Activities and Fun
Living or renting at Shoreside Village puts you in the heart of Seaside Heights. It is the perfect blend of everything we know as the Jersey Shore. A family-friendly town that offers it all. Seaside Heights is called "the town that fun built". The excitement of the boardwalk, the restaurants, the clubs, pier rides, arcades, the water park, and mini golf are all just steps away. You also have the great Seaside Heights beach right out your door. As quiet as you want and as exciting as you want to make it, that's Shoreside Village, that's the Jersey Shore. To learn more in detail go to https://www.seasidesearch.com/NJSeasideHeights
Below are many ideas to entertain yourself, your family, and your guests.
Jersey Shore reality TV show house. Three blocks north on Ocean Terrace, grab a selfie.
Wednesday Night Fireworks on the Seaside Heights boardwalk (ask the visitor center what side of the boardwalk they will have them (north beach or south beach). Other neighboring towns also have fireworks (i.e. Lavallette, Ortley) You will have to google to see what nights these are.
Movies on the beach
Seaside has movies on the beach one or two nights a week. They are pretty close to the house. For this feel free to bring the house beach chairs with you. Get there early for a good seat. Be respectful (as much as you can, kids will be kids).
Scooter rental service in Seaside Heights, New Jersey - fun times, born to be wild! Rent for 1/2 hour or an hour, very easy to ride.
Address: 1114 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
Old Time Photos
Dress up the group in a number of old-time clothes, backgrounds, and props. Located on Boardwalk
Sunsets can be taken in from many places in Seaside Heights. Some a walk, some a Bike Ride, and some worth it to jump in the car and drive a few miles. Photo tip. If taking a good sunset shot it’s best to use a real camera or a phone with a good flash. I call it “Front Flashing” Set the camera or phone to permanent flash. It's best to take pictures immediately after the sun goes down over the bay.
1. JACOBSON PARK / HANKINS PARK (MY FAVORITE SUNSET PARK – you have to go one night. This is also the park with the famed Lavalette Gazebo on the bay. It has a long pier that goes out to the Bay. There is plenty of Bayfront to set up, relax and watch the sunset. Bring some beach chairs if you really want to chill and watch the sun go down. There are also basketball courts, swings, small park slides etc.
2 mile's drive north from the house. The best GPS is 201 Vance ave, Lavallette, NJ Entrance to the park is Bay Boulevard and Vance Ave. NOTE: Park on street, they have weird permit rules in the parking lot.
2. Lake Avenue Playground and Beach: corner of Lake Avenue and O street on the bay. Long walk, ride bikes or drive about ¾ mile from the house.
3. Dock Outfitters: 5 Route 35 South (on the south bayfront), nice (bring adult drinks – be discrete)
4. Our rooftop deck: Great spot, don’t sit inside, head up to roof at sunrise or sunset – GREAT VIEWS.
Other things to do:
For a comprehensive list go to https://www.seasidesearch.com/NJSeasideHeights
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
1 Premium Outlet Blvd, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753 - (35-40 Minutes from House)
This is one of the cleanest and most well-organized Outlet malls I know. All of the premium brands. Go on a weekday and check their website for extra coupons. Even in the rain, this outdoor outlet mall is traversable with roof walkways.
Minor League Baseball
Lakewood Blueclaws Minor League Baseball @First Energy Park
A good break from the beach. If you have kids go catch a game. It can be a nice relaxing break Tickets are around $13 for adults, cheaper for kids, and Fireworks on Friday Nights. Cheap Beer and a dog. About 25 minutes away.
PNC Bank Arts Center (Summer Concerts)
See if you can line up a concert during your stay.
