Beach camping in New Jersey

Go coastal, head to the rivers and bays, or visit a highland lake on a New Jersey beach camping trip.

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Beach camping in New Jersey guide


From barrier islands and back bays to shady rivers and inland lakes, one of New Jersey’s greatest assets is its water access. Looking for a laidback trip with sun, sand, and ocean views? In the mood for adventure? You can find it all beach camping in the Garden State. Jersey Shore campsites, cabins, and glamping rentals from Cape May to Sandy Hook offer easy access to white sand beaches, where campers can bike the boardwalks or try water sports—whether surfing, kayaking, boating, or cruising along on a floating tiki bar. In the state’s hilly northwest corridor, campers can raft down the forested Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area or hike close to its shores, including along the adjacent Appalachian Trail. The best months to beach camp in New Jersey are from April through October. You’ll battle the masses in July and August, but September often rewards with the best weather and fewer crowds.

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