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“Summer 2013” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark

Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
732-793-6488
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Type: Water Parks
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Owner description: Casino Pier welcomes children, families, thrill-seekers, and boardwalk pleasure admirers. Stroll through the variety of rides our amusement park offers situated on a classic Jersey Shore pier, extending into the heart of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you are looking to take your family to experience the rides for the first time or you are a returning visitor, with plenty of rides, cool ocean breezes, and a spectacular view, the Casino Pier amusement park has something for everyone! Breakwater Beach is a state-of-the-art water park with one of the largest interactive play area on the North Atlantic Coast. The renovation of “Jenkinson’s Breakwater Beach Waterpark at Casino Pier” (Formally Water Works) offers our customers a fun and exciting family attraction. The Casino Arcade is jam packed with all of the latest video & redemption games of chance, along with all of the classic slot machines, skee ball and pin ball games. No matter what your age, you will appreciate the variety of games in our arcade. You can win tickets that are redeemable for great prizes, take a ride on our antique carousel or compete against each other in one on our numerous racing video games.
Newton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Summer 2013”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Our family of four stops at the waterpark every summer, we purchase our tickets Easter weekend for 1/2 price (always available, always the best deal) and spent a day at the waterpark. The park is very clean, lots of shady spots with chairs to leave your towels and sunscreen. We rented a locker for more valuable items. Everyone in the family had a good time. The kids water area with slides and water cannons was a big hit. Plenty of chairs to sit and watch the kids. The staff was very attentive. All the lines moved quickly and the rafts and floats were all in good shape. The bathrooms were what one would expect at a waterpark. Food stands were available with regular fare (Hot dog, pizza, soda etc...) or you can leave the park and walk the short distance to the boardwalk or pack a lunch and eat outside of the park. Just be sure to watch your time on the parking meters. We learned the hard way that they are checked regularly and the ticket for an expired meter is $45.00. Our meter had only just run out and there was a ticket on the window. Our fault, but still good to know they waste no time with tickets. The waterpark is worth the time and money. Also just outside the water park is a go cart track, also a hit with the whole family. Tickets 1/2 price on Easter weekend for the go carts as well. Buy two books, the kids will want to ride more then once!

Visited August 2013
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Wall Township, New Jersey
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“Casino Arcade can make a nice family outing. Waterpark also nice.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

First, I am not reviewing the entire boardwalk here. I do like to walk the boardwalk but with all the head shops sleezy clothing shops it is not exactly the type of place I want to take kids. However the Casino Arcade has a great family deal. For $30 you can get a huge pizza and 4 drinks plus 2 $10 play cards for the kids. No you won't win enough points to bring home anything valuable, but the pizza is good and you get to have some fun for the cost of dinner. They also give you 4 carousel ride tickets - good for young kids. Just the presence of the carousel gives it a nice atmosphere.
As for the waterpark, it is not the biggest, but you also never stand on line for an hour and a half to get on a water slide either . There is something for everyone. You can set the kids free to go down the big slide and have them meet you later while you enjoy the hot tub (not too hot) or lazy river. It is clean and the food is not prohibitively priced like another NJ waterpark. Even the gift shop is not priced out of reach.
TIP: Locals need to visit during Easter weekend. You can buy discounted books of tickets for the water park, go-carts next door and rides on the pier. If you are not local you can buy them online that weekend but will need to pay shipping. The tickets say good in year purchased but they will tell you that as long as they own the property they will honor the tickets. I have been doing this for years and find it to be true.
I suggest 2 to 3 hours for the water park but if you also go to the pier, rides and go-carts you will be there all day.

Visited August 2013
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“FUN TIME FOR ALL AGES!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

It was a great time had a group of 5.. very clean, friendly staff and alot of fun for the kids ranging age 12-16.... would definately recommend to anyone if at the shore.. cant miss it! see you again next year!

Visited August 2013
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CBPLLC, Public Relations Manager at Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for your review! See you again next year!
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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“Recovering, but a ways to go.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey shore, particularly Seaside Heights, really hard in October, 2012. Lots of destruction to the rides, shops, boardwalk. Because Seaside makes a living from summer tourists, they began to rebuild, and billboards, and commercials, all touted this summer "we're back!" Well, being there with a large family for vacation, they are not really back, maybe 50%. Don't get me wrong, we had a fabulous time, but we really had to research places to eat, stay, and have fun. The beaches are quite eroded, and yet charge $6 a day in beach fees to anyone over 12. I understand the need for the money, but if they want people to come back, they need to cut them some breaks. Casino Pier was about halfway rebuilt, and there were a few rides for small kids, and a few for teens. Expensive, unless you went to "wristband Wednesday" when from 5-11 p.m. The bracelet let you on any rides except bumper cars for one price. That was a fabulous deal!!! So yes, we will go back, and yes, they are working to rebuild, but we felt misled. The boardwalk wasn't back. Maybe next summer. On the plus side, Casino Pier had great PR, lots of contests, prizes. And our family of 10 adults, 2 teens, 8 kids and 2 babies, loved the fireworks, the Kohr's frozen custard, 3 Brothers Pizza, The Sawmill for food and drinks for all, and The Hershey Motel. Yep, we were happy, but hopefully happier next season.

Visited August 2013
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CBPLLC, Public Relations Manager at Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for your review. Seaside Heights suffered terribly from Hurricane Sandy. We have been fighting and working hard to rebuild. We were not fully rebuilt but we did want to give our guests an experience for what we could offer at the time. All the businesses along the boardwalk all were hit differently, thus opened at different times.
By next season, we hope to have the boardwalk looking like it used to!
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“The Jersey Shore never fails!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I grew up in the area and you would think this place would get "old". As a kid I loved the carousal inside the Casino Pier and now that I'm older it still brings a smile to my face. Now living in the south, having some food northern food brings a new pleasure to coming to the Shore. Try the Fat Cowboy, it's stacked with all the "wrong" things like fried mac and cheese And to think they are still rebuilding! I'll be back!

Visited July 2013
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CBPLLC, Public Relations Manager at Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for your review! It is wonderful to hear that the Jersey Shore brings back people year after year. We still have some rebuilding to do and we hope to see you next season to see it!
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