Middletown - Ideal Beach

Middletown, New Jersey

Ideal Beach is located on the sandy shoreline of Raritan Bay on Bayside Parkway in North Middletown (zip code 07718). On clear days, you can see New York City's coastline. The beach comprises 25 acres of land and is an amazing location to relax. Swimming, fishing and boating are all permitted at the beach.

There are also bathrooms and a playground for visitors to use. Admission is free but no pets are allowed. Both the beach and the restrooms are open seasonally with beach hours being May through October from Dawn to Dusk. On clear days, you can see New York City's coastline.Ideal beach is 25 acres.

More information is available on the following website: https://www.middletownnj.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Ideal-Beach-22

The NJDEP is not currently monitoring this beach for water quality standards.
Updated June 2021

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
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  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. NY / NJ Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Current Weather
16°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Middletown - Ideal Beach is not sampled

Source Information

The Department of Environmental Protection monitors water quality at beaches in this region from mid-May to mid-September. Water samples are collected weekly and posted to the Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program website or on the beach hotline: 1-800-648-SAND.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday through Friday throughout the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when water samples show enterococci counts below 104 units/ 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when samples have enterococci counts above 104 units/ 100 ml of water or when the state issues an advisory due to other environmental concerns.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

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Middletown - Ideal Beach

Middletown, New Jersey

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. NY / NJ Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
16°C
Clear and sunny

Ideal Beach is located on the sandy shoreline of Raritan Bay on Bayside Parkway in North Middletown (zip code 07718). On clear days, you can see New York City's coastline. The beach comprises 25 acres of land and is an amazing location to relax. Swimming, fishing and boating are all permitted at the beach.

There are also bathrooms and a playground for visitors to use. Admission is free but no pets are allowed. Both the beach and the restrooms are open seasonally with beach hours being May through October from Dawn to Dusk. On clear days, you can see New York City's coastline.Ideal beach is 25 acres.

More information is available on the following website: https://www.middletownnj.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Ideal-Beach-22

The NJDEP is not currently monitoring this beach for water quality standards.
Updated June 2021

Monitoring Frequency

Middletown - Ideal Beach is not sampled

Source Information

The Department of Environmental Protection monitors water quality at beaches in this region from mid-May to mid-September. Water samples are collected weekly and posted to the Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program website or on the beach hotline: 1-800-648-SAND.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday through Friday throughout the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when water samples show enterococci counts below 104 units/ 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when samples have enterococci counts above 104 units/ 100 ml of water or when the state issues an advisory due to other environmental concerns.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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