New Jersey's crown jewel remains its 130 miles of coastline, spanning from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Our unmatched beaches boast beautiful barrier islands and bays dotted with majestic lighthouses, fishing villages and scenic views.
"Down the Shore" means there's something for everyone. Among New Jersey's most treasured prizes are the white-sand beaches that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors and families each year to enjoy the surf, sand, sun, fun and excitement of the famous Jersey Shore.
The New Jersey coastline invites everyone to swim, body surf, boogie board, sail, surf, scuba dive, fish or sun bathe.
Many towns like Wildwood, Ocean City, Point Pleasant Beach and Seaside Heights feature bustling boardwalks with rides, amusements and nonstop excitement that are part of New Jersey’s “Unique Boardwalk Culture.”
For a quieter beach experience visit Spring Lake or Ocean Grove.
In addition to the beach and boardwalks, all along the coast visitors will find historic lighthouses, preserved natural areas including Island Beach State Park, inlets, bays, great food and plenty of shopping.
A visit to the Jersey Shore is a visitor’s guarantee of a spectacular surfside trip.
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