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New Jersey Shore Attractions

Don't be intimidated by the 130 miles of coastline and hundreds of activities on the NJ Shore. One by one, you can conquer the Jersey Shore, and our guide to the top attractions is the best way to start! There are over 40 shore communities where you'll find everything from historic attractions to raging nightlife scenes! Adventure the shore to find out just why it is a staple of NJ culture.

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Jenkinson's Boardwalk
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Jenkinson's Boardwalk Top Jersey Shore Attractions for Families The best way to spend a day down the Jersey Shore!
Located in beautiful Point Pleasant Beach New Jersey, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk has attractions for people of all ages. It features white sandy beaches, fun games, mini golf courses, aquarium, arcades, thrilling rides and exciting attractions. From cotton candy and ice cream to pizza and healthier options, you can find exactly what you are craving along the boards! The Aquarium is home to a wide range of amazing animals from sharks and penguins to parrots and monkeys and many more interesting creatures that will make for a fun and exciting marine life experience.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk is everything you expect from a world-famous Jersey Shore boardwalk - and more! Whether you are just visiting for the day or making it your summer getaway, every member of your family will find excitement, fun, and adventure. They also feature both free weekly events and year-round festivals, so it's never an ordinary day at Jenkinson's!

The most family-friendly boardwalk in NJ - Central Shore Region NJ

Jenkinson's Aquarium 
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Jenkinson's Aquarium Top 50 Jersey Shore Attractions Amazing aquarium right off the boardwalk!
Jenkinson's Aquarium is located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The whole family will love the exotic exhibits such as Atlantic & Pacific sharks, Parrots, Penguins, Monkeys & more! Explore the world of penguins up-close and watch the animal feeding times throughout the day. The kids will love 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, Outreach Program, birthday parties or rentals, please call 732-899-1212.

Great family-friendly aquarium in NJ - Central Shore Region NJ

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark 
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark Top 50 NJ Shore Attractions 2 Amusement Parks in one Jersey Shore location!
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 offers some of the best attractions at the Jersey Shore, including the exhilarating Hydrus Roller Coaster and Ferris Wheel. Test your putting skills on the 36-hole multi-level Smuggler's Quay Adventure Golf Course. Want a thrilling experience? Try the SkyCoaster, Super Storm or Shore Shot! The Wacky Roof-Top Mini Golf, the Classic Arcade, the Sky Ride, Games of Skill and Chance and more will entertain your family all summer! Be sure to try the numerous mouthwatering delights from the Pier Grill and Food Stands.

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. Test your senses with the Aqua drop free fall! A 50 foot speed slide where the floor drops out from under you at the starting platform!!! Or take the twists and turns of a serpentine body slide as you wind your way above the lazy river! Tired of slides? – check out the Harbor Wave Pool where you can experience the Jersey Shore without the sand! A day of fun in one place!

Two of the best Jersey Shore amusement parks - Central Shore Region NJ

Sahara Sam's Oasis 
535 North Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091

Sahara Sams Oasis Top 50 NJ Shore Attractions A top Jersey Shore water park!
Sahara Sam's Oasis is located in West Berlin, New Jersey. It is a family owned and family focused indoor and outdoor water park, arcade, and all around entertainment destination. Their innovative design provides year-round water park attractions inside and out. Out of the nearly 70,000 square feet of indoor fun, 80% is contained under a retractable roof system providing a weather proof experience. Most recently the water park opened a 2-acre outdoor expansion replicating the thrills of ocean side entertainment - The Beach Club in addition to a new dining court facility and private birthday party rooms. Attractions aside, Sahara Sam’s is recognized for exceptional service in a clean, safe, and fun atmosphere. Additionally, Sahara Sam’s is the principal financial backer for SAMBULANCE Safety Squad a 501(c)3 nonprofit education program. It's Always 84 and Sunny at Sahara Sam's!

Indoor water park open all year! - Southwest NJ

The Flanders Hotel
719 East 11th St., Ocean City, NJ 08226

The Flanders Hotel Top NJ Shore Attractions
The best resort hotel in Ocean City, NJ
The Flanders has been Ocean City's most historic and luxurious boardwalk all-suites hotel since 1923. This stately and elegant hotel is visible long before entering the resort island of Ocean City, NJ. The Flanders offers a variety of luxury multi-room suite accommodations.

All suites are equipped with a private bedroom, kitchenette and spacious living space to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Stroll through the hotel enjoying their fabulous amenities such as: unique specialty shoppes, salon and spa, and coffee shop. The full-service family friendly restaurant offers more than just the best dining experience; it offers dinner & show packages, prime rib nights and seafood buffet events.

Their elegant ballrooms are the ideal venue for the perfect wedding reception following your romantic beach wedding. Conference and meeting rooms are available for business and corporate guests. Small parties and special occasions can be tailored to make these events memorable for years to come.

Visit the Flanders Hotel for your next family vacation, wedding or event and experience historic and sophisticated elegance at its best. For more information on The Flanders Hotel, click here.

