Asbury Park, a beachfront city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, features one of the best beaches and entertainment in the state. Dotted with endless sand, visitors enjoy great surfing and find a revitalized Boardwalk full of things to do. Located on the Jersey Shore, this historic shore town has an assortment of unique shops, eclectic restaurants with breathtaking views, and a revered restored Paramount Theater and Convention Hall.

Throughout the year, the historic downtown comes alive for numerous events, from block parties, to parades, to the monthly First Saturday celebration, where shops and restaurants stay open late. Locals and visitors enjoy the annual Asbury Park Restaurant Tour, Fourth of July Fireworks, Oysterfest, and the world record-breaking NJ Zombie Walk. And, of course, no trip to the Jersey Shore is complete without a stroll on the boardwalk.

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The Boardwalk At Asbury Park

The historic atmosphere, kid-friendly attractions, and long history make the mile-long promenade in Asbury Park a must-see. The Asbury Park Boardwalk recovered from Hurricane Sandy's devastation in 2012 and is now better than ever, attracting visitors nationwide. With increasing numbers of visitors each summer, the boardwalk in Asbury Park offers hip restaurants brimming with flavor and one of New Jersey's hottest music venues playing different sounds that attract crowds. Younger people flock to trendy bars and attractions, while older people prefer to relax with a drink at a dive bar or cafe. During the daytime, however, the Asbury Park boardwalk is a kid-friendly paradise! Guests and locals can go to the beach, go bowling, do mini-golfing, or play video games.

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Asbury Park's boardwalk also has a diverse selection of fine dining establishments serving everything from Korean fusion tacos to oysters, crêpes, ice cream, french fries, or tacos. Visit Pop's Garage, a sustainable Mexican eatery serving laid-back cuisine and culture of Sayulita, Mexico, to New Jersey restaurant-goers. Try out their flavorful over-stuffed burritos, homemade tacos, and Pop's Cuban Corn. If you're planning to visit after sunset, we recommend dinner and drinks at Tim McLoone's Supper Club, which offers the experience of great live entertainment paired with exquisite cuisine. Located on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, above The Robinson Ale House, you will find an elegant venue to enjoy some of the finest entertainment. The upscale menu offers many starters, exceptional dinner choices, and delicious dessert samplings made daily by their in-house pastry chef. Tim McLoone's Supper Club can also host your private event in this beautiful room with a view.

The Asbury Park Boardwalk is lined with numerous stores, from well-known chains to one-of-a-kind boutiques, providing a pleasant shopping experience for any customer. Unique in its selection of stylish clothing, artwork, and furniture, StyleRocket is a must-shop for any discerning shopper. And to the delight of partygoers everywhere, they regularly stage fashion shows and musical performances. Interwoven's carefully curated boutique is awash in both city and seaside calm. This store sells a wide variety of women's and men's clothing, accessories, jewelry, and cosmetics by designers such as Rachel Comey and Clare Vivier.

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The Beaches At Asbury Park

Asbury Park Beach is the most convenient beach in the area. You can go from enjoying margaritas on a patio along the boardwalk in less than a minute to playing in the surf. Convenience, however, can lead to overcrowding at the beach in the height of summer. Even though there is more than a mile of beach to spread out on, you should get there early to claim your spot. There is a daily beach fee that all tourists must pay during Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays. A Day Pass for visitors over 13 costs $6 during the week but $9 on weekends and holidays. Children under the age of 12 are not charged an admission fee to the beach.

The Asbury Park Dog Beach is the only beach in the area where dogs are allowed to run free, but their owners still need to keep a close eye on them. There is a tiny community at the northernmost tip of the Asbury Park coastline. Despite being deeply rooted in the Asbury Park psyche, few locals frequent the town's primary beach. Avon, the next beach to the south, is famous for its good surf and less crowded waters.

  • Where To Stay In Asbury Park: The Asbury Hotel is a new social hub since it combines Asbury Park's Victorian-era history, rock-and-roll present, and glistening future. Salvation, the hotel's famous rooftop lounge, outdoor movie theater Baronet, and lively lobby bar Soundbooth are all popular gathering spots for guests. For those looking for a place to unwind, The Asbury has it all, whether you want to lounge by the pool, listen to live music in the lobby, take a wellness class on Baronet, or any combination of the three. Visit The Asbury Hotel here.
  • Touring Asbury Park: Visitors to Asbury Park, New Jersey, may taste the city's outstanding cuisine and rich history on a Taste of Asbury Food Tour. This tour proudly presents the cuisine of Asbury Park, whether at a well-known restaurant or a hidden gem.