The Shore isn't that bad...
They Charge you to go on the beach
It's worth going if only once!
I love a good haunted house so I couldn't refuse a trip through Funpier's offering. The haunted house was nothing worth mentioning although the people who you go with often make these types of attractions worth remembering. In this case, Richie's cousin Gina led the way through the mansion. She was so funny and scared. Each corner required Gina to...more
This ride is not for the faint of heart. My step son Sebastian braved this ride along with his cousin Alyssa. If you look close at the picture you can see the look of fear on his face. The funniest part of the ride is lift off when the riders get thrown into the air and they let loose the loudest screams. This ride costs $20 a person. If you want...more
When I visited seaside heights back in the 80's I made the trip to the boardwalk like many other vacationers. I never would have guessed how the boardwalk would grow and change in the last 30 years. The great thing about this pier is that it is one big carnival. Funtown Amusement Pier has many rides and games for everyone to enjoy. We spent over 6...more
This ain't Santa Monica Pier. Think Coney Island, with a Jersey twist. Two amusement piers (rides, arcades) anchor a half-mile of boardwalk, with the ocean on one side and endless eateries, tee-shirt shops, bars and games-of-chance on the other.The beaches are wide white sand, well-guarded and relatively clean. But there is a fee to dip your toes...more
Nadine and I weren't much for swimming at the ripe old age of 14, so we opted to sit on the beach all day long getting sun tans. We got really dark and read nearly the whole cheerleader series during our week long visit. Nadine was enjoying one of the books when a sea gull pooped on her page. I laughed so hard I nearly wet myself. I do suggest...more
Liz loves Carousels and this is one of her favorites in Jersey. She came to Seaside Heights with family for years and it has always been a tradition for the cousins to ride the carousel together. So on this trip I had to indulge my girl with a few rides on the carousel.The Carousel located at Casino Pier. The Carousel is one of the only two...more
Seaside Heights is a great place to people watch. There's the beach bum surfer dudes, city folk from New York, muscleheads, families, teens cruising the boardwalk, some guy mumbling about the Yankees and the Mets, and a group of volunteer firemen trying to put a table on a truck.more
This game disturbed me a little. For $5 you get a bucket of balls and if you get 1 ball in a little fish bowl, you win a Betta fish or a Hermit crab.I've owned several Bettas and am always bothered by the tiny bowls they are sold in. What bothers me about this game is that the average winner of these fish knows nothing about how to take care of a...more
I can't believe Steve bought a dozen Zeppoli's. They are like Malasadas... fried dough with sprinkled sugar on them. Do they taste good? As much as ALL THINGS FRIED TASTE GOOD, yeah, I guess they taste good. Are they necessary!? Nah... prefer my fat gained OTHER ways. But I guess it's a Jersey Shore thing to do.more
The first thing you notice about Palm Villa is the postage-stamp pool, framed by a pair of faux palm...more
We stayed there about a week ago and the only reason I'm giving it a rating of 2 is because of the...more
This is the worst place I have stayed. When we arrived we immediately felt unwelcome when confronted...more
The boardwalk offers a variety of food choices including pizza. Three Brother's Pizza is a great choice for a quick lunch or snack. The slices are on the large side and tend to be a bit greasy, but they are yummy. I chose a slice of Ricotta Pizza to snack on. It was rather tasty with the right blend of salty/sweet Ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses and...more
The day we went to the boardwalk the sun was blazing and the temperatures were hi. I had gone on one of the rides and found my stomach to be a dad bit upset from a combination of the heat and motion sickness. I decided that ice cream was just what I needed and in fact it was. These ice cream stands are located all over the boardwalk with each stand...more
The food was really good and reasonably priced. The restaurant is right on the beach with indoor and outdoor seating. The staff was very professional and friendly and the location of the restaurant is right on the boardwalk. The food is very american with hamburgers poultry dishes, hot dogs cheese steaks and French fries.more
Located roadside, a hundred yards before the entrance to Island Beach State Park. Just a tasty local grill to for breakfast or lunch serviving pancakes, eggs, and subs. Indoor or cafe/parking lot seating in a small beach-town atmosphere. Where the locals in South Seaside Park hang out. Pork roll (aka Taylor Ham, a NJ delicacy) as a sandwich or a...more
I grew up in Jersey. I teethed on pizza crust. There is pizza sauce in my veins. My sister once shipped me a pie from 3 Brothers. They're not my #1 choice of NJ pizzerias, but not bad either. Their pies (in NJ it's a pizza PIE) run a little more expensive than some of the other pizzerias along the boardwalk (and there's one every 50 yards), but...more
This is the gathering spot for all of Island Beach. Anchored by two piers of amusement rides, the half-mile-long boardwalk offers arcades, beach stores, bars, endless food stands, games of skill & chance, mini-golf, magicians, movies on the beach, fireworks, free concerts and other entertainment. Benches are plentiful and face either the beach or the boardwalk, where it's always fun to just check out the crowd.
