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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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The get away place!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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South River, New Jersey

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South River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank Battideb
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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 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Thus was my first trip to Island Beach State Park, and it is stunningly beautiful! Long, expansive beach, if you go down past the first couple of parking areas it's easy to have plenty of space. However, a previous reviewer mentioned that the west wind brings the flies and they were correct. Biting flies on anything that was stationary. Unless... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Seriously? $20 to enter a beach?? Several friends recommended this beach to me and I was excited to try it. The $20 entrance fee was outrageous. Since we had planned to go there, we just sucked it up and went in. Part of why I selected this too was that there are showers. Showers were absolutely ridiculous. You would press... More 

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