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1
Jenkinson's Boardwalk 
300 Ocean Ave., Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
732-892-0600

Jenkinson's Boardwalk Top Attractions in Ocean County NJ The best Boardwalk in Ocean County NJ!
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in beautiful Point Pleasant Beach, NJ features white sandy beaches, games, rides, delicious food, even an Aquarium teaming with Sharks, Penguins, Seals, Monkeys and lots more interesting creatures. It’s everything you expect from a world famous Jersey Shore Boardwalk and more! Whether you are visiting for the day or making it your getaway, every member of your family will find excitement. Featuring free weekly events and year round festivals, it’s never an ordinary day at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk!

A Jersey Shore staple with something for the whole family!

2
Jenkinson's Aquarium 
300 Ocean Ave., Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
732-899-1212

Jenkinson's Aquarium Ocean County NJ Attractions The best aquarium for families in Ocean County NJ!
Jenkinson’s Aquarium is located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The whole family will love our exotic exhibits such as Atlantic sharks, Pacific sharks, coral reefs, penguins, seals and more. The penguins’ new home that allows an eye to eye look so incredible you’ll feel like one of the waddle! Take the kids to the touch tank for a hands on experience with live animals ranging from a sea star to a sting ray. The aquarium is open all year for your convenience, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. If you would like information on the aquarium, educational workshops, our Outreach Program, birthday parties or rentals, please call (732) 899-1212.

Located on the boardwalk, seconds from the beach!

3
Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark 
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ
732-793-6488

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark Top 50 Attractions in Ocean County NJ Relive your Memories at the restored Jersey Shore!
Seaside Heights, NJ is waiting for you this summer! Don’t miss a visit to Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark in the heart of the Jersey Shore. It’s two great parks in one convenient location in the center of town. Casino Pier, on the legendary boardwalk, features many thrilling new rides as well as the classic rides perfect for all ages. Plus the mouthwatering fare at the Pier Grill, food stands and the fun of the boardwalk games and huge arcade. Just across the street, is Breakwater Beach Waterpark. Let the little ones splash away in the safe, soft clean toddler area while the bigger kids take on the thrill slides. Check out the website for outstanding Family Value Packs and Midnight Madness specials!

Recovered, Restored and better than ever!

4
Shore Shot Pistol Range 
730 Airport Road, Lakewood Township, NJ
732-905-6888

Shore Shot Pistol Range Top 50 Attractions in Ocean County NJ Ocean County, NJ's finest indoor shooting center!
Shore Shot Pistol Range has ten shooting stalls with target stops at 5, 7, 10, 15, and 25 yards. All of our stalls are climate controlled and feature high volume exhaust systems to make your shooting experience more enjoyable with less smoke and excellent visibility. We are open to the public and do offer a large selection of rental firearms, see our rental requirements. We allow all pistol calibers (.22LR thru .500 S&W Magnum) but ask that you give us a call if you have questions regarding restrictions. We have currently restricted the firing of a few high powered rifles on the range due to the numerous safety issues it presents for our guests, members, staff and customers. Remember, we want our facility to be safe for all.

With our NRA Certified Range Masters and Instructors, Shore Shot Pistol Range is one the safest ranges in the state. We were named by the GSSF, Glock Sport Shooting Foundation, as the indoor range of the year! For the novice or for the experienced, Shore Shot offers a wide array of classes ranging from basic handling and safety to tactical shooting and advanced firearms maintenance.

We also have a fully stocked retail store to supply our customers with all of their firearms and shooting needs. We carry all manufacturers of firearms, ammunition, accessories and can special order virtually any product available to the public.

Serving Ocean County New Jersey shooters for over 20 years!

5
LBI Parasail 
24 W 6th Street, Barnegat Light, NJ
609-361-6100

LBI Parasail best outdoor attractions in Ocean County Best parasailing in Ocean County NJ
Come fly high above New Jersey’s most beautiful shoreline and have the time of your life. Since 1997, LBI Parasail has been Long Beach Island’s premier parasail operation. Located at Lighthouse Marina in Barnegat Light, we offer the best parasailing experience in Ocean County NJ. Our boat is United States Coast Guard certified with annual safety inspections and it is the only USCG Certified parasail boat in LBI.

