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Top 8 Beaches Near Jersey City & Hoboken

The Beach Season is almost here and it’s the perfect time to plan a beach trip near Jersey City and Hoboken. Whether you drive a car or want to use public transportation, there are plenty of beaches accessible for people living in the Jersey City area! 

Here are 10 beaches easily accessible by car or public transportation around Jersey City:

Asbury Park

Asbury Park Boardwalk is one of the most popular beach locations in Jersey! If you are someone who loves food and drinks by the beach, this place is for you. There’s a lot you can do in that area like live music, and various different performances happening. The trip is incomplete without a visit to Asbury Park Bazaar. 

The best way to get to Asbury Park is by NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line and get off at the Asbury Park stop. Additionally, you can always drive up there as well! 

Point Pleasant 

Point Pleasant Beach is one the most beautiful beaches along the Jersey Coast Line. Apart from the Point Pleasant beach, be sure to also check out the Jenkinson’s Boardwalk. The beach is crystal clean and the boardwalk is great for kids, with many activities and rides along with an assortment of games. If that’s not enough, check out Jenkinson’s Aquarium. The boardwalk is filled with food, drinks, activities and things to do. You can find information about events happening all year around here

You can hop on the NJ Transit train or drive up to Point Pleasant very easily. 

Bradley Beach 

Unlike many beaches discussed above, Bradley Beach is more towards the chill vibes. It’s a great place to hangout with friends or to play beach sports, take a long walk on the beach or tan under the summer sun! 

You can easily drive an hour and get to Bradley beach or take the NJ Transit. 


The next stop on the NJ transit after Bradley Beach is Belmar which is one of the most popular beach towns in Jersey. This area has plenty of things to do which makes it a perfect weekend getaway. Belmar beach offers many activities like surfing, parasailing, paddle boarding and many events throughout the year. 


Going further from Belmar in NJ transit you will find the town of Manasquan which offers a beach a little remote from the rest of the town. It’s a perfect place to have a relaxing Saturday afternoon and to get your tan. If you want to get food and drinks after your tanning session, you can always head back into the town. 

Ocean Grove Beach 

Voted one of the top 15 beaches in the world by Fodor’s, Ocean Grove, New Jersey attracts travelers from far and wide. This quiet stretch of shoreline is the jewel of the Jersey Shore and features pristine white sand, gentle waves, and a boardwalk. It’s perfect for a relaxing getaway with friends and family! Whether you’re planning a quick weekend trip or an extended summer stay, Ocean Grove Beach, NJ has everything you’re looking for and more. Here’s how you can have an epic day at the beach.

Coney Island Beach 

You have probably heard of Coney Island before. Although it’s not in the State of New Jersey, it is very easy to get to Coney Island with Public Transportation or even by road. Coney Island offers an ideal summer respite from the hectic and steamy city. With nearly 3 miles of sandy beaches, Coney Island’s sunny skies and rolling waves make for the perfect getaway. If being active at the beach is more your idea of fun than just catching some rays, Coney Island also offers exciting recreation opportunities. With courts for beach volleyball, handball, and basketball and the famous Luna Park amusement park, the beach and boardwalk can provide hours of entertainment.

Brighton Beach 

Another Gem in Brooklyn along the coastline of Coney Island Beach attracts many New Yorkers and Jersey City residents every summer. Brighton Beach has a very relaxing and fun vibe. It’s here that you can spend a nice relaxing afternoon or evening whilst filling your belly with some delicious food and drinks from nearby stores. 

One of the best things about living in Jersey City is the beautiful coast line that is very accessible for a day trip or weekend trips.

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