Jersey’s Boardwalks

Spring if finally here after a long winter, and summer is just an arm’s reach away! What could be better than the beach with sand at your feet, the boardwalk, carnival style games and rides, the big ol’ blue ocean to take a dip in, and enjoying it all with friends and family? There is nothing more ”Jersey” to me than chillin’ at the beach and walking down those iconic wooden walkways. 
New Jersey is the state with the most boardwalks along its 130 miles of coastline, and unsurprisingly is home to the first boardwalk in the world. First built to keep people from dragging sand into train cars and seaside hotels, boardwalks have long since evolved from this more pragmatic image to one of good times by the sea. Each boardwalk has its own unique appeals even the smaller ones give you a sense of exclusivity and relaxation at the beach without the crowds of people. 

5 Jersey Boardwalks:

Atlantic City

The mother of all boardwalks was brought to Jersey in 1870 as the world’s first, holds another crown for being the longest. Food, helicopter rides, games, and rides are all at the Steel Pier Amusement Park. Don’t forget to try the salt water taffy, another Atlantic City original. Remember how Boardwalk was the most expensive property in Monopoly? It’s referring to AC’s boardwalk. 

Point Pleasant Beach

(Photo: Patti Sapone)
Also referred to as Jenkinson’s Boardwalk because of Jenkins Amusements including tons of rides, arcades, carnival food, restaurants, bars, fun houses, mini golf, and an aquarium. Anyone up for the Tilt-A-Whirl?


Wildwood has Morey’s Piers – 5 of the largest amusement piers in the world, dozens of games, food stands, water parks, roller coasters, and more than 100 rides and attractions for those who want a side of thrill with their beach. 

Ocean City

Old School Throwback! (Photo:
The boardwalk is one of the most recognizable with roller coasters springing up from its piers, two family amusement parks, a music pier, a water park, mini golf, and tons of restaurants and shops. Ocean City has prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages within its limits since its founding in 1879, and they are not kidding! We had to go to the next town over for a beer to drink at a friend’s place.

Spring Lake

Spring Lake is the less crowded, quieter, quaint beach along a 2 mile seaside boardwalk making it the longest non-commercial boardwalk in Jersey. 
I feel like hitting up the beach, having a funnel cake, and kicking up sand today!

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