Mother and daughters strolling the boardwalk to the beach. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Your Guide To The Jersey Shore's Best Boardwalk Beaches
Spring Lake feels like a turn-of-the-century fishing village in Cape Cod, with plenty of cozy bed and breakfasts and mom-and-pop stores filling the main streets.
11. Spring Lake
Walk, bike, or jog along its two-mile-long boardwalk next to sugar-white beaches with awe-inspiring views, specifically as the sun rises and sets.
Lavallette's beaches are small yet incredibly quaint, and each block boasts many elegant beach houses, small stores, recreational activities, and dining options.
10. Lavallette
The town's boardwalk is small and mainly used by runners, joggers, and walkers. Visit the ice cream parlor where employees sing to you or the docks to fish or go crabbing.
With the Victorian homes lining the town's streets and the larger beaches with fewer crowds, walking on Avon-by-the-Sea's boardwalk feels like stepping back in time.
9. Avon-By-The-Sea
The architecture along the boardwalk invokes an early 1900s feel. There are many small shops, delicious restaurants, fishing charters, and whale-watching tours.
With picturesque Atlantic sunsets, Belmar is one of New Jersey's safest and most well-maintained beaches. You can't even get a splinter on the composite boardwalk.
8. Belmar
Belmar has more than enough playgrounds and volleyball courts, a local summer surfing camp for youths, and beaches designated for boogie boarding, surfing, and kayaking.
Far more peaceful than people might expect, Seaside Height’s major flaw is that its great beaches, fantastic restaurants, and bevy of recreational activities draws large crowds.
7. Seaside Heights
For authentic boardwalk experiences, Casino Pier and Funland Pier have classic amusement park attractions. Away from the water are mini-golf, water slides, and go-karts.
As you might expect if you've ever seen MTV's "Jersey Shore," Seaside Heights can also be a great place to join the locals in bars or lively restaurants like Klee's and Jimbo's.