Best Ocean City boardwalk hotel - Southern Shore Region NJ

Wetlands Wildlife Safari 
1212 Wilson Drive, Cape May, NJ 08204

Wetlands Wildlife Safari best tours of the Jersey Shore Discover Cape May Wildlife up-close!
Join Captain Bob and naturalists aboard the Osprey on a smooth voyage into Cape May’s natural wetlands. Cape May is world famous for its variety and abundance of bird and marine life. Your interactive trip from the Cape Island Creek Nature Preserve through historic Cape May Harbor and into the Coastal Salt Marsh is a great opportunity for wildlife viewing at its finest. Make sure to bring your camera!

You may see young Osprey in nests, majestic Egrets and Herons and even Bald Eagles on the two hour cruises. You can get an up close look at starfish, eels, sharks and much more in their touch tank. Plenty of loaner binoculars available.

Tickets and information are available at

For a different view of the back bays Wetlands Wildlife Safari also offers kayak rentals and tours along with stand-up paddleboards at

Best outdoor day trip - Southern Shore Region NJ

Belmar Parasail 
608 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719

Belmar Parasail is an NJ Shore parasailing attraction Parasailing at the beach
This is your summer to fly like a defy gravity, touch the clouds, and reach out for rainbows... to soar 500 feet above the Atlantic Ocean over pods of dolphins and schools of rays. Let Belmar Parasail give you the best parasailing experience of your summer at the Jersey Shore.

Belmar Parasail is a family owned and operated business. They offer Parasailing trips from their location at the Shark River Inlet. Discounts for Military, Teachers and Early Bird Reservations. Gift Certificates available. No better gift to give than the trip of a lifetime.

Parasailing combines parachuting, ballooning, sailing and gliding all in one ride. Great for birthday parties and sports teams.

Take off from the back of their 31 foot parasail boat’s flight deck and get ready for the ride of your life. You can choose to be gently dipped a little or a lot in the ocean water and land on the back of the boat just as gently as you took off.

Belmar Parasail's experienced crew is certified, drug-free and have flown folks of ALL ages safely. You can fly solo or with friends. Bring the whole family and enjoy the Jersey Shore from a whole new view.

Call for Detailed Directions and Reservations! Reservations Required.

Best Jersey Shore parasailing experience - Central Shore Region NJ

Knockerball and More 
180 Highway 35, Eatontown New Jersey 07724

Knockerball and More Best NJ Shore Attraction 5 Miles From Monmouth Beach!
Let’s face it, not much beats a relaxing sunny day at the beach, but when you’re ready to kick things up a notch, we know exactly where you should go: Knockerball and More! Located in the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, NJ, it's just 5 miles from the beach!

Here they have games designed with groups in mind so make sure you have at least 8 players with you to get the most out of what they offer. First there’s Knockerball, their signature attraction! You and your team will be strapped into huge inflatable bubble balls to knock yourselves around their field. You can play hilarious games like Human Bumper cars, Bubble Soccer, Last Team Standing and much more!

Or, you can play giant games like Human foosball, Hungry Hungry Humans, Dodgeball, Jenga, Uno, the list goes on and on! Their newest addition is a 1,900 square foot glow darts, laser tag and Nerf Wars arena equipped with colorful LED club like lighting, glow in the dark bunkers and bases and of course, music!

Knockerball and more has many play packages available including a sampler package that gets you the best of all they have to offer. They make a perfect venue for celebrations and events so be sure to check out all their all-inclusive package, so they can take care of everything for you! See full details, rules and packages here!

Located Right in The Monmouth Mall! - Central Shore Region NJ

800 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Watermark is an upscale attraction at the Jersey Shore Creatively-crafted cocktails
This bar and lounge is a great place to have drinks in a laid-back atmosphere in Asbury Park. It has a nice view of the beach and the famous Stone Pony, and you can even catch some tunes if there is an outdoor concert going on. The décor and ambience is inviting, upscale and relaxing. The cocktails are carefully-crafted by dedicated “mixologists”. The menu features gourmet-style light dishes and finger foods, including both house specials and featured dishes from local restaurants. The atmosphere, food and drink selection make Watermark a great attraction in the Central Shore region in New Jersey.

Best mixology bar at the Jersey Shore - Central Shore Region NJ

Absecon Lighthouse
31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Absecon Lighthouse Coolest Jersey Shore Attractions Awesome NJ Shore landmark
The Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, NJ is the tallest lighthouse in the state and a great place to visit if you are visiting the Shore. As you take a tour of the lighthouse and climb the 228 steps to reach its highest point, you will be take a step back in time to 1857 when it was first lit.

People visiting this NJ Shore attraction can also take pride in knowing that they are not only visiting the state’s tallest lighthouse, but the country’s third tallest lighthouse and a 150 year old historical site. While this Shore attraction is open year round, the hours of operation change on a seasonal basis. They are open longer hours in the summer months due to appropriate weather and shorter months in the winter. For more information, click here.

