The eastern coast of New Jersey is known for its mixture of upscale destinations and mellow seaside getaways. Miles of clean and spacious beaches dot the coastline and they make a relaxing day trip from NYC. Each NJ city, town and hamlet along the seaside boasts its own unique culture and attractions. There is an abundance of family-friendly options for travelers who come with kids. Here are some of the best New Jersey beaches. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Hours/availability may have changed.
1. Atlantic City Beach
2.Asbury Park Beach
3.Best Beaches in NJ: Seven Mile Beach
4.Best New Jersey Beaches: Avon by the Sea
5.NJ Beaches: Belmar
6. Cape May
7.Best Beaches in NJ: Fisherman's Cove
8.NJ Beaches: Keansburg
9.Free beaches near me: Lavallette Beach
10.Best beaches in Jersey: Long Beach Island
11.Best New Jersey Beaches: Ocean City
12.NJ Beaches: Ocean Grove
13.Beach Near Me: Point Pleasant Beach
14.Best Beaches in NJ: Sea Girt
15.New Jersey Beaches: Sea Isle City
16.NJ Beaches: Spring Lake
17.Best Beaches in New Jersey: Strathmere
18.Beach in New Jersey: Stone Harbor
19.Best NJ Beaches: Sunset Beach
20.New Jersey Beaches: Wildwoods
20 Best New Jersey Beaches
- Atlantic City Beach, Photo: Courtesy of Gary - Fotolia.com
- Asbury Park Beach, Photo: Courtesy of Ritu Jethani - Fotolia.com
- Best Beaches in NJ: Seven Mile Beach, Photo: Courtesy of Wide Awake - Fotolia.com
- Best New Jersey Beaches: Avon by the Sea, Photo: Courtesy of Mariya - Fotolia.com
- NJ Beaches: Belmar, Photo: Belmar
- Cape May, Photo: Courtesy of Roshan - Fotolia.com
- Best Beaches in NJ: Fisherman's Cove, Photo: Courtesy of BillionPhotos.com - Fotolia.combrianw_45
- NJ Beaches: Keansburg, Photo: Courtesy of shuttergn - Fotolia.com
- Free beaches near me: Lavallette Beach, Photo: Courtesy of wjbruzek - Fotolia.com
- Best beaches in Jersey: Long Beach Island, Photo: Courtesy of Andrew Kazmierski - Fotolia.com
- Best New Jersey Beaches: Ocean City, Photo: Courtesy of jnovack7 - Fotolia.com
- NJ Beaches: Ocean Grove, Photo: Courtesy of Gary - Fotolia.com
- Beach Near Me: Point Pleasant Beach, Photo: Courtesy of mlemos 89 - Fotolia.com
- Best Beaches in NJ: Sea Girt, Photo: Courtesy of Michael - Fotolia.com
- New Jersey Beaches: Sea Isle City, Photo: Courtesy of Chad McDermott- Fotolia.com
- NJ Beaches: Spring Lake, Photo: Courtesy of Andrew Kazmierski - Fotolia.com
- Best Beaches in New Jersey: Strathmere, Photo: Courtesy of jonbilous - Fotolia.com
- Beach in New Jersey: Stone Harbor, Photo: Courtesy of Rick Snizik - Fotolia.com
- Best NJ Beaches: Sunset Beach, Photo: Courtesy of Andrew Kazmierski - Fotolia.com
- New Jersey Beaches: Wildwoods, Photo: Courtesy of Jin For The Win - Fotolia.com
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More Ideas: Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor
The Reeds at Shelter Haven is a luxury boutique hotel and resort in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Located on the corner of 96th Street and Third Avenue just steps from the beach, the stylish Hotel has 37 charming guestrooms and suites with breathtaking seaside views, contemporary décor, and modern conveniences, as well as award-winning cuisine and exclusive resort amenities.
This prestigious seaside resort boasts plush accommodations with coastal-inspired décor, an array of superb facilities and amenities, including two unique restaurants and lounges, a roof garden sundeck with two hot tubs and a plunge pool, flexible event spaces for up to 220 guests, and complimentary concierge services. The Reeds at Shelter Haven is ideally placed for exploring Stone Harbor and is a short walk away from the town’s downtown shopping district, a variety of beach services and activities and a boat docking station.
