10 Things to Do in Toms River That You Shouldn't Miss

August 4, 2017 Milan Banda

Toms River is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, and the county seat of Ocean County. Formerly known as the Township of Dover, in 2006 voters approved a change of the official name to the Township of Toms River, adopting the name of the largest unincorporated community within the township. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 91,239, with the township ranking as the 8th-most-populous municipality in the state in 2010 (after having been ranked 7th in 2000) and the second most-populous municipality in Ocean County (behind Lakewood Township, which had a population of 92,843). The 2010 population increased by 1,533 (+1.7%) from the 89,706 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 13,335 (+17.5%) from the 76,371 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Toms River

1. Seaside Park Beach

Seaside Park, NJ
Excellent
56%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 269 reviews

Seaside Park Beach

Popular beach featuring a myriad of shops, accommodations and restaurants, plus a boardwalk offering rides, fun and games the whole family can enjoy.

Reviewed By Dan G

Fantastic Beach to visit with a family of young children. It's clean and the boardwalk offers plenty of attractions. There is a Ferris wheel, roller coasters, games, arcades, mini golf, and tons of shops. Stop by 3 Brothers from Italy for great food. Just a great place to visit.

2. Double Trouble State Park

Lacey and Berkeley Townships, Bayville, NJ 08721 +1 732-341-6662
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Double Trouble State Park

Reviewed By Toasterwoman - Forked River, New Jersey

Years ago Double Trouble was a cranberry bog that not grew and harvested them, but did the packaging and shipping. People lived there. Time marched on. The family that owned the land turned it over to the state. Now you can swim, canoe, raft, and have fun in the clean water of Cedar Creek....along with Fido. Double Trouble is dog friendly. A lot of the old buildings are still there still holding a lot of the old contents. There are many trails to walk and explore the area. And, if you are lucky, you'll find the old family cemetery (which is still active) hidden away (and I do mean hidden) in the forest. Needless to say, we've been there more than once, and always find something new to explore and enjoy.

3. Jersey Shore Pirates

281 Princeton Ave, Pier 281 Marina, Brick, NJ 08724-4449
Excellent
95%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 338 reviews

Jersey Shore Pirates

We are New Jersey's premier venue for all things Pirate. Our facilities, Pirate Ship, and crew are unmatched. Set Sail on the Sea Gypsy II for a Pirate Adventure your family will be talking about for years to come.

Reviewed By Amy L - Brick, NJ

What a wonderful experience! We took our 5 and 2 year old girls, who had a blast! Arrive early so that you can enjoy the free kid tatoos and check out the area. The children are separated from the adults on the boat and engaged in an adventure then entire trip. The adults were able to sit back and relax for an hour, it was wonderful!! I would HIGHLY recommend taking the last trip for the day... so you can also enjoy the sunset :) And don't forget to wear your Pirate Gear!!

4. Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark

800 Ocean Ter, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751-2157 +1 732-793-6488
Excellent
39%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 370 reviews

Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark

Casino Pier welcomes children, families, thrill-seekers, and boardwalk pleasure admirers. Stroll through the variety of rides our amusement park offers situated on a classic Jersey Shore pier, extending into the heart of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you are looking to take your family to experience the rides for the first time or you are a returning visitor, with plenty of rides, cool ocean breezes, and a spectacular view, the Casino Pier amusement park has something for everyone! Breakwater Beach is a state-of-the-art water park with one of the largest interactive play area on the North Atlantic Coast. The renovation of “Jenkinson’s Breakwater Beach Waterpark at Casino Pier” (Formally Water Works) offers our customers a fun and exciting family attraction. The Casino Arcade is jam packed with all of the latest video & redemption games of chance, along with all of the classic slot machines, skee ball and pin ball games. No matter what your age, you will appreciate the variety of games in our arcade. You can win tickets that are redeemable for great prizes, take a ride on our antique carousel or compete against each other in one on our numerous racing video games.

Reviewed By bearcj - NJ

Myself and friends went for the coaster event they had going on. Wish they would include unlimited rides on their extreme rides like moreys does, but nonetheless it was still a great time. The new coaster " Hydrus " is short and sweet, packs a punch and a lot of hang time. All the staff were friendly and the whole gang had a blast. The new Ferris wheel looks amazing. Great views and stunning light package at night
Thanks for a fun filled day.

5. Ocean County Library

101 Washington St, Toms River, NJ 08753-7688 +1 732-349-6201
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Ocean County Library

Reviewed By Cyberpilot2014 - Bayville, New Jersey

I recently joined this library and l am amazed about their level of service. They offer something for everyone, children, seniors, students, music, movies and book lovers and it is free! I now can request electronic books so l visit them at least once a month.

6. Seaside Sailing

12 Lake Dr, Island Heights, NJ 08732-7803
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 6 reviews

Seaside Sailing

Reviewed By Audrey C

My husband and I and another couple booked the afternoon sail 2p-5p with Captain Mike. We live locally so getting there wasn't an issue. Ship departs from Nelson Marina on the Toms River, easy to get to. Just GPS 12 Lake Drive, in Island Heights....MoreThank you for your excellent review and rating. So glad that I could earn this from you. I hope to see you aboard again. Thanks, Capt. Mike

7. Jakes Branch County Park

1100 Double Trouble Rd, Beachwood, NJ 08722-2448 +1 732-281-2750
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
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5 based on 5 reviews

Jakes Branch County Park

Reviewed By gostartraveler - Forked River, New Jersey

A bit out of the way but that's good because the playground - which has two areas depending on age level - was not crowded. Adequate parking, and there's a series of trails that wind across the park. They have a nature center which has exhibits related to the Pinelands. There's an observation deck too, but be warned: when we went there was a sign saying that wasps frequent the deck (so back to the elevator we went.) Bathrooms accessible from outside next to nature center. Fields also for various sports.

8. Cattus Island County Park

1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753-3909 +1 732-270-6960
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Cattus Island County Park

Reviewed By monmouthprof - Toms River, New Jersey

This is the best place on a clear day. So open and clear that you can forget where you are. Free admission with open trails for bikes and walking.

9. Ocean County Artists' Guild

Ocean Avenue, Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights, NJ 08732 +1 732-270-3111
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
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5 based on 5 reviews

Ocean County Artists' Guild

Reviewed By Elly H - New Hampshire Lakes Region, New Hampshire

Wonderful historic Victorian Home deeded to the Artist Guild which has small gift shop and several halls of local art on display either to be in a juried art show or for a particular showing. All excellent. If in town for several weeks there are many art classes offered reasonably priced for adults and teens. Two blocks from Riverfront boardwalk which is a joy to stroll. A few shops/restaurants to grab a bite to eat. Could spend about 2 hours.

10. The Robert J. Novins Planetarium

1 College Dr, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ 08753-2239 +1 732-255-0343
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 47 reviews

The Robert J. Novins Planetarium

Explore the universe seeing the stars and planets like you have never seen before with our Laser Music Shows, Sky Shows and Full Dome Movies, great for all ages.

Reviewed By 711HappyCustomer - Toms River, New Jersey

This is a very convenient planetarium for people living in central or southern New jersey. There is free parking. The seating is comfortable, and the shows are filled with a wealth of useful, interesting information for all ages.

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