Best historical lighthouse - Southern Shore Region NJ

Club Karma
401 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Club Karma is one of the best Jersey Shore club attractions Featured on hit reality TV show
Club Karma was made even more famous by hit reality television show “Jersey Shore”, but it’s always been one of New Jersey’s top dance clubs. This hip club epitomizes Jersey Shore nightlife. Young people flock here every summer for a vibrant, upbeat atmosphere, great music and great drinks. The club has a modern ambiance and ample space to dance and enjoy the night. Outdoor areas are ideal for getting some fresh air while still enjoying the club atmosphere. Table service and drink specials are available. Younger adults can join in on the fun too because every Wednesday night is Teen Night at Club Karma.

Top famous attraction at the Jersey Shore - Central Shore Region NJ

Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Seaside Heights Boardwalk best Jersey Shore attractions Attractions for the whole family
The iconic Seaside Heights Boardwalk is the perfect Jersey Shore day trip destination for families, couples and groups of all ages. The boardwalk is lined with old-fashioned games, arcades and rides, as well as famous eateries and bars. Venture off the boardwalk and onto the white-sand beach, kick off your flip flops and soak up some sun. For something more thrilling, rent a jet ski or a paddleboard. Spend the day at Breakwater Beach Waterpark, featuring rides and slides for all ages! Casino Pier is filled with kiddie rides, Go-Karts and Mini Golf. Enjoy dinner at one of their many outdoor restaurants overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Stay well into the evening and venture over to Bamboo Bar, the hottest night club in Seaside Heights.

Famous Jersey Shore Boardwalk - Central Shore Region NJ

The Wildwoods By-The-Sea Doo Wop Experience
3201 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260

The Doo Wop Experience in Wildwood, NJ is an awesome retro-themed NJ Shore attraction Historic retro museum
The Doo Wop Experience is a growing attraction in Wildwood, New Jersey organized and maintained by the Doo Wop Preservation League. It features cool artifacts from the 1950s and 60s, the era during which Wildwood became famous. Learn about the history of Wildwood and let nostalgia kick in as you take in the sights of a past era. Glowing neon signs, retro décor and vintage memorabilia will make you want to ride a classic convertible back to the good ol’ days. While you’re there, grab a refreshing milkshake from the retro-style malt shop. The Doo Wop Experience is located directly across the street from the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Best retro attraction at the New Jersey Shore - Southern Shore Region NJ

Dock’s Oyster House
2405 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Dock's Oyster House is a great seafood attraction in Atlantic City, NJ Delicious and fresh seafood
Dock’s Oyster House is a premier raw seafood restaurant in Atlantic City. Many visitors prefer to head to Dock’s instead of the many casino fine dining options. The seafood selection is vast and always fresh. Dock’s serves up delicious raw oysters, fish, crab, soups, chowders, lobster, steaks and more. There are also plenty of wine and drink selections. Head to Dock’s Oyster House to experience the great tastes of the Jersey Shore.

Best restaurant for raw seafood on the shore - Southern Shore Region NJ

Ocean Oasis Water Park
3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

Ocean Oasis Waterpark at Morey's Piers is a fun NJ Shore attraction to beat the heat Drenching thrills on the beach
Slip and slide on water rides just a few steps away from the beach. Ocean Oasis Waterpark is located right on Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey. When the ocean waves get boring, head over to this fun-filled top Jersey Shore attraction instead for tube slides, a lazy river, racing water slides, a cliff dive slide and other thrilling rides. If you get tired, relax in one of the pools or in the lazy river. Cabanas are available for rent. Adults can sip on drinks at the swim up bar. Get an adrenaline rush, relax and lounge in pools, enjoy live music and get your adrenaline fix at Ocean Oasis Waterpark!

Best oceanside water park at the Jersey Shore - Southern Shore Region NJ

Salt Marsh Safari
1001 Ocean Drive, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

Salt Marsh Safari - best boat attraction at the Jersey Shore Fun family boat excursion
Hop aboard the “Skimmer” with the entire family and learn about wildlife in Cape May, NJ! The Salt Marsh Safari is an informative and entertaining boat tour sponsored by local environmental organizations. The boat captains will teach passengers all about the interesting birds, marine life, exotic creatures and natural history along the marsh. Passengers will be experts in salt marsh ecology by the end of this intriguing two-hour guided boat tour. This is a Jersey Shore activity everyone in the family can enjoy together! Next time you are in Cape May, NJ, be sure to take a ride on the Skimmer for the Salt Marsh Safari.

Top NJ Shore guided boat tour - Southern Shore Region NJ

Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area
Sandy Hook, NJ 07732

Sandy Hook is a top NJ Shore attraction for recreation Beaches, parks and recreation areas
Visit one of the many beach areas, rent bicycles or go hiking, boating, camping and bird-watching at Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area. The military base on-site is an interesting place to visit. There are spots where you can view New York in the distance. Appreciate nature and take a look at all the natural habitats that are preserved here. You can also take a tour of the oldest lighthouse in America. Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area is a top attraction in New Jersey for a picnic with the family. Enjoy outdoor activities and relax at this great state park.

