Higbee Beach
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
There are very few free beaches left in NJ and this beach is one of the team. The waves here are generally gentle, it's a little bit more rocky than others and some of the access points might be difficult for the less able.

Of course the sunsets are beautiful and it's one of the only places on the east coast where you can see a water sunset.
Written 9 June 2024
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Pat S
Paradise24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Great beach to relax, listen to the waves, fish, enjoy lunch, kick back. Need those who bring dogs to keep them leashed though. Watching the sunset here is a must do if in the area. Not crowded.
Written 14 August 2023
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Feliza G
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Amazing sunset, enjoyed searching for diamond stones, took a lot of photos, but plenty of MOSQUITOS…..
Written 31 May 2023
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GoingPlacesWanderlust
Lehigh Valley, PA670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Quiet, peaceful place - beach that dogs are welcomed. Fisherman were fishing off the stones jutting out into ocean. Went during Labor Day and it’s was very nice.
Written 11 September 2022
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Gene H
Seymour, TN389 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Higbee beach is for the dogs, literally, not for bathing. This is where the locals take their pets so be careful where you walk. Interesting fact, this used to be the nude bathing beach. But since that didn't work out as planned, it has gone to the dogs, LOL. Great place to watch the ocean, fishing, feel the breeze, or watch the ferry coming & going.
Enjoy, Gene H.
Written 5 September 2022
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Rob M
Honolulu, HI2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Was doing some research, and i was reminded about this "clothing optional" beach.
I haven't been back since 1991.
Back then, it was a family beach, but everyone is naked.
*read some of the other posts, and i guess this beach went downhill. (theft, trash, break ins, etc...etc..).

I grew up in Cape May(1987-1992)....i was 17 when i was there, and left when i was 22
Anyways....i had a great time at the beach.....letting it ALL hang out(so to speak) hahaha.

I have since relocated to an island out in the northwest pacific. Aloha!
Written 14 August 2021
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Nancy N
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We (me, hubby, 2 kids, 2 dogs) went in the evening to relax and fish and saw a beautiful sunset. It was great we are going back tomorrow night.
Written 5 July 2021
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Harry M
Buckingham, PA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
There's more to this than just the beach on the bay, between Sunset Beach, and the canal, where the Cape May-Lewes Ferry has a terminal. There are trails to walk. Dogs are permitted all year, unlike some of the other beaches which only allow them from October through March. The birding along the trails is pretty good during fall and spring migration in the early morning or late afternoon/early evening.
Written 22 April 2021
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Princess279
East Brunswick, NJ1,105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
The parking area is a sand path away from the beach itself. The sand is soft and would be difficult to walk on for someone who can't tolerate moderate exertion. As other reviews mentioned, it's a remote location and your car won't be visible to you from the beach, so use your own judgment regarding the safety of your vehicle. Right next to the parking lot, we saw an overflowing trash containers. Not what you'd want to see, but tolerable, especially after you get to enjoy the peace and beauty of sunset. Definitely a place to escape for couple of hours of solitude. This beach has soft sand with some pebbles washing up, unlike the Sunset beach, which has abundance of pebbles and very coarse sand. Go check out a Sunset there, I would go again in a heartbeat.
Written 9 April 2021
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aebrunning
26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
After reading the reviews for Higbee Beach, my family and I decided to take our dog for a quick visit. That was a mistake.
It is beyond my comprehension how this beach received the ratings it did.
When we got to the beach, there was trash everywhere, and the smell of the hot garbage permeated the air, attracting swarms of flies.
My family and I will never return to this beach, and I advise anyone reading this review to stay away as well.
Written 3 December 2020
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