Shore is the coastal region of the
U.S. state of New
Jersey. Geographically, the term encompasses about 141 miles
(227 km) of oceanfront from
Perth Amboy in the north to Cape
May Point in the south, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The Jersey Shore
area includes Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May
counties. While there is no defined border between
North Jersey and
South Jersey, the Raritan River,
Manasquan River or I-195 are often
mentioned as the border, with most of the shore region being located
in South Jersey. Many
New Jersey residents refer to it simply as
"The Shore", as in to go "down the shore", or to have done
something "down the shore".
Famous for its many boardwalks with arcades, water parks, and
amusement parks boasting hundreds of rides and attractions, the Jersey
Shore is a popular vacation spot for New Jerseyans, New Yorkers, and
Pennsylvanians. Certain communities are also popular with visitors
from the nearby states of
Virginia and Maryland, as well as the
Canadian province of Quebec.
Superstorm Sandy in 2012 has spawned the
demolition and rebuilding of entire neighborhoods, with reinvention on
a physically and financially elevated and economically upscale level;
this process of gentrification is transforming many communities on the
Shore into a second home for the New York financial community,
akin to the more established Hamptons.
1 Notable shore towns
1.1 "Gateway" towns
1.2 Middlesex County
1.2.1 The Amboys
1.3 Monmouth County
1.3.3 Atlantic Highlands
1.3.4 Sandy Hook
1.3.5 Sea Bright
1.3.6 Red Bank
1.3.7 Long Branch
1.3.8 Deal, NJ
1.3.9 Asbury Park
1.3.10 Ocean Grove
1.3.12 Spring Lake
1.4 Ocean County
1.4.1 Point Pleasant Beach
1.4.2 Seaside Heights
1.4.3 Long Beach Island
1.5 Atlantic County
1.5.2 Atlantic City
Cape May County
1.6.1 Ocean City
1.6.2 The Wildwoods
1.6.3 Cape May
3 Hurricane Sandy
4 Sound and culture
5 Retail businesses
7 External links
Notable shore towns
Shore is lined with over 40 communities, each with a
different character and flavor. Some cater to summer tourists and
visitors, and others are completely full-year residential communities,
while still others are a mix of both. Below are some of the most
notable shore points.
There are several "Gateway towns" that are part of the Jersey Shore,
and on the way to the main towns. They are also historically part of
the Jersey Shore, for several reasons, including the fact that there
used to be boardwalks along the Raritan River, and the fact that there
are several historical sights in the area, including the Thomas Edison
memorial and Menlo Park building in Edison, and several waterfront
parks, including one in Metuchen. In Middlesex County, these towns
include Woodbridge Township, Metuchen, Carteret, Edison, and New
Including Middlesex county as part of the Jersey shore is a stretch at
The two towns that make up
The Amboys are
Perth Amboy and South Amboy.
Perth Amboy's history dates back to 1651 when August Herman bought a
point of land from the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. The land, which
was called "Ompoge" by the Native Americans, gradually changed its
name to "Emboyle", then "Amboyle". When the city was incorporated in
1683, settlers began to call the land "Ambo" or "Amboy Point", and
finally "Amboy." The name means "place resembling a bowl."
In 1686, when the settlement became the capital of East Jersey, Perth
was added to the name in honor of one of the Proprietors under the
Royal grant, James Drummond, 1st Duke of Perth. This town caters
mostly to year-round residents and has a beach, a few fishing piers,
and a few marinas, therefore making it part of the Jersey Shore.
The boardwalk in Keansburg Amusement Park
Keansburg is one of the most tourism-oriented towns along the Raritan
Bayshore region, Keansburg is home to the Keansburg Amusement Park and
the Runaway Rapids Waterpark. It is also home to a small boardwalk
that runs along the Raritan Bay, sometimes offering views of the New
York City skyline.
