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Island Beach State Park Loop Trail is a 3.6 mile loop trail located near Seaside Park, New Jersey that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 39 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Beach

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Ruth Learn
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Pretty ocean views, gorgeous sand dunes, lovely mixture of plants & great birding make this a worthwhile trail if you’re already in the park

Lena Ma
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Walking on the sand is a bit difficult but a peaceful and isolated hike

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Daniel Wisniewski
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Fantastic ocean views. Peaceful with lots of birds. Quite a few people fishing throughout, but not too many cars to avoid. No bugs in mid-May. Note: The trail back indicated on this map no longer exists, is overgrown, or is blocked (encountered all options while trying to find it). The out-and-back walk over sand is a little challenging, but mostly flat and really beautiful.

Nicole S
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This trail was largely just walking on the shoreline. Go early in the morning, as it can get quite crowded in the afternoon and evening. If you park in the furthest parking lot (23 I believe it was?), you can spend two or so hours talking to the end of the shore, where people fish and bring their RVs. It’s a heck of a view, and if it’s been dry you can walk out on the huge rocks! It’s a workout since it’s all 100% sand, so technically not really a hike. Still worth the price to get in!

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Sue Olesky
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It was definitely beautiful..but over 3 miles of walking in soft sand is my idea of a nightmare I never want to relive

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Jaclyn Lynyak
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Walking

Perfect for taking a stroll and listening to the waves.

Andrea Blatt
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Hiking

This was a lovely beach hike. Would recommend going in the fall when not so hot. The ocean views are great. Much of the trail is in soft sand.

Ama Sin
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Great place for family and friends to visit. Great beach views.

Chica~tattooed *
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First to Review

Nice park. And the beach isn't too far!

Quyen Nguyen
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Aparna Prabhu Sandeep
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Renee Fernandez
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Matt Thompson
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George Rosace
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Charlie Stillman
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Timothy Kelso
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Mum F.
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Jen Wells
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Stefanie Thomas
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Teresa Green
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Rhonda Crisafulli
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Jim Sibrel
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Kevin McNichols
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Ben Roman
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Chris Calhoun
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Gene B
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Karen Pacifico
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Bethany Fallon
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