|It's not uncommon to spy red fox on the road, sand or trails here.|
Island Beach is the perfect place to bike, picnic, sailboard, surf, scuba dive or horseback ride. The only downside to IBSP is in the summer (especially on weekends) it gets filled up pretty quickly. If you don't get there early enough, you may find yourself shut out. Once the park hits a certain amount of people, they will close it down. No one else will be allowed entry into the park, until somebody else decides to leave. This may seem like a hassle, but it's exactly why we love it there so much- this ensures the park remains tranquil and somewhat private.
|When the girls were younger, they used to beg The Hubs and I to take them to|
"The Beach Park". That's still what we call it in our family to this day.
No matter what you choose to do, a visit to Island Beach State Park is a must for this New Jersey family. What's your favorite beach to visit? Do you prefer all the hussle and bussle of the boardwalk or a more intimate beach setting? What's your favorite thing to do at the beach?