Photo tour: Every Beach from Sandy Hook to Island Beach. Virtual Jersey Shore walk.

Updated: Jul 7


All photos by R.C. Staab

As we approach the start of the peak period when people visit the Jersey Shore, we're here to help you discover new beaches or re-discover beaches along the northern section of the Jersey Shore. Starting with a view of New York City from the beach at Sandy Hook, see photos of all 28 town, county and state beaches up to including Island Beach State Park with its view across the Barnegat Inlet to Long Beach Island.


Click on the links below each photo to find out which beaches are free or require beach badges, where to park and a bit history of each area.

Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area

Looking north from Sandy Hook to New York City

Sea Bright story

Sea Bright's municipal beach

Monmouth Beach story

"Little Monmouth" pavilion and hi-rise condos.

Seven Presidents Park (Monmouth County's Only Beach)

The Seven Presidents rarely would have visited this beach...

Long Branch story and Elberon neighborhood story

Long Branch's main beach with Pier Village in background

Deal story

Great surf breaks in Deal

Allenhurst story

Allenhurst's beach pavilion and Mr C's Bistro

Loch Harbor story

Tiniest beach at the Shore

Asbury Park story

New high-rise condo and hotel near Boardwalk

Ocean Grove story

Methodist Church has a quiet influence on Ocean Grove

Bradley Beach story

Gazebo at northern entrance to popular promenade at Bradley Beach

Avon by the Sea story

Avon Pavilion on the promenade

Belmar story

Belmar's private fishing pier

Spring Lake story

Promenade with Spring Lake's Essex and Sussex condos in the distance

Sea Girt story

Sea Girt Lighthouse

National Guard Training Center Beach

Free state-run beach between Sea Girt and Manasquan

Manasquan story

Slim walkway between beaches and beachfront homes

Pt. Pleasant Beach story

Popular private area for drinks and entertainment

Bay Head story

Bay Head's replenished and plowed dunes

Mantoloking story

Dunes and dunes along Mantoloking beaches

Brick Beaches story

Brick Beaches I and III attract regular crowds

North Dover Beaches/Toms River Township story

Bungalows at one of the private associations in North Dover

Lavallette story

Lavallette's boardwalk

Ortley story

Looking south toward Seaside Heights

Seaside Heights story

Popular beach and Boardwalk

Seaside Park story

Boardwalk with parking lot right alongside

South Seaside Park/Berkeley Township story

Houses meet the dunes in South Seaside Park

Island Beach State Park story

Fishing from 4x4s at largest state-run beach

This spring, summer and fall, follow Jersey Shore author and expert R.C. Staab as he walks the entire 139 miles of the Jersey Shore coastline from Sandy Hook to Island Beach State Park, the length of Long Beach Island from Old Barney to the Edwin Forsythe Wildlife Refuge, from Brigantine to Cape May.

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