Seaside Heights Boardwalk (5 Authentic Things You Must Do)

Watch the Seaside Heights Boardwalk Whenever You Want!

The Seaside Heights NJ Boardwalk can be viewed live any time of the day, any day of the week! View the LIVE Seaside Heights Cam!

Is the Seaside Heights Boardwalk Open?

Yes! The Seaside Heights Boardwalk is Open for Business! The Boardwalk is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. However, the shops and rides are a different matter.

Casino Pier rides are open every day generally starting late June though Labor Day weekend. From April through late June, and September / October, the rides are open on the weekends, from noon to 6PM. The arcades operate much in the same manner, with the exception of Lucky Leo’s Arcade, which is open daily all year round.

Lucky Leo’s

Arcade Games & VIP Promotions

  • Monday – Thursday: 12PM – 8PM
  • Friday: 12PM – 9PM
  • Saturday: 11AM – PM
  • Sunday: 10AM – PM
Casino Pier Rides

Daily specials packages available!

  • Hours vary greatly. Open April 7 2023 for the season.
  • Holiday Weekends may have extended hours.
  • Hours will vary for weather, check the calendar.
Breakwater Beach Waterpark

Water slides for all ages!

  • Weekends: May 27 – June 18                                                 10AM to 5:30PM
  • June 19 – June 22
  • June 23 – August 25                                                                   9:30AM – 6PM
  • August 26 – September 4                                                              10AM to 5:30PM

There are shops that are open all year round, some open every day like Sand Tropez, while others may only open on the weekend during the off season.

Restaurants you will find operate much the same as the shops. You will find a few that are open all year, some only on the weekends during the off season and some not open at all.

5 Things You Must Do On The Seaside Heights Boardwalk

Whether you are coming for a week or the weekend or even just a day, don’t forget to visit the best boardwalk on the Jersey Shore this summer!

For a relaxing experience, the boardwalk’s walking areas offer sweeping ocean views, while its numerous food stands and shops provide plenty of opportunity for browsing. Make sure to to check out each of the things on our must do list at the Boardwalk!

1.Early Morning Bike Ride. For us an early morning on the boards is a great time to be out. Over the years the traditions have changed. Sometimes we get some freshly made donuts from the Jersey Roll. Other mornings we take out the bikes and go all the way down into Seaside Park.

Don’t have a bike? You can rent one at Seaside Scooters. They offer hourly, daily and weekly rentals. There is nothing more peaceful than walking in the quiet morning hours, watching the sun rise and having the Boardwalk all to yourself.

2 . Casino Pier. Want to play games? Our favorite spot is right in front of Casino Pier. The games there are quite affordable for the little ones and keep them busy longer than just a minute or two, particularly the wiffle ball toss (I think we won a prize every time we played last year) and the ring toss (onto the bottles). For $5 you get a whole bucket of wiffle balls (shown below), the objective is to get the ball in one of the holes that has a colored border.

 Looking for video games? Pretty much all of the arcades have video games – but, Casino Pier put in a new virtual reality game in this past summer. In addition to HALO they also put in much more where the carousel use to be.

3. Jersey Shore Boardwalk Food. That’s right, no trip is complete without a stop at Three Brothers Pizza or the Sawmill for iconic Jersey Shore pizza. Not in the mood for pizza, let the wafting smell of onions and peppers from Midway lure you in. And that’s not all! The Boardwalk is famous for many of the places to stop and grab a quick bite.

4. Boardwalk Entertainment! If conditions permit, the town offers activities on different days of the week in July and August. Every Wednesday night enjoy fireworks from pretty much any location on the Boardwalk (though right outside of Lucky Leo’s is the best spot). On other nights there are movies on the beach, bonfires and musical acts!

5. Want To Just Chill and Hang? Other than the obvi location of the beach, the Sand Bar is a great place to hang out. Put your toes in the sand wile you have a few beers or frozen drinks. The bar also has some corn hole to pass the time. The Beachcomber is also a great place to watch people and the ocean.

seaside Heights Rentals

What is New on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk?

The Ocean Club, a new upscale restaurant with beachy vibes and views of the ocean is now open for business! inside this indoor/outdoor space there are giant decks that face outward towards waves crashing on shore as well as breath-taking sightseeing opportunities.

Specials include prime rib Thursday, Sunday brunch AND Tijuana Tuesday. The Cabana club next door offers annual memberships to cabanas with access to a pool, the beach, boardwalk and luxurious amenities for you and your family.

Funtown Pier is also in the process of rebuilding its former glory. The owner has rebuild back up various restaurant kiosks, installed a few kiddie rides and opened an BYOB beach that offers both seasonal badges and day badges. It’s likely going take some time yet before this pier will be complete but we can see progress nonetheless!

Also coming soon (though we aren’t sure when) is Seaspray Park. From what we can tell, it will be a multi level splash pad located on the south end of the Boardwalk.

How Has COVID Impacted the Boardwalk?

From Sandy to COVID the Seaside Heights NJ Boardwalk has had some challenging times, but most of the business were open last summer and 2021 was pretty much back to normal.


In fact, in 2020, Casino pier was able to adapt to the COVID impact by requiring guests to use hand sanitizer before entering each ride. They also required that you wear a mask while on the pier. The water park capacity was limited every day which made the lines for each slide quite short!

Going into 2023 we do expect things will be business as usual!

So, come spend some time on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk! Support the local businesses, take in some sun and more importantly, make memories that you and your family will remember forever.

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