5 Best Secluded Beaches NJ Has To Offer

Summer is the time for relaxation, warm weather, and, of course, trips to the beach. Yet, with the popularity of the Jersey Shore, a quiet relaxation is not always attainable. If you’re looking for seclusion to enjoy the shore to its fullest extent, check out our list of the top secluded beaches NJ has to offer. 

Cape May Point

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At the southernmost part of New Jersey, Cape May is known for its beach-town charms. Spending a day at Cape May can be filled with shop exploration, walks in the scenic town, or fine dining with a view. However, what makes the area so special are the beautiful beaches— a must-see when you are visiting. Cape May Point is home to historic sites and attractions as well as soft sands and small crowds. While there, you could check out the Cape May Lighthouse, Higbee Beach Wildlife Area, or the Bird Observatory. Don’t know where to start? Check out Pearl Beach for some ideal seclusion. 

Sandy Hook

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On the opposite side of the shore lies Sandy Hook, a collection of beaches spanning approximately six miles. This National Park is perfect for any beach activity, including fishing on the bay, bike riding on one of the trails, or exploring the historic Fort Hancock. With six different beaches to choose from, you are almost always guaranteed to have your own space and quiet while enjoying the New York City skyline in the distance. 


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Holgate is tucked away in South Jersey’s Long Beach Island. The 18-mile long island is home to a plethora of activities, such as restaurants, an amusement park, and adorable shopping areas. With that much fun for the whole family, what has been known as New Jersey’s best beach may tend to get a little crowded in the summertime. To escape the crowds, try traveling all the way down to Holgate for a spacious and quiet beach experience. 


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This Cape May County beach is a hidden gem. As the epitome of secret, this small beach town is one of the rarities; free admission, free street parking, and a lifeguard on duty. Although Strathmere is almost only one square mile, its obscurity makes it perfect for the quiet beach day. 

North End Brigantine 

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This beach’s proximity to Atlantic City may turn off some potential visitors– which makes it a great spot for avoiding the typical beach-goer. North Brigantine Beach offers the total beach experience. You can sit in the sand by the ocean, or observe marine wildlife in its salty marshes. It’s also the ideal place to bring your pets to enjoy the weather with your furry friend.

At any of these destinations, you will beat the infamous Jersey Shore crowds and enjoy your own paradise in seclusion with the best secluded beaches NJ has to offer.

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