Lavallette Boardwalk

(Strolling Boardwalk)

The Lavallette Boardwalk is a very pleasant Strolling Boardwalk located in Ocean County, NJ.

Promenade
Lavallette Boardwalk

Lavallette Boardwalk

This wide boardwalk is 24 blocks long. The Boardwalk has plenty of Side Street Parking, covered Pavilions, benches, and a few water fountains to refresh you. This oceanfront boardwalk features tall grassy sand dunes lining the entire oceanfront, which is mostly residential.
The northern terminus of the Lavallette Boardwalk is Ortley Avenue . The southern terminus of the Lavallette Boardwalk is Dover Avenue at the Dover Beaches South/Ortley Beach Section of Toms River Township.

Pavilions

The Lavallette Boardwalk features many covered Pavilions with built-in benches located along the Atlantic Ocean. The pavilions allow you to take a load off, enjoy the oceanfront breeze and get protection from the direct sun.

Attractions

The Main attraction of the Lavallette Boardwalk it that it is adjacent to the magnificent Ocean Bathing Beaches. Before you go, check with the Town Hall for the current operating times, rules and regulations.

History

Boardwalks invented in New Jersey in the late 1800’s. The original boardwalks 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.

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