Sea Isle/Strathmere   Avalon/Stone Harbor   Wildwood   Cape May
Somers Point Linwood/Northfield Upper Township EHT Township

Sea Isle City and Strathmere

Sea Isle City offers families all the recreational and entertainment activities of a large seashore resort. This small, quiet, family friendly, convenient resort was voted one of the best beaches in New Jersey

The 5 mile island of Sea Isle City is situated between Ocean City to its north and Avalon and Stone Harbor to its south. If you come across the 55th Street bridge out of Ocean City, you will enter Strathmere  before you get to Sea Isle city proper. Strathmere has great restaurants and beautiful big beaches. However, the island is very narrow at this point. At the southern tip of Sea Isle is Townsends Inlet.

If you enter Sea Isle City from the Garden State Parkway, as you come over the bridge on JFK Boulevard you get a spectacular view of the ocean, boardwalk and the city of Sea Isle itself.

  Sara the Turtle is Sea Isle City's mascot. The city has chosen the diamondback turtle to raise the awareness of the plight of these endangered terrapins. They have a fun but educational annual festival planned this year for June 24,2008.

Sea Isle is the favorite hangout of college kids. If you want to see your college friends, head for Sea Isle - even if you graduated 20 years ago! At night this is a real party town because of its abundance of bars and nightclubs.

Families love Sea Isle and return year after year. There are great accommodations to match your needs and plenty of good shopping.  There are a few churches in this town also. The recreational facilities are phenomenal There are activities scheduled for every member of the family from young to old and if fishing is what you like....then Sea Isle is for you! There are playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts and a skateboarding park for the young and not so young and a library, concerts and fabulous restaurants for all.

As you can clearly see, Sea Isle City is a popular choice for families, a place to come back to year after year.

"A perfect place to be"

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There is so much to see and do in Sea Isle and surrounding areas. The beaches are beautiful and clean and Sea Isle City has a great 1.5 mile oceanfront promenade - "boardwalk". Not only are there numerous shops, but you can bike and in-line skate on this blacktopped "boardwalk" between 5 AM to 3 PM on weekdays and 5 AM to Noon on weekends.

There are numerous golf courses in the area for the serious or weekend golfer and miniature golf courses right in Sea Isle City itself to satisfy your urge to make that hole in one.

Boating and sailing enthusiasts will find their own beaches for catamarans and wide back bays for sailing. Public boat launch areas are available throughout the town.

This is a fishing and crabbing Mecca. You can fish from the beaches or from the public piers throughout the city. Half day or full day deep sea fishing is available through the many charters in the area.

If you like to crab, this is definitely the premier spot to be. You can rent a boat and explore the back meadows and creeks, and bring home a bushel of tasty blue claws.

Sea Isle has three shopping districts for its visitors; the downtown section, Promenade Shoppes, and the Shopping Center shops.

Sea Isle offers a wide range of fine restaurants and shops, boating, swimming, summer concerts, and its famous mile and a half long promenade where you can bike, jog, skate, visit the arcades and shop. It is not a wooden boardwalk like most other resorts.

There is always something to do here. You can enjoy the free concerts on Mondays and Wednesday and dance parties on the promenade, guided beach explorations, tennis courts, boating, fishing, and numerous supervised recreational activities and  fun places for children of all ages. In the resorts surrounding Sea Isle, there are numerous activities for all to enjoy besides the boardwalks of Ocean City and Wildwood.

Area Restaurants offer mouth watering seafood specialties that make you return every chance you get. Our next door neighbor is the chef at Bracas Cafe so that's where we go! DELICIOUS!

The beaches are clean and the ocean is sparkling clear. Beach tags are required for those over 12 years old  but on Wednesdays, you can spend a free day on the beach and then enjoy a free concert in the evening.

 Because Sea Isle was originally a fishing village, anything to do with boats and fishing is big here. For fishing, both party boats and charter boats are readily available. Party Boats usually carry a large group of people and charges on a per person basis. Deep sea fishing trips can range from 4 to 8 hours. All necessary fishing equipment is usually available for rental. Charter Boats are usually hired by a private group. Equipment are bait and often provided along with the rental. You also can make arrangements to go whale watching.

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Sea Isle City was voted as having one of the best beaches in South Jersey. There are clean, white sandy uncrowded beaches on its 5 mile span. It has become a favorite of vacationers as they flock to Sea Isle to bask on its beautiful beaches and swim in its clean surf. A century ago this popular vacation spot was a small fishing village. Today you can see the fishing influence in this resort town.

They claim that Sea Isle is a fisherman's paradise


Beach tags are required for everyone 12 years of age or older on all beaches in Sea Isle City from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day.  Tags may be purchased at the Community Center (Beach Badge Office) - 125 JFK Boulevard or from a beach badge inspector on the beach  


2011 Beach tags fees are:


Beaches are protected by lifeguards 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday. Bathing is permitted on guarded beaches only.

