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

by Jennifer Tripucka
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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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