The Jersey Shore is known for several things – Snooki, D’jais, and beach badges (otherwise known as beach admission fees). Beach badges/tokens are synonymous with New Jersey towns that operate with a beach tag system that requires people who pay a fee for a daily, weekly, or seasonal pass, but not all New Jersey beaches have an entry fee. In fact, several beaches are completely free to the public. Read on to discover which Jersey shore beaches don’t require beach badges.
The Atlantic City beaches are famous for a reason. The destination boasts casinos, restaurants, shopping, concerts, a fun boardwalk, and of course, expansive beaches. Beach and boardwalk activities include surfing, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing.
Corson’s Inlet State Park | Ocean City
Established in 1969, the shoreland was preserved from development – resulting in a beautiful beach. The area is known for hiking, boating, interpretive tours, saltwater fishing, and crabbing. Locals also canoe and kayak.
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A popular beach destination for New Jersey residents, Sandy Hook beach is great for fishing, scuba diving, swimming, and surfing. It’s also a great place for a picnic. The iconic lighthouse built in 1764 is still operating – a true beauty.
Great for surfing, fishing, and hiking, Strathmere Beach is a must-visit. The town is located in Upper Township in Cape May County – known for its grand Victorian houses.
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Wildwood + North Wildwood
Practically a rite-of-passage for Jersey natives, Wildwood beaches span over five miles. The spacious sand areas make for a great space for beach sports like volleyball, frisbee throwing, soccer, and more. The boardwalk is one of the best in the state boasting rides for adults and kids alike, restaurants, and bars, shopping, and more.
Founded in 1910, Wildwood Crest is a borough in Cape May County. Swimming, sailing, and sunsets are what visits experience at Wildwood Crest beach. Locals like to jet ski, fish, and ride in sailboats. The atmosphere is peaceful and family-friendly.
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