We continually invest in new equipment to ensure the comfort and safety of our customers. Our licensed USCG captain has 13 years of experience and over 40,000 flights. We utilize the newest & best equipment available and our crew adheres to the strictest parasail safety regulations in the industry, so you can rest assured that you will receive the safest and most enjoyable parasail experience ever. Oh, and by the way..........We have a 100% Safety Record! So, get off the beach and Come fly with the best!

Reservations required

6
Git' Fired Up Pottery 
626 Bay Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
732-892-7529

Git Fired Up Pottery attractions in Ocean County NJ Best pottery studio in Ocean County
Git' Fired Up! is Ocean County's #1 paint your own pottery, mosaic and glass fusing studio. Their studio has over 600 ceramic pieces and 100 colors to choose from. They also offer mosaic, glass fusing and pottery wheel classes for all levels. Walk-ins are welcome during regular business hours. Painting your ceramic piece takes just four simple steps! Choose your piece then use stamps, stencils or sponges to bring that piece to life, after you're done leave the piece behind to be glazed and fired. Depending on the size you can pick it up in 7 - 10 business days.

Fun and funky pottery studio down the NJ shore!

7
Handy Acres Farm
49 Grawtown Road, Jackson, NJ
732-928-5146

Hand Acres Farms things to do in Ocean County Horseback riding in Ocean County
Handy Acres Farm, located in Jackson NJ, has amenities for all horseback riders in Ocean County! They offer boarding, riding lessons, pony parties, wagon rides and trail rides for all levels of riders. Handy Acres Farm's horseback riding lessons program is designed to promote fun and safety for both the rider and the horse. Their lesson horses and ponies range in size and abilitiy to accomodate a wide variety of riders. Whether you're looking to go on a relaxing trail ride or learn how to jump, they have the horse and cirriculum for you. If you have a young horse enthusiast Hand Acres Farm now offers pony rides any day of the week by appointment only!

Trail rides for all ages

8

Top Gun Paintball 
567 Monmouth Road, Cream Ridge, NJ
732-928-2810

Top Gun Paintball Top 50 Attractions in Ocean County NJ Great outdoor activity in Ocean County!
Known as "The Disneyland of Paintball" Top Gun Paintball is the perfect place to drop by for a pick-up game of paintball. Top Gun was the first paintball park in the northeast. It is open year round and encompasses a whopping 130 acres! Paintball is the perfect activity for families with children ten and older because it is great exercise. Walk ins are welcome on Saturday and Sunday, or you can simply reserve playing time online.

For one price, you get unlimited playing time from 9 am to 4 pm. Top Gun Paintball is open Wednesdays through Sundays. In addition to walk in open play, Top Gun Paintball hosts special events and fundraisers. They are also a great venue for unique and fun birthday parties.

One of the Best Places to Play Paintball in Ocean County NJ!

9

Insectropolis 
1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ
732-349-7090

Insectropolis Best Things to do in Ocean County NJ The Only Insect Museum in Ocean County NJ!
Insectropolis is a fun and unique insect learning center that dazzles visitors of all ages. There is plenty to see and do here! Our creative displays entertain guests as they learn about these fascinating creatures. View thousands of beautiful and bizarre exotic insects from all over the world. Play bug games on our touch-screen computers. Pretend you are a termite as you crawl through our mud tube.  Watch ants forage for food and build tunnels in our live ant nest.  Safely get up close to our observation hive and see our busy bees. Or spy on our many other live insects.
Of course, your visit is not complete unless you touch a bug! Touch a live tarantula, scorpion, millipede, and a hissing cockroach before you leave. Whether you are a bug enthusiast or just a curious visitor, Insectropolis has over a dozen exhibit areas that are sure to educate and entertain.

Please call 732-349-7090 or visit http://www.insectropolis.com/ for more information.

One of the most unique and fun attractions in Ocean County NJ!

10
Blackbeard's Cave 
136 Route 9, Bayville, NJ
732-914-1896

Blackbeard's Cave Top Attractions in Ocean County NJ Exciting attraction for everyone in your family!
Blackbeard's Cave has something for everyone. Enjoy our featured attraction Battle Tank Tags. Tanks move across the battlefield where players can ride as gunners or drivers, or test their aim from one of the cannons mounted on the outer wall. There's something for everyone from kiddie rides to bumper boats, go-carts, miniature golf with caves and waterfalls, a golf driving range, paintball for ages 9 and up, a 30 ft. rock wall, batting cages and much more. A fun filled day with great savings, free parking and free admission. Blackbeard's Cave also offers a variety of birthday party packages at unbeatable prices!

