Atlantic City Beach is a long stretch of sandy coastline with many activities, events and entertaining sites. It is one of the main activity hubs in the town of Atlantic City, with light shows, an amusement pier and occasional beach music recitals. Stroll along the spacious boardwalk and be entertained from morning to evening.
Rent a bike in the morning and cycle along the coastal path. Pause to snap photos of the stunning shoreline. Get a sun lounger and sunbathe on the vast stretch of sand with your family and friends. Ice creams, drinks and all types of snacks and refreshments are available from vendors and stalls along the beach.
Enjoy the serene atmosphere with the tranquil sound of waves lapping the shore. Spot seagulls and other birds hovering over the strand. In the evening, the lights of the casinos, hotels and bars illuminate the boardwalk.
Attend a concert or sporting event at Boardwalk Hall, recognizable by its impressive arches. Watch the site’s mesmerizing 3-D light show that takes every 30 minutes in the evening. Browse the fascinating and bizarre displays in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! complex that overlooks the beach.
Among the highlights of the beach is the Steel Pier, which hosts an amusement park over the Atlantic Ocean. Ride the bumper cars, try the Flying Dutchman and take on the SlingShotAC. Enjoy lunch on the pier and play arcade games to win prizes. You can even go on a helicopter ride from the far end of the pier. Have your fortune revealed by a palm reader and browse the many beachside stores.
Atlantic City Beach is in the southern portion of the state of New Jersey. Drive south from Newark for 120 miles (190 kilometers) to get to Atlantic City in less than 2 hours. You can also arrive at the Atlantic City Rail Terminal. Travel around the town to see such sights as the Absecon Lighthouse, the Atlantic City Aquarium and the Penrose Canal.