Ocean County Boardwalks

The commercial Boardwalks feature all types of activities, amusements, nightlife and eateries. The 7 strolling boardwalks offer wonderful areas to enjoy a walk or a jog. Ocean County, NJ offers a variety of boardwalks that are sure to meet your needs.

Commercial – Ocean County Boardwalks

[Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk] on the Atlantic Ocean
[Seaside Heights Boardwalk ] on the Atlantic Ocean
[Seaside Park Boardwalk] on the Atlantic Ocean

Strolling – Ocean County Boardwalks

[Lavallette Boardwalk] on the Atlantic Ocean
[Ortley Boardwalk] on the Atlantic Ocean
[Seaside Park Boardwalk] on the Atlantic Ocean

Riverfront – Ocean County Boardwalks

[Island Heights Boardwalk] on the north shore of the Toms River
[Beachwood Boardwalk] on the south shore of the Toms River
[Pine Beach Boardwalk ]south shore of the Toms River
[Ocean Gate Boardwalk]south shore of the Toms River

Ocean County Boardwalk History

Boardwalks were invented in New Jersey in the late 1800’s. The original boards were wooden planks laid on the sand to form a boarded walkways. These boarded walkways were designed to reduce the amount of sand that pedestrians would track into hotel lobbies and railroad parlor Cars.  The walkways were removed at the end of each bathing season.

Later in the 1800’s permanent Boardwalks started to pop up throughout Ocean County, NJ. Point Pleasant Beach was the first boardwalk built on pilings in Ocean County, NJ in the 1890s. Seaside Park, Bay Head, Lavallette and Beach Haven also constructed permanent boardwalks.As Boardwalks became permanent structures they were maintained all year-long.
In the 1870’s Atlantic City, NJ was the first boardwalk to feature amusements. Later amusement and fishing piers were added. Early on , Point Pleasant Beach and Seaside Heights began to commercialize their boardwalks.