Destination guide

Leap into Spring Lake, the jewel of the Jersey Shore

The Jewel of the Jersey Shore, the beach resort of Spring Lake has idyllic sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. With a history dating back to the 1800s, this small beach town has stacks of Victorian charm. Book a Spring Lake vacation rental in the heart of town and have the best of its many attractions, including its acclaimed seafood restaurants, right on your doorstep. From picnics on the sandy beaches and romantic sunset strolls along the boardwalk, to shopping till dropping along 3rd Avenue's buzzy retail district, there's something here for everyone.

Things to do

The life and good times of Spring Lake

Learn more about New Jersey's most charming beach town at the Spring Lake Historical Society Museum. Built in 1897, the museum and gallery is housed in a Victorian-era villa set in landscaped grounds. It hosts a variety of historic exhibits, including photographs and journals from Native American times through to the grand Victorian years. If you prefer the arts to local history, why not book front-seat tickets to a show at the Spring Lake Theatre. This striking 1920s building has been a 350-seater venue for nearly a century.

Activities

Shop until you drop in Spring Lake

Spring Lake is a small but charming beach town that attracts a steady stream of visitors throughout the year. Many come to play golf or enjoy a family picnic on the beach. A Spring Lake vacation rental makes a great base for exploring the Atlantic Coast beaches. Shopping fans can head to 3rd Avenue, the town's commercial center, which is bustling with local boutiques, art galleries, and gift shops. After a day on the beach, head to the boardwalk for a sunset stroll, or dine out in one of Spring Lake's popular family-run restaurants.

Weather

It's summer lovin' on Spring Lake's beaches

The Atlantic Coast of New Jersey is popular in the warm summer months, when the crowds flock to the east coast to enjoy the sunshine. Temperatures easily hit highs of 85 degrees or more, but this means Spring lake vacation rentals get snapped up quickly. For the best choice, visit in winter, when temperatures drop to around 30 degrees and the rain comes, so pack layers and an umbrella. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are equally pleasant times to visit, with mild days and sunshine but fewer crowds.

Natural features

Allaire Park is the allure of New Jersey

Located 60 miles south of New York City, Spring Lake is a small beach town on the Atlantic Coast. While the boardwalk and beach are a big attraction for local walkers, for longer hikes head a 15-minute drive west to the rugged Allaire State Park. Sprawling across some 3000 acres, it has more than 20 miles of easy to moderate hiking trails through forests thick with pine trees. Aside from the hiking trails, the park features a popular nature center, and Allaire Village, a former 19th-century industrial ironworks town and now a living museum.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Spring Lake

Fly into Belmar, NJ (BLM-Monmouth Executive), the closest airport, located 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.), which is 38.1 mi (61.3 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Spring Lake?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 800 vacation rentals near Spring Lake. From 640 Houses to 84 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Spring Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Spring Lake?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Spring Lake:

  • Ocean Grove: 228 vacation rentals
  • Ortley Beach: 446 vacation rentals
  • Normandy Beach: 170 vacation rentals
  • Dover Beaches North: 152 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach III: 106 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Spring Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Spring Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Washington Ave. Beach: 1,567 vacation rentals
  • St. Catharine Church: 1,567 vacation rentals
  • Seaside Heights Beach: 1,625 vacation rentals
  • Jenkinson's Boardwalk: 1,541 vacation rentals
  • Seaside Park Beach: 1,585 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Spring Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Spring Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 640 Houses in Spring Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Spring Lake include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 84 rentals available
  • Cabins: 48 rentals available
  • Cottages: 48 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Spring Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 136 vacation rentals with pool available in Spring Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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