One of the best places for a day trip in Ocean County NJ!

11
River Queen 
Bogan's Basin, 800 Ashley Ave., Brielle, NJ
732-528-6620

River Queen Ocean County NJ Top 50 Attraction Ocean County, NJ Charter Cruises for any type of event!
You and your guests will experience a beautiful day cruise or dance beneath the stars, enjoying exceptional cuisine and superb service as you cruise along the picturesque shorelines of the Manasquan & Metedeconk Rivers and the Barnegat Bay. Enjoy beautiful scenery and spectacular sunsets while cruising in calm inland waters. Both decks are climate controlled for your comfort.

We believe each event is unique, with our clients having a distinct vision for their party and specific planning needs. Tony, Marlene and Sharon have been working aboard the vessels since their construction over 24 years ago and their goal is simple: Treat our clients as if their affair is our only affair.... and it is! The boat is exclusively yours, allowing us to pay full attention to your needs. Together we are able to plan, design and produce a truly one of a kind event.

Offering packages designed for groups of 35 to 140 passengers. The River Queen is are sure to have something to fit your birthday, anniversary or other special event!

Amazing charter boat in Ocean County, NJ!

12
Tuckerton Seaport 
120 West Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ
609-296-8868

Tuckerton Seaport things to do in Ocean County NJ Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum: A Great Family Destination!
Tuckerton Seaport, a working maritime village, is located along the Tuckerton Creek in Ocean County just 3 miles from parkway exit 58. This one-of-a-kind attraction, in the heart of historic Tuckerton, brings the Jersey Shore’s maritime traditions of the past and present to life through people, exhibits, and hands-on activities. Discover the Jersey Shore’s unique maritime heritage and the interaction between culture and nature on the Barnegat Bay.

Experience the rich traditions of the Jersey Shore and its Baymen through the Seaport’s recreated and historic buildings, demonstrations, exhibits, events, festivals, live aquatic displays, and animals. Decoy carvers, boat builders, basket makers, and baymen entertain, educate and delight visitors of all ages. Stroll the 3/4 mile boardwalk and experience life on the Tuckerton “Crik.” Identify birds and plants on our 1/4 mile nature trail. In 2009, the Seaport was named one of the “Top Tri-State Regional Attractions” by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Come Explore the World of the Real Jersey Shore!

13
Thundering Surf Waterpark 
Taylor & Bay Ave., Beach Haven, NJ
609-492-0869

Thundering Surf Waterpark Ocean County's best attractions Perfect summer day trip for the entire family!
Thundering Surf Waterpark features eight giant waterslides, an interactive multi-level water play structure and a dedicated area for toddlers called “Cowabunga Beach.” The park also features a Lazy Crazy River featuring interactive water play activities both in and out of the river, including our “Mega Water Blasters” and our “Giant Tipping Bucket” as well as our most recent attraction, the “Flow House” featuring the Flow Rider Double. Relax on our sundeck, enjoy special services in our Cabanas and stop by our Cowabunga Beach Grill for a bite to eat. Visit our snack bar and ice cream parlor and choose from a variety of snacks and treats!

Thundering Surf Adventure Golf invites you to test your skills on one of our two custom designed 18 hole courses with undulating greens and natural obstacles to challenge all ages! Choose to play through our caves hidden under the rushing water of the waterfalls or cross over a lush canyon on our suspended swinging bridge as you continue your extraordinary adventure. Voted “Best golf course in New Jersey” by the Asbury Park Press, Atlantic City Press and New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

The first Flowhouse on the Jersey Shore with a Flowrider® Double!

14
River Lady 
Toms River & Barnegat Bay, NJ
732-349-8664 or 888-393-7107

River Lady best attractions in Ocean County NJ Lunch & Dinner Cruises sailing from May through Mid-October
The River Lady, a 130 passenger, 85′ reproduction of a paddle wheel riverboat. River Lady splendidly captures the ambiance of a 19th century Mississippi Paddleboat. The interior design of the lower deck is of the Victorian style. The deck is completely enclosed and is climate controlled for year-round comfort. The upper deck offers awesome views and is the perfect atmosphere for outdoor waterside dining. This deck is covered and can be enclosed with translucent weather panels should the need arise.

