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Jersey Shore Tourism and Sightseeing
OCEAN COUNTY is a 40 mile long seashore destination offering 3 diverse vacation areas:
POINT PLEASANT BEACH with its mile long boardwalk and rides, fun house, adventure miniature golf, Jenkinson's Aquarium, the River Belle Mississippi Paddlewheeler, deep sea fishing, and a downtown with more than 100 independent antique dealers;

SEASIDE HEIGHTS with a mile long boardwalk lined with shops, two amusement piers, antique carousel and fishing adjacent to the undeveloped 1-1/2 mile long SEASIDE PARK boardwalk and Island Beach State Park, 10 miles long & looking much the way it did when Henry Hudson sailed up the coast.

LONG BEACH ISLAND, 20 miles long and no boardwalks, but miles of boutique shops, the professional Surflight Theatre, Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and Viking Village with its dock tours, & shops. The mainland activities include the nation's largest regional trio of amusement parks: Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Wild Animal Safari and Six Flags Hurricane Habor. Add to that the Tuckerton Seaport is a 40-acre working maritime museum, the Philadelphia Phillies-Affiliated baseball team, the Lakewood BlueClaws, the Robert J. Novin's Planetarium, the bugseum Insectropolis, and the historic Strand Theater. For history buffs, there are two dozen museums including the toms River Seaport Society featuring indigenous seacraft invented to sail the shallow waters of the area, New Jersey Museum of Boating, and the New Jersey Maritime Museum which contains an extensive collection of SCUBA rescued artifacts and a room dedicated to the Morro Castle which sunk off the state's coast (NJ's Titanic). At the Joint Base/McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, the Navy Lakehurst Historic Society pays tribute to Navy Lakehurst, its lighter than air history and the tragedy of the Hindenburg crash. Since 9-11, only US citizens are able to take the comprehensive tour which tells the history of the base and its future as the worldclass experts in aircraft platform interface. At its western boundaries the county offers a trio of u-pick farms, Laurita Winery and in stark contrast the New Egypt Speedway, home of a leading stock car dirt track. The 80 square mile Barnegat Bay abounds in water sports from para-sailing, banana boats, sail and motor boats, Stand Up Paddling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, canoeing, kayaking, and in the ocean swimming, & surfing. Or you can bring a chair & a good book to the beach, tuck your toes in the sand, & RELAX.
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Historic District Trolley Tours
Historic District Trolley Tours Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Tour in Cape May, NJ USA

Enjoy a narrated tour through Cape May's Historic District and learn about its unique architecture and colorful history, as well as the town's paranormal activity.


1859 Cape May Light House
1859 Cape May Light House Top Attraction!
Scenic in Cape May Point, NJ USA

Climb the top of this working beacon for an unparalleled view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay.

1879 Emlen Physick Estate
1879 Emlen Physick Estate Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Museum in Cape May, NJ USA

Cape May's only Victorian house museum is attributed to the renowned architect, Frank Furness.

World War Ii Look Out Tower
World War Ii Look Out Tower Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Museum in Cape May, NJ USA

Fire Control Tower No.23 Memorial & Museum is open to the public. This restored historic landmark illustrates the important role played by Cape May are in homeland defense during World War II.

Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Recreation in Seaside Heights, NJ USA

Located at Seaside Heights 9pm. Bring the family out for a fun-filled night at Seaside Heights with spectacular fireworks display on the beach .


Ghost Tour of Ocean City, NJ
Ghost Tour of Ocean City, NJ
Recreation in Ocean City, NJ USA

A Candlelight Walking Tour of downtown Ocean City, NJ From ocean to bay and inlet to inlet, Ocean City abounds with tales of the supernatural...

Ghost Tour of Ocean City, NJ
Ghost Tour of Ocean City, NJ
Tour in Ocean City, NJ USA

A candlelight tour of America's favorite family resort Fun in the sun turns into fear in the dark with chilling tales of wandering spirits and haunted houses on a Candlelight Walking Tour of downtown Ocean City.

Jenkinson's Aquarium
Jenkinson's Aquarium things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ USA

Discover the Wonders of our Marine Environment! Jenkinson's Aquarium is a place for discovering sharks, seals, penguins, monkeys, frogs and much more! Get a hands-on learning experience at our touch tanks. Knowledgeable staff members provide guided tours to school, camp and scout groups.

Jenkinson's Aquarium
Jenkinson's Aquarium things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ USA

Public display aquarium with sharks, penguins and more! Open year round, this public display aquarium on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach is a delight for all ages. Sharks, penguins, seals, parrots, monkeys, turtles, and a touch tank are just some of the exhibits you will find.


