Enjoy Sun and Surf at These Jersey Shore Boardwalks

Head down to the Shore this summer for fun, games, tasty food and more at these boardwalks along the New Jersey coast.

With the warm weather looking like it’s here to stay and the ocean beginning to heat up for the season, it’s time to enjoy the excitement of the Jersey Shore and the hub for all the fun at the boardwalk. With so many options to choose from, whether you’re going down to the Shore for a day trip or planning a proper getaway, we’re going to take a look at what makes each boardwalk destination great.

Atlantic City


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Step outside from the casinos and indoor fun at Atlantic City and onto one of the world’s most famous boardwalks. A national attraction since 1870, here visitors can hit up Steel Pier for amusement rides, arcade games and delicious carnival-style snacks or take a stroll through a bevvy of saltwater taffy shops, where the famous candy was born.

Belmar Beach


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This mile-long boardwalk over looks one of the Shore’s best beaches. Wake up early for a chance to catch a glorious sunrise view over the waves of North Jersey before heading to one of many ice cream and coffee shops that line the strip.

Cape May Promenade

Located in one of the most colorful towns in America, Cape May’s Promenade (not boardwalk) offers visitors the chance to check out palatial turn-of-the-century hotels, scintillating arcades, mouthwatering fudge shops and mini golf. For those looking for a slightly less stimulating experience with more high-end shopping and less greasy food, Cape May is the Shore destination for you.

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

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Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach makes for an awesome seaside afternoon of family fun at the shore, with thrilling amusement rides, games at the arcade and ocean fun at the aquarium. End the day with food from over a dozen restaurants and vendors offering everything from ice cream and carnival food to delicious sit-down dining and cocktails.

Ocean City


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Spanning 2.5 miles along the white sands of Ocean City, this lively boardwalk hosts tons of events and attractions. From parades to the music pier, annual auto show and more, you’ll even find excitement on evenings when there aren’t any special events. Check out high-end shopping, mini golf and fine dining to get the vacation vibes going.



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Head on down to Wildwood for the traditional boardwalk experience, and be sure to “watch the tramcar please.” Thirty-eight blocks jam-packed together with arcades, eateries, entertainment and amusement make for a sensory explosion. Since the 1890s, there’s always been a party down in Wildwood.

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