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Island Beach State Park

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Seaside Park, NJ 08752
+1 732-793-0506
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Family Friendly Beach

Island Beach State Park is a fabulous spot for families. The swimming beach is the main... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KPTcouple
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Kingsport, United States
Great place for families

The park is kept clean and there is plenty of parking. It's a beautiful beach with bathroom... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Miryam F
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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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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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Seaside Park, NJ 08752
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Island Beach State Park is a fabulous spot for families. The swimming beach is the main attraction, but there are opportunities to hike, bike and even a nature center. When you approach the "bathing beach" you will find a large parking area with a HUGE...More

Thank KPTcouple
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is kept clean and there is plenty of parking. It's a beautiful beach with bathroom facilities in all parking areas. One can ride a bike, roller skate, walk, or run along the road.

Thank Miryam F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of things to do in the Park. Swimming beaches with good changing facilities and food/drink option. Lots of walking trails to the Ocean and Bay sides. A bit pricy for visitors at $20 per car, but it cost $8 each to go on the...More

Thank Pikemere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach has 2 different areas, both with bathrooms, shower, and food and beer tent. Once parking is full they close so it is never too crowded. Water was clear and clean. Waves were not rough. Beach was not too crowded. No boogie boards allowed....More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach for years has been a low cost, clean beach. There are two swimming beaches and miles of other access (trails, fishing, wildlife, etc)

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were thrilled to visit this park for the first time this year. Lots of restrooms. Beautiful swimming beaches with lifeguards. Well maintained. Lots of people but didn't seem crowded. Very happy with our visit. And being able to take our dog (not allowed on...More

Thank Gamer C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This year we paid the fee and drove into Island Beach State Park. You can't find a better sandy beach. The facilities were good, but this year they have added a grill and outdoor pavilion which serves adult beverages- what a great addition.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

The beach is clean. Has bath houses and a restaurant. Beach opens at 8am. Get there early for best sitting location. $12 for out of state vehicles, but worth it.

Thank Dan G
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We go to IBSP every summer. Due to weather and work we only got down there twice :( it's about 90 minutes from where we live and it's beautiful. Family friendly and at low tide, a joy for toddlers. Life guards are awesome and do...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed July 20, 2017

We love to bring our dog here in the off season and swim in the ocean during the summer. The beach is very clean and they have showers and changing areas. There is also a snack bar. Seaside Heights' board walk is close by, but...More

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Erick S
August 24, 2017|
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Response from Christopher D | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are areas you can bring dogs but I don't think they can go on the swimming beaches.
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desirrelovesjake
May 25, 2017|
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Response from M B | Reviewed this property |
Travel by Boat across the Inlet then just about 1/2 hr travel. however in order to get to the lighthouse by auto, you must first travel to Long Beach Island via GSP and Rt. 72 East. Lighthouse is at the extreme northern... More
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JerseyOrganic
October 10, 2016|
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Response from ocfishguy | Reviewed this property |
...As far as I know...?...In the life guard protected areas of swim...NO Fires! In the unprotected areas....YES. You have to dig your pit close to where high tide will put it out and take it out if you're not there and... More
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