A small New Jersey borough, Spring Lake is a quiet area that values family, friendship, and community. The small size of Spring Lake means that shopping is a must, with an entire district dedicated to the activity. In addition to shopping, the area also offers the soothing sound of ocean waves and charming places to stay.
Washington Ave. Beach, with its soft sandy beach and gentle waves, is the perfect place for visitors who want to relax under the New Jersey sun. Here, they can also enjoy a seaside stroll or have a picnic, while at Spring Lake Beach, they can bike ride or jog along the boardwalk while enjoying the views of the sea. At Marucci Memorial Park, visitors can spend the day watching the ducks swim or playing outdoor sports, before relaxing in the shade to have lunch. For a weekend full of shopping, visitors can explore the historic district, stopping at Camel’s Eye for unique women’s attire and the Third Avenue Chocolate Shop to pick up some tasty, locally made chocolate delicacies. After a long day at the beach, visitors looking to relax can make their way to Hand & Stone Massage and Facial.
Guests planning to stay in Spring Lake can rent a beautiful home in any of the area’s suburbs or in the town center, as rentals are located all over the borough. Every rental, whatever its location, offers internet access and gorgeous views of either the city or the beach.
The best time to visit Spring Lake is June through the end of August. This period of time sees the hottest temperatures of the year and the most sunshine, which ideal for beach lovers.
Each summer, the Garden Club of Spring Lake hosts the Seaside Garden tour, where both residents and visitors can tour eight unique gardens and interact with talented local artists vying to capture the beauty of the gardens on canvas. The city also offers the Irish Festival, the Summer Art Walk, the Italian Festival, and the 5-mile Run.
Heading into nearby Sea Grit, families wanting to learn a new skill can book a session with one of Stand Up Paddle Board’s professional instructors who are highly-trained and eager to teach visitors how to paddle board.
Visitors can also opt to go to Point Pleasant for a day of parasailing, or to Point Pleasant Beach to pay a valuable visit to the Jenkinson’s Aquarium which offers educational marine life exhibits, a marine touch tank, and a variety of fun ways to learn about the conservation of marine animals. Families with an interest in live theatre can visit the Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan to watch a performance.