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Plan a central Jersey Shore vacation and enjoy the best of both worlds: relaxation and thrills. Our guests have access to quiet beaches and thriving cities and attractions, all within easy reach. iTrip Vacations Central Jersey Shore manages rentals on Long Beach Island and between Seaside Park to Point Pleasant Beach.
Long Beach Island houses six different beach towns situated along an 18-mile stretch of coastline. To the north, find relaxing vibes where vacationers let stress melt away. For adventure, head south to Beach Haven, the area's entertainment district. Top attractions in Beach Haven include Fantasy Island Amusement Park and Thundering Surf Water Park and Adventure Golf. Both parks offer fun for the whole family, and even adults will feel young again.
Outdoor lovers also have places to roam and explore. From pirate excursions to stand-up paddleboarding and WaveRunner rentals, central Jersey Shore offers water adventures for everyone. Kick back in the sun, take a boat tour, try sportfishing or take a surf lesson. Other beach activities include parasailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and flyboarding. Visitors should spend time at Barnegat State Park, home to Barnegat Lighthouse, hiking trails, and fishing and picnicking options.
For shopping and dining, head to Bay Village, a replica of a 19th-century waterfront village. Find over 20 shops, restaurants and local art galleries perfect for spending time with loved ones. In addition, see crafters make country kettle fudge and shop for gifts and souvenirs.
Need other ideas? Venture from your central Jersey Shore vacation rental and visit Seaside Heights. This town has a lively boardwalk packed full of rides, Casino Pier amusement park, famous skyride, antique carousel, the Hydrus roller coaster and 131-foot Ferris Wheel. Seaside is also a popular beach spot, especially for day trips, so you can experience the boardwalk for an entire day and evening. When it's time for a break, dine at one of the many restaurants or grab a cold one with friends. Seaside Heights Boardwalk has a bustling bar and nightlife scene.
Located north of Long Beach Island, the island from Seaside Park to Point Pleasant provides another fantastic vacation destination. Situated along Barnegat Bay, the island houses several shoreline communities with tranquil ocean and bay beaches. Ortley, Lavallette, Normandy and Dover beaches offer ample space, and guests have access to shopping, dining and other activities on the mainland. Island Beach State Park provides a natural setting ideal for a day trip, swimming and hiking.
Drive further north to Point Pleasant Beach, located along the Atlantic Ocean and Manasquan River and Inlet. Here, you'll find Jenkinson's Boardwalk. The boardwalk offers a mile-long destination for family fun and adventure, including the aquarium, amusement park, arcades, mini-golf courses, batting cages, Martell's famous Tiki Bar and more. Visitors can also hop on a party boat or private fishing charter fishing for some of the best fishing in the northeast. In addition, Point Pleasant features a family-friendly beach for relaxation and recreation, antique shopping at Point Pavilion Antique Center, and year-round entertainment along Arnold Avenue.
If this isn't enough of a reason to vacation in central Jersey Shore, the area also sits within proximity to some of the largest cities in the northeast U.S. Travel an hour south to exciting Atlantic City – Jersey Shore's entertainment capital – to see live shows and famous attractions, play games at casinos, or sample the area's eclectic dining options. Plan a day trip to New York City or Philadelphia, both located less than a two-hour's drive or via NJ Transit train (NYC) from Bay Head or Point Pleasant. Regardless of what type of vacation you need, central Jersey Shore has a place for you.
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