There are also beaches where you can surf, surf fish, play volleyball and even kayak. There are special kayaking rules and not all beaches allow rafts and boogies boards. Check to make sure you find the right beach for your activity.


Catamarans launchings are allowed on certain beaches - between 20th Street beach to 22nd Street beach. A permit and a test are required to use a catamaran.

In order to operate a sailboat on a Sea Isle City Beach, an owner is required to obtain a license from the municipal clerk.  The decal, issued during the licensing process must be displayed on the right front hull of the vessel.

You may NEVER launch any kind of motorized boat or jet skis from ANY BEACH.

The guarded beaches are:

Surfing, Volleyball and Kayaking Beaches

They claim that Sea Isle is a fisherman's paradise

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Recreation Department - (609) 263-0050
346 42nd Place at the Bay

The Recreation Department Programs begin in June and include swimming lessons, sailing, tennis, aerobics, karate, basketball & baseball leagues, camps, and much, much more. Tennis courts are located at 63rd and Central Avenues and court times can be reserved through the Recreation Department.

If you are not a sports enthusiast you can join the Beachcomber walks sponsored by the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission or just sit on the Promenade and enjoy Concerts under the Stars - Monday and Wednesday evenings in July and August featuring top area entertainment.

If you would like to learn the history of Sea Isle, a trip to the Sea Isle City Historical Museum filled with memorabilia, artifacts, furniture and photos that offer memories of "Days Gone By" would be right up your alley.

Dealy Field - 59th to 63rd & Central Avenue
Play by the Bay, Tennis, Hockey Court, Skate Park, Baseball & Soccer Fields

 Play-by-the-Bay at 63rd & Central - Dealy Field provides hours of fun for the kiddies. Older children can enjoy the Skate Park and all can enjoy the sports fields for softball, hockey and soccer

JFK Boulevard Bay Park - South side of JFK Blvd. between Landis & Central Avenues - Playground & Basketball Courts - Veterans' Park

Marina Park - JFK Boulevard, under the bridge at 42nd Street & the Bay

Fishing Pier - 59th Street at the Bay

85th Street Playground - 85th Street and the Beach

Townsend Inlet Waterfront Park - 94th Street and Landis Avenue

Sea Isle City Library and Beach Badge Office - 127 JFK Boulevard - Restrooms, Summer Reading Club

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Amici's Pizzeria and Restaurante - 3712 Landis Avenue - 263-2320

Angelos Pizza and Restaurant - 4101 Landis Avenue - 263-2845

Basilico's Ristorante - 27 43rd Street - 263-1010

Baybreeze Cafe at Larsen's Marina - Old Sea Isle Boulevard - 263-5581

Boardwalk Casino - 42nd Street - 263-1377

Braca's Cafe - Kennedy Boulevard and Beach - 263-4271

Breakfast Club - 6114 Landis Avenue - 263-1665

Breakfast Garden - 4507 Landis Avenue - 263-1410

Busch's Seafood Restaurant - 87th & Landis Avenue - 263-8626

Carmen's Restaurant - 43rd Place on the Bay - 263-3471

C B Dock Inc - 340 42nd Street - 263-3693

Crawdaddy's Crab Shack - 343 43rd Street - 263-4600

Dead Dog Saloon - 3809 Landis Avenue - 263-7600

Deauville Inn - Strathmere on the Bay - 263-2080

Dock Mike's Pancake House - 4615 Landis Avenue - 263-3625

Fai's Chinese Restaurant - 4210 Park Road - 263-2632

Garrity's Restaurant - 85th and Landis Avenue - 263-

Island Cuisine - 5000 Landis Avenue - 263-5256

Island Grill - J P Henry's - 85th and Landis Avenue - 263-3164

Jimmy's Restaurant - 4203 Landis Avenue - 263-7455

J P Henry's - Landis Avenue - 263-3164

J Rs Chicken & Ribs - 329 43rd Place - 263-9659

Kix-McNutley's - 63rd Street - 263-

La Costa Lounge - JFK and Landis Avenue - 263-3756

La Fontana Del Mare Inc - 1 Commonwealth Avenue, Strathmere - 263-7700


Lobster Loft Restaurant - 42nd and Bay - 263-3000

Marie's Seafood Restaurant and Take-out - 43rd and Park Road on the Bay - 263-8812

Mike's Seafood Market and Dock Raw Bar - 4222 Park Road - 263-3458

Mike's Seafood Restaurant and Take-out - 43rd and Park Road on the Bay - 263-1136