This prestigious seaside resort boasts plush accommodations with coastal-inspired décor in hues of taupe and celadon, white oak floors, beautiful fabrics and custom furnishings. Guest rooms and suites differ in layout and size, but all feature comfortable bedding with 100% Egyptian cotton bed linens, and private bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers, Frette bathrobes and towels, and Malin + Getz bath amenities. Guest rooms and suites have the same modern conveniences and amenities, including flat-screen televisions with cable channels, Keurig coffee machines, individual climate control, mini-fridges, data ports and complimentary wireless connection. Guest services include a seasonal nightly turndown service and daily housekeeping services.
Standard Guestrooms feature rustic white oak flooring and custom white furnishings in hues of sand and cerulean blue, one king, queen or two double beds with woven rattan headboards and 100% Egyptian cotton bed linens. Private bathrooms have frameless glass enclosed showers, marble vanities with LED lit make-up mirrors, Frettebathrobes, and towels, and Malin + Getz bath amenities, and spacious sitting areas feature comfortable lounge chairs and modern conveniences.
Deluxe Suites are inspired by the surrounding beach dunes and the sea and feature separate dining and living room areas with lounge and dining seating for six people, fireplaces, pullout sofa beds, and private balconies with beautiful views. The suites also have fully-equipped kitchenettes with Keurig coffee makers, microwaves, and integrated mini-fridges and bar sinks. Master bedrooms have king-size beds with woven rattan headboards and 100% Egyptian cotton bed linens, and private bathrooms have frameless glass enclosed showers, marble vanities with LED lit make-up mirrors, Frette bathrobes and towels, and Malin + Getz bath amenities.
Corner King Rooms boast beautiful panoramic views of downtown Stone Harbor and quaint coastal charm with lovely window-side seating nooks. These rooms feature rustic white oak flooring and custom white furnishings in hues of sand and cerulean blue, king-size beds with woven rattan headboards and 100% Egyptian cotton bed linens. Private bathrooms have frameless glass enclosed showers, marble vanities with LED lit make-up mirrors, Frette bathrobes and towels, and Malin + Getz bath amenities. Separate dining and living room areas have fireplaces, pullout sofa beds, and private balconies with beautiful views and fully-equipped kitchenettes offer Keurig coffee makers, microwaves, and integrated mini-fridges and bar sinks.
Luxurious and elegant, the Indigo and Sienna Suites embrace stunning views from private balconies, fully equipped designer kitchens with ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers, large dining rooms with seating for six to eight guests, and lavishing entertaining spaces with fireplaces. In these exquisitely appointed suites, bedrooms offer king-size beds with woven rattan headboards and 100% Egyptian cotton bed linens, and private bathrooms have frameless glass enclosed showers, marble vanities with LED lit make-up mirrors, Frette bathrobes and towels, and Malin + Getz bath amenities.
The Skye Suite is a study in luxury and opulence and features two balconies boasting breathtaking views, a fully equipped Chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, and a separate living room, dining room, and den with comfortable, custom furnishings for entertaining and gathering. The master bedroom offers a king-size bed with woven rattan headboard and 100% Egyptian cotton bed linens and a private master bathroom with a frameless glass enclosed shower, spa soaking tub and double marble vanity with LED lit make-up mirror, Frette bathrobes and towels, and Malin + Getz bath amenities. The Skye suite also features a guest toilet in the living area of the apartment.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven is home to two excellent restaurants including Sax, a casual restaurant and lounge that is open daily throughout the year, and the Water Star Grille, a seasonal outdoor dining experience serving cuisine and drinks at sunset on the bay.