The PNC Bank Arts Center is an amphitheater in Holmdel Township, New Jersey. About 17,500 people can occupy the venue; there are 7,000 seats and the grass area can hold about 10,500 people. Concerts are from May through September featuring 45-50 different events of many types of musical styles. 2022 Concert Schedule:
Exit 116, Garden State Pkwy, Holmdel, NJ 07733 (about 35 minutes from Seaside Heights)
Island Beach State Park Nature Reserve
Island Beach State Park is a New Jersey state park located just south of Seaside Park on the Barnegat Peninsula in Berkeley Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry. I think there is a single fee per vehicle $6 NJ residents $12 Other
Tip: May be busy on the weekend. Try to go on a picnic during the week. You can go to the bay side or the beach. The further you go down south the quieter the beach and serenity are. http://www.islandbeachnj.org/ParkFacts/
Ocean County Parks – Cattus Island County Park and Cooper Environmental Center
Phone Number: 732-270-6960, 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard, Toms River, NJ 08753
This nature reserve is amazing!! 530 acres or Greenland, bay, and beach areas. Dog Friendly. great for hiking, running, or strolling. You will not be disappointed! Only 4.5 miles from the house, Free parking, and Free access to the park. 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard Toms River, NJ 08753 732-270-6960. Cattus Island County Park Opens at 7 am and Closes at 7:00 pm. See our last trip there on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/759409202/posts/10160517581799203/?d=n
The Cooper Environmental Center is open: Wednesday - Saturday 9 am - 4 pm, and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.
The Cooper Environmental Center is Closed Monday and Tuesday
Beautiful Bay views. Come and visit the newly renovated nature center with brand-new exhibits highlighting the natural beauty of the park and Barnegat Bay! There is a Wheel Chair
Located on the Corner of Grant Ave and Ocean Terrace. Bring the family for some racing action! Navigate the turns, climb over the bridge, and cruise through the tunnel. Cars are available in children’s size, adult size, and two-seats for the young race car driver to be!https://casinopiernj.com/casino-pier-attractions/
$9 per person daily, $6 per person Monday & Wednesday Noon-6 pm. $2 per passenger.
1. SMUGGLER’S QUAY ADVENTURE GOLF COURSE Located on the Corner of Grant Ave and Ocean Terrace.https://casinopiernj.com/casino-pier-attractions/
For the 18-hole course, Adults: $12, Children and Senior: $10, *Children 12 & under*, 36 Hole Course Adults: $17, Child* & Senior: $14, *Children 12 & under*
Wacky Rooftop Golf – Located at Casino Pier above the game buildings
Family fun meets friendly family competitiveness at Wacky Rooftop Golf. This 18-hole miniature golf course is themed with traditional miniature golf fare. Situated on multiple rooftops between the Casino Pier Arcade and Amusement Park, the Wacky Rooftop Golf offers incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, Seaside Height’s Boardwalk, and the Casino Pier.https://casinopiernj.com/casino-pier-attractions/
BEACH FAMILY GOLF – Located at 315 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
18 Hole miniature golf course in the heart of Seaside Heights! Fun for all ages! A three-block walk south from the townhouse.
BREAKWATER BEACH WATER PARK - Located on Grant Ave, runs from the Boulevard to Ocean Terrace. This is a one-block walk, as you can see from the rooftop deck. This New Jersey water park isn’t just for kids; even adults can have fun. We’ve got something for everyone. Race your friends down our racing slides, or simply relax by the pool’s edge. https://casinopiernj.com/breakwater-beach-attractions/
Six Flags Great Adventure
Premier North East amusement park. 50 minutes away.
Brick Movie Theatre AMC Brick Movie 10
It a nice theatre with state of art lounge chair seating, go online buy tickets and select the exact seat for the best results. Give yourself 20 minutes to get to the theater.
Kids' swing sets/basketball court
JACOBSON PARK / HANKINS PARK
This is also the park with the famed Lavalette Gazebo on the bay. It has a long pier that goes out to the Bay. There is plenty of Bayfront to set up, relax and watch the sunset. Bring some beach chairs if you really want to chill and watch the sun go down. There are also basketball courts, swings, small park slides etc. This is a 2-mile drive north from the house. The best GPS is 201 Vance Ave, Lavallette, NJ Entrance to the park is Bay Boulevard and Vance Ave. NOTE: Park on street, they have weird permit rules in a parking lot.
Lake Avenue Playground and Beach: Corner of Lake Avenue and O street on the bay. A long walk, ride bikes or drive about ¾ mile from house. Plenty of free parking.