Find Your Perfect Boardwalk Match

Everyone knows that, when it comes to East Coast beaches with boardwalks, nobody beats the Jersey Shore! So if you’re looking for fun at first sight, pick the phrase below that perfectly describes your “type” to find the best boardwalk for you – a match that’s sure to provide you hours and hours of dreamy good times.

Couple on Boardwalk

Too Big To Fail
It survived several seasons of a love-it-or-hate-it reality TV show AND Superstorm Sandy. Today, the Seaside Heights Boardwalk is still serving up jumbo pizza and other beloved boardwalk fare in casual restaurants, endless t-shirt and souvenir shops plus huge thrills at its Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark with rides and slides for all. No wonder Seaside Heights ranks as one of Jersey’s most popular boardwalks!

Casino Pier

Glitz & Glam
It may be the oldest of the bunch, but the Atlantic City Boardwalk is still as enchanting as ever. Dotted along its nearly five-mile expanse (which makes it tops on the list of the longest boardwalks!) are neon-lit casino resorts featuring world-class entertainment, celebrity chef eateries, non-stop gaming action and luxe accommodations. As you stroll these legendary boards, don’t miss out on the amusements and attractions at the celebrated Steel Pier.

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Throwback Style
As home to the world’s largest concentration of Doo-Wop architecture, The Wildwoods know how to do mid-century right. Expect the same old-school charm on the Boardwalk. Enjoy its carnival-like atmosphere (a vibe that’s so spot-on for families!) as you play all day and into the night on Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks. Don’t forget to listen for the famed “Watch the tram car, please” announcement and step aside to let everyone’s favorite mode of summertime transportation get people from one end of the bustling boards to another.

Morey’s Piers

Art & Jams
Home to The Stone Pony (celebrating 50 years in 2024, this is the spot where numerous rock-n-roll legends kicked off their careers over the decades!) and other coveted live performance venues, the Asbury Park Boardwalk boasts a thriving music scene. Of course, the larger-than-life murals up and down the boards that beg to be posted to social media are just as show-stopping.

Family Vibe
The Ocean City Boardwalk is bursting with good, clean, family-friendly fun. Take the kiddos on a bike ride, satisfy your sweet tooth with locally-made ice cream and fudge, sink a hole-in-one on a miniature golf course and woo-hoo with excitement on rides of every thrill level at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. It’s literally impossible to get bored on these boards!

Ocean City Boardwalk, merry-go-round

Fun & Fish
On the Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk, visitors will find many of the cherished attractions New Jersey oceanfront destinations are known for – amusement rides, deep-fried treats and games of chance – plus so much more. For those in the “fish are friends” camp, there’s Jenkinson’s Aquarium. For the “fish are food” crowd, the prime spot to reel ‘em in is where the boards meet the Manasquan Inlet.

Peace & Quiet
If a leisurely stroll with the rhythmic sound of ocean waves as the only background music is just your speed, you have plenty of tranquil options. Enjoy the boardwalks of Spring Lake, Avon-By-The-Sea Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach, Ventnor City and Sea Girt.

Rather make your own match? Explore all of our boardwalks! Before falling head over heels with your new love, be sure to visit its official website or social media pages for the latest need-to-know details. Want help planning your trip? Our official Travel Guide is a smart place to start – and our e-newsletter delivers monthly inspiration straight to your inbox.