Buckets Margarita Bar and Cantina is a casual, taqueria style restaurant with a stylish indoor seating area with Mexican-inspired furnishings, a beautiful outdoor deck for alfresco dining and a buzzing bar. Buckets Margarita Bar and Cantina offers a range of weekly specials, including Margarita Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, No Shower Happy Hours, and Sunday Fun-Days.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven offers a range of first-class facilities and amenities, including a seasonal roof garden sundeck with two hot tubs and a plunge pool for relaxing and entertaining, and two exclusive restaurants, bars and lounges. A 24-hour concierge and front desk service, seasonal valet parking, and a free trolley ride to the beach and various other attractions in town are also offered. Additional amenities include boat slips for convenient bay side docking, and complimentary electric car charging in a private parking lot.
Activities include seasonal water activities kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and pedal boating, and kayaking, daily yoga classes, and passes for the Stone Harbor Golf Club.
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9601 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, New Jersey 08247, Phone: 609-368-0100
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More Ideas: Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway
Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club has been in operation for over 100 years in picturesque Galloway, New Jersey. It is the only golf and spa resort located on the New Jersey shore, providing guests with unparalleled views and scenery. Located along Reeds Bay, the 67 acres of woodland allow guests to enjoy a peaceful, restful retreat yet remain close to amenities and other metropolitan centers such as Atlantic City - eight miles away and Philadelphia, a 45 minute drive.
There are 296 guest rooms and 16 suites in the hotel, some with views of the well-manicured hotel grounds and some of the skyline of Atlantic City. There are delectable dining options for guests to indulge in while staying at Stockton Seaview Hotel, as well as a vast array of other amenities. Guests often come to try the two Championship golf courses on-site. The hotel also boasts a luxurious spa is available for guests to pamper themselves and rejuvenate.
The rooms and suites at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club provide guests with the utmost comfort and luxury. The rooms are available with either one King size bed or two double beds. Each room features a 37 inch flat screen television, premium bath products and plush bedding. The rooms are approximately 280 square feet and are also available with full accessibility. Junior King Rooms are larger at 470 square feet with one king size bed and the Junior King Executive Room has two double beds and is about 450 square feet. These rooms can accommodate from two to four people depending upon the bed configuration of the room.
Suitesare larger than the traditional guest rooms and range from 470 to 750 square feet in size. There are 16 suites in total and they are available with either a King sized bed or two double beds. There is a full size sofa for additional comfort and space to stretch out. The living room has a wet bar and refrigerator as added amenities. Rooms with two doubles feature two separate, overstuffed recliner chairs with ottomans.
Guests will not be disappointed with dining options at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. Each day can be started off in the Main Dining Room for breakfast or brunch on Sundays. The breakfast menu is sure to please even the most discerning guest with its array of choices from hearty, full breakfast entrees to lighter, simpler selections. Signature dishes on the menu include Cape May French Toast, which is a custard baquette served with wild berries and toasted pecans with whipped cream on top. Classic breakfast choices such as pancakes or bacon and eggs are always available as well.
The Coastal Grille serves guests with lunch, dinner and after-dinner small plate dining in a casual setting. The Grille was once part of the original farmhouse that has since been transformed into the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club and has a wonderful historic charm from the décor to the architecture. Lunch can be as light or hearty as guests wish, with items such as Clam Chowder, Crab Mac and Cheese and a vast selection of sandwiches. Dinner will be sure to please at The Coastal Grille and includes menu choices similar to lunch, but with many additional dishes offered. Guests can enjoy selections with land and sea included with entrees like Buttermilk Tenderloin of Chicken and Flash Fried Lobster Morsels. A Vegan menu is also available for guests requiring this option. There is a beer and wine list to compliment the menu choices available.
After 4 p.m. the Small Plates menu is available and guests can choose four items to create their own sampler plate. It is a great way to taste a little bit of each item and grab a light meal. After dinner, guests can choose from the “After Dinner” and Dessert menu. The selections are both fresh and flavorful at reasonable prices. If guests have a difficult time choosing just one, they can opt to try the Dessert Sampler, which features a little bit of everything. Also offered on this menu is an extensive drink list including different port wines, cognacs and scotches.
Room service is available should guests wish to dine in-room, instead of heading to one of the restaurants. Guest services is happy to arrange room service upon request.
