Photo tour: Every Beach from Sandy Hook to Island Beach. Virtual Jersey Shore walk.
Updated: Sep 5, 2021
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
Sea Bright story
Monmouth Beach story
Seven Presidents Park (Monmouth County's Only Beach)
Long Branch story and Elberon neighborhood story
Loch Harbor story
Asbury Park story
Ocean Grove story
Bradley Beach story
Avon by the Sea story
Spring Lake story
Sea Girt story
National Guard Training Center Beach
Pt. Pleasant Beach story
Bay Head story
Brick Beaches story
North Dover Beaches/Toms River Township story
Seaside Heights story
Seaside Park story
South Seaside Park/Berkeley Township story
Island Beach State Park story
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.