NJ Shore Beaches

Welcome to the New Jersey Shore!

The Jersey Shore with 127 miles of coastline stretching from north to south includes the counties of Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May

The locals in New Jersey refer to the beaches as the Jersey Shore and includes the boardwalks, arcades, water parks, and amusement parks along the beaches

The Jersey Shore is a popular vacation and weekend getaway destination for New Jerseyans, New Yorkers, Pennsylvanians, other northeast states and from destinations as far north as the Canadian provinces of Québec and Ontario as well as overseas!

While most of the beaches have a boardwalk or promenade, the beaches with large commercial boardwalks with amusement parks, water parks, restaurants, and shops include: Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, Asbury Park

The picks for the best Jersey Shore towns are those enjoyed for a vacation or weekend getaway, and are known for excellent beaches, a good variety of overnight accommodations, restaurants, and things to see and do.


Point Pleasant Beach!

...the New Jersey Shore’s premier family vacation resort town!

From our mile-long, white sand beaches and landmark boardwalk to our incredible shopping, dining, and special events, Point Pleasant Beach has it all!
Visit our historic downtown shopping district, with its numerous retail stores, antique shops, restaurants/bars and eateries. There is fabulous dining and entertainment all over town, with dozens of choices from fine dining to fun to waterfront and Oceanfront dining.
Our world famous boardwalk features arcades, theme park rides, games of chance, Jenkinsons Aquarium, mini golf, all types of dining, entertainment & the best nightlife and live music on the New Jersey Shore at Martells Tiki Bar and Jenkinsons Nightclub. FREE beach events for ALL to enjoy all Summer include Jenkinsons Music Festival on Wednesdays, Fireworks on Thursdays at dusk, movies on the beach on Fridays & more!
For those looking for watersports action we have gorgeous lifeguarded beaches, parasailing, party boats for half and full day fishing trips or world class fishing right at the Inlet – bait, tackle and equipment available!


EVERYTHING you want in a vacation can be enjoyed right here in Point Pleasant Beach! 


Exclusive & upscale Bay Head

...get a taste of "The Best Place to Live in Ocean County"! 


Dubbed the “crown jewel” of the strand of beaches that constitute the New Jersey Shore & Barnegat Island; a dazzling rustic haven by the sea, a friendly and elegant but down-home atmosphere for its 1300 permanent residents and scores of visitors alike.  There is something special about Bay Head! "Friendly neighbors, tranquil lake front, outstanding beaches and great places to shop & dine..."

Located approximately 70 miles south of New York City, 65 miles east of Philadelphia, 60 miles north of Atlantic City. there is plenty to do all around the Bay Head area. We enjoy the Atlantic Ocean at our front door to the east and to the south we have Barnegat Bay with crabbing, windsurfing, waterskiing, power and sail boating.

Did you know that in 2005 the Borough of Bay Head was formally accepted into the New Jersey State and the Federal Registries of Historic Places.  The architecture of the Victorian seaside resort was, and continues to be, exceptional.
A place of quiet casual and yet somewhat elegant, Bay Head is a great place to fly a kite, to bicycle on quiet village streets, to collect seashells and sea glass, to watch the ducks in our wildlife sanctuary, to sit back and enjoy a glorious sunset.  You will also find specialty shops, restaurants, and places to stay.

Bay Head is a fun place – well-loved since the late 1800’s by folks who like the good life. Come visit – for a change of pace, any time of year.

Seaside Heights
Come Enjoy the beach life!
This coastal destination packs lots of action into its 16-by-4-block beachside setting, drawing crowds with its whirl of fast-paced activity.

The boardwalk here is one of the busiest at the Shore, thanks to a lively amusement pier, a water park, wall-to-wall arcades and souvenir shops.

Fun seekers also have their pick of casual eateries. At the Seaside Park end of the boardwalk, you’ll find The Sawmill where you can dine on jumbo pizza, handhelds, shareable snacks and seafood. While full-service restaurants like Hemingway’s, Drifters and Klee’s Bar & Grill line the Boulevard.

Summertime brings free seaside entertainment, including fun festivals and weekly fireworks displays.  Of course, many popular events take place here year-round, including the rollicking St. Patrick’s Day parade and the annual Polar Bear Plunge, where intrepid swimmers dive into the icy Atlantic in winter to raise money for the Special Olympics.

a quaint coastal town that’s long on outdoor recreation and sundrenched beaches.

Angling for some action? Bring your fishing poles and head over to the Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area on the Manasquan Inlet or head to the Manasquan Reservoir, a 770-acre body of water stocked with large and small-mouth bass, hybrid striped bass, bullhead catfish and tiger muskie. But the Reservoir offers more than a day of fine fishing.

Pleasure-seekers can rent boats (or launch their own), hike or bike miles of trails or visit the Environmental Center to learn more about natural wetlands.

Rather just relax with your toes in the sand? Spread out a towel and catch some sun at Manasquan Beach. Or explore the local scene on Main Street, then catch a live theatrical production at Algonquin Arts Theatre. 
This classic Jersey Shore town boasts a mile-long beach for sunning, bathing and surf-worthy waves.

The town’s beach, along with its Boardwalk and the many special events, make this a highly popular destination. Its sandy shores attract a youthful crowd that sunbathes by day and lives it up at night. 

To experience the Belmar after-dark scene, head to either D’Jais (Ocean Ave.) or Bar Anticipation (just over the town line in Lake Como on 16th Ave.) on a hot summer night.

While Belmar’s pristine beaches and energetic nightlife attract pleasure-seekers, its marinas reel in fishermen and boat lovers. Plus, amateur and pro surfers can strive to catch the best wave in the long-running Belmar Pro surfing competition.