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Boardwalks and beaches in Seaside Heights
New Jersey’s coastline is filled with cute beach towns and Seaside Heights has to be one of the best. Set north of Long Beach Island, the small boardwalk and sandy beach are up there with ice cream and sea paddling when it comes to summer favorites in this part of the world. Made famous by MTV since it taped the popular "Jersey Shore" series in town, Seaside Heights continues to intrigue both teens and adults. Although small in size, spanning less than one square mile, it offers rides and arcade games at the amusement piers, along with a variety of water activities such as crabbing and fishing.
Things to do
Beach and boardwalk
Seaside Heights is the third most visited beach town in New Jersey. The biggest draw is the public beach, which runs 16 blocks long. Movies, concerts and weekly fireworks all light up the streets with music, color and the stars during the summer months.
A modest boardwalk houses a water park—Breakwater Beach—two amusement piers, arcades, souvenir shops and numerous eateries, all ideal for families. Look up and you will see the Sky Ride, a feature that provides a bird's-eye view of the New Jersey coastline where fishermen once cast their nets.
The Casino Pier on the north part of the boardwalk is home to 40 rides including an antique carousel with hand-carved panels. Cross to the opposite side of the boardwalk for a frightfully fun adventure inside the Stillwalk Manor Haunted House at Funtown Pier. Or take the kids to Lucky Leo's, one of the most recognized names when it comes to arcade games in Seaside Heights.
Grab a slice of pizza, a carnival treat, or an ice cream cone as you explore the boardwalk. Any cheesesteak lover will be pleased with the famous stands that serve up this specialty sandwich. Pubs and restaurants line Seaside Heights as well: the Boulevard offers well-known Italian and seafood restaurants like Luna Derosa, Klee’s Bar and Grill, and Hemingways Café for evening or lunchtime meals.
Where to stay
There are many Seaside Heights hotels in the area, and smaller motels like the Anchor are especially popular with budget travelers. Most motel rates average between $50 and $100 per night. During peak season, many lodgings require a two- or three-night minimum stay. Luxurious accommodations such as the Palm Villa Suites generally provide pools and balcony views.
One of the first celebrations of the year is for St. Patrick's Day, when a parade is filled with Irish floats and marchers. Live bands provide musical entertainment too. In May, catch the annual Jersey Shore Festival with local bands, art showcases, crafts and culinary competitions.
During the middle of September, the annual Clownfest occurs, and there is a parade, a slapstick comedy show and colorful displays on the boardwalk. One of the last major events of the season is the “Que by the Sea.” This BBQ competition sees contestants vying for the title of “Best Barbecue on the Beach.”
Best time to visit
Because Seaside Heights is a renowned beach town, summer is the most popular time to visit. Most hotels are reasonably priced, and the temperatures are warm. However, when planning to drive into town, this time of year can be extremely busy, especially on weekends. Traffic jams are quite common, so it is wise to plan a few detours or shortcuts to save time. Some enjoy the winter solitude at Seaside Heights, but few vendors remain open.
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The Days Inn Seaside Heights/Toms River hotel offers an inviting, comfortable, and unique experience that is among the best in Seaside Heights hotels. Our service is the focus as the warm,... More
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The Cloud 9 Inn is located in the heart of all the local attractions in Seaside Heights on the Jersey Shore. Close to Beach- The Boardwalk- Arcades- Miniature Golf- Water Park and Amusements Rides.... More
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The Sea Palace Inn in a central shore location in the charming beach town of Seaside Heights New Jersey. We are just a short walking distance to all of the fine amusements attractions and the... More
Nice Swimming Pool WIFI Great Location Just one short block to the ocean and boardwalk In house Deli and Convenience store features sparkling spacious modern rooms that are fully air... More
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Nestled centrally in the residential area of town we are just a short walk to the beach boardwalk restaurants amusements and nightlife of Seaside Heights. We provide clean well appointed deluxe... More
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Once you check in you will never have to get back in your car - because the shores hottest attractions are right across the street from Buoy 16 Motel. The Boardwalk- Restaurants-Waterpark- Casino... More
Welcome to The White Pearl Hotel the only true hotel located in the heart of the Jersey shore - Seaside Heights NJ. Only 2 block from the beach our hotel offers the cleanest and most luxurious... More
Located on the Boardwalk at Sherman Avenue in Seaside Heights the Aztec Ocean Resort is just steps from the Atlantic Ocean Seasides Casino Pier Amusements, Breakwater Beach 3 blocks from Jersey... More
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The Glendale Motel is located across the street from the Beautiful Atlantic Ocean in the heart of the action. The world Famous Seaside Heights Boardwalk is loaded with Rides Games of chance... More
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The Atlantic Motel is a clean and comfortable accommodation in the heart of Seaside Heights, New Jersey. It is conveniently located from all the day and night local attractions of the seaside... More
Within a few minutes walk from the Travelodge are the Seaside Heights Amusement Piers, beach and boardwalk. There you can enjoy thrilling rides, games, A wide variety of delicious foods, boardwalk... More
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Located just steps from the away from the beach and boardwalk at Seaside Heights, NJ, the Four Winds Motel is your destination for the perfect Jersey Shore family vacation. The Four Winds Motel is... More
The Sea Palace Motel resides in a central shore location in the charming beach town of Seaside Heights New Jersey. We are just a short walking distance to all of the fine amusements attractions and... More
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The Econo Lodge Seaside Heights - Toms River East hotel is just one block from the beach. We have a two-story decka and pool on site. This is a pet-friendly hotel. Come experience the best of the... More
Spend your days in Seaside Heights by the Jersey Shore seeking sun and sea views. The Lafontana Motel is located few minutes walking to Amusement rides, Water Park, fantastic restaurants, the best... More
The Rodeway Inn hotel in Seaside Heights, NJ is only three blocks from the sand and surf of the Jersey Shore. All guest rooms include free wireless high-speed Internet aceess, microwaves and mini... More
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Just a short walk to the beach and the Seaside Heights Boardwalk, the Dry Dock Motel is convenient to other attractions including Six Flags Great Adventure, Island Beach State Park, Fort Dix,... More
Just a short walk to the beach and the Seaside Heights Boardwalk, the Skyview Manor Motel offers convenience to other attractions including Six Flags Great Adventure, Island Beach State Park, Fort... More
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The Anchor Motel, Seaside Heights is your east coast destination for all of your vacation plans. Come spend the day exploring Seaside Heights Boardwalk only blocks away, Six Flags Great Adventure,... More