The boardwalk here is one of the busiest at the Shore, thanks to two amusement piers, a water park, wall-to-wall arcades, souvenir shops, informal dining like the Sawmill – think pizza, sausage sandwiches, clams on the half shell – and lively evening entertainment.
Just one block west of the beach is where you’ll find full-service restaurants including The El Camino for Mexican and the massive Hemingway’s for nearly everything else.
In summer, free seaside entertainment includes movies on the beach, concerts and weekly fireworks displays. Plan a stay at one of the town's accommodations.
Although the summer sun is obviously a big draw, many popular events take place here year ’round, including rollicking Columbus Day and St. Patrick’s Day parades and the annual Polar Bear Plunge, where intrepid swimmers dive into the icy Atlantic in winter to raise money for the Special Olympics.