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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, water park, mini golf 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. 

 

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.

 

  • Fireworks

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).  

  • Seaside Scooters

    • 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

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 camera or phone to permanent flash.  Its best to take picture immediately after the suns 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 Bay front 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 drive north from house. Best GPS is 201 Vance ave, Lavallette, NJ  Entrance to park is Bay Boulevard and Vance Ave.  NOTE: Park on street, they have weird permit rules in 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 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:

 

  • Jersey Shore Premium Outlets 

1 Premium Outlet Blvd, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753  - (35-40 Minutes from House)

This is one of the cleanest and 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. 

Website:  http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/jersey-shore

 

  • 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, Fireworks on Friday Nights. Cheap Beer and a dog. About 25 minutes away.

https://www.milb.com/lakewood 

http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t427&m=8&y=2018

 

  • 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.  2021 Concert Schedule:

Exit 116, Garden State Pkwy, Holmdel, NJ 07733 (about 35 minutes from Seaside Heights)

  • 5 Seconds Of Summer: No Shame 2021 Tour SAT, May 29, 2021, 7:00 PM

  • Thomas Rhett: The Center Point Road Tour 2021 FRI, Jun 11, 2021, 7:30 PM

  • Steely Dan with Special Guest Steve Winwood SAT, Jul 3, 2021, 7:30 PM

  • James Taylor WED, Jul 7, 2021, 7:00 PM

  • Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour MON, Jul 12, 2021, 7:30 PM

  • An Evening with Chicago and Their Greatest Hits THU, Jul 15, 2021, 6:30 PM

  • The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker FRI, Jul 16, 2021, 8:00 PM

  • Dave Matthews Band TUE, Jul 20, 2021, 7:30 PM

  • Chris Stapleton's All-American Roadshow FRI, Jul 23, 2021, 7:00 PM

  • Megadeth and Lamb of God SAT, Jul 24, 2021, 6:00 PM

  • Matchbox Twenty 2021 TUE, Jul 27, 2021, 7:30 PM

  • Disturbed: The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour With Staind & Bad Wolves WED, Jul 28, 2021, 7:00 PM

  • The Doobie Brothers - 50th Anniversary Tour MON, Aug 2, 2021, 7:00 PM

  • Rod Stewart with special guest Cheap Trick TUE, Aug 3, 2021, 7:30 PM

  • KIDZ BOP Live 2021 Tour SAT, Aug 7, 2021, 4:00 PM

  • Daryl Hall & John Oates FRI, Aug 13, 2021, 7:00 PM

  • Goo Goo Dolls SAT, Aug 14, 2021, 7:00 PM

  • Santana / Earth, Wind & Fire: Miraculous Supernatural 2021 Tour SUN, Aug 15, 2021, 7:00 PM

  • Alanis Morissette w/special guest Garbage & also appearing Liz Phair WED, Sep 1, 2021, 7:00 PM

 

  • 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 single fee per vehicle $6 NJ resident $12 Other

Tip: May be busy on the weekend.   Try to go with a picnic during the week.  You can go to the bay side or the beach.  The further you go down south the quieter and nicer the beach and serenity is.  http://www.islandbeachnj.org/ParkFacts/

  • Ocean County Parks – Cattus Island County Park and Cooper Environmental Center

    • 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard, Toms River, NJ 08753

    • Phone Number:  732-270-6960

    • https://www.oceancountyparks.org/frmRegContentPrks?ID=0751673c-9513-4ecc-8f3e-3e65b0f2ec45  

    • The Cooper Environmental Center is open: Wednesday - Saturday 9am - 4pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm.

    • 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 the Barnegat Bay! There is a Wheel Chair

 

  • Go-Karts

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-6pm. $2 per passenger.

 

  • Minatare Golf

1. SMUGGLER’S QUAY ADVENTURE GOLF COURSE Located on the Corner of Grant Ave and Ocean Terrace.https://casinopiernj.com/casino-pier-attractions/

18 hole course,  Adults: $12, Child 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.

https://www.beachfamilygolf.com/

 

  • Water Park

BREAKWATER BEACH WATER PARK -  Located on Grant Ave, runs from the Boulevard to Ocean Terrace.   This is a one block walk, you can see from the rooftop deck.   This New Jersey water park isn’t just for kids; even the 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.

https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

 

Nice theatre with state of art lounge chair seating, go online buy tickets and select exact seat for best results.  Give yourself 20 minutes to get to 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 Bay front 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 drive north from house.   Best GPS is 201 Vance ave, Lavallette, NJ  Entrance to park is Bay Boulavard and Vance Ave.  NOTE: Park on street, they have weird permit rules in 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 house. Plenty of free parking.