Keyport, nicknamed the "Pearl of the Bayshore", is located along the
coast of the
Raritan Bay and is known for its iconic waterfront and
fishing pier, traditional downtown and local restaurants and bars.
Many boaters utilize Keyport's marinas that give ideal access to
fishing, crabbing and watersports.
Atlantic Highlands, which overlooks where the
Atlantic Ocean and
Raritan Bay meet at Sandy Hook, contains Mount Mitchill, the highest
point on the eastern seaboard south of Maine, rising 266 feet
(81 m) above sea level.
New York City
New York City skyline can be seen from the borough's ridges and
its shoreline. Pleasure, fishing and commuter boats sail from its
harbor. The municipal harbor was built from 1938 through 1940 with
municipal, state, and federal funds. It is the largest on the East
Coast, home to 715 craft, including high-speed ferry service to New
York City, which was introduced in 1986. In 1966, the Central
New Jersey pier was destroyed by fire. Its rail route is
now used by the Henry Hudson Trail.
Sandy Hook Light
Sandy Hook is a long, narrow peninsula managed by the National Park
Service as a unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area. The eastern
shoreline consists of various public and fishing beaches, including
North Beach and Gunnison Beach. The peninsula's ocean-facing beaches
are considered among the finest in
New Jersey and are a popular
destination for recreation in summer when seasonal ferries bring
Gunnison Beach is one of the largest clothing optional
beaches on the East Coast. The northern end of the island is
home to the
Sandy Hook Lighthouse, the Marine Academy of Science and
Technology, and restored buildings of the former Fort Hancock Coast
Guard Station. Spread across the peninsula are former military
installations, including four ammunitions bunkers, two gun stations,
Nike Missile Base.
Sea Bright is bordered by the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers on one
side and the
Atlantic Ocean on the other. The area was first
settled in 1840s by a fishing community called "Nauvoo". The origin of
the word is Shephardic Hebrew and means "beautiful or pleasant place".
Sea Bright has several small boutiques, bars, restaurants, and other
small stores. In addition, there are seven members-only beach clubs:
Ship Ahoy, Surfrider, Sea Bright Beach Club, Chapel Beach Club,
Driftwood and Edgewater. There are also two public beaches with free
parking and life guards that charge an entrance
fee.[better source needed] Some of the restaurants
include Woody's Ocean Grille Sea Bright, McLoone's Rum Runner,
EvenTide Grille, Yumi, and Tommy’s Tavern + Tap. The Sea
Bright-Monmouth Beach Seawall has been rebuilt several times.
Count Basie Theatre
Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank
Red Bank, overlooking the Navesink River, is a noted social and
commercial destination, filled with boutiques, designer clothing and
home stores, parks, and restaurants.
Special events are scheduled
throughout the summer, such as the KaBoomFest fireworks on July 3,
which attracted as many as 150,000 spectators at its 51st annual event
Red Bank consists of an eclectic mix of businesses, including
entertainment, retail, professional, medical and hospitality. It
offers luxury stores, like Garmany and Tiffany, and trendy clothing
stores including Greene Street, Urban Outfitters. Coffee shops
Starbucks and Rook and eateries range from the "Pay It
Forward" style, like the
Bonjovi Soul Kitchen, to pubs like the Dublin
House or vegetarian fare like the Good Karma Cafe. Garmany of
Red Bank has been expanded from a men's store into a luxury department
store with 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of high-end retail
space. Store openings have included Tiffany & Co. in November
Boating, sculling, sailing, and fishing are popular outdoor activities
in and near Red Bank; in the winter, ice boats sail on the Navesink
when it freezes over, as it did in 2009. The Monmouth Boat Club,
Marine Park, and the slips of the
Molly Pitcher Inn
Molly Pitcher Inn provide access to
the Navesink and, from there,
Sandy Hook and the Gateway National
Recreation Area, the Jersey
Shore and the Atlantic Ocean.
