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Great dog beach

I was going on a photo safari to take pictures of my do for my Christmas cards. Perfect for that... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Carole S
via mobile
Nice beach!!!

Discovery this gem by driving around the area. If you don't want to drive to Sandy Hook or Seaside... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Union Beach, New Jersey
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
7 Sep 2017
“Great dog beach”
6 Sep 2017
“Nice beach!!!”
6 Bayside Pkwy, Middletown, NJ 07748-5600
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I was going on a photo safari to take pictures of my do for my Christmas cards. Perfect for that. This beach is very quiet so it was great !

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Discovery this gem by driving around the area. If you don't want to drive to Sandy Hook or Seaside, this is a nice beach for the kids. Free parking and beach access.

Thank morriselsie
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This beach has been restored since Superstorm Sandy. It is clean & great for young kids as the water is not so great for swimming in deep water

Thank Janice G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a Raritan Bay beach, not an Atlantic Ocean beach. It is smaller and feels more private than most NJ Shore points. It is in a residential neighborhood with no shopping and no boardwalk. It is free and and dog friendly. Those two things...More

Thank familytravel13
Reviewed 14 October 2016

love coming here for ideal thins. ideal water, ideal fish, and ideal people....also, have i mentioned the ideal air quality?

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I live close to this beach. It is quiet, not crowded and beautiful. After Sandy the work completed on the beach made it even more beautiful. This is a great place for kids, but not a great swimming beach as the bay water can get...More

Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Newly redone and a nice large area to take in sun and play with dogs. We live a short walk away and we're happy to discover this little gem upon move in. Our dogs love playing on it too! Great views of NYC Skyline and...More

3  Thank Sean C
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I lived close to here when I was growing up. I loved it then and I love it still. It is a quiet beach but I am not too sure about the bay water ( although I did swim and I live to tell about...More

2  Thank jgb0000
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Ideal Beach is actually my local beach. Since Hurricane Sandy it has been widened and is quite large now. I would probably give it a 5, but do be aware there are no shops, restaurants, etc. Immediately adjacent. There are restrooms at one end which...More

7  Thank jrzygrl1954
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Great beach on the bay where you can hang out with your pup. We brought our dog, Bear and he met some other dogs to play with. Would be great if they supplied poop bags.

4  Thank DorothyF79
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3 July 2017|
Response from familytravel13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we parked on a neighborhood street. Parking appears to be limited, but there are free spots.
19 August 2016|
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Response from Sean C | Reviewed this property |