The Lobby Bar and Lounge is the place to be for a relaxing, enjoyable evening. The view of Reeds Bay and the Atlantic City skyline will wow guests as they sip on tasty cocktail selections or classic bar favorites. The atmosphere is laid back and casual, yet stylish. Cocktails and conversation go along great with the Small Plates menu that is served from 5 p.m. to close each day.
Guests will love the opportunity to indulge in soothing spa treatments at the adjacent Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. This world-class spa promises exceptional services that will leave guests feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and at peace. The calming décor features inlaid river rock and other decorations for an Asian flair. Even the soothing aromas will have guests feeling at ease almost immediately as they enter the spa. Guests will be given soft, lush robes upon arrival.
Treatment options include facials, nails and various body treatments. If multiple services are of interest, there are spa packages as an option. While visiting the spa, whether for just one treatment or a day long spa trip, guests can treat themselves to a delicious bite to eat from the Red Door spa menu.
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Golfers staying at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club will not be disappointed. There are three major courses which are easily accessed from the hotel. The Pines Course was the host of the PGA Championship in 1942 and has been a very popular course since. This course winds through the woodlands to the west of the hotel and offers not only an exciting challenge but also beautiful scenery. It covers about 6700 yards and has a course rating of 71.7.
The Turtle Course is an easy 9 hole course meant for putting. It was named for the turtles that inhabit the bay. It is a very easygoing course for guests looking to perhaps practice their putt, or even newcomers to the game.
The Bay Course is an 18 hole links style course and runs along Reeds Bay. The biggest challenge of this course is the wind. Because of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the winds that come off the water effect the movement of the ball. The water does make for a stunning view, however.
Families and children are always gladly welcome at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. The Dolce Family Break package is a perfect option for families since it offers either a choice of continental or buffet breakfast in the dining room, deluxe accommodations and 50% off a second adjoining/connecting room, and kids 12 and under eat free from the kids breakfast menu.
Children under 18 may also visit the spa for treatments provided they are accompanied by an adult and, in some cases, a waiver signed.
Loads of family fun can be enjoyed at the indoor and outdoor pool, where guests can lay back on a lounge chair or swim in the refreshing waters. Kids will love the pools and will want to spend hours swimming.
Weddings at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club are elegant, sophisticated and stunning. The service specialists on hand at the hotel work very hard to ensure couples realize their dream wedding day. The 670 acres of pristinely kept hotel grounds makes for an endless choice of places to hold a ceremony. The pine trees and greenery allow for beautiful scenic photographs. Couples can customize a menu for their reception with the assistance of award-winning chefs to wow their guests.
With seven different venues available for ceremonies and receptions, there is a space to suit every wedding. Couples can choose historic rooms such as the Oval Room, where Grace Kelly had her sixteenth birthday party, or The Bayview Terrace which offers a paved area and green space for an outdoors, airy ceremony and reception. The possibilities are virtually limitless when it comes to wedding ceremonies and receptions at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. There are wedding packages for couples who would like to have everything set out for them or the service specialists at the hotel can customize and personalize the day as the bride and groom wish.
Meetings and conferences can be held without a hitch at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. There are multiple spaces available for use throughout the property, including indoor and outdoor space. Meetings from 18 to 350 attendees can be accommodated at Seaview with different configurations for the various venues on-site. With a Complete Meeting Package, guests can plan to have a successful meeting or conference with all the details taken care of, from guest rooms to nourishing, delicious catering and even delivery of morning newspapers. Guests planning a meeting at Stockton Seaview will have use of the Dedicated Meeting Concierge to help them through every step of the planning and execution of the meeting or conference. There is top-notch audio and visual equipment for use during meetings and conferences including complementary Wi-Fi.
Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club aims to achieve a high standard of sustainability. They are constantly working on creating awareness and finding new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce their energy consumption. A very unique way the hotel expresses their environmental concern is to plant one tree on the hotel grounds in honor of each staff member of the hotel. For meetings and conferences, there is an option for those planning their meetings or events at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club to choose a carbon neutral meeting which would help reduce their carbon footprint while using the services at the hotel.
401 South New York Road, Galloway, NJ 08205, Phone: 855-894-8698
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