Pier Village along the oceanfront in Long Branch
In years past, Long Branch was a major destination for beachgoers,
along with Asbury Park, and enjoyed an upscale connotation with
tourists. Long Branch is home to Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park,
named for the United States presidents who visited the fashionable
resort town, including Ulysses S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, Rutherford
Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley,
Woodrow Wilson and James
Pier Village is a Victorian-inspired, mixed-use community consisting
of 536 rental residences sitting atop more than 100,000 square feet
(9,300 m2) of retail space. A public grassy area called Festival
Plaza is the site of regular events, including concerts, arts &
crafts fairs, outdoor movies and holiday events. The first story of
Pier Village is filled with shops, restaurants, lounges, a salon, and
a gym, while the upper floors are filled with ocean-view Apartments.
Long Branch is also home to the original WindMill Hot Dogs restaurant,
located in a windmill-shaped building since 1963.
Asbury Park was developed through the 1920s and 1930s as a resort
destination for the New York Metro Area, and it remained that way
through World War II. The post-war era of the 1950s and 1960s saw the
construction of the
Garden State Parkway
Garden State Parkway and the Monmouth Mall, taking
visitors away from Asbury Park. Race riots on July 4, 1970 resulted in
the destruction of various buildings across the city. Since the early
2000s, a burgeoning crowd of artists along with local political
leaders have helped push the town through major redevelopment, which
is still ongoing. Asbury Park has emerged as a prime
and still retains its lively music scene which made it famous, with
locales such as the Stone Pony, a music bar which is frequented by
artists such as
Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny.
Ocean Grove was originally developed as a religious summer camp
meeting site, and is referred to as "God's Square Mile at the
Jersey Shore". Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
Ocean Grove is noted for its abundant examples of Victorian
architecture. It is home to The Great Auditorium, a 5,500-seat indoor
arena constructed in 1894 on bridge-like iron trusses laid on stone
foundations. The Auditorium contains a pipe organ that is one of the
25 largest in the world. Surrounding the Auditorium are
114 tents, which are occupied from May to September, just as they
have been since 1869. These rustic throwbacks adjoin to rear sheds
containing a kitchen and bathroom. The tents are stored in the sheds
during the winter. They are in such demand that there is a waiting
list of some ten years for summer rentals. Ocean Grove also had
the honor of being named one of the top 15 best beaches by Fodor's in
Hurricane Sandy in 2013
Belmar is a popular vacation destination due to its natural and
recreational resources. Its boardwalk and town offer shops,
restaurants, an active arts scene, sporting events, festivals, and a
variety of family-oriented activities. Belmar is among the most
popular surf spots on the East Coast, frequently hosting surfing
events and competitions.
The beach in Spring Lake,
New Jersey at 7 AM. Spring Lake is one of
the most upscale Jersey
Spring Lake is home to many old homes and tree-lined streets, in
contrast to many tourist-oriented towns at the Jersey Shore. During
the "Gilded Age" of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Spring
Lake developed into a coastal resort for members of
New York City
New York City and
Philadelphia high society, in similar fashion to the settlements of
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island and Bar Harbor, Maine. A surviving example
of architecture constructed during this era is the Martin Maloney
Cottage on Morris Avenue next to the tycoon's former and no longer
existent Ballingarry Estate. Another fine example of period
architecture listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places is the
Audenried Cottage on Tuttle Avenue.