Best New Jersey Shore park and recreation area - Northern Shore Region NJ

Silverball Museum Arcade
1000 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Silverball Museum Arcade is a fun NJ Shore attraction Hundreds of pinball machines!
The Silverball Museum Arcade is a must-see for pinball lovers everywhere. Here you will find hundreds of vintage and modern pinball machines, each chosen and maintained with special care by the owners. You’ll find pinball machines from as easy as the 1930s, as well as modern day high-tech, state-of-the-art machines. Take a tour and play on all of the machines, then hit Silverball Café for some boardwalk snacks. The Silverball Pinball Museum is guaranteed to awake your inner child and put a smile on your children’s faces as well.

Top Jersey Shore museum - Central Shore Region NJ

Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08212

Cape May Lighthouse is a historic New Jersey Shore attraction Historic landmark
The Cape May Lighthouse is a historic landmark located in Cape May Point State Park. Nearly 100,000 visitors climb the tower every year, making it one of the top 50 shore attractions in NJ. You can even climb the tower at night for a spectacular moonlit view. The present tower is the third documented tower to inhabit this historic spot. The Cape May Lighthouse should be an important stop on any vacation to southern New Jersey shore points.

Best NJ Shore lighthouse - Southern Shore Region NJ

Cape May Whale Watcher
1218 Wilson Drive, Cape May, NJ 08204

Cape May Whale Watcher Jersey Shore Attractions to Visit Amazing whale watching cruises!
The Cape May Whale Watcher is the perfect way to take part in a long-held tradition of whale watching in Cape May. Cruise options include morning sail times, sunset cruises, dinner cruises, an “Around Cape Island” cruise, lighthouse cruises and special weekend whale and dolphin watches. Cape May Whale Watcher offers a sighting guarantee- if you do not get to see a whale or dolphin on your cruise, you will receive a free pass for another day that never expires!

For more information visit their full page listing!

Top whale watching attraction at the NJ Shore - Southern Shore Region NJ

The Pool After Dark
777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

The Pool After Dark is a top NJ Shore club attraction Poolside clubbing
Harrah's beautiful pool transforms into one of the hottest clubs at the Jersey Shore by night. It’s no wonder why this trendy nightlife spot is one of the top in the country. Celebrity guest DJs regularly spin upbeat tracks, and the resident DJ is superstar DJ Pauly D from hit TV-show “Jersey Shore”. Other celebrities frequently make appearances. The club is spacious, with many different areas to dance, bars to grab drinks and “The Loft” for gambling. If you’re up for even more fun, you can even book a private hot tub.

Most unique NJ nightclub - Southern Shore Region NJ

Seastreak Ferry
2 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Seastreak Ferry is a sightseeing attraction departing from the NJ Shore Skyline boat tour
Finally, a better way to get to New York City! Skip the traffic! Relax! Enjoy the views aboard our high-speed ferry! Seastreak also offers lots of fun family friendly trips year round. Join us for one of our SightseeingCruises from Highlandsor Atlantic Highlands tosee the amazing sights of New York Harbor; direct service to and tickets packages to Citi Field or Yankee Stadium (check out our video here!); awesome Fall Foliage Cruises, trips to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain, ticket packages to see West Point football games, or book one of our fabulous cruises to Martha’s Vineyard! Take a look at all of our upcoming cruise events. Seastreak vessels are also available for private charter, whether it is a holiday party, corporate meeting or any special occasion! Please call 1-800-BOATRIDE (800-262-8743) or visit for more information.

Best NYC sightseeing tour departing from the shore - Northern Shore Region NJ

Oceanside Gallery
1010 Main St., Belmar, NJ 07719

Oceanside Gallery is a top New Jersey Shore attraction Art gallery in Belmar
Even the best –planned vacation down the shore can get ruined by unforeseen inclement weather. If you happen to it a rainy day while at the shore, or just want to beat the heat and do something indoors for a change, visit Oceanside Gallery in Belmar, NJ. The gallery features both known and emerging artists, and the museum director pays special attentionto preserving and displaying the artwork. Oceanside Gallery also offers personalized art services such as framing, portraits and more for individuals and businesses.

Best rainy day activity at the Jersey Shore - Central Shore Region NJ

Wildwoods, NJ Boardwalk
Wildwoods, NJ 08260

Wildwoods Boardwalk is one of the best boardwalk attractions in NJ The best Jersey Shore boardwalk!
The Wildwoods, NJ Boardwalk is arguably the best boardwalk on the Jersey Shore. With three piers of exciting rides and attractions, it is sure to please kids and adults. There are over 100 rides, including thrilling roller coasters and rides for younger children. If you want to beat the heat for a while, spend some time playing inside one of the many arcades. Shops, restaurants and snack concession stands line the boardwalk all the way down. If you and the kids get too tired walking along the 38 blocks of pure fun entertainment, simply hop on to the world famous Tram that runs along the entire boardwalk. There is plenty for adults to do as well- the boardwalk comes alive at after sundown and offers plenty of nightlife attractions from dance clubs to sports pubs. The Wildwoods Boardwalk is one of thetop shore attractions in New Jersey because it offers so many fun things to do for everyone in the family.