Join us Tuesday through Saturday for a delightful lunch or dinner cruise with a choice of entrée such as Chicken Franchaise, Chicken Marsala, Salmon & Penne Vodka, plus a children’s menu.

River Lady cruises the calm inland waters of the Toms River and Barnegat Bay of New Jersey. The riverbanks are surrounded by enchanting hills and beautifully manicured lawns and gardens. The homes along the river are uniquely designed, many dating back to the turn of the century.

Please visit our Website www.riverlady.com for complete schedule.

Perfect for a romantic night on the water!
 
15
The White Sands
Enjoy a day of pampering yourself while you send the kids to explore the beach!
Amazing and relaxing resort and spa!
Point Pleasant Beach NJ
 
16
Pirates on the Manasquan
Experience a day on a real pirate ship! Equipped with canons, a hunt for buried treasure and more!
Perfect day trip for kids and family!
Brick NJ
 
17
Ocean County College Planetarium
Experience space in a way never thought possible, see the universe in 3-D!
A sight that will amaze young and old alike!
Toms River NJ
 
18
Six Flags Great Adventure
Hundreds of roller coasters, something for everyone in the family!
One of the best day trip ideas in NJ!
Jackson NJ
 
19
Casino Pier
Dozens of rides, go karts, rock wall and more! Perfect for children of all ages!
Great amusement park right off the beach!
Seaside Heights NJ
 
20
Breakwater Beach
Water rides for all ages! From slides to pools and everything in between!
Great water park right off the beach!
Seaside Heights NJ
 
21
FunTown Amusement Pier
Dozens of rides for everyone from toddlers to adults!
Great amusement park for the whole family!
Seaside Heights NJ
 
22
Fantasy Island Amusement Park
Rides for young and old, arcade with hundreds of games and prizes & dozens of boardwalk games!
Great way to spend the day or just a couple of hours!
Beach Haven NJ
 
23
Club Karma
Great drinks, live music every weekend, indoor and outdoor club!
One of the best nightclubs in Ocean County!
Seaside NJ
 
24
Jenkinsons Beach
Enjoy a relaxing day on Point Pleasant's calm, clean beach!
Great way to spend the day relaxing!
Point Pleasant Beach NJ

25
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Amazing lighthouse tour and museum, trails, fishing, picnicking and more!
Amazing part of Ocean County's history!
Barnegat NJ
 
26
New Jersey Maritime Museum
Hundreds of artifacts from the coastal history of Barnegat and Ocean County!
One of the most unique museums in Ocean County!
Beach Haven NJ
 
27
Thundering Surf Waterpark
Kids area, giant waterslides, lazy river, flow rider, mini golf and so much more!
Best waterpark in LBI!
Beach Haven (LBI) NJ
 
28
Sea Pirate Campground
Tent camping, campsites with full hookups, RVs and cabins!
Dozens of activities on the campsite!
West Creek NJ
 
29
LBI Parasail
View the Atlantic Ocean from 500 feet above water, get the best view on the whole beach!
Amazing way to spend the afternoon!
Long Beach Island NJ
 
30
The Sand Trap
Great family afternoon outing with a beautiful beachfront view!
LBI's most challenging mini golf course!
Ship Bottom NJ
 
31
Barnegat Bay Fishing Charters
Seasonal fishing in the Barnegat Bay, perfect daytrip for the whole family!
Even the most inexperienced fishers will bring home dinner!
Barnegat NJ
 
32
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Dozens of rides from kids rides to thrill rides, lazy rivers, huge pools and so much more!
Perfect family day trip, something for everyone in the family!
Jackson NJ
 
33
Jersey Shore Pirates
Experience a day in the life of a pirate! Fire cannons, battle opposing pirates, find the buried treasure and more!
The best pirate adventure in New Jersey!
Brick NJ
 
34
Insectropolis
Thousands of the most unique bugs in the world live and on display daily!
The most unique museum in Ocean County!
Toms River NJ
 
