If you are looking for some area like Assateague try getting a 4x4 pass to Island Beach State Park just south of Seaside. I believe its about 8 miles of undeveloped beach that you drive on with the 4x4 pass and find your own break. There is also some limited parking area if you don't have a 4x4.
youre gonna find a break anywhere in new jersey starting from monmouth beach to long branch to deal all the way down past asbury bradley beach avon manasquan blemar bay head lavalette seaside heights and all the way down...just have to go check them out for yourself on a consistent day and pick your fav.
What would the tolls be from Newark to say Ocean City, or wherever?
i live right around newark. you get on at route 78 for free at mile marker 143 or so. if i were to guess i'd say, $1 at perth amboy, 50 cents at Toms River, $1 at Barnegat and i think 35 cents to get off at mile 32 or so. so almost 3 dollars one way.
just out of memory i dont think there is another, i could be wrong but thats a ballpark for you