Best Boardwalk in NJ - Southern Shore Region NJ

Queen Mary
415 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Queen Mary is a top Jersey Shore attraction Boardwalk aquarium
Queen Mary is one of the best JerseyShore attractions and an awesome way to go fishing! The Queen Mary combines fishing and a party boat experience for a truly memorable time. The ship sails 7 days a week from 7:30am-2:00pm. Fishing tours focus on striped bass bluefish. The Queen Mary offers a clean, fun and comfortable fishing environment for both novices and experts. You’ll be using the latest fish safety equipment, and rod rentals are available. Children are welcome aboard too! Engage in an exciting fishing adventure with a fun and experienced crew aboard the Queen Mary in Point Pleasant!

Best Jersey Shore fishing attraction - Central Shore Region NJ

Sea Spa & Salon at The White Sands Oceanfront Resort
1205 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Sea Spa & Salon is an attraction on the NJ beach Oceanside spa
Relax and get pampered at Sea Spa & Salon. Services include manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, body treatments, hair design and more. This full-service spa is situated in a beautiful beachfront resort. Indulge in the “A Day at the Sea” spa package for a Swedish massage and other beautification spa treatments on the beach.

Best beachfront spa at the New Jersey Shore - Central Shore Region NJ

The Chicken or the Egg
207 North Bay Ave., Beach Haven, NJ 08008

The Chicken or the Egg is one of the Jersey Shore's top restaurant attractions A favorite New Jersey food destination
New Jersey natives absolutely love The Chicken or the Egg. It is a staple of many people’s visits to the shore. Enjoy classic American dining and delicious specialty breakfast items at this beloved restaurant. It is one of the best family restaurants at the Jersey Shore. The menu features many mouth-watering egg dishes, famous chicken and waffles, chicken wings and much more traditional American fare. Next time you are in the Beach Haven area, be sure to stop by The Chicken or the Egg for a satisfying meal.

Best restuarant for breakfast at the Jersey Shore - Southern Shore Region NJ

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
1441 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Ripley's Atlantic City unusual NJ Shore attraction Strange exhibits from around the world
The Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum is a fun attraction to see gross and strange exhibits from around the world. Take a self-guided tour through some weird and unusual displays like a shrunken human head, a Santa Maria replica made out of match sticks and the contents of a 17-year old girl’s stomach. There are also many optical illusions and interactive exhibits. Enjoy an afternoon of getting grossed out and questioning what other weird things you’ve yet to experience in this world at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Most unusual attraction down the shore - Southern Shore Region NJ

Bradley Beach Boardwalk
701 Main Street, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

Bradley Beach Boardwalk is a top NJ shore attraction Strange exhibits from around the world
Bradley Beach has a lovely, quaint boardwalk with plenty of space to enjoy a walk, bike ride or jog. There are also cafes and restaurants where you can grab a nice meal on right near the beach. It is the best place at the Jersey Shore to escape the hustle and bustle of larger NJ boardwalks without losing any the unique NJ beach experience. If you’re looking for a small boardwalk in New Jersey without the usual noise and crowds, visit the Bradley Beach boardwalk!

Best small boardwalk in NJ - Central Shore Region NJ

Whale Creek Marina
100 Taylor Ave., Strathmere, NJ 08243

Whale Creek Marina is a boating attraction at the Jersey Shore Rent a boat and go fishing
Spend a day on the water at Whale Creek Marina in Strathmere, a 10 minute drive south of Ocean City, NJ. They have boats, single and double kayaks, crab pots, fishing rods, nets, and crab traps available for rent. Fishing rods and bait are also available for purchase at the shop. No boating license is required to rent a boat at Whale Creek Marina. You can go fishing and clean your catch at the dock or simply take a boat or kayak ride out to enjoy the ocean view. No matter how you choose to spend your day, it is sure to be a good time.

Best Jersey Shore boat rental - Southern Shore Region NJ

Maruca’s Pizza
21 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Maruca's Pizza is the best pizza attraction at the NJ Shore Best boardwalk slice
Maruca’s Pizza is a boardwalk staple and a must-visit top attraction in Seaside Heights, NJ. The famous “tomato pie” is a long-time Jersey Shore favorite. Out of so many “boardwalk slice” options all along the Jersey Shore, Maruca’s Pizza definitely stands out as some of the best pizza New Jersey has to offer. Unlike most pizzas, Maruca’s tomato pie has sauce on top of the cheese rather than the other way around. It is an absolutely delicious Jersey Shore icon.

Best pizza at the Jersey Shore - Central Shore Region NJ

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
500 Forrestal Rd., Cape May Airport, NJ 08242

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is a fun Jersey Shore historial attraction Learn about military history!
The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is a great place to visit at the Jersey Shore to learn about military history. The historic air station served as a bomber squadron training facility during World War II. Hangar #1 was transformed into an educational museum that houses military aircraft, engines and other interesting interactive exhibits. Be sure to bring a camera because you will get a chance to sit in the cockpit of real military aircraft and climb the air traffic control tower! There are also 26 planes and helicopters on display at the museum, flight simulator games and more. History geeks are sure to love this fascinating Jersey Shore museum.

