Looking for the best beaches for kids? We know that the Jersey Shore has some of the Best Beaches outside of the Caribbean, (seriously, do you really like the dirty sand on some of the Florida beaches, or the rocky sand on New England beaches?), but do you know that it also has some of the best beaches for kids? If you are looking for the right kind of beach where your can really enjoy themselves, you probably want one with protected waters, easy to reach bathroom facilities, snack bars and of course, entertainment for the little darlings.
If you know a little about the beaches of the Jersey Shore, or if you are learning about them here, you will see that each beach of the Jersey Shore has its own unique personality. Some beaches seem to cater to an older crowd, or don't have a lot of attractions for children. (And that's just the way some people like it.) But if you prefer to find the best beaches for kids to have fun and be safe, there are certain ones on the Shore that will perfectly suit your needs.
A quiet family beach,
Avon by the Sea
is one of the most family oriented beaches, and you will find the areas
near the jetty full of young moms with their toddlers, since the eddying
water near the jetties makes for a nice, safe place to dig holes and
build sand castles. The down side (although some think it is an up side) is that there are not many snack bars
at all on the Avon boardwalk, and they are located at the north end,
while the jetty is at the south end. Budget or health minded parents
actually prefer this, since there is no temptation to spend money on
junk food; you can just pack your lunch and healthy snacks as so many
families do. One of the truly best beaches for kids, AND no junk food - unless you bring it!
If you prefer a kids beach that has loads of excitement for your children, you couldn't find a better fit than Wildwood Beach. Lots of rides, attractions and food stands line this busy boardwalk and make entertaining the kids fun and easy.
Point Pleasant is another great beach for kids on the Jersey Shore. There is a great kiddie ride park, and buying a wrist band for the day makes it a real bargain. There is also Jenkinson's Aquarium, perfect for a rainy vacation day, or just for a change of pace. Jenkinson's also livens up the beach at night with concerts and fireworks.
If your kids like rides and the midway, you'll want to check out Ocean City and Seaside Heights. The added bonus of these lively resort towns is that there is plenty to do at night as well as during the day.
If you are traveling to the beach with little ones, you may find that beaches such as Asbury Park, even though it has great entertainment, or Belmar, with its lively bar scene, or dignified and a bit formal Cape May or even Sandy Hook, all wild ocean with few amenities, may not have the kind of beaches and entertainment that your kids will enjoy. So have a look at our ideas here if you are searching for beaches your kids will have fun at so you can plan a beach vacation that the whole family will enjoy.
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