On hot summer days, there’s no better place to be than by the water. And in Perth Amboy, the waterfront offers ample opportunity for active recreation and leisurely relaxation — whether you want to kayak, sail, walk or run along the beach or enjoy outstanding musical entertainment.

During afternoons in the summer, the Perth Amboy Department of Recreation offers kayaking at no charge. Head to the end of second street, where kayaks and life preservers are available. Guides are on site to help novice kayakers make the most of their experiences.

Prefer to be near the water but on steady ground? Visit La Playita, the Perth Amboy beach, extending from High Street to the end of Second Street. There, you’ll have a beautiful view of the water making for a great place to get some exercise.

If you’d rather stay in one place, feel free to just relax on the beach and take in the sights — and maybe even catch the occasional outdoor film screening or beach bonfire. The next outdoor film is coming up on July 27th starting at 7pm. And, on Sunday afternoons from 3-5pm, enjoy free concerts from the Garden State Symphonic Band, playing Bayview Park.

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