Best attraction for history buffs - Southern Shore Region NJ

Shore Flicks
Various locations in NJ

Shore Flicks at New Jersey Shore is a great attraction Watch movies at the beach!
Watch your favorite movies on a large 16 foot screen at the beach! Shore Flicks is a unique shore attraction at some of New Jersey’s best beaches. Locations include Asbury Park, Long Beach Island, Sea Bright and many more. Catch classic family favorites like Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Grease and Jaws, or newer flicks like Madagascar 3 and Wreck-it-Ralph. Screenings are subject to weather conditions, but will be rescheduled if cancelled in advance or less than half of the movie is shown. For a complete list of movie show times and dates, visit the Shore Flicks website.

Best movie night option at the Jersey Shore - Various locations in NJ

Tanger Outlet – Atlantic City
2014 Baltic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Tanger Outlets is a top attraction for shopping at the NJ Shore Designer brands for less
You can find tons of the top brands and specialty stores at The Walk, an expansive outdoor shopping experience in Atlantic City. Find the best fashion trends and save with outlet pricing. There are plenty of designer factory and outlet stores to stroll and shop through, such as Coach Factory, The Children’s Place, Tommy Hilfiger, Old Navy Outlet, J. Crew Outlet, H&M, Disney Store and hundreds more. Restaurants, hotels and parking are nearby. The Tanger Outlet in Atlantic City is the best place to shop at the New Jersey Shore.

Best Jersey Shore shopping attraction - Southern Shore Region NJ

Gillian’s Wonderland Pier
600 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226

Gillian's Wonderland Pier in Ocean City, NJ is one of the best shore attractions A classic NJ Shore pier
Gillian’s Wonderland Pier is another great Jersey Shore boardwalk amusement attraction. There are classic rides and attractions that will children will love. The huge Ferris wheel that can be seen from miles away perfectly captures the essence of summer down the shore. Scream on exciting rides in the Thrill Zone and play a fun round of glow in the dark mini golf. The best thing about Gillian’s Wonderland Pier is that the tickets never expire! Don’t worry if you don’t get to use them all because you can always bring them back next time.

Best pier at the Jersey Shore - Southern Shore Region NJ

Jack Baker’s Wharfside Restaurant & The Patio
101 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Jack Baker's Wharfside Restaurant is a great attraction at the shore in NJ Fresh seafood and great outdoor patio bar
Jack Baker’s Wharfside Restaurant is a local favorite that sits right on the water. Take in the beautiful view of Gull Island and the dock as you indulge in fresh, catch-of-the-day seafood dishes. In the summer, the restaurant also features a Patio Bar complete with live musical entertainment and a raw bar. It is a lovely place to spend a summer evening in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Escape from the loud clubs lining the shore at this great shore attraction. The atmosphere is perfect for an older crowd.

Best Jersey Shore bar & restuarant for mature crowds - Central Shore Region NJ

Fractured Prune Donut Shoppe
1225 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226

Fractured Prune Donut Shoppe is an attraction for sweets at the NJ shore Hot donuts made to order!
Located just a few blocks off the beach, this is the perfect place to stop by to ruin your morning jog along the boardwalk. Fractured Prune Donut Shoppe serves up delectable hot, hand-dipped donuts in a huge selection of flavors. Choose from 11 different toppings and 15 different glazes for the ultimate donut experience, or choose from many pre-made favorites. Fractured Prune Donut Shoppe also serves delicious breakfast sandwiches- you can even get a yummy breakfast sandwich made on a hot donut instead of boring usual options!

Top Jersey Shore sweets shop - Southern Shore Region NJ

Café 2825
2825 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Cafe 2825 is the top attraction for Italian food in south NJ Shore Best Italian cuisine in AC
This is hands-down one of the best restaurants in Atlantic City. Get away from casino dining options and visit this local favorite instead. Café 2825 offers fine Italian dining in a more relaxed atmosphere. Choose from a wide variety of traditional Italian dishes that are sure to leave you satisfied. Complement your meal with a glass of wine – a large selection is available. Café 2825 is family owned-and operated. You are sure to have a great dining experience at this amazing Atlantic City restaurant.

Top restaurant in Atlantic City - Southern Shore Region NJ

701 Mosaic
701 E. 4th Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226

701 Mosaic is a Jersey Shore exotic cuisine attraction Best Italian cuisine in AC
Go for a change and have some exotic Mediterranean and Caribbean food for breakfest, lunch or dinner dinner at Mosaic in Ocean City, NJ. This contemporary Jersey Shore bistro cooks up flavorful and satisfying dishes like jerk chicken, crab cakes, delicious pasta dishes and more. It is a great, unique option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Stop by Mosaic for a delicious meal before or after spending a day at the beach.

