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Island Beach State Park

To many New Jersey residents and vacationers, Island Beach State Park is one of the best sites on the entire coastline. Although much of Jersey’s oceanfront is littered with businesses, boardwalks, and casinos, this region is beautifully untouched.

Dunes dotted with patches of beach grass slope up and down just offshore, giving beachgoers a nice place to perch. The shore is full of diverse wildlife and many partake in fishing and swimming out into the Atlantic. Over the dunes, there is a huge amount of unspoiled natural beauty. Scenic paths are carved into the thick forest floor.

If you are interested in bird watching, this is one of the best spots in the state. And even if you’re not, it is awe inspiring to see a bald eagle or an osprey take off before your eyes.