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Neighborhood Spotlight: Sea Isle City Beach, NJ

Sea Isle City is part of Cape May County and the Ocean metropolitan area of New Jersey. Charles K. Landis founded the area in 1882. Sea Isle has remained a popular tourist destination for many years. One of the oldest buildings in the town is the Colonnade Inn, where you can still stay today when you visit. 

What You Need To Know

You’ll need beach tags on most days except Wednesdays, but this is always subject to change. Protected beaches provide lifeguards from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). Beaches north of 20th Street do not have lifeguards available. Various parts of Sea Isle Beach offer surfing, fishing, rafting, boating, kayaking, volleyball, and more. Read more about Sea Isle Beach to learn all the specifics you need to know to make the most of your visit.

Where to Eat and Drink

When you get hungry during your trip to Sea Isle Beach, there are plenty of tasty spots around every turn. These highlights are sure to tempt you when your taste buds start calling.


La Finestra RistoranteIf you’re looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or have a romantic meal for two, look no further. La Finestra Ristorante offers impeccable Italian cuisine in an upscale, beautiful environment showcasing panoramic beach views. To get a coveted spot by the window, make sure to call ahead early for reservations.

Ocean Drive Bar and RestaurantSee what’s happening at the OD while you sit down for a happy hour or settle in for some live entertainment. The Sandbar and Grill features one of the area’s best outdoor dining spaces, so you won’t miss a moment of your incredible surroundings while you satisfy your cravings.

Henri’s Bar @ Braca CafeDine with friends in the cozy interior of this Sea Isle City staple, serving delicious American and Italian cuisine since 1908. Or kick back on the patio and take in the sights as you sip a cocktail. Try fresh seafood straight from the ocean, dip into a creamy clam chowder, or order a shrimp and lobster roll.

Where to Shop

After a day out on the waves or playing on the sand, why not switch things up a bit with a little shopping? Check out these local stores to scratch your shopping itch.


James’ FudgeWho doesn’t want to indulge in decadent chocolate and sweet treats now and then? James’ Fudge has all the tasty bites you can dream of, from saltwater taffy to caramel corn. And, of course, there’s plenty of mouthwatering, melt-in-your-mouth fudge. 

Kiwi Boutique Bring a sense of personality to your home and your wardrobe all in one place. Stop into this charming local boutique to find unique gifts and items. The shop showcases a fine selection of women’s clothing, jewelry, and accessories. You can also find intriguing art and home decor pieces. 

The Big DipperWant some ice cream treats that are out of this world? Then head to The Big Dipper for banana splits, ice cream sundaes, floats, shakes, hot and iced coffee, and much more. The friendly staff loves what they do, and it shows. It’s a great place to go if you want to cool off, enjoy a refreshing treat, and get served with a smile. 

Make the Most of Your Visit to Sea Isle City Beach, NJ

Add these attractions to your to-do list when you come to Sea Isle City Beach.


Boardwalk Casino Family Entertainment CenterBring the kids (or feel like a kid again) when you visit the Boardwalk Casino Arcade. You’ll find a fun variety of games, both new and retro. So don’t be surprised when you want to hang out and play just as much as the kids.

Starfish Deep Sea Fishing If you’d like to fit some fishing into your trip to Sea Isle City Beach, book a charter with Starfish Deep Sea Fishing. The business runs 4-hour excursions and typically offers them daily. There are also night fishing trips available. Check out their website to see everything they offer to find the best tour for you.

Excursion Park — (2 41st St, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243) This park offers green space and hosts tons of events and entertainment experiences. You can attend movies in the park, concerts, craft shows, and more. Make sure to visit the Sea Isle Visitor Center at 300 John F. Kennedy Blvd. to learn about what’s happening in town during your visit.

Learn all the ins and outs of Sea Isle City, NJ, and plan a great getaway or beach weekend. Happy exploring!