• Hidden Gem: The Urban Beach in Newport {Jersey City}

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    We’re about to blow your mind. Get ready.

    Urban Beach, Newport NJ

    Living in Hoboken, we do not have easy access to a beach {no, Pier 13 doesn’t count}. Howeverrrrr, what if we told you that there actually was a beach only 10 minutes outside of Hoboken? Our newest discovery is this hot spot {no pun intended} for some relaxation in the sun and sand — called “The Urban Beach” in Newport/Jersey City. We walked there the other day {just head there on the foot path along the Hudson River waterfront by Lackawanna Plaza toward Jersey City — and you’ll run right into it!}.

    Urban Beach, view of Freedom Tower

    Urban Beach is a small, very quiet, and clean environment right on the Hudson River …with a beautiful view of the freedom tower. It is a great place to spend a nice Saturday afternoon and get your tan on, read a book, or have a picnic — or just spend a few hours relaxing like we did!

    As far as families: Urban Beach is relatively family oriented — they have a water park playground for the kids, and there are plenty of beach chairs and a few lounge chairs provided with no charge. Because it’s relatively “untapped,” its umbrellas are available since there is no access to swim in the Hudson River {probably a good thing at this point}. There are also some and restaurants nearby if you need to get out of the sun for a while {READ: A Recent Visit to Jersey City}.

    urban beach jersey city hoboken girl

    If you’re in the mood for a cocktail after a nice little sun session, head over to Battello {great craft cocktails} or Surf City {try the Miami Vice, of course} for happy hour on the water {two of our fave JC spots!}.

    Have you been to the Urban Beach in JC? What did you think?



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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.