Ortley Boardwalk

(Strolling Boardwalk)

The Ortley Boardwalk is a Strolling Boardwalk located in Ocean County, NJ. The Boardwalk is in the Dover Beaches South Section of Toms River Township.

Ortley Boardwalk

Ortley Boardwalk

This wide boardwalk is 7-1/2 blocks long. The Boardwalk has plenty of Parking along the Boardwalk and additional Side Street Parking. This oceanfront boardwalk is split in two sections with the famous Joey Harrison’s Surf Club residing in the middle.

The northern terminus of the Ortley Boardwalk is 2-1/2 Blocks from just north of 3rd Avenue running south to 5th Avenue. The southern terminus of the Ortley Boardwalk is Dover Avenue at the Dover Beaches South/Ortley Beach Section of Toms River Township.


Joey Harrison’s Surf Club, is a Restaurant, Bar and Dance Club where you can receive waiter service right on the beach. The Main attraction of the Ortley 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.


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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