Jersey Shore

The focus is on kids at this boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach: small-scale rides, mini-golf, an aquarium and plenty of candy.

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Nearby Jersey Shore attractions

1. Historic Village at Allaire

6.58 MILES

Just a 15-minute-drive from the 21st century and Asbury Park, this quirky museum is what remains of what was once a thriving 19th-century village called…

2. Casino Pier

10.62 MILES

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…

3. St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church

18.84 MILES

Driving through the Pines, this majestic structure seems to pop up out of nowhere. It's a functioning parish, so not for sightseers, but worth a gander…

4. Island Beach State Park

19.13 MILES

Just a 10-mile drive south of the lively Seaside Heights boardwalk—yes, the one made famous by that TV show—you’ll find an entirely different Jersey Shore…

5. Twin Lights of Navesink

20.99 MILES

If you can't get enough of Jersey lighthouses, the medieval-like brownstone double towers of Navesink offer an awesome – and free – view of Sandy Hook Bay…

7. Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

23.17 MILES

'Old Barney,' the 1859 lighthouse at the north tip of LBI, receives half a million visitors each year. The adjoining state park, filled with berry and…

8. Sandy Hook Lighthouse

25.4 MILES

The oldest operating lighthouse in the country. Admission by tour only; visitors must be at least 4ft tall. Reservations are recommended; show up in the…