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South Amboy, NJ

About South Amboy

The City of South Amboy, now just more than a mile square in size, lies on the Raritan Bay in Middlesex County, NJ.

Originally a Dutch military settlement in East Jersey, it was established to safeguard New Amsterdam, later named New York City, from the British during the 17th century. There are  3 easy ways to commute to NYC from South Amboy. Train approx. 50 min, Bus approx. 45 minutes and by car approximately 35 minutes. 


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Costa Verde

Family owned and operated restaurant offering Portuguese and Spanish cuisine with homemade sangria in a family atmosphere.

Great Beds Light

Great Beds Light is a sparkplug lighthouse in Raritan Bay in South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. Over the years the lighthouse has become the symbol for the city of South Amboy. It was added to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places in 2008

Great Beds Lighthouse
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park

Raritan Bay Waterfront Park

Very pleasant park at the mouth or the Raritan River, with good views of maritime activity of lower NY harbor. Has hiking along waterfront, pavilion, playground, tables, benches. Plentiful free parking.

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