As we've seen over the years, summer weather in New Jersey can get pretty hot. While so many of us head to the Jersey Shore beaches to cool off, laying on the hot sand rarely provides relief. Thankfully, several Jersey Shore destinations have built amazing water parks providing fun in the sun for the whole family. Here's a list of five of the best Jersey Shore Water Parks to enjoy on days when the weather is too hot!

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    Gillian's Island Waterpark

    Ocean City, NJ

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    Located in America's greatest family resort - Ocean City, NJ, Gillian's Island Water Park is a water playground with a variety of wet and wild fun for everyone! Kids love the Pirates Cove where they can splash and play in the Lighthouse, Pirate's Fort and and "Lil Buc's Shipwreck". The more daring ones get their thrills on the Serpentine Slides and Splash Down Falls where after a slide, they plunge into a pool of water. Parents who prefer to relax can spend the day relaxing in their own private cabana!

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    Thundering Surf Water Park

    Beach Haven, NJ (Long Beach Island)

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    Long Beach Island's Thundering Surf Water Park is packed with adventure for the whole family! Little kids can enjoy their very own section called "Cowabunga Beach", while the big kids can choose from 8 amazing fun-filled water slides. People of all ages will love the Dancing Fountains, the Lazy River, and the newest addition, the Flow Rider Double - where you can boogie board and take on the "flowboarding" surf experience on ocean-like waves!

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    Breakwater Beach Waterpark

    Seaside Heights, NJ

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    Have you heard? Seaside Heights' Casino Pier has made an amazing, fun-filled addition - it's the perfect solution for those hot summer days and it's called Breakwater Beach! Home to the largest local interactive play area, Breakwater Beach is loaded with water activities for kids young and old (and even adults!). There's a safe area for toddlers, fun splash and play zones for bigger kids, and huge twisting, turning slides that thrill-seekers will love! Check out this video featuring some great shots of Breakwater Beach!

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    Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

    Jackson, NJ

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    Just miles away from the coastline with some of the biggest local rides and highest slides, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor brings family fun in the sun to a whole new level. From high, winding, and thrilling slides to relaxing play areas for the little ones and a 700,000 (lazy) river, Hurricane Harbor has something for each member of the family. If huge drops and heart-racing turns are more your thing, then you'll love the 65-foot tall Cannonball and one of the newest thrills, King Cobra!

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    Morey's Piers - Beachfront Waterparks

    Wildwood, NJ

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BHci_uWD1wC/?tagged=oceanoasiswaterpark

    The Ocean Oasis Waterpark & Beach Club and exciting Raging Waters make up some of the best Waterpark areas of the entire Jersey Shore! The Endless River, huge slides, fun activity pools, a rope swing and much more provide a water zone of fun, thrills, or relaxation for the whole family. There's even more at the Wildwood boardwalk - check out the newest attractions at Splash Zone Water Park for an exciting day of family fun with some of the best water rides around!