Casino Pier

Jersey Shore

The amusement pier at the northern end of the Seaside boardwalk has a few kiddie rides and more extreme thrills for the 48in-and-taller set, plus a chairlift that runs above the boardwalk. Nearby is Breakwater Beach, a water park with tall slides; hours can vary but it generally opens at 9:30am in July and August.

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