Top 3 New Jersey Beaches to Visit This Summer

Spring has sprung and the slight increase in temperature has us dreaming of summer fun right around the corner. It’s never too early to start thinking about a summer vacation to the New Jersey shore. To get your wheels turning, here are a few of the best NJ beaches—all of which are within easy driving distance of our Value Van & Car Rental location.

Top New Jersey Beaches

1. Beach Haven 

Are you planning a beach getaway for your whole family? Beach Haven has no shortage of family-fun entertainment and activities. Fantasy Island bustles with arcade games and kid-friendly rides. Across the road, water slides and mini-golf await at Thundering Surf Waterpark. The main attraction is Beach Haven’s mile-square stretch of guarded ocean beach, but families with young ones are happy to discover the calmer waters and play area of Taylor Avenue beach on the bay side of Long Beach Island.

2. Stone Harbor

For a beach where you can enjoy a little more privacy and space, check out the uncrowded sands of Stone Harbor. With its small-town charm, laid-back shopping district, and varied restaurants, Stone Harbor offers fun for the whole family—at a slower pace than many of its Shore neighbors. For fun on the water, you can rent a kayak or a SUP for some flat-water paddling on the calm bay.

3. Ocean City Beach

If the boardwalk is calling your name, you definitely need to head to Ocean City Beach. You can enjoy the atmosphere by renting a bicycle, taking a walk, or even exploring the amusement park, Playland’s Castaway Cove. There are countless things do to for visitors of all ages. 

New Jersey is full of great coastal destinations, and these three beaches are just a few you can consider working into your summer plans. For all of your New Jersey travel plans, be sure to contact Value Van & Car Rental at (908) 851-9595 for a reliable and affordable rental car, minivan rental, SUV rental, and more. You can also make a reservation online anytime.