Manasquan has a downtown area with many small businesses. Algonquin
Arts Theatre has shows and movies that play throughout the year. It is
a historic 540-seat theatre, built in 1938 as a movie house but
converted to a professional live performance space in May
Manasquan Inlet provides surfers with waves that are corralled,
refracted and enlarged by the jetty protruding out into the Atlantic
Ocean. The Manasquan Inlet, reopened in 1931, is the northern terminus
of the inland portion of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Point Pleasant Beach
The Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk looking north
The Point Pleasant boardwalk is approximately one mile long, spanning
the coastline from the
Manasquan Inlet at the north to New Jersey
Avenue in the south. The central third of the boardwalk contains
amusement rides, arcades, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, and miniature
golf courses. Point Pleasant Beach is also the northern terminus of
the East Coast's Intracoastal Waterway. The town is home to
Jenkinson's Aquarium, Jenkinson's
Boardwalk amusement park, and
Jenkinson's Beach. Jenkinson’s
Boardwalk has many different
attractions, food vendors, and stores. The attractions include a ride
park geared towards children. There are also three arcades on the
boardwalk: Jenkinson’s South Arcade, Jenkinson’s South Beach
Arcade, and Frank’s Fun Center. There are many restaurants ranging
from pizza joints, to grills, to ice cream parlors.
Seaside Heights is famous for its amusement-oriented boardwalk and
numerous clubs and bars.
Casino Pier and Funtown Piers are
amusement parks, each situated on a pier extending approximately 300
feet (100 m) into the Atlantic Ocean. Each of the two piers is part of
a boardwalk that stretches for 2 miles (3.2 km), which offers
many family-friendly attractions from arcades to a wide variety of
foods and desserts, all within walking distance. Breakwater Beach is a
water park situated across the street from Casino Pier. Seaside
Heights was boosted into the national spotlight by
MTV with shows such
as Jersey Shore.
Long Beach Island
Long Beach Island is a barrier island and collection of several shore
communities. Long Beach Island is approximately 18 miles (29 km)
in length, which includes three miles (5 km) of nature reserve
located on the southern tip. Bisecting the middle of the island is
the sole access point for road vehicles, via Route 72, which consists
of the Dorland J. Henderson Memorial Bridge (locally known as "The
Causeway"). The bridge is known for its "String of Pearls", a row of
lights mounted on the railings lining the length of the bridge. This
beach is popular spot for people who want to relax in the sun all day
and don't particularly like the boardwalk. Most places are in walking
distance and there is a downtown area with stores and restaurants.
A street in Beach Haven on Long Beach Island
The region is often split into two parts, with "The Island" referring
to LBI, and "The Mainland" referring to the towns on the mainland
opposite of the islad, which are also part of the region.
The presence of the bisecting causeway, located in Ship Bottom,
results in the division of the island into a northern portion and a
southern portion. From the bridge northward, the island includes the
communities of Surf City, North Beach, Harvey Cedars, Loveladies (the
northernmost section of Long Beach), High Bar Harbor, and Barnegat
Light. From the bridge southward, the island includes the communities
of Long Beach (including the census-designated place of North Beach
Haven) and Beach Haven, with the Holgate section of Long Beach at the
southernmost tip of the island. The island is home to attractions such
as Barnegat Light, the Fantasy Island amusement park, the Bay Village
shopping complex near Bay Village, Bayfront Park in Surf City, one of
two Lucille's Candies locations in Brant Beach, as well as the
Ron Jon Surf Shop
Ron Jon Surf Shop location.
The mainland includes the towns of Lacey, Waretown, Barnegat Township,
Manahawkin, Beach Haven West, Little Egg Harbor, and Tuckerton. Big
attractions on the mainland include Albert Music Hall in Waretown, Mud
City Crab House in Manahawkin, and Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton.
Additionally, when crossing the "causeway", one will see Cedar Bonnet
Island, which include the Bonnet Island estate. It has a Manahawkin
Brigantine is an island community, the northernmost in Atlantic
Brigantine Lighthouse is a central identifying symbol of
the city. Brigantine is home to the Marine Mammal Stranding
Center, the state's only marine stranding center. The center
rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles,
rescuing more than 3,900 whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles since
it was formed. Part of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife
Refuge is located on the northern end of Brigantine Island.
Aerial view of Atlantic City.
