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“Glad we stopped. . . .”

Asbury Park Boardwalk
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Asbury Park
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Glad we stopped. . . .”
Reviewed April 19, 2011

After visiting downtown Asbury Park (Cookman Ave had a lot of interesting shops and eateries!-well worth strolling and shopping!) we drove down and parked to see the Boardwalk Area. My last visit was 20 years ago as I am now out of state. It was nice to see signs of life! The Boardwalk had surreys for rent, mini golf, a small toddler water park, a playground area,a number of nice stores and waterfront restaurants and bars. The old Convention Center had several nice gift shops and an eatery or two next to the theater. Take the time to look at the gorgeous old architecture!
It was off season (early April), but there were many people strolling, jogging, walking with their families. Still visible evidence of decay a block or so away.
While Asbury Park itself has a long way to go, the Boardwalk reminded me kind of how you feel when you look at a bare garden in spring. . .springs of green grass and daffodils popping up, full of hope. But more growing to do.
Well worth the stop and a stroll - not yet a total destination trip. Start in Asbury Park, combine it with a long stroll down to Victorian Ocean Grove and it would be a nice outing. Kudos to the merchants and new settlers breathing new life into this area.

Visited April 2011
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“It was okay-- few people-- not too many attractions”
Reviewed August 21, 2010

It was nice because the beach didn't have too many people. Traveled with my year old baby and husband and spent half the day there. Ate at Langosta lounge and the food was good-- service was a little slow, though.

Overall a good trip if looking for some time away from the city, but not really much to do.

Thank razzyfrazzy
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
650 reviews
297 attraction reviews
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“We would return”
Reviewed August 5, 2010

We toured a large part of the Jersey Shore and I was surprised by this place. Our thermostat read 106 degrees the day we were here, otherwise we would have stayed much longer. The boardwalk was basic, minimal even, with regard to shops and food. However, this boardwalk offered good live music and a very busy, ‘friendly’ and fun beach. We stopped by a nice bar and then decided to get our swim gear out of the car and spend the day…just could not handle the heat though. Also, when we were leaving we noticed there is a unique parking system that we did not notice before. When we were deciding to leave/stay a parking official was ticketing cars, so we left. We would not mind spending more time here in the future.

Thank Abby G
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Maplewood, New Jersey
1 review
“We fell in love with the 6th Avenue Bed and Breakfast in Asbury Park!”
Reviewed July 10, 2010

We hadn't had a vacation in years so we decided to find a place to stay in our favorite beach town Asbury Park. Luckily we found the 6th Avenue Bed and Breakfast and booked a week after the 4th of July. It was love at first sight! We loved the house which is beautifully decorated and has a big wrap around porch. Our room was big, comfortable and had a big new bathroom. Thanks to the owners Bob and Fernando who moved us in to a bigger room for no extra charge since it as available during the week. The best part was we could bring our new dog "Lucky" with us on our vacation and walk him on the dog beach every morning. Bob cooked a delicious breakfast every morning. One day it was eggs with hash browns and the next it was pancakes with cinnamon and walnuts! There was always fresh fruits and pasteries and sticky buns home made! It was like staying with your best friends at there beautiful beach house and they cook you a gourmet breakfast every morning and then let you go off and have fun. There's so much to do in Asbury and you don't even have to move your car from the private parking behind the house. There are so many great shops, restaurants bars and clubs for every budget and age group. There are free events like the fireworks every Wednesday night, movies on the beach and musicians performing up and down the boardwalk. We loved it so much that we booked another week in September!

Thank anajerry
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Detroit, Michigan
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“Asbury Park. History on the Jersey Shore!”
Reviewed May 26, 2010

I attended a wedding on the Asbury Park boardwalk. It was beautiful! The staff at McLoone's restaurant were fantastic and helped put it together. I loved the scenery, all of these beautiful historic buildings that are in the process of (or waiting to be) restored. I only wish they had a historical tour of the boardwalk, the only amenity missing in this town.

We stayed at the 6th Avenue House Bed & Breakfast, and the staff was absolutely wonderful. The B&B was gorgeous, and a great value. They were also dog-friendly, as were many businesses in the area are.

We want to come back for another trip in the fall...

Thank DeetroitCity
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