Best Mediterranean cuisine at the NJ Shore - Southern Shore Region NJ

The Wine Loft
32 Laird Street, Long Branch, NJ 07740

The Wine Loft is a top NJ shore attraction in Long Branch Upscale wine bar
The Wine Loft offers an extensive array of wines by the glass or bottle. It is located right on the Pier in Long Branch. You can sit inside or on the patio and watch the scene outside. The thin crust pizza and specialty cocktails are popular menu items. The ambiance is upscale and modern, making this the perfect place to grab some drinks on a summer evening. The Wine Loft is the perfect Jersey Shore attraction for a girls night out or an intimate date night idea!

Best Jersey Shore wine bar - Central Shore Region NJ

River Belle Cruise
47 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

River Belle Cruise is a dining and sightseeing attraction at the Jersey Shore Dining and sightseeing cruise
The River Belle is a unique New Jersey dining cruise experience. Cruises options include brunch, lunch and dinner. Take in the beautiful sights along the Manasquan River, Point Pleasant Canal and Barnegat Bay while enjoying a tasty meal. The cruise hosts will tell you all about the historical sites along the way on this narrated sightseeing dinner cruise. There are themed dinner cruise nights and special fireworks cruises as well.

Best dinner cruise attraction at the New Jersey Shore - Central Shore Region NJ

The Stone Pony
913 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712

The Stone Pony is one of the Jersey Shore's most famous attractions Famous NJ Shore landmark
The Stone Pony is a historic New Jersey attraction in Asbury Park, NJ. Rock legend Bruce Springsteen made a name for himself on the legendary Stone Pony stage. Many big-name musical acts regularly perform at this renowned and beloved shore attraction. There is always something awesome going on at The Stone Pony. Enjoy the full bar and live music at the famous Stone Pony during your next visit to Asbury Park.

Best musical attraction at the Jersey Shore - Central Shore Region NJ

Kohr’s Frozen Custard, The Original
Seaside Heights boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Kohr's Frozen Custard at the Jersey Shore is a classic attraction Favorite NJ frozen treat
You can’t take a trip to a Jersey Shore destination without indulging in some tasty Kohr’s Frozen Custard! The original Kohr’s opened in Atlantic City in 1924. Today, Kohr’s is still an important part of the Jersey Shore experience. Kohr’s Frozen Custard is an iconic staple that brings smiles to millions of faces. Next time you’re at a famous Jersey Shore boardwalk, grab some frozen custard to beat the heat!

Best frozen treat at the Jersey Shore - Central Shore Region NJ

Bamboo Bar
201 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Bamboo Bar in Seaside is a top NJ Shore attraction Famous NJ dance club
The Bamboo Bar is another landmark shore attraction made famous by hit TV show “Jersey Shore”. Dance the night away at the spacious, bumping Bamboo Bar. There is always great, lively dance music playing at and drink specials are offered throughout the weekend. Bachelorette and other private party hosting packages are available. You are sure to have a memorable night at Bamboo Bar.

Best weekend bar specials at a Jersey Shore club - Central Shore Region NJ

Splash Zone Waterpark
3500 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

Splash Zone Waterpark is a fun attraction at the Jersey Shore Thrilling water rides
Splash Zone Waterpark is one of the best attractions in Wildwood. It is home to thrilling water slides and rides like The Speed Dominator, Free Falls, The Terminator, and Beast of the East. The entire family will have a great time spending the day at Splash Zone Waterpark. When all the thrills make you work up an appetite, head to The Zone Grill for delicious burgers, hot dogs, fries and more. Cabanas are available for rent. Beat the Jersey Shore heat at Splash Zone!

Most thrilling waterpark at the Jersey Shore - Southern Shore Region NJ

The Comedy Stop and Cabaret
2801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Comedy Stop and Cabaret is a top attraction at the Jersey Shore Dinner and a comedy show
The Comedy Stop and Cabaret at the Tropicana has hosted some of the country’s best comedians. There are three headlining comedians every night. You can also catch a magic show every day at 6pm. The club is owned by producer Bob Kephart. Many famous comedians have graced the stage and mastered their comedic craft at The Comedy Stop, such as Tim Allen, Rosie O’Donnell, Drew Carey, Lewis Black and Ray Romano. Enjoy a night full of good food and lots of laughs at The Comedy Stop.

Top NJ Shore comedy club - Southern Shore Region NJ

Dog Tooth Bar and Grill
100 East Taylor Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260

Dog Tooth Bar and Grill is a top NJ Shore attraction Awesome food and happy hour deals
Great food, awesome drinks, live music and a vibrant atmosphere all come together at Dog Tooth Bar and Grill. This popular Wildwood, New Jersey attraction is perfect to grab dinner and drinks. The dinner menu features a lot of delicious seafood options. The happy hour menu features a wide selection of discounted appetizers and drinks. There is also “reverse happy hour” starting at 10pm on Fridays!

Top NJ Shore bar attraction for happy hour - Southern Shore Region NJ

Hoffman’s Ice Cream
800 Richmond Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Hoffman's Ice Cream is a top attraction for ice cream at the NJ shore Home-made ice cream and desserts
Hoffman’s Ice Cream serves incredible homemade ice cream in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. It’s one of the most popular dessert attractions at the Jersey Shore. Choose from a large selection of yummy flavors like Strawberry Bon-Bon and Jersey Monkey. They also make ice cream cakes, chipwiches and dog treats! Hoffman’s Ice Cream is a popular favorite of many Jersey Shore visitors.

