Seaside Park, NJ, USA

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Seaside Park, NJ, USA

Seaside Park vacation rentals

Seaside Park showcases the serene side of the Jersey Shore

With its white-sand beach, family-friendly vibe, and convenient location, Seaside Park offers a tranquil summer haven for visitors looking to get away from the bustle of New York City. It’s a great place to catch the sunset, take a jog along the beach, or dip into the area’s inviting restaurant scene. Visitors wanting to step back in time can hire a bike from the general store and cycle to Seaside Heights—less then 2 miles away—where they’ll discover an old-timey promenade and arcade.

Summer activities in Seaside Park

Seaside Park offers plenty to do in the summer, as the beach welcomes kite-flyers, surfers, and joggers. The waves are gentle and lifeguards keep a watchful eye on the shoreline, so it's a great place for kids. Although it's becoming a popular getaway spot—a laid-back alternative to the Hamptons—there's usually plenty of space to set up a picnic and enjoy a leisurely afternoon. You can also sign up for surf lessons, catch your own striped bass to prepare at your Seaside Park vacation rental, or head to the general store to rent a bike and explore the area.

Cracked crab and Ferris wheels: where to go in Seaside Park

Seaside Park may be just down the road from where MTVs "Jersey Shore" was filmed, but the vibe couldn't be more different: think farmers markets, yoga on the beach, sleepy boats bobbing in the bay, and seafood shacks with happy hours. There aren't any chain hotels, so a Seaside Park vacation rental is likely to be bursting with cozy one-of-a-kind charm. Less than 2 miles away, Seaside Heights' boardwalk draws families looking to step back into an age of nickel amusements, homemade ice cream, and Ferris wheels turning against a bright blue sky.

Seaside Park’s changing seasons

Seaside Park's weather runs the gamut from sultry summers to snowy winters and gentle springs. The fall offers dry, crisp days, and the area is conveniently located for exploring the famous foliage in New York and Connecticut. If you're planning on booking a Seaside Park vacation rental for July or August, make sure to book early, as the area is a haven for city-dwellers seeking relaxing weekends by the sea, but even during the busiest seasons the town has a laid-back vibe. April is the rainiest month, but offers mild temperatures and bargain prices.

Between the bay and the ocean, discover Seaside Park

Situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, between Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Seaside Park is only 80 miles south of New York City, and provides a great summer escape for urbanites seeking old-world charm. Adjacent Seaside Heights ups the ante on quaintness, with a vintage boardwalk, a retro arcade, and a singing ice-cream parlor. Visitors looking to further explore the area can take a dinner cruise in nearby Tom River, or head across the wild dunes to fish at Island Beach State Park.