NJ Summer Weather – Top 5 Jersey Shore Water Parks to Beat the Heat
As we've seen over the years, summer weather in New Jersey can easily get very hot. Many of us head to the Jersey Shore beaches to cool off when the temperatures become unbearable, but after a while, laying on the hot sand barely provides relief from the heat. Thankfully, some Jersey Shore destinations have recently constructed amazing water parks for fun in the sun for the whole family! Here's a list of the top 5 Jersey Shore Water Parks to enjoy on those days when the weather is too hot!
Gillian's Island Waterpark
Ocean City, NJ
Located in America's greatest family resort – Ocean City, NJ, Gillian's Island Water Park is a water playground with a variety of wet and wild fun for everyone! Kids love the Pirates Cove where they can splash and play in the Lighthouse, Pirate's Fort and and “Lil Buc's Shipwreck“. The more daring ones get their thrills on the Serpentine Slides and Splash Down Falls where after a slide, they plunge into a pool of water. Parents who prefer to relax can spend the day relaxing in their own private cabana!
Thundering Surf Water Park
Beach Haven, NJ (Long Beach Island)
Long Beach Island's Thundering Surf Water Park is packed with adventure for the whole family! Little kids can enjoy their very own section called “Cowabunga Beach”, while the big kids can choose from 8 amazing fun-filled water slides. People of all ages will love the Dancing Fountains, the Lazy River, and the newest addition, the Flow Rider Double – where you can boogie board and take on the “flowboarding” surf experience on ocean-like waves!
Breakwater Beach Waterpark
Seaside Heights, NJ
Have you heard? Seaside Heights' Casino Pier has made an amazing, fun-filled addition – it's the perfect solution for those hot summer days and it's called Breakwater Beach! Home to the largest local interactive play area, Breakwater Beach is loaded with water activities for kids young and old (and even adults!). There's a safe area for toddlers, fun splash and play zones for bigger kids, and huge twisting, turning slides that thrill-seekers will love! Check out this video featuring some great shots of Breakwater Beach!
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Just miles away from the beach containing some of the biggest local rides and highest slides, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor brings family fun in the sun to a whole new level. From high, winding, and thrilling slides to relaxing play areas for the little ones and a 700,000 (lazy) river, Hurricane Harbor has something for each member of the family. If huge drops and heart-racing turns are more your thing, then you'll love the 65-foot tall Cannonball and this summer's brand new thrill, King Cobra!
Morey's Piers – Beachfront Waterparks
The Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club and exciting Raging Waters make up one of the best Waterpark areas of the entire Jersey Shore! The Endless River, huge slides, fun activity pools, a rope swing and much more provide a water zone of fun, thrills, or relaxation for the whole family. Check out this year's newest attractions at the Waterparks: the River Adventure and Wipeout Racer water slides!