Best Boardwalks in New Jersey

The Jersey Shore is known for its boardwalks. Some of the most famous boardwalks in the world are found in New Jersey, but there are plenty of hidden gems as well. Let’s take a look at the best boardwalks in the state.

Atlantic City

Let’s start with the most obvious. Atlantic City has been world renowned for decades but it’s not just the casinos and shows that draw people to this iconic city. The boardwalk is the star of the show, having the distinct honor of being the very first boardwalk built in the United States in 1870. At an astonishing four miles in length, you can get a little bit of everything on the AC boardwalk, from quaint little gift shops to four-star restaurants.

Ocean City

Ocean City, New Jersey has been a favorite summer vacation spot for families since the early 1900s and has one of the best boardwalks in the state. Its 2-mile long boardwalk is known for its family-centric restaurants and entertainment.

Seaside Heights

Gaining national fame for the being the set of the infamous MTV series “The Jersey Shore”, the Seaside Heights boardwalk has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. Its famous family attractions like Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach have kept it a popular tourist destination for decades. The world-famous Sky Ride gives you a one of a kind view of the shore that you won’t find anywhere else.


Belmar Beach and its newly refurbished boardwalk is one of the best-kept secrets in New Jersey. Filled with bicyclists and joggers, Belmar’s non-commercial boardwalk is known for its family-friendly attractions. There are plenty of unique eateries and shops across the street to explore when you’re done at the beach for the day.

New Jersey has some of the best boardwalks in the country full of rich history and fun attractions. No summer would be complete without exploring all the Jersey shore has to offer.