Beachwood Boardwalk

(Riverfront Boardwalk)

The Beachwood Boardwalk is a strolling Boardwalk nestled along the southern banks of the Toms River. It is known for its elevated portion that provides majestic views of the river.

The western end of the Beachwood Boardwalk is located adjacent to the Beachwood Yacht Club where Brigantine Street intersects with Compass Avenue.

The elevated mid section of the Beachwood Boardwalk connects the Yacht Club Area to the Beachwood Swimming Beach. The footpath continues eastward between the parking area and the beachfront and along the riverfront to Harpoon Street.

Pavillions and Piers
Beachwood Boardwalk

Beachwood Boardwalk

The Beachwood Boardwalk features a Pavilion and a modest Pier located at the Bathing Beach.

Island Heights Railroad attracts Tourists

In 1915 The Jersey Central Railroad (CNJ) began dropping passengers off at Beachwood, the following year the Pennsylvania Railroad began doing the same and erected a landing platform for the stop. For the convenience of residents and tourists alike, Beachwood founding father Bertram Chapman Mayo erected his own Station. The station was later purchased by Beachwood Borough.

A signal Station was located where the CNJ and PRR Railroads crossed adjacent to where Central Way, Railroad Avenue and Beachwood Boulevard converge.

It was the Railroad that first made the Beachwood Boardwalk a hub of activity In 1948, the PRR closed Beachwood Landing Station. However, the Beachwood Boardwalk continues to be enjoyed by residents and tourists alike.

About the Toms River

The Toms River is a 41.7-mile-long freshwater river and estuary in Ocean County, NJ. The Toms River rises in the northern Ocean County Pine Barrens and flows southeast and east, fed by several branches, before it empties into the Barnegat Bay.

The lower 5 miles of the river is a broad tidal estuary bustling with sailing, boating, water skiing, ice sailing, crabbing, fishing , marinas, yacht clubs, and even boasts a golf course. Several Riverfront Towns have a front row seat to all that the Toms River has to offer.