Our condo units on North Ocean Avenue and house at 66-3 Stockton Avenue await you and your family for the perfect Jersey Shore vacation. We have over 40 rental units to choose from. Our clean, comfortable home is located a mere block from the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a spectacular seaside view from the comfort of this home, located in a quiet, family neighborhood in Seaside Park. Each unit is fully furnished and perfectly suited for either one person’s private getaway or an entire family gathering. Our condo units are across the street from the beach and boardwalk. We have a unit that will fit your needs and the size of your family. All units have access to our heated outdoor pool and sun deck with ocean view.
Looking for excitement? Within walking distance from the house on Stockton Avenue is Seaside Heights, a premier Jersey Shore vacation spot whose motto is “Your Home For Family Fun Since 1913!” With beautiful beaches, salty air, and the famous mile-long Boardwalk, visitors can sample the wares of the street vendors, play games of chance at the arcade, or comb the beach, all on foot. Check out Casino Pier and the Breakwater Beach Water Park!
Dining in Seaside Heights is always an amazing experience. Whether you’re looking for traditional Italian fare, sausage sandwiches, tacos, sushi, vinegar fries, homemade ice cream, or fried Oreos (a Jersey Shore staple), you’ll find plenty of choices on the Boardwalk or among one of the many restaurants Seaside Heights has to offer.
There are plenty of trendy boutiques for shopping along the Boardwalk—you’ll find everything from antiques to souvenirs. And the nightlife at Seaside Heights is legendary. Enjoy cocktails by the sea or dance the night away at one of the many nightclubs—some of which you may have seen on the hit MTV show Jersey Shore.
In the summertime, the weather at the New Jersey Shore is pleasant and warm, and the beaches and water parks, along with fishing and other water sports, make the shore a perfect spot to spend your summer vacation. Sit back on the beach, grab a favorite book and soak up the sun—or take in spectacular sunsets and sunrises, dive into the ocean waters, or get out the surfboard and catch some waves. Venture out to Island Beach State Park, just a few minutes away, and explore the ten miles of pure white sandy beaches.
Whether you’re visiting for a weekend or weeks at a time, you’ll find activities and attractions for every age. The Jersey Shore has much to offer, and we’ve got the perfect base from which to start.
We hope you’ll join us!
The Borough of Seaside Park is a small town of .77 square miles, with almost two miles of shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered on the north by the Borough of Seaside Heights, with its amusement arcades, rides, and boardwalk, and to the south is South Seaside Park, where you can visit Island Beach State Park.
Seaside Park was first settled in 1874 and was originally called “Park City.” In 1875, the area became known as the “Sea Side Park” section of Berkeley Township, and the population of this area began to take shape as roads and houses were built. Between 1878 and 1920, the park began to take shape as areas were drained and dyked, and a seawall was constructed that connected to the mainland.
In 1898, the area was designated as a separate borough and incorporated as “Sea Side Park.” An error by a town clerk led to “Seaside Park” in 1914, and the name stuck.
Vacationers were drawn to the area, not only by the sparkling coastline, but by the grand and colossal hotels. The Pennsylvania Railroad carried visitors into Seaside Park from 1881-1946. Both the grand hotels and the railroad have been replaced by cars and affordable lodging, but the visitors continue to flock in, attracted to the seaside scenery, fresh air, and recreational activities.
PT Barnum, 19th-century circus impresario, was largely responsible for the development of this marine park and envisioned it as his legacy for future generations to enjoy.
“When the hand that now pens these lines is stilled forever, and thousands look… across the water to Long Island shore and over the groves and walks and drives of the beautiful grounds at their Feet, it may be a source of gratification and pride to my posterity to hear the expressions of gratitude that possibly will be expressed to the memory of their ancestor who secured to all future generations the benefits and blessings of Sea-Side Park…”
Seaside Park was once an isolated little town, but with the addition of the Garden State Parkway, the Mathis/Tunney Bridges, and the development of Toms River and the barrier island, the year-round population of this former summer resort has swelled to just over 2,200 residents.
Today, visitors to Seaside Park are delighted by its 325 acres of lush lawns and sparkling coastline. Its boardwalk is quiet and more sedate than that of its neighbor in Seaside Heights and offers a variety of fine dining experiences.
Island Beach State Park
Nature lovers will be delighted with Island Beach State Park, located just a few minutes away from Seaside Park. This state park is one of the nation’s most pristine stretches of Atlantic coastline, with a 10-mile barrier island, blissfully free of boardwalk amusements, souvenir stands, and private houses. Enjoy the tranquility and solitude of the 3,000 acres of preserved barrier island ecosystems, pure white sand beach, and self-guided nature trails. Have lunch on the jetty, with a marvelous view of the bay and the famous Barnegat Lighthouse, or enjoy a panoramic view of Barnegat Bay from the top of the lighthouse.
Parking is abundant. Swimmers, sunbathers, anglers, and surfers enjoy modern bathhouses, beach access ramps, a mile of life-guarded beach, historic buildings, trails, naturalist programs, bike paths, and facilities for people with disabilities. Visit www.friendsofislandbeach.com for more details.
