It’s a Shore Thing

Another summer is upon us, and as always we here at are prepared with an assortment of activities and destinations to keep our families and friends entertained and occupied right through Labor Day.

Here are a few of our top choices for a fantastic Jersey Shore Summer…

Seaside Heights – Seaside is officially back after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The boardwalk endures as an enjoyable and simplistic Jersey Shore vacation destination. With arcade games, waterpark, kiddie and thrill rides, concession stands, and restaurants lining the west side of the Boardwalk Promenade, Seaside Heights provides a combination of nostalgic fun and modern exhilaration. The late night aroma from the pizza shops and sausage stands brings back many a memory for New Jersey natives.

Ocean City – Ocean City, New Jersey offers dozens of day trip attractions and activities in the summer, as well as in the off season. You can head down to the beach with your chair and umbrella and relax to the sound of the waves crashing while your kids build sand castles and splash in the water. For a little more adventure, head over to one of Ocean City’s famous amusement parks: Playlands Castaway Cove or Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Each park features thrilling rides for the older kids, as well as designated areas for small children and toddlers.

Ocean Grove – Ocean Grove has the largest collection of Victorian architecture in New Jersey. Every street is a dramatic testament to the beauty and style of that era with Victorian-style homes and bed and breakfasts lining almost every street. Once the sun sets, catch an affordable concert every Saturday Night in the summer at Ocean Grove’s historic Great Auditorium.

Point Pleasant – If you’re coming to Point Pleasant NJ with the kids, your first stop should definitely be Jenkinson’s. Just a few rides include the famous Carousel, Crazy Bus, Balloon Race Ferris Wheel, Motor Jump, Wave Swinger, Bumper Cars and many more! An aquarium, fun houses, arcade games, concession stands and traditional boardwalk games line the 1 mile stretch of boardwalk.

Wildwood – The Wildwoods are definitely, hands down, the most kid-friendly beach resort towns in the Southern Shore Region of New Jersey. The Wildwood Boardwalk is like a heaven-on-earth for kids, boasting the world-famous Morey’s Pier Amusement Park, plus three separate water parks: Ocean Oasis Water Park, Raging Waters Water Park, and Splash Zone Water Park.

Long Beach Island – LBI is only a quarter mile wide, so visitors can take advantage of the ocean and the bay. The lack of a boardwalk in LBI is definitely not a disadvantage; tourists and locals should head to this unspoiled Shore Town to take advantage of the most beautiful, untouched beaches on the Eastern Seaboard. The 18-mile strip is also filled with hundreds of amazing boutiques and fine restaurants.

Belmar – Belmar’s mile-long stretch of beach is one of the cleanest and most beautiful of all the beaches in the state. Pair the white-sanded beach with the town’s non-commercial boardwalk and Belmar ranks in the top 10 for relaxed and peaceful Jersey Shore destinations. Belmar is a great Jersey Shore town for families, couples and even a girlfriend’s weekend getaway. There is plenty to do for all ages, from Friday and Saturday Night concerts to Movies on the Beach, Shopping and Special Events, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, the list goes on and on.

Highlands – Thrown in here for the best in the North shore region. Miles of clean beaches, seafood restaurants and a nearby nude beach (Gunnison beach) at Sandy Hook will keep discerning adults quite happy.


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