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Ranking New Jersey Beaches

I found this ranking NJ.com makes of the 44 beaches of New Jersey.

While Monmouth and Ocean did well, I have a few things to say about the recap.

The authors (and binders) of this piece met their criteria.

We judged oceanfront beaches only (not bay, lake, or riverside) based on beach quality, type and size of crowd, availability of parking, and food, drink and surrounding entertainment. We went to one beach per town.

To be fair, the vendors on this list said:

…being the worst beach in New Jersey is a lot like being the worst pizza in New Jersey – it’s still better than most.

We’ll take a look.

44. Seaside Park. (?!)


Maybe I’m biased because I spent my summers growing up in Seaside Park. There’s no way he deserves to be the last dead. NJ.com says:

“The beach itself is nothing to write home about – not worth the $10 per person daily badge fee. If you’ve made it all the way to Vanilla Seaside Park, walk a few more miles to the Island Beach State Park and have a REAL beach day.”

32. Agreement


NJ.com’s biggest complaint was that it was difficult to find the beach at Deal. Really?

The deal should be higher.

1. Cape May

I really can’t argue with this choice for the top. I kind of had a feeling he would land No. 1.

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