Mid-Winter Antique Show (MWAS)
Mid-Winter Antique Show (MWAS) things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Arts and Craft in Millville, NJ USA

Mid-Winter Antique Show- Featuring over 45 antique dealers. The Mid-Winter Antique Show at WheatonArts features over 40 quality dealers showcasing a wide selection of antique furniture, books, ceramics, glass, jewelry, linens, memorabilia, paper, toys, pottery, primitives, and vintage accessories.

River Belle Sightseeing & Dining
River Belle Sightseeing & Dining
Excursion in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ USA

Sightseeing and Dining Cruises on Calm Inland Waters The River Belle is a replica of a Mississippi riverboat, cruising calm inland waters. You and your friends will cruise along the picturesque shorelines of the Manasquan River and Barnegat Bay while enjoying panoramic views.

River Lady Cruise & Dinner Boat
River Lady Cruise & Dinner Boat
Excursion in Toms River, NJ USA

An 85' authentic reproduction of a Paddle Wheel Riverboat The River Lady is an elegant, award winning icon of the Jersey shore. She is the only genuine paddle wheel riverboat in our state.

South African Penguin Festival
South African Penguin Festival things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ USA

Learn all about African Penguins Join the penguin party and help celebrate our partner in conservation, the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). All ages. Included with general admission.

The Emlen Physick Estate
The Emlen Physick Estate things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Museum in Cape May, NJ USA

Cape May's only Victorian house museum. A visit to the Emlen Physick Estate today offers a look back at our Victorian past as evidenced by its architecture, decorative arts, customs, and the lives of one particular Cape May family, the Physicks.

World War II Lookout Tower Museum & Memorial
World War II Lookout Tower Museum & Memorial things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Historic Site in Cape May Point, NJ USA

Fire Control Tower No. 23, Fort Miles Fire Control Tower No. 23 is New Jersey’s last remaining restorable World War II tower, part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles.

"HAPPY TOGETHER"" TOUR 2019 at Ocean City Music Pier things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Jun 30, 2019 (Sunday) Concert event in Ocean City, NJ USA

"HAPPY TOGETHER"" TOUR 2019 June 30, 2019 at Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City, NJ 7:00PM

Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard
Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Apr 03, 2018 (Tuesday) to Dec 30, 2018 (Sunday) Art event in Millville, NJ USA

Exhibit celebrating American master Paul Stankard This exhibition, organized by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and guest curated by Andrew Page for the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, celebrates the botanical sculptures of an American master, artist Paul Stankard.

Big Glass Blast!
Big Glass Blast! things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 23, 2018 (Friday) Art event in Millville, NJ USA

Team creates large-scale holiday themed glass objects Come down to the WheatonArts Glass Studio from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boz Scaggs at Ocean City Music Pier
Boz Scaggs at Ocean City Music Pier things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Jul 01, 2019 (Monday) Concert event in Ocean City, NJ USA

Boz Scaggs July 01, 2019 at Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City, NJ 7:00PM

Holiday Studio Sale
Holiday Studio Sale things to do on a rainy day in Jersey Shore, NJ
Nov 23, 2018 (Friday) to Dec 02, 2018 (Sunday) Art event in Millville, NJ USA

Annual WheatonArts Sale, select glass & pottery 30-70% OFF Join us November 23 through December 2 for the annual WheatonArts Holiday Studio Sale! There will be FREE Admission to the Studio Sale held in the Event Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Monday, November 26).

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Best Places to Stay in Jersey Shore


Mooring B&b
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From $254 / night.


Sealark Apartment
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From $125 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Shore Beach Houses - 43b Lincoln Ave
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From $249 / night.


The Island Guest House
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From $185 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
The Seaward Motel
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From $164 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Jersey Shore


The best time to visit Jersey Shore, NJ is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the low 40's.

Spring Visit Jersey Shore in the summerSummer Visit Jersey Shore in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in Jersey Shore


Month Low Avg High
January 23.2 32.7 42.1
February 24.8 34.6 44.4
March 31.9 42.1 52.3
April 40.1 51.3 62.4
May 50.2 61.2 72.2
June 59.7 70.6 81.4
July 65.6 76.2 86.7
August 64.1 74.6 85.0
September 57.2 67.9 78.5
October 45.0 56.4 67.7
November 36.0 46.7 57.3
December 27.5 37.3 47.1

Destinations in and around Jersey Shore to Visit



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