Sea Isle City

Sea isle is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey. Located at Exit 17 on the Garden State Parkway.

Get in

To get to Sea Isle is very easy and probably most sensible to go by car. If you don't have access to a car there is public transportation available to get you there.

By car- Your best bet is to take the Atlantic City Expressway. When in route on the AC Expressway you want to get off at exit 7S on the Garden State Parkway and follow that to exit 17 which is Sea Isle City.

By Train/Bus- New Jersey Transit offers transportation to and from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. All trains depart from the 30th Street Station. When in Atlantic City Train Station you must catch the 319 bus which stops in Sea Isle City. The train ticket is $8 and the bus ticket is $4. For more information regarding schedules visit

NJ Transit bus service to Sea Isle City has been suspended "due to continued weight restrictions on the Townsend Inlet Bridge (between Sea Isle City and Avalon) and seasonal traffic circulation issues within Sea Isle City that prevent continuation of this service.".

Get around

You are allowed to bike and roller skate on the Promenade from 5AM to 3PM on weekdays, and 5AM to Noon on weekends.

Or you can visit Surf Buggy Centers located on Pleasure Ave to rent a bike.

There are also rental agencies which sell motor scooters in order to get around the island. One such place is listed below under "rentals"

Public Transportation

Also the newly added trolley service runs from until 1PM on weekdays and until 3PM on weekends. This new service takes away from the limited amount of parking the island. The trolley runs up and down the main street of Sea Isle City which is Landis Ave. every 20 minutes. This will also decrease the amount of drinking and driving incidents with the trolley accommodating to all of the bars. The fair is only 2 dollars and you can catch the trolley by waving it down like a cab.

On Foot

The entire Island is about 5 miles long so walking the beaches is one way to get around. Also you can stroll the Promenade to observe the shops that Sea Isle has to offer.

The island is 5 miles long, but thin. It is entirely possible to park your car when you arrive, and not move it until you leave a week or a month later. Walking from place to place at any time of day is safe, as there are fewer people here than other beach towns and police regularly patrol the main and side streets.


The Sea Isle City Historical Museum is a good place to visit to learn about the rich heritage of Sea Isle City and the families that have made it what it is. There is no admission to visit here.

Beachcombing These are guided tours along the beach which allow you to search the beach for sea shells and other pieces of wildlife. You also learn how to do your part in preserving the environment of the beach. These tours are only one dollar for adults. All tours last approximately one hour.


Kayak in the ocean or in the bay. You can bring your own kayak and go around your self in the bay, or join a tour. They are free. If you don't have your own kayak, you can rent one from one of many rental shops. Ocean kayaking is restricted to specific beaches.

Surf fishing can be enjoyed on specific beaches or from the piers. A fishing hot-spot at the tide change is under the bridge at Townsends Inlet at the south end of the island. You can also rent equipment to go crabbing. The people at the bait shops will be happy to inform you of what's biting where and the best bait to use.

Enjoy walks on Sea Isle's Beautiful Promenade. And is home to a lot of Sea Isle's local shops. Evenings in the summer are punctuated by music shows, movies, and dances that are fun and appropriate for the whole family, from babies to oldies.

Dealy Field has much to offer any enthusiast of sports. There is a baseball and soccer field. There is a giant playground for kids. They also have tennis and basketball courts and a street hockey rink. Last but not least is the fully equipped skateboard park. At each field or court there are games or tournaments that are open to any and all participants. The Skateboard Park has about 5 competitions per year and is still growing.

Sea Isle also is the proud host of the annual Oakley-Heritage Surf and Sport Pro Jr. Surf Competition in August. This competition brings in surfers from all over the country both young and old alike to take part in this competition.

Events- Year round Sea Isle has many events and festivals for locals and tourists to enjoy. In the fall Sea Isle had their first annual Harborfest which was a great success which included seafood vendors, a beer garden, a clam eating contest, craft vendors, and a petting zoo for kids. In the February Sea Isle has their annual Polar Bear Plunge. This event attracts around 10,000 people. The event tests the fortitude of people who voluntarily take a dip in the extremely cold temperatures of the ocean. Many dress in festive outfits or compete in the costume competition the city holds. Then they party it up at the local bars to try and warm up.


Heritage Surf and Sport - Premier surfing, and clothing apparrel. From clothing, shades, swimwear to custom surf and snow boards. Heritage has it all. There are 3 other Heritage Surf Shops located in neighboring shore towns of Ocean City and Margate. They also offer surf lessons by Professional surfers at discounted group rates.

The Promenade - Stores vary in range to suit any shopper. The Promenade is right by the beach and stretches from 57th street to 29th. There are specialty shops, clothing stores, jewelry stores, candy shops, arcades, and many food outlets. There is most certainly something for everyone on the Promenade in Sea Isle.


Sea Isle City has restaurants that satisfy any and every palette. Whether you are looking for something fast and cheap or a little more upscale you can find anything that you want here on the island. There are many restaurants that are full service and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Below is a sample of some of the restaurants Sea Isle has to offer.



Ice Cream 1. Scoop Daddy's Ice Cream- Scoop Daddy's is located at 3210 Landis Avenue. They provide a huge selection of flavors of ice cream at good prices with exceptionally friendly service. They can be contacted at (609) 263-3141. Dinner


Sea Isle is known for their fun and exciting night life. The bars offer live music and great drink specials every night of the week. They can cater to young and old bar goers alike,

Motels and Places to Stay in Sea Isle

The most popular form of places to stay in Sea Isle lie in the houses on every street of the island. Many real estate companies as well as personal owners rent out the houses to the first in line. They can cost what you are willing to pay. If you don't want a whole house because you aren't staying that long or don't have big family, there are a few motels on and around the island.

Go next

Routes through Sea Isle City

Newark Somers Point  N  S  Cape May END
Atlantic City Ocean City  N  S  Avalon Cape May

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