Toms River is proof that the Jersey Shore is far more than bright orange tans and fist pumping. Toms River, formerly known as Dover, is actually a rather peaceful township on the shore. Popular with families looking for a weekend getaway and honeymooners in search of some privacy, Toms River is definitely not the place for a raucous night on the town. It’s popular with New Yorkers looking to escape the city.
Hotels in Toms River
Most of the accommodation in Toms River caters to the family-oriented nature of the city and its tourism industry. Think: large mansions converted into homely guesthouses, cozy inns run by Toms River locals and bed-and-breakfasts located right on the seafront.
Towards the center of town visitors will find a few hotel chains, like the Comfort Inn. There aren’t too many luxury options here, though, in what is really a down-to-earth town.
Where to stay in Toms River
Seaside heights is where the pick of the hotels are, located on the long spit of land which makes this area such a popular seaside destination.
Point Pleasant is only a 30 minute drive from Toms River, offering sea frontage. The beaches here are definitely the highlight with beachside cottages and resorts like White Sands Oceanfront dominating the accommodation landscape.