5 Jersey Shore Spots You Don’t Want to Miss

The dog days of summer are upon us, and that means the end is near! The Jersey Shore is hotter than the MTV cast. Check out some of South Jersey’s best travel locations if you want to squeeze in a little more fun before the season ends. 

What could be better than a trip to the beach or dining at a new restaurant?

Wildwood Beach and Boardwalk

Beach town after the Beach Creek Wildwood NJ
Source: Photos taken by author and designed on Canva

The Wildwoods, also known as Wildwood, New Jersey, is a beautiful picturesque beach town on the Jersey Shore. Known for having one of the best beaches in New Jersey, expect to have fun with your friends and family.

When entering the charming community, you are greeted with a breathtaking view of the beach creek to the left and right.  Pockets of adorable beach homes and casual outdoor restaurants make up the skyline. You can catch the locals getting around on bikes or by taking leisure walks.  

Wildwood Sign, Jersey Shore
Source: Wildwood Sign on the South end of the Boardwalk, taken by author’s Husband

For family-friendly entertainment, spend the day on the white sandy beaches of North Wildwood or ride the trolley down the boardwalk.  

Along North WIldwood’s boardwalk is a range of restaurants and activities that stretch for more than two miles. Have lunch or dinner with a view of the ocean at Seafood Pier Restaurant– North Wildwood’s only family-friendly beach bar and grill with a private pool.

Seaport Pier Restaurant, New Jersey
Source: Taken by the author on Wildwood Boardwalk 

Thrill seekers, young and old, come to the side of the Jersey shore to surf on the Flow Rider at  Splash Zone Water Park and cool off at the two waterparks and four piers at Morey’s Piers & Waterparks.

Seaport Piers swim bar North Wildwood, NJ
Source: Photo taken by the author

Atlantic City 

Atlantic City has taken a hit over the years with the closing of many businesses but remains resilient as a must-see for any summer visitor to the Jersey Shore. 

The world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk was built in 1870 and is known for its attractions, retail shopping, casinos, and high-end dining. The beaches are beautiful, and there’s plenty of space to spread out with your family and soak up the sun. 

New business and annual beach events like BRT Weekend, a Caribbean Music Festival,  bring people to Atlantic City every summer.

There’s more to do in Atlantic City than just gamble and party.

Bahama Breeze Restaurant

You won’t have to catch a flight before the summer ends to enjoy the great flavors of the Caribbean because Bahama Breeze Restaurant takes you there. Located in Cherry Hill Mall, the Caribbean restaurant and grill is a favorite among locals and visitors. And with good reason—the food is delicious!  

Bahama Breeze Restaurant offers an innovative lunch, dinner, and Happy Hour menu using fresh high-quality ingredients. My favorite items off the menu were the chicken tostones, coconut shrimp,  jerk wings, rasta pasta, and their classic mojito. 

Bahama Breeze Restaurant Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Source: Taken by author at Bahama Breeze

And what’s even better? Bahama Breeze Restaurant offers live music every Wednesday and Thursday night. So make sure you put it on your list of things to do before summer ends!

Dining Area in Bahama Breeze Cherry Hill, Nj
Source: The author took a picture of a beautiful painting in the dining area. 

Clementon Park & Splash World

When looking for some fun in the sun, you can’t go wrong with the theme park and waterpark Clementon Park & Splash World. This amusement park is open daily and packed with family-friendly attractions for the summer season. Come for the arcade games, carnival games, and iconic rides like the Hell Cat wooden roller coaster and the Ring oF Fire.  If you’re looking for more excitement, check out the wave pool, water slides, and the Lazy River on the other side of the park.

No matter what you choose to do, you’re sure to have a blast at Clementon Park & Splash World. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Top locations on the Jersey Shore
Source: Canva

The Waterfront

With Labor Day weekend right around the corner, here are a few more ideas of things you can do before summer ends:

The Camden County Waterfront has one of the best views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and the city of Philadelphia. You can find outdoor activities that will satisfy anyone’s interests—beginning with the summer concert series in Wiggins Park, the Adventure Aquarium, and visiting the Battleship of New Jersey.  

Ben Franklin Bridge NJ
Source: Ben Franklin Bridge on the Jersey side of the Waterfront, taken by the author
NJ Waterfront- Camden County
Source: NJ Waterfront sign taken by author

On the other side of the Delaware River is the Philadelphia Waterfront, a great place to hang out with friends and home to the Philadelphia Hope Fence. The Philadelphia Waterfront is lined with cute restaurants, pop-up vendors, and the beer garden at Morgan’s Pier.

There’s something for everyone at the waterfront, no matter which side of the river you are on.  

Joe Walcott statue Camden County Waterfront
Source: Photo of Joe Walcott statue taken by author


Don’t let the summer end without enjoying these fun activities in South Jersey! From swimming and sunbathing at the beach, to a delicious meal at Bahama Breeze, to spending a day at Clementon Park & Splash World, there’s something for everyone.

Don’t let the last couple of weeks get you down; there’s much more to do!  

Philadelphia, PA Hope Fence
Source: Selfie taken at Philly Hope Fence

If you’re looking for more things to do in the Philadelphia area, I wrote about the places I fell in love with on a recent day trip below:

3 Worthy Sights For A Philly Day Trip

For a list of places to eat in Philadelphia, read my post below, where I list 15 of them:

13 Black-Owned Restaurants In Philadelphia, PA!

Add to the list and let me know what places you love in South Jersey.

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