9 Incredible Jersey Shore Hotels and Day Spas

Because a massage or a facial at the beach surpasses anything you do at home.

These nine Jersey Shore spas will help you relax and rejuvenate, whether or not you hit the beach afterwards. / Photo courtesy of Wave Resort.

We all know Memorial Day weekend is the *official* kickoff to the summer shore season. But the beauty of the Jersey Shore is that you don’t necessarily have to limit yourself to that three-month window to enjoy these beloved sand towns. (Fall on the Shore is a gem, FYI.)

No matter when you’re heading to your favorite shore spot (and stopping to eat along the way), you can maximize your relaxation time by being pampered at the spa. Below, you’ll find nine Jersey Shore resorts and day spas that will have you feeling totally relaxed and rejuvenated — without ever needing to step out of the beach beacons.

Resort Spas

Exhale Spa + Public bath

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At Exhale Spa + Bathhouse, you’ll find respite from high-energy table games and entertainment inside its AC complex. The 40,000-square-foot spa offers a menu of relaxing therapies like massages, facials, body wraps, and scrubs, plus beauty treatments like waxing and eyebrow shaping . Additionally, Exhale is home to a public bath – featuring a Jacuzzi, jet pool, and Himalayan salt cave – which you can enjoy for an hour after your treatment.

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Hard Rock Hotel, Atlantic City

The Hard Rock Hotel was recently named the best hotel in Atlantic City by US News & World Report – and for good reason. In addition to a robust casino, a number of dining options, and big-name celebrity shows, the resort also has a full-service lounge. With 31 treatment rooms, Rock Spa & Salon combines the signature musical style of Hard Rock with the peaceful ambience of a spa. There are massages tuned to soundtracks, facials and body wraps that incorporate sound vibrations, and a range of beauty services that will bring out your inner rockstar. Do you really want to relax? Opt for a CBD-infused treatment (including a pedicure!).

Salt Spa at The Reeds

Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor

The Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor is the crème de la crème of shore getaways. Each room feels like a mini oasis, you can kayak or paddleboard directly from the resort’s dock, and don’t even tell us about the margins of the Buckets outdoor restaurant overlooking the bay. It’s no wonder Oprah stays here whenever she’s in town. Its spa, Salt Spa at The Reeds, will make it even more difficult to leave. While you can of course opt for a massage, facial, manicure/pedicure, cut and color, tanning session or flotation therapy, you’d be remiss if you didn’t try a mud treatment. or a scrub in the Turkish bath – the only one of its kind on the shore.

Salt Spa at The Reeds has the only Turkish bath on the Jersey Shore. / Photo courtesy of The Reeds at Shelter Haven.

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Convention Hall, Cape May

No visit to Cape May is complete without a stop at the Convention Center. Sure, sipping cocktails in the Adirondack chairs is the rendezvous, but don’t skip the Sea Spa. In the cabana-style rooms, pamper yourself with a massage, facial (with a list of upgrades!), body wrap or wax session. The spa also offers more luxurious versions, called Rituals and Experiences, which usually combine treatments into one super-soothing package.

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Search Wave Resort & Spa

This Long Branch-based resort and spa is located right by the beach, which means the sounds of the ocean and picturesque views are oh-so-good! so! close! Wave Spa specializes in bodywork, with 10 different massages to choose from – ranging from deep tissue to sports recovery to prenatal. You can also opt for a scrub or wrap, both of which use elements from the sea, including seaweed extracts, sea mud and black sand.

day spas

Beach house spa

1709 North Long Beach Blvd., Surf City

This LBI boutique day spa has been offering personalized beauty and body treatments since 2016. At the Beach House Spa, choose from a list of advanced facials and skin treatments (think hydrafacial and microdermabrasion) , massages and waxing options – or opt for a combo package if you want the full shebang. Additionally, the team does event makeup (perfect for brides ashore and bridal parties!), airbrush tanning and eyelash extensions.

Cape May Day Spa and Holistic Center

607 Jefferson Street, Cape May

This quaint day spa in Cape May is the perfect option for rainy beach afternoons or days when you just lay back. Bring your SO to enjoy one of the couples getaways, many of which combine a massage with another treatment, or visit your BFF for side-by-side facials. Sure, there are options if you’re riding solo, but where’s the fun in that?

Kur Wellness Studios

412 Bond Street, Asbury Park

What sets this wellness center in Asbury Park apart is that it functions as both a day spa and a fitness space. This way you can relax in every possible way. Kur’s spa services include a variety of massages (such as an Ayurvedic massage tailored to your specific dosha or life force), skin care, and reflexology. If you’re looking to move your body, there’s an on-site yoga studio that doubles as a personal training space.

Avalon Spa

2488 Dune Drive, Avalon

Located in the heart of Avalon, this day spa is open year-round, with hours that change seasonally. Offerings include seven different massages (all accompanied by complimentary aromatherapy), a range of facials and skincare treatments, chemical peels, manicures/pedicures, and waxing. Want to make a day out of it? Spa Avalon offers five specialty packages that will allow you to relax from head to toe between two and four hours.

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