New Jersey, located right on the Atlantic Ocean, has miles and miles of shore line. In fact, when most think of New Jersey, they think of Atlantic City and its iconic boardwalk, which overlooks the ocean. Of course, beaches like that are crowded during the tourist season. One alternative is private beaches, and New Jersey has its share. On these beaches you can jog, surf, fish or engage in whatever activites that are part of your healthy lifestyle. There are several ways to have access to private beaches in New Jersey.
Ownership of a condominium buys a portion of private beach at the Grand at Diamond Beach. This development is only 45 minutes from Atlantic City and only a few minutes from Cape May, and it includes 125 properties with resort amenities. Of course residents have exclusive access to swimming, both in the ocean and in the two on-site pools, one made especially for children. Also included are a health and fitness center, golf, and protected fishing waters.
Staying at the Pier 6600 Hotel, also on Diamond Beach, gives temporary residents and their families access to the private beach. One of the features offered is a Surf Camp where residents can learn how to surf on the mighty Atlantic Ocean. The hotel also has a large heated pool along with a heated children's pool. This is a full-service facility with restaurants and night life, including even more physical activity with live-band dancing on the weekends.
On the north part of Point Pleasant Beach is private Bradshaw Beach, but it sells daily or seasonal badges for public access. One of the advantages of paying for the right to swim and surf in this area is that private pay beaches provide lifeguard towers, which is a safety advantage. These lifeguards are stationed throughout the private area. In addition, surfers can identify surf conditions marked by flags, an option not available on public beaches.
Private Beach Clubs
Sea Bright, N.J. has seven private beach clubs with hotels and other accommodations. These clubs tend to concentrate on pleasing families and promoting fitness. The area even has a day-care center for dogs. This section of New Jersey private beaches also has state-of-the-art fitness, yoga, spa and other related facilities, and its web site says that it is a "beautiful place for reflection and concentration." Le Club is a very exclusive club and caters to the well-to-do. It is located at Long Branch, a larger city with a historical background dating to the mid 1800s when famous and socially connected folks went to Le Club for beach frolicking. Today the tradition continues, and families who belong can surf or enjoy many recreational activities associated with the private beach resort.
Island Beach State Park features of the availability of efficiency apartments, which includes private ocean beach access, heated pool and other perks. Guests can spend time on the beach, take a scuba diving adventure, or a nature walk to the end of Sandy Hook, which is part of the park.