You’ve waited all year for it; the day you can escape to the Jersey Shore with your friends and family members! Whether you’re going down to Asbury Park for a day or living in Spring Lake for the summer, you’ll want to spend quality time with the important people in your life and create memories that’ll last beyond Labor Day. So what is there to do?
Luckily for you, I’ve made a family-friendly guide full of must-see places and things to do this summer at the shore. From ice cream shops for your energetic toddler to dog-friendly beaches for your four-legged friend, the Jersey Shore has everything you need for a summer of fun, memories, and plenty of sand.
Best Local Bites
After spending hours at the beach, there is one thing on your mind— food! With dozens of restaurants and cafes on every corner, the Jersey Shore has a variety of food spots that will satisfy even your pickiest eater.
Maeberrie Market, Avon
Toast City Diner, Asbury Park
Comfi of Belmar, Belmar
The Buttered Biscuit, Bradley Beach
Marigold Market and Cafe, Spring Lake
Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park
The Robinson Ale House, Asbury Park
Brando’s Citi Cucina, Asbury Park
Moonstruck Cafe, Asbury Park
Avon Pavilion, Avon-By-The-Sea
Marina Grille, Belmar
Shipwreck Grill, Manasquan
Jack Baker’s Wharfside Restaurant and Patio Bar, Point Pleasant Beach
Red’s Lobster Pot Restaurant, Point Pleasant Beach
The Parker House, Sea Girt
Bareli’s by the Sea, Spring Lake
Cookman Creamery, Asbury Park
Coney Waffle, Belmar
Days Ice Cream, Ocean Grove
The Lighthouse Strollo’s Homemade Italian Ice, Point Pleasant Beach
Sundae Times Ice Cream Shop, Spring Lake
Hoffman’s Ice Cream, Spring Lake & Point Pleasant Beach
Exciting Rainy Day Activities
Let’s face it, even though it would be wonderful to spend every day of your vacation on the beach, rainy days are bound to happen. But even when the sky is raining cats and dogs, the shore has plenty of indoor entertainment to offer:
Solve It Sherlock Escape Room, Asbury Park
Silverball Museum, Asbury Park
Bradley Beach Bowl and Recreation Center, Bradley Beach
Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Point Pleasant Beach
Arcades at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant
Lanes at Sea Girt, Sea Girt
House of Bounce, Wall
Don’t Forget the Dog!
Sad about leaving your furry friend home while you enjoy the dog days of summer? Good news, you can bring your BFF with you! The Shore has some dog-friendly beaches for you, your family, and man’s best friend.
8th Avenue Dog Beach, Asbury Park
Island Beach State Park, Lanoka Harbor
Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan
Pitney Avenue (Sunrise - 9AM), Spring Lake
Summer is only a few months long, make sure you make the most of your shore vacation! Still looking for a summer rental for you and your family this summer? Let me show you what to look for when renting at the Shore and what homes are available for the summer of 2019. For more information from a true local expert, check out my blog!