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Beach Getaways In and Around Jersey City

Late summer is the hottest and muggiest time of year in New Jersey. Sneaking away for a beach getaway now is a good way to cool off and just be. It’s also a way to bring family and friends together without screens or social media. So, where are the best pool or ocean retreats around Jersey City this year?

The Best Pools in Jersey City

When you don’t want to drive far, look for relief from the heat close to home. These swimming pools in Jersey City offer a chance to soak up the sunshine, then cool down fast.

Liberty Harbor Swim Club First, start closest to home: The pool at 30 Regent offers the best refreshment in a beautiful rooftop setting. Reserve a grill to enjoy a cookout with family and friends or just lounge away the day.

Lafayette Pool & Aquatic Center This favorite destination for Jersey City residents is open until Labor Day. From children’s swim lessons to adult and community swim times, there are ample opportunities for everyone to cool down in this beautiful pool.

Pavonia Pool This large, family-friendly pool has easy parking and lots of space for swimmers and sunbathers. Check out the free swimming lessons for kids and the extended weekend hours.

Beach Getaways for the Late Days of Summer

Then there are times when you just need to feel the sand beneath your toes. Luckily, Jersey City is located close enough to the shore that you can decide in a moment’s notice to visit the beach.

Sandy Hook National Seashore - A short drive or ferry ride brings you to this beach and national park. Families can swim, fish and even camp in designated areas. Overall, this is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon at the water with a picnic lunch.

Island Beach State Park - For a perfect late summer beach getaway, make a day trip to Island Beach. This destination is known for its wildlife and lifeguards are only present at the main beaches. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet away from crowds, this is the spot.

Asbury Park - Spend the day strolling along the famous boardwalk at Asbury Park. There’s so much to do here, you might actually forget about swimming! The splash park is a unique and enticing feature for young kids. Finally, there are plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy beach-side food with an unbeatable view.

Liberty Harbor End of Summer Event

On Thursday, August 23, join your Liberty Harbor neighbors at Surf City for an End of Summer Happy Hour. What better way to wrap up the season than with the best beach food and drinks next to a beautiful water view? From 5:30 - 7:30, $10 gets you two drinks and small appetizers. Liberty Harbor residents may bring one guest each. Adults 21+ only, and don’t forget to RSVP to

Late August Fun

With back-to-school season just around the corner, many people feel a sense of sadness toward summer’s end. Even people without kids in school feel this way each year. Instead focus on fun events in your community, reflecting on recent memories you created and mentally preparing for the season ahead. More events are on the way this fall at Liberty Harbor!