Dress Code: Eye-catching: Bikinis, bling & beer-bellies.
Seaside Heights Beaches are all public but require you to purchase a badge. Badges are avaialble as seasonal or daily.
Seasonal beach badges: $30.00 purchased on or before May 14th
Seasonal beach badges :$35.00 after May 15th.
Daily Beach badge Fees:$5.00/Day and on holidays.
Children under 12 are free
Pehaps because of reaction to the "show" teens and 20 somethings will be harrassed in Seaside. My son was given a $250 ticket as a "public nuisance" for the simple act of kicking a discarded child's plastic bucket while on the boardwalk. We researche how to fight this ridiculous charge and found from other posts that it is almost cetain that you...more
On my very first swim in the ocean, I got way to close to a jelly fish. Let's just say, that I know all to well how much a jelly fish sting hurts. I once heard that one color doesn't sting and the other color does, but I really don't remember which is what, so I stay away from them all.more
Seaside Heights beaches are manned with lifeguards daily. If the lifeguard id of duty; do not swim. There are colored flags posted on the beach to indicate any problems with the beach:GREEN is a go for no warning. So swimming is fine.YELLOW is a caution for potential strong waves or currents.RED is for danger/ swimming closed.more
Island Beach State Park occupies the final 8.2 miles of the Island Beach peninsula. Suddenly civilization stops and nature begins.Eight miles of dunes, surf fishing, surfing, swimming and sunning await you on the oceanside. Endless tidal marshes, with fish, fowl, flora and fauna, thrive along the bayside. There are hiking trails and 4X4 trails....more
Holly, on the right, is a Genuine Article Jersey Girl. Damn proud of it, too. She's with Robbie from some mid-west place, best I can tell. He didn't know his Boardwalk from a Taffy Pull! They were fun to have around, however.More history! In 1913, Seaside Heights was incorporated as a borough formed from sections of Berkeley and Dover...more
Besides the beaches, the Seaside Heights boardwalk is the main attraction. During the winter months you will find arcades, and pubs open. There is a calm and casual atmosphere. Some boardwalk attractions may be open depending on the weather. In the summer months, everything is open and geared for the crowds. The boardwalk consists of many wheels of...more
When I was a kid you could ride your bike on the boardwalk. You still can, before 11 am. Pedal up to Dunkin' Donuts, then work off the calories. Then go lie on the beach and grab some pizza for lunch. Play mini-golf on a roof-top with a view of the ocean. Have a seafood dinner while you check out the crowd. Then watch a movie on the beach before...more
In order to use the beaches at Seaside Heights visitors are required to have a beach badge. Children 11 and under are free, but those above the age of 12 and adults will need a badge. Daily badges are $5 apiece or you can purchase a season pass for $35. Senior citizen pay a once in a lifetime fee of $10. There is an online order form or you can...more