With the longest non-commercial boardwalk in New Jersey, Spring Lake Beach consists of two miles of pristine and uncluttered beach. Located in the quaint beach town of Spring Lake, Spring Lake Beach is a clean, quiet and family-friendly beach that feels a whole world away from the busier boardwalks of the Jersey shore.
Where to Eat
When it comes to oceanfront dining options, there are not too many to choose from, with the majority of eateries located within Spring Lake itself. However, Black Trumpet, which is the restaurant at the Grand Victorian Hotel, offers elegant contemporary American cuisine overlooking Spring Lake Beach and the ocean. In addition to their fresh local seafood dishes, the restaurant has some signature specialities that they are particularly known for, such as their Cavatappi Pasta and their Porterhouse Pork Chops. Other oceanfront dining options include The Parker House, which is a historic tavern specializing in seafood fare, and La Dolce Vita, an Italian and seafood restaurant with a beautiful beachside patio.
Spring Lake and its beach are not cluttered with high rise hotels, and while there may only be a couple of accommodation options available on the beach itself, they each exude a quaint and elegant charm throughout the year. The resort closest to the ocean is The Breakers on the Ocean, which offers luxury rooms complete with marble fireplace and whirlpool. The hotel is also home to a highly rated restaurant that serves up Northern Italian cuisine, as well as fresh seafood specials, in a setting that overlooks the majestic ocean. Another fantastic accommodation option is The Beacon House, which is a charming bed and breakfast that dates back to 1879, and overlooks the boardwalk.
Biking the Boardwalk
Biking along the boardwalk is a great way to explore Spring Lake Beach, with two miles of boardwalk to cover, plenty of benches to stop and take in the view, and staircases leading down to the beach if a certain spot really appeals to you. However, just like the majority of other municipalities in New Jersey, Spring Lake restricts the use of bikes during the summer season, apart from the few hours between sunrise and 9am. Do not let this deter you, as the sunrise is spectacular rising over Spring Lake Beach, and if the two miles of boardwalk are not enough for you, there are neighbouring towns that you can continue riding through, with seven miles of boardwalk leading to Asbury Park.
Spring Lake is considered to be one of the most beautiful shore towns in New Jersey. Large Victorian mansions with perfectly manicured grounds have lined the town’s wide, tree-shaded streets since the 1800’s, and the town’s quaint downtown area is home to some charmingly unique shops and restaurants. With such care put into the town itself, it is no surprise that Spring Lake Beach is one of the cleanest and friendliest in all of New Jersey, and is well worth considering if you have been looking to spend the summer at the Jersey shore.