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Ocean at Keansburg

Located on Sandy Hook Bay, Keansburg Beach is one of the beaches in New Jersey that you can enter without paying an admission fee.

Instead, you can use the money for something else, such as buying some food and beverages or enjoying some appealing recreations and attractions at a local amusement park. But, don’t assume that what is free means bad; not well taken care of, and abandoned. Keansburg Beach is a clean beach where you will not find trash lying around. Besides watching the sunset, you can do other fun activities, such as fishing at the small pier, sunbathing, playing beach games or swimming. You can also choose to walk or jog on the sand barefoot, or on the long creaky boardwalk.

There are some rules while being on the beach. Stay safe and keep an eye on your friends and family.  Beach fires and grilling are strictly prohibited. Keep the beach clean and beautiful. You will deal with the police if you decide to break these rules.

From the seashore, you can vaguely see the New York City skyline. Keansburg Beach may not be as popular as other cities in the U.S., but don’t let that fool you. Keansburg Beach is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places to explore at this hidden destination. You can plan a few hours of a side trip here while traveling to New York City or Jersey City.



(1) comment

Gigi Li

Thanks for sharing such a nice place. I haven't been there before. But after reading this article, I am going to visit it this summer. So surprised that there is a free and nice beach nearby. Honestly beach fees are not cheap, especially for the whole family.

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