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 would have to spend an additional day or two in NJ and likely have to pay the fine and incur "a record" anyway. We were informed that any group of more thatn three teens would be challenged. In fact the four boys, all 20 year old responsible college students were challenged four times by the local patrols for doing nothing at all. The local patrols tried to provike them into resisting but they remained calm each time and did not incur any further fines.
We have been going to seaside heights for many years. and after this experience will never return.
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.
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.
The boardwalk,especially on Saturday nites during the summer can get Very crowded! So crowded that it reminded me of a giant niteclub. Lots of 20-something guys and gals. It's almost elbow to elbow and people Everywhere! So if you don't like crowds I would suggest going earlier in the day or another day.