Beat the heat this summer by spending the day cruising down water slides and wading in the lazy river at the most popular waterparks in Monmouth and Ocean counties. These go-to spots are sure to make your summer as cool as it is fun. 

BREAKWATER BEACH 

Location: Casino Pier, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Phone: 732-793-6488

Facebook: Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach

Web: casinopiernj.com

Breakwater Beach is the go-to destination for family fun in the sun this summer. The waterpark caters to children and adults alike so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Lounge in The Harbor, the 5,860 square foot wave pool or try something new like the Aqua Drop Free Fall, a 50 foot speed slide where the floor drops out from under you at the starting platform.

RUNAWAY RAPIDS 

Location: 275 Beachway Ave., Keansburg, NJ 07734

Phone: 732-495-1400

Facebook: Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids Waterpark

Web: keansburgamusement- park.com/runaway-rapids

The only family waterpark in Keansburg is home to plenty of rides and attrac- tions to enjoy this summer. The Nestea Plunge invites you to swing from a rope over a 10 foot splash down pool. Mega Bunga Falls allows guests to zip down feet first before dropping in the pool.

SIX FLAGS HURRICANE HARBOR 

Location: 537 Monmouth Road, Jackson, NJ 08527

Phone: 732-928-2000

Facebook: Six Flags Great Adventure

Web: sixflags.com/hurricaneharbornj

Hurricane Harbor is Ocean County’s largest water park. Fan favorites in- clude the Big Wave Racer, Hurricane Mountain and the most original, The Tornado, which is a 132 foot tunnel in which guests travel around 35 feet per second. The Caribbean Cove features 55 interactive activities for children.

THUNDERING SURF WATERPARK

Location: Taylor & Bay Ave., Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Phone: 609-492-0869

Facebook: Thundering Surf Waterpark

Web: thunderingsurfwaterpark.com

Thundering Surf Waterpark features eight giant waterslides, an interactive multi-level water play structure and for the toddlers only, “Cowabunga Beach.” This park is also home to the Flowrider Double, which is the first Flowhouse on the Jersey Shore. Take a lap or two on the Lazy Crazy River!

AREA SPRAYGROUNDS

Waterparks aren’t the only places serving up summer fun for the family. Spraygrounds are another perfect way to cool down this summer. Spend the day running through spray mists and splashing around. 

ASBURY SPLASH PARK

Location: Third Avenue Greenspace, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Phone: 732-897-6538

Web: asburyparkamusements.com

Featuring the famous Tipping Tea Cup!

DORBROOK SPRAYGROUND

Location: 353 County Route 537, Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Phone: 732-542-1642

Facebook: Dorbrook Recreation Area Sprayground

Featuring raining leaves and more!

MICHAEL J. TIGHE SPLASH PAD

Location: Michael J. Tighe Park, 65 Georgia Road, Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone: 732-294-2190

Web: twp.freehold.nj.us

Splash around at Michael J. Tighe Park.

MANCHESTER SPLASH PAD

Location: Pine Lake Park, Lake Drive, Manchester, NJ

Phone: 732-657-8121

Web: manchestertwp.com

Spend a day at the park and cool off in the water spray park!