Jersey Shore is coastal region of New Jersey. It is an umbrella term, which encompasses 227 km of coastline adjoining the Atlantic Ocean starting from Perth Amboy [in North] to Cape May Point [in South]. Counties included in the region are Cape May, Atlantic, Monmouth Ocean, and Middlesex.
It is also referred to as, ‘The Shore’. Mid-Atlantic citizens from New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia visit the coastline, especially in summer. Busy city residents exchange a subway for cruising the boardwalks and beachcombing. Boardwalks are popular for amusement parks, arcades, and water parks hosting numerous rides and attractions.
There are myriads of hotel accommodations available along the shore lined across forty different towns but still tourists look for convenience and comfort at variety of rental homes ranging from beachfront mansions to simple condos.
Notable Jersey Shore towns
In Middlesex County, you can plan a great afternoon tour with family to the Cranbury History Center and Cranbury Museum. Beaches include Perth Amboy, Laurence Harbor, and South Amboy. Golf aficionados can spend a day at Tamarack golf course in East Brunswick. Enjoy the Roosevelt ice skating rink in Edison. In Monroe, sharpen your horse riding skills. New Brunswick holds most interesting gallery called Rutgers Geology Museum and even largest rain garden, where thousands of plants grow.
Never fret about feeling hungry even in the middle of night, when you are touring Jersey Shore. For example, there are moderately priced meals in New Brunswick available for 24 hours in this Maritime Province or anywhere across the Jersey Shore.
Monmouth County beaches are tip of iceberg but when the topic is about fun activities then the place offers things worthy for kids of every age. From rides and arcades to historical sites, trampoline fun and shopping, your kids can have a great time. The popular towns that come under Monmoth County are –
- Atlantic Highlands
- Sandy Hook
- Red Bank
- Long Branch
- Asbury Park
- Ocean Grove
- Spring Lake
You can stroll the popular Atlantic City Boardwalk or plan golf vacation here. For best shopping, gambling, and dining experience Atlantic City offers the best. It stands 2nd to Las Vegas in terms of number of casinos [9 casinos]. Explore world class craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries in Atlantic County. You can even see unique marine life at the aquarium, artifacts at the Heritage and Historical museums.
Cape May County
No one will ever get bored in Cape May because the place offers activities like paddle boarding, surfing, bird watching, Kayaking, Atlantic parasailing, boating and cruising. There is a park and zoo, which houses different species of critters.
The zoo takes pride in breeding snow leopards. On rainy day, you can participate in brewery or distillery tours or pamper yourself at the day spa or visit the Washington Street Mall. In terms of food scene, Cape May offers world-class beachfront dining to walk-up hotdog stands.
The beach towns forming the Jersey Shore are friendly. However, make sure to enjoy the place, when traffic is normal and not overcrowded.