spectacular. Best beach day by far... went with my husband and our dog. Perfect. Every day since then that we've ventured to Island Beach State Park the flies have been horrendous.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to this beach since 1979 when my children were small and I continue to come with my grand babies any chance I get. Although times have changed this is still an affordable beach to come to with your family. Showers, dressing rooms and so much more. Remembering when they had a stand where you can rent umbrellas... More 

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Thank Xiomara O
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Island Beach State Park is a beautiful beach. Most beaches charge per person, this beach charges per car. Bathrooms, showers are provided. There is a boardwalk that gets you onto the beach as well instead of walking over sand dunes. There are lifeguards as well. The water has been gorgeous this year. We come often and are not disappointed.

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Thank Tammy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We went here for a daytrip on a Saturday in August with two teenager girls.IT does cost money to park but there are no beach badges so it was well worth it and probably cheaper in comparison. There are different beaches to, not just one so if the first lot is full, keep driving farther down. Sand is clean, water... More 

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