Introduction to Union Beach, New Jersey
Union Beach History
The community of Union Beach was officially established on March 16th, 1925, from parts of Rariton Township. It was incorporated as a borough one month later, following an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. Union Beach recently adopted the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, in an attempt to reinvigorate the community's economy by emphasizing the natural beauty of the region, its maritime history, dense residential neighborhoods, and traditional downtowns.
Union Beach and Nearby Attractions
- East Brunswick Museum
- Castle Clinton National Monument
- Washington Rock State Park
- New York Aquarium
- Staten Island Zoo
Things To Do In Union Beach
East Brunswick Museum, Monmouth Museum, Steamboat Dock Museum, Hancock Museum, and Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum are several of the museums located within 10 miles of Union Beach. Conference House, the 17th century stone manor, is also close by. Cheesequake State Park, and Gateway National Recreation Area are popular parks offering facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, and picnicking. The New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Staten Island Zoo, and Staten Island Botanical Garden are other attractions in the surrounding area.
Union Beach Transportation
Newark Liberty International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Union Beach Higher Education
Colleges close to Union Beach are Brookdale Community College, Cuny College of Staten Island, Monmouth University, and Middlesex County College.