Seaside Heights is a popular stop along the Jersey Shore for both family oriented vacations and singletons wanting to have some hot fun in the summertime. This beach town has an arcade-loving-lights-flashing-loud-music vibe, so those looking for a quiet destination should seek another shore town.
The main draw in Seaside Heights is the boardwalk, lined with arcades, pizza joints and amusement rides. At the Seaside Heights Casino Pier, visitors can play video games, miniature golf, cool off at the water park and ride the Ferris wheel or the vintage Dentzel/Looff Carousel. At the beach, vacationers can also surf, scuba dive, raft and swim, and there are also several boating options in the area, from rentals to mini-cruises along Barnegat Bay and Toms River.
In nearby Seaside Park, the weather and the ocean are optimal for windsurfing and parasailing. Island Beach State Park, in the southern section of Seaside Park, is considered one of the Jersey Shore's most coveted attractions for its 10 mile stretch of sandy beach between the Atlantic and Barnegat Bay. It has over 3,000 acres of salt marsh, dunes and freshwater bogs which allow guided walking tours, hiking and bird watching.
Seaside Heights and Seaside Park are the last stops along the shore before heading south to Long Beach Island. NJ Transit has seasonal service to the Seaside Heights area, and the Garden State Parkway runs parallel to the shoreline.