In the early 1900s, a land development company had the foresight to promote Seaside Heights, envisioning its potential as a summer resort and hoping to lure Philadelphia area residents into buying summer homes there. They began to run train excursions in 1909, bringing potential buyers into the area to see the available lots and experience the refreshing ocean air.
Incorporated as a borough in 1913, Seaside Heights soon had two hotels as well as plans for a carousel, billiards, and a theater. Electricity came to the area for the first time in 1913, when the Barnegat Power and Cold Storage Company was established. When the toll bridge across Barnegat Bay was constructed, two years later, it linked Seaside Heights with Toms River and the mainland, and visitors no longer had to rely on boats or train to reach the vacation spot.
Today’s visitors are able to reach Seaside Heights via the $6 million Thomas A. Mathis Bridge, which replaced the old, narrow wooden bridge in 1950. Joseph Stanley Tunney, mayor of the community for nearly 25 years, realized that easy access to the area was essential for community development and was the driving force behind the new bridge.
Construction of a mile-long boardwalk began in 1917, linking the two communities of Seaside Heights and Seaside Park. Again, Joseph Tunney was a driving force and advocated expanding the boardwalk to stretch along the entire oceanfront in the 1940s, which led to new construction of homes and hotels along the oceanfront. Tourists and summer residents began to arrive in droves. When, in 1955, a fire destroyed a good portion of the boardwalk, including the original carousel dating back to 1917, reconstruction began immediately.
Today, the boardwalk offers the greatest concentration of games and amusement rides in the world. There are hundreds of choices for dining and night clubs, along with water sports, delightful beaches, and fishing. The boardwalk is especially popular with young people, and even MTV found it irresistible in 1999 and in 2002, broadcasting its “Beach House” from the location all summer long. And of course Jersey Shore made its debut in 2009.
THINGS TO DO
The world-famous Casino Pier (www.casinopiernj.com) offers 40 exciting rides for all ages, as well as games of chance, miniature golf, and an arcade. It’s also the home of Breakwater Beach (www.casinopiernj.com), the largest Seaside Heights water play park area on the North Atlantic Coast. This brand-new water park offers a multilevel water wonderland.
There are five golf courses in nearby Lakewood alone. For the golfers in your group, check out www.shore-guide.com for a complete list of courses and clubs for every level of expertise. If it’s miniature golf you prefer, try Miniature Golf at Pleasure Island or Wacky Rooftop Golf at the Casino Pier, and don’t forget the Double Play Batting and Sports Training Center.
A complete list of carousels, rides, arcades, water sports, and amusement parks can be found at www.shore-guide.com.
Parking is free one block from the beach at Seaside Heights, and metered parking is available from the beachfront to Central Avenue. There are also a number of private parking lots near the beach.
The bayfront beach is free to all visitors. With beach badges, crabbing and fishing are allowed from the piers, and personal watercraft is allowed only in the bay waters south of Route 37.
Beach umbrellas, lounge chairs, and inflatable rafts are available from privately-operated concessions on the beach, and the Surf Chair program provides beach-access wheelchairs at no charge. Call (732) 793-4646.
Fishing and Boating
Experience the beauty and bounty of the Atlantic Ocean. If you’ve brought your own watercraft, visit http://www.seasideheights.net/fishing.htm for information on regulations, tides, and bait shops. The Casino Fishing Pier is located on Sherman and Boardwalk, and the Cranberry Inlet Marina is at Route 35 South.
If you’re looking to rent a charter boat or do some deep-sea fishing, there are many opportunities. Try Miss Michele Charters (www.missmichele.com), Cock Robin (www.cockrobin.com), or Norma-K Deep Sea Fishing (http://www.normakfishing.com/).
For rentals, try Pedals & Paddles (1957 Route 35 North, www.pedalsnpaddlesnj.com) or The Dock Outfitters Boat & Waverunner Rentals at Route 35 South (www.thedockoutfitters.net).
Easy Travel to More Recreational Opportunities
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Seaside Park Boardwalk Restaurants:
Saw Mill Restaurant and Tavern
Seaside Park Restaurants:
Atlantic Bar & Grill
24th and Central Avenue
Barulic Nick Fishery
Betty & Nick’s Luncheonette
807 SW Central Avenue
Bum Rogers Tavern & Crab House
2207 SE Central Avenue
Charlie’s Homemade Ice Cream
800 SE Central Avenue
Ebby’s Café Alfresco
2013 SE Central Avenue
Nino’s Italian Restaurant
810 NE Central Avenue
Pier House Restaurant
2204 SW Central Avenue
212 SE Central Avenue
Uncle Nick’s Sub Shop
1011 SW Central Avenue
267 24th Avenue
Seaside Heights Restaurants:
Aqua Blu Kitchen
Bobber’s Family Restaurant
Chop Shop Barbecue
Concetta’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
800 Ocean Terrace
Top of Porter Avenue
Route 35 North & 1st Avenue
Jimbo’s Bar & Grill
15 Lincoln Avenue
Corner Webster Avenue & Ocean Terrace
Klee’s Bar & Grill
Ryan’s Deli and Catering
Seaside Crab House
Sixth Avenue Bistro
201 Sumner Avenue
3430 Rt 37
Pubs and Taverns:
Aztec Sand Bar
Dupont Avenue and the Boardwalk
Klees Bar & Grill
Riggers and Razzles