35
Miss Robin Fishing & Boat Adventures
Seasonal fishing, sunset cruises, dinner cruises, casino cruises and more!
Perfect day trip idea for friends and family!
Barnegat NJ
 
36
Top Gun Paintball
The Perfect way to spend the day outdoors with friends and family!
130-acresof non-stop paintball action, open all year!
Cream Ridge NJ
 
37
Blackbeard's Cave
Paintball, arcade, batting cages, mini golf, bumper boats and dozens of more activities!
Attractions for the whole family! Perfect summer day trip!
Bayville NJ
 
38
CB Huntington's
Hundreds of different food choices, something for everyone!
Great kid-themed restaurant right next to Blackbeard's Cave!
Bayville NJ
 
39
Forked River Marina
Great weekend getaway for family and friends, dozens of activities for kids of all ages!
Camping, fishing, boating all in one place!
Forked River NJ
 
40
Popcorn Park Zoo
Refuge and rehabilitation zoo for wild, exotic and farm animals!
One of the best zoos in Ocean County!
Forked River NJ
 
41
Six Flags Wild Safari
Over 1,200 exotic animals that can be seen from the safety of your car!
The only drive-through zoo in New Jersey!
Jackson NJ
 
42
Island Beach State Park
Swimming, boating, fishing, walking trails, surfing and more!
One of the largest beaches in NJ!
Seaside NJ

43
The River Lady
Enjoy a romantic dinner cruises in this replicated 19th Century Mississippi paddle boat!
One of the most unique dinner cruise boats in NJ!
Toms River NJ

44
Sea Devil Boating
Daily fishing trips, they provide the bait and clean the fish for you!
Great way to spend the day on the water, either fishing or relaxing!
Point Pleasant NJ
 
45
Laurita Winery
Wine tasting offered monthly, dozens of wines to choose from grown and bottled on site!
The only winery in Ocean County!
New Egypt NJ
 
46
The River Belle
Narrated sightseeing cruises and dinner cruises for all occasion!
Perfect for a romantic day or night on the water!
Point Pleasant Beach NJ
 
47
Shore Shot Pistol Range
Hundreds of guns, 100% safe shooting range, no experience required!
One of the most unique day trips in Ocean County!
Lakehurst NJ
 
48
Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum
Over 2 dozens exhibits featuring Tuckerton's unique & historic maritime tradition!
Perfect for history buffs of all ages!
Tuckerton NJ
 
49
Navy Lakehurst Historical Society
Tour the historic Lakehurst Navy Base and learn it's unique and unforgettable history!
Check schedule for tour dates!
Lakehurst NJ
 
50
The River Lady
Enjoy a romantic dinner cruises in this replicated 19th Century Mississippi paddle boat!
One of the most unique dinner cruise boats in NJ!
Toms River NJ
 
51
Jenks Sluice Pit Mining
Sift through bangs of sand and find all 20 precious gems!
Great fun for all ages!
Point Pleasant Beach NJ
 
52
Jenks Batting Cages
Try your luck at batting cages designed for kids & adults!
Great way to spend the afternoon with the whole family!
Point Pleasant Beach NJ

53
Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club
Come out for a night of food, drinks and non-stop laughs!
Amazing comedians showcased daily!
Point Pleasant NJ

54
Point Pleasant Parasail
High-flying, unique experience! Great for a romantic and unique date or family fun!
Amazing and unique way to spend the day on the beach!
Point Pleasant Beach NJ
 
55
Jenks
Live bands, amazing DJs, great food and drinks!
Great club & bar for young adults right off the beach!
Point Pleasant Beach NJ

56
Purple Jet Charter Boat
Spend the day on the ocean fishing, relaxing and enjoying the scenery!
Something the whole family can enjoy!
Point Pleasant Beach NJ

57
Jenks Fun House
The most thrilling attractions on Jenkinsons boardwalk!
Great for kids of all ages!
Point Pleasant Beach NJ
 
58
Castaway Cove Mini Golf
2 unique mini golf attractions in one! Choose between Shipwreck bay or the Crows Nest!
Mini golf course with the best views of the beach!
Point Pleasant Beach NJ

59
Jenkinsons Amusement Park
Dozens of rides for children infant age into adulthood!
Great amusement park for the whole family!
Point Pleasant Beach NJ
 
  

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