Seaside Heights NJ was incorporated as a borough in 1913. By 1915, Seaside Heights NJ had two hotels as well as development plans for a carousel, billiards, and other amusements. That same year, a toll bridge across Barnegat Bay was constructed to link Seaside Heights NJ with the mainland and Toms River. Vacationers no longer had to use a boat or train to get to Seaside Heights NJ.
From 1917 to 1921, construction of the boardwalk was underway. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by fire in 1955. Of course, it was rebuilt ~ and today visitors enjoy the mile long boardwalk filled with rides, restaurants, amusements and games.
Bordering Barnegat Bay on the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Seaside Heights NJ has a year round population of 3,100 people that swells to 30 – 40 thousand per weekend in summer. It is a convenient ride from the Philadelphia and New York Metropolitan areas, and just one hour away from Atlantic City.
Visitors to Seaside Heights NJ will be welcomed with a dizzying array of things to do. Besides the pristine beaches, there are hundreds of choices for restaurants, bars, night clubs, water sports and boardwalk activities. Seaside Heights NJ enjoys sunrises over the Atlantic and sunsets over Barnegat Bay. Come to Seaside Heights NJ to experience all the best attractions that the famed Jersey Shore has to offer!