Atlantic City is a nationally renowned resort city for gambling,
shopping and fine dining. The city also served as the inspiration for
the board game Monopoly. Atlantic City is considered the "Gambling
Capital of the East Coast" and is second to Las Vegas in number of
casinos, yearly gaming revenue, and number of rooms. The Atlantic City
Skyline has been transformed by construction of new casino hotels and
condominia. Atlantic City is also home to numerous shopping malls and
The Atlantic City
Boardwalk was one of the first boardwalks of its
type in the United States, having opened on June 26, 1870. The
Boardwalk starts at Absecon Inlet and runs along the beach for four
miles (six kilometers) to the city limit. An additional one and one
half miles (two kilometers) of the
Boardwalk extend into Ventnor City.
Casino/hotels front the boardwalk, as well as retail stores,
restaurants, and amusements. Notable attractions include the Boardwalk
Hall, the Steel Pier, and the
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum. Home
Miss America pageant, Atlantic City has been featured in
numerous films and television series, most notably the setting of the
1980 film Atlantic City starring
Burt Lancaster and
Susan Sarandon and
the HBO series
Cape May County
New Jersey at night, 2008
Ocean City is home to a boardwalk with several shops and amusement
areas. Known as a family-oriented seaside resort, Ocean City has
prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages within its limits since its
founding in 1879. Ocean City has miles of guarded beaches, a 2.5-mile
boardwalk, and a downtown shopping and dining district. The Travel
Channel rated Ocean City as the Best Family Beach of 2005. It was
ranked the third best beach in
New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches
Contest sponsored by the
New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. In
the 2009 Top 10 Beaches Contest, Ocean City ranked first.
Wildwoods sign on boardwalk in Wildwood
The Wildwoods is used as a collective term for the four communities
that have "Wildwood" as part of the municipality name — the Borough
of Wildwood Crest, City of Wildwood, Borough of West Wildwood and the
City of North Wildwood — together with Diamond Beach, a portion of
Lower Township situated on the island. Its most notable features are
its beach and 1.8 miles (2.9 km) boardwalk, home to the Morey's
Piers amusement complex and Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Waterparks
owned by Morey's Piers. The boardwalk features a trolley called the
"Tramcar", which runs from end to end.
The Chateau Bleu Motel, a typical doo-wop-style motel
The Wildwoods is home to over 200 motels, built during the Doo-Wop era
of the 1950s and 1960s, in an area recognized by the state of New
Jersey, known as the Wildwoods
Shore Resort Historic District' The
term doo-wop was coined by Cape May's Mid-Atlantic Center For The Arts
in the early 1990s to describe the unique, space-age architectural
style, which is also referred to as the
Googie or populuxe style.
The motels are unique in appearance, with Vegas-like neon signs and
Cape May is at the southern tip of
Peninsula where the
Delaware Bay meets the
Atlantic Ocean and is one of the country's
oldest vacation resort destinations. With a rich history,
award-winning beaches, designation as a top birding location, and many
Cape May is a seaside resort drawing visitors
from around the world. The
Cape May – Lewes Ferry connects the town
to Lewes, Delaware.
The following is a list of all the towns within the state of New
Jersey that have a beach either along the
Raritan Bay or Atlantic
Ocean, listed north to south
Cliffwood Beach (Aberdeen)
Sandy Hook (Middletown)
Long Branch / Elberon
Ocean Grove (Neptune)
Point Pleasant Beach
Normandy Beach (Brick)
Chadwick Beach Island (Brick)
Dover Beaches North (Toms River)
Ortley Beach (Toms River)
Dover Beaches South (Toms River)
Island Beach State Park
Island Beach State Park (Berkeley Twp.)
Loveladies (Long Beach)
North Beach (Long Beach)
North Beach Haven (Long Beach)
Cape May County
Strathmere (Upper Twp.)
Sea Isle City
Diamond Beach (Lower Twp.)
Star Jet roller coaster at
Casino Pier in Seaside Heights in the
Atlantic Ocean after Hurricane Sandy
The entirety of the Jersey
