All beach goers talk about is the crowded beach and the impossible parking and the fact they can't find a place on the beach to drop their stuff to enjoy a summer day at the Jersey Shore.So the thought of finding a hidden gem beach is Point Pleasant is a pie dream, right? Wrong.

Locals know it well. Parents have been bringing their kids there for generations, and you've been there you know the view is breathtaking. And if you have little ones in your life, you will love the fact that there aren't any big waves or rip currents to stress your day out.

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We are talking about the gorgeous and somewhat secluded River Ave. Beach in Point Pleasant Boro, and is definitely a favorite of locals in town. And with one trip there, you'll understand why.

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A peaceful summer day in the summer at the edge of the water is a rarity around our tourist friendly area, so this hidden gem is an oasis for so many. we can't tell you how many locals told us it was the first beach they were ever at, or what great memories local moms have bringing their kids there.

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And by the way, parking is available. Yes parking is available. And free. Big words around here, right? Remember, you will need a beach badge, and also remember that since River Ave Beach is in the river, the sand is a little rocky, so make sure you have a good pair of swim shoes, especially for the kids.

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It's just another reason to love Point Pleasant Borough, and thanks to everyone for sharing their great memories of River Ave. Beach.

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