Top New Jersey Shore ice cream parlor - Central Shore Region NJ

Frankie’s Bar and Grill
414 Richmond Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Frankie's Bar and Grill at the Jersey Shore is a top attraction for burger lovers Juicy burgers and more
If you’re craving a good burger, head to Frankie’s Bar and Grill. With a good selection of drinks and a great menu of bar food, this Jersey Shore burger joint can’t be beat. The food is always great and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. Frankie's is one of the only casual restaurant/saloons left at the Jersey Shore! They're open late (until 2am) so it’s an awesome spot to grab some food anytime, either before or after hitting the dance clubs.

Top NJ Shore burger joint - Central Shore Region NJ

Cape May Stage
31 Perry Street, Cape May, NJ 08204

Cape May Stage arts and culture attraction at the New Jersey Shore Arts and culture in Cape May, NJ
Catching a show at the Cape May Stage is a great evening activity while spending a few days at the Jersey Shore. It’s a great way to experience some culture while on vacation. The Cape May Stage was voted one of the top three theater companies in New Jersey. It’s a great attraction for a “change of scene” while at the Jersey Shore. Cape May Stage offers a Dinner and A Show package which includes dinner at a nearby restaurant for two and two tickets to a play- the perfect date night. The Second Stage also hosts performances of various acts such as magic shows, cabaret performances and more.

Best theater attraction at the NJ Shore - Southern Shore Region NJ

Bar Anticipation
703 16th Ave., Lake Como, NJ 07719

Bar A is one of the best club attractions at the Jersey Shore One of NJ's hottest clubs!
Bar Anticipation (also known as "Bar A") is one of the most famous and popular clubs in New Jersey. There are plenty of specials and discounts throughout the week, including the extremely popular "Beat the Clock" special on Tuesday nights. Young people all over the tri-state area flock to Bar Anticipation for a guaranteed good time. The bar features many unique dancing and outdoor hang-out areas that all play different kinds of music. The spaciousness and lively atmosphere make Bar Anticipation the perfect attraction to dance the night away with friends. If dancing isn't your thing, you can always simply enjoy a delicious meal or happy hour here during the day. On Fridays from 4-9pm, Bar A features drink specials and a complimentary buffet complete with carving station at the Jersey Shore's biggest happy hour. Specials are also offered on Sundays during football season. Bar Anticipation is named one of the best clubs in America. It is definitely one of the top 50 attractions at the New Jersey Shore!

Best Jersey Shore Dance Club - Central Shore Region NJ

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is a top beach attraction in NJ One of the most beautiful Jersey Shore sites
The Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is one of the cheapest and most beautiful attractions of the Jersey Shore. Parking and admission are always free. The historic lighthouse, which was re-lit in 2009, is one of the tallest in the county. It provides a beautiful backdrop to a relaxing day at the beach. You can even climb up 217 stairs to the top for $1 for an unbeatable view of the ocean and shoreline. You can also take a walk along the jetty or the nature trails and watch a film on the history of the area at the Visitor Center. Buy souvenirs at the gift shop and enjoy a delicious meal at some local restaurants nearby. No matter how you spend your day, you are sure to enjoy your time at this top NJ Shore attraction.

Best Affordable Beach Destination in NJ - Southern Shore Region NJ

Crab & Seafood Shack
4520 Park Blvd., Wildwood, NJ 08260

Crab & Seafood shack is one of the best Jersey Shore seafood attractions Fresh and delicious seafood
The Crab and Seafood Shack in Wildwood is a New Jersey favorite. This little gem cooks up fresh and delicious seafood with big flavor. The menu includes fried crab, flounder, scallops and other seafood favorites, as well as chowders, lobster rolls and other options. You can dine-in or order to go. Many loyal customers claim The Crab and Seafood Shack has some of the best crab and lobster they've ever had. The owner Joe is sure to put a smile on your face and make sure your visit is a pleasant one. If you value good customer service and even better food, the Crab and Seafood Shack is a must-visit top shore attraction for you.

Best Place to Eat Crab at the Jersey Shore - Southern Shore Region NJ

Brando's Citi Cucina
162 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Brando's Citi Cucina traditional Italian food attraction in Asbury Park Fine Italian dining
If you’re looking for fine Italian dining at the Jersey Shore, look no further than Brando’s Citi Cucina in Asbury Park. It is one of the top New Jersey restaurants for authentic Italian fare. It’s a great place to enjoy dinner with the family or business partners. The romantic atmosphere also makes it a great option for a date night in Asbury Park. The service is always great and the food is always fresh. Choose from a wide variety of top wine selections and classic home-style Italian dishes. If you are in the Asbury Park area and want to indulge in a fine dining experience, Brando’s Citi Cucina is a must-visit.

Best Italian restaurant down the shore - Central Shore Region NJ

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