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Ideal Beach

6 Bayside Pkwy, Middletown, NJ 07748-5600
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Last. Minute Beach Day! Foxes and Groundhogs oh my!!

I usually head a bit further south to Ocean Grove/Avon area. I just felt like I wanted something... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cindy C
,
Bloomsbury
via mobile
Quiet & Ideal beach

Ideal beach located near Keansburg. It is almost in the middle of a residential area & that makes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Monalisa D
,
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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  • Average7%
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3 days ago
“Last. Minute Beach Day! Foxes and Groundhogs oh my!!”
4 weeks ago
“Quiet & Ideal beach”
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6 Bayside Pkwy, Middletown, NJ 07748-5600
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I usually head a bit further south to Ocean Grove/Avon area. I just felt like I wanted something different. I googled northern bay beaches and came across Ideal. What a secret! I arrived at 930 am and I was the only car in the parking...More

Thank Cindy C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideal beach located near Keansburg. It is almost in the middle of a residential area & that makes the Beaching experience 10 on 10, as it feels almost like a private beach, unique & non-commercial. A hidden treasure to spend some "me" time with friends...More

3  Thank Monalisa D
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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
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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.

1  Thank morriselsie
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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

1  Thank Janice G
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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

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