Mildred's Strathmere Restaurant - Ocean Drive, Strathmere - 263-8209

Nickelby's - 8301 Landis Avenue, Townsends Inlet - 263-1184

Ocean Drive Hotel and Bar - 40th and Landis Avenue - 263-1000

O'Donnell's Pour House - 3807 Landis Avenue - 263-5600

Pastabilities - 4613 Landis Avenue - 263-7222

Pizza Putt - 9 42nd Street 0 263-4663

Rick's Breakfast House - 6114 Landis Avenue - 263-0037

Screnci's Italian Restaurant - 63rd and Landis Avenue - 263-2217

Shark's Restaurant - 37th and Landis Avenue - 263-

Shenangian's - 39th and Landis Avenue - 263-3900

Shoobies Restaurant - Landis Avenue - 263-2000

Springfield Inn - 43rd and Pleasure Avenue - 263-4951

Steak Out - 4005 Landis Avenue - 263-6200

Stewarts - 9 42nd Street - 263-0909

Sunset Pier Restaurant - 86th Street - 263-5200

Uncle Bill's Family Restaurant - Willard Road and Ocean Drive, Strathmere - 263-7154

Valarie's Place - 5900 Landis Avenue - 263-5400

Vince's Restaurant - 25 JFK Boulevard - 263-4567

Welshie's - 4203 Landis Avenue - 263-7455


Messiah Lutheran Church - Landis Avenue - 263-2612

Saint Joseph's Church - 4308 Landis Avenue - 263-8698

Sea Isle United Methodist - JFK Boulevard - 263-3353

Trinity Community Church - 85th and Landis - 263-3843

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The fishing and crabbing in the bays and surrounding waters of Sea Isle is spectacular. I know that this is where we go when we want to go crabbing. We rent a boat, drop our lines and scoop up lots of big blue claw crabs - DELICIOUS! Fishing charters depart daily for half day or full day excursions.

There are marinas on the bay as you enter Sea Isle City where you can rent boats, get supplies or launch a boat. You can also go deep sea fishing in a party boat or a charter. The difference is a party boat takes large groups to fish while a charter boat is rented by one group. Either way, the fish are waiting for you.

When we go crabbing, we not only rent a boat with a net, we are able to buy the bait (we use moss bunker), lines, sodas and anything else we need. They give us a map of the bays so as not to get lost. A suggestion is to bring bug spray not only to put on yourself but to spray the boat as well. Remember that sun screen too!

On the bay there is a beautiful Yacht Club of Sea Isle City - 4487 Venicean Road - 263-7282 where you can meet your friends and neighbors and where members and non-members can rent the facility for special occasions.

They claim that Sea Isle is a fisherman's paradise .... come see for yourself!


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Below Sea Level - 3800 Boardwalk - 263-6303

Book Nook - 3500 Boardwalk - 263-1311

Dollar Store - 3500 Boardwalk - 263-5278

Giftland of Sea Isle - 3500 Boardwalk - 263-5265

James Candies - 14 JFK Boulevard - 263-3657

Kathy's Elegant Threads - 3500 Boardwalk - 263-6464

Print on Me Boutique - 3500 Boardwalk - 263-5241

Sea Spray Clothing - 3500 Boardwalk - 263-5655

Sessom's Gifts and Candies - 3800 Boardwalk - 263-6088

Touch of Class - 3700 Boardwalk - 263-2550

Touch of Fashion - 3500 Boardwalk - 263-4901


Chrissie's Boutique - 3806 Landis Avenue - 263-3509

Creative Design Florist - 4609 Landis Avenue - 263-6300

Dalrymple's Hallmark Shoppe - 20 JFK Boulevard - 263-3337

Fun Town Arcade - 63rd and Landis Avenue - 263 - 5022

G and T Crib Rental Service - 42nd Street, Sea Isle - 263-8790

Gibson's Tackle - 4200 Park Road, Sea Isle - 263-6540

Giftland of Sea Isle 11 - 4117 Landis Avenue - 263-5287

Hardware Plus Inc - 4119 Landis Avenue - 263-6262

Heritage Surf and Sport - 3700 Landis Avenue - 263-3033

Island Cargo - 11 43rd Street - 263-9200

Jamaican Me Crazy - 4204 Landis Avenue - 263-0330

LJ's Creative Crafts - Baskets, Party Favors and Cookies - (609) 926-7338

Method Skateboard and Wakeboard Shop - 8305 Landis Avenue - 263-8463

Renee's Sandbox - 4607 Landis Avenue - 263-8500

Rocky and Fred's Creative Designs Florist - 4609 Landis Avenue - 263-6300

Sand's Department Store - 6208 Landis Avenue - 263-3351

Sea Isle Bicycle Center - 4601 Landis Avenue - 263-0232

Sea Isle Mini Mall - 4204 Landis Avenue - 263-0330

Sea Isle Water Sports Center - 329 43rd Place, Sea Isle - 263-9100

Seashore Ceramics - 4310 Park Avenue - 263-3609

Sounds Gallery - 4209 Landis Avenue - 263-7400

Sportswear Plus - 263-0700

Suit Your Self - 23 38th Street - 263-5971

Summer Sweats - 11 43rd Street - 263-9399

Sun Rose Words and Music - 27 JFK Boulevard - 263-2800

Sunsations - 28 JFK Boulevard - 263-7140

Sunsations Fresh Produce - 26 JFK Boulevard - 263-8140

Surf Buggy Centers - 4012 Pleasure Avenue - 263-3186

Videotown - 6214 Landis Avenue - 263-2288

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