It may only be 2 miles long with around 2,000 residents, but it is the perfect place to get a true taste of why New Jersey beaches are the nicest in the country. The wide, pearly white sand beach is well maintained and is the nicest in the area. You cannot bring coolers, glass, alcohol, or pets on the beach, but bring a surfboard, bodyboard, skimboard, fishing pole, and a good attitude. The lifeguards are on duty everyday during the summer months from 10-5, so if you decide to get caught in a rip current, do it during those hours. Beach badges for the season are $35 before June 15, and $45 there after.
Beach by day, Sawmill by night for a drink or really big slice of pizza. For the families, Funtown Pier is loaded with rides, food, and arcades. In the morning Betty and Nick's has good breakfast and the Park Bakery is one of the best around. For Lunch, Surf Taco is the place to go. And at night Bum Roger's or the Atlantic Bar and Grill.
This information is from a ssp local meant to inform. If you are an irresponsible, inconsiderate benny or guido please do not venture into the park, keep it in the heights or better yet north jersey, PA, or NY. If you surf, make sure to give priority to the people that put in their time. Do not pollute, play loud music, or drive like you've never seen the beach before. Hey, you might even look like a local if you decide to ditch the adidas sandals or sneakers for some reef's, the basketball shorts for some boardshorts; leave the gangster chain, wife beater, fitted, and gel at home. Give the locals and the jem known as Seaside Park respect, and you can enjoy it all you wish.
Seaside Heights.. ya those kids look in the mirror before they go out, and ya, they're serious.
Summer in the park, the true Jersey Shore.