Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach: Your Summer Jersey Shore Destination

This post was sponsored by Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach.

The Jersey Shore is a legendary summer destination, and 2018 might be its best year yet! If your family can’t decide between a water park and an amusement park, Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach are the perfect compromise.

Breakwater Beach is a water park located in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Casino Pier is an amusement park located just across the road, making it easy to hit both in a single day. That’s what we did! Our family spent an afternoon visiting both parks and had a really good time. The adults had just as much fun as the kid!

Here is a closer look at the attractions Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach have to offer:

Breakwater Beach Attractions

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm is the water pad area at Breakwater Beach. It includes a variety of water slides, including straight, one-level designs for conservative riders and enclosed slides 2-3 stories in height for daredevils! The area also includes sprinklers and a bucket drop, giving the entire family something to do! I really liked the fact that the water was not too cold.

The Perfect Storm Attraction at Breakwater Beach Water Park in New Jersey

Wave Pool

The wave pool was our favorite! The wave pool offers 5,680 sq. ft. of room to swim, dive, and splash. The waves alternate between on and off every 10 minutes, ensuring that nobody needs to wait that long for what they want. The space also has variable depths, with one end shallow enough for preschool children to enjoy while the other is deep enough for teenagers to dive beneath the waves. The Wave Pool at Breakwater Beach

Patriot’s Plunge

Patriot’s Plunge is described as a “racing water slide” with six lanes. Riders need to use a mat while sliding down, creating the perfect opportunity for a little friendly competition between siblings.

Patriot's Plunge Slide at Breakwater Beach Water Park at Seaside Heights

Revolutionary Wild River

The Revolutionary Wild River is the lazy river at Breakwater Beach. It’s over a mile long, creating a nice, relaxing ride that provides a sharp contrast to the higher octane options above. Hydro cannons propel water upward while colorful mechanical fish provide additional special effects, establishing this attraction as one of the highlights of Seaside Heights! It was relaxing to just sit back and float.The Revolutionary Wild River a.k.a. lazy river at Breakwater Beach

Casino Pier Attractions

Hydrus Roller Coaster

Casino Pier has always been known for its amusement park rides, and thrill seekers looking for a roller coaster are bound to land here. The ride starts with a 72-foot vertical lift before shifting to a 97 degree drop. Plenty of twists and turns follow the initial plunge, and you’ll feel every one of them considering the ride’s rapid top speed of 45mph. The ride’s height dominates the Casino Pier landscape, so you’ll have no trouble finding this monster. The Hydrus Roller Coaster at Casino Pier at the Jersey Shore

Air Race

Air Race is an airplane-like experience. Riders achieve heights of over 25 feet as they loop and dive in all directions. Yes, the ride goes upside down. Feelings of weightlessness and resistance levels of up to 3G make this an experience unique to Casino Pier.

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If you like getting dizzy, this is the amusement park ride for you. Disk’O is a giant circular disk ride that rotates as it goes up and down its short track. If you can handle all of the spinning, you can take in stunning views of the Jersey Shore for the duration.


Casino Pier also offers a full arcade, with video games such as Space Invaders plus classic attractions such as Skee Ball, pinball, and claw games. Kids will love accumulating tickets from the games and exchanging them for souvenirs, making this a must-visit after the larger rides.

Ferris Wheel

Nothing screams “amusement park” quite like a Ferris wheel, and Casino Pier has one measuring 131 feet. You can see nearly all of the New Jersey landscape from its apex, making it a highlight of any trip. The view form the top was amazing!The Ferris Wheel at Casino Pier


Carousels are also a vintage attraction, and the one at Casino Pier was built in 1910 and installed at its current location in 1932. It uses the classic “Philadelphia” art style that defined older carousels, presenting an opportunity to add a history lesson to your kids’ fun.

Safety at Breakwater Beach

You want your family to have fun, but you also want them to stay safe. Breakwater Beach has a team of active, engaged lifeguards at every water area. Likewise, concrete at the park is generally in the shade to protect bare feet from painful burns.


Best of all, the attractions at Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach don’t cost as much as you might think! As little as $20 goes a long way at the arcade, while food items such as hamburgers and pizza are reasonably priced. There are also a variety of promotions going on, helping you save money on what is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

Planning to visit Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach? Here’s all the info you need to plan your visit:

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Address:

800 Ocean Terrace

Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Address:

Check their website for their hours of operations.

A list of things to bring with you to the waterpark


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About the author


Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach: Your Summer Jersey Shore Destination

by Diane time to read: 4 min