Seaside Heights, NJ, USA

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Seaside Heights, NJ, USA

Seaside Heights vacation rentals

Hitting the Seaside Heights

With its iconic boardwalk, eye-catching storefronts, colorful amusement piers, and lively bars, Seaside Heights typifies the perfect beach vacation destination—the city’s motto is even “Your home for family fun since 1913.” This stretch of coastline on New Jersey’s picturesque Barnegat Peninsula has been a magnet for visitors from the moment the first carousel began to spin, and thanks to an abundant supply of family-friendly Seaside Heights vacation rentals and beachfront condos, the resort’s appeal can now be experienced by travelers from all over. From freewheeling spring breaks to spontaneous late season getaways, Seaside Heights keeps the party going until the last guest has departed.

Carefree vacations in Seaside Heights

From the twinkling neon of Casino Pier to the pristine sands of the New Jersey shore, Seaside Heights’ seafront provides the ideal backdrop for a carefree family vacation. The little ones will love crabbing off the docks, while experienced anglers can test their skills against fluke, bluefish, striped bass, and kingfish. The boardwalk is the focus of social activities and entertainment, with a year-round program of fireworks, concerts, open-air movies, parades, and festivals. Whether you’re up for tai chi at sunrise or dancing till dawn, Seaside Heights vacation rentals on the beach will place you close to the action.

Seaside Heights’ family favorite

Breakwater Beach Waterpark is one of Seaside Heights’ top family attractions. The outdoor pools and slides are meticulously designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities, from nervous toddlers to daredevil teens. The wave pool emulates the powerful surge of the ocean, the aqua drop features spine-tingling freefalls, and the 6-lane racing slide introduces an element of friendly competition to see who can reach the bottom first. Relaxing hot-tub springs offer an alternative to the adrenaline thrills of the water splashes. The park opens seasonally from May to September; hours of operation vary.

Endless summer in Seaside Heights

Thanks to its benevolent climate, the beach season on the Barnegat Peninsula kicks off around March and stretches to October. Temperatures regularly reach the mid-80s from June through August, when demand for Seaside Heights vacation rentals with a pool also peaks. The cooling ocean breezes help to control humidity at the height of summer, while typically mild winters bring opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the region away from the crowds. Seaside Heights vacation rentals also tend to be less expensive at this time.

The natural side of Seaside Heights

Island Beach State Park is one of the longest remaining stretches of undeveloped coastline in New Jersey. Located around 10 miles south of Seaside Heights, the park protects the fragile ecology of the Barnegat Peninsula and incorporates the Sedge Island Marine Conservation Zone. The landscape of creeks, tidal marshes, and dunes is home to blue crabs, herons, and ospreys. Among many indigenous trees and shrubs, the beach plum is one of the most high profile, and is even celebrated each September with the annual Beach Plum Festival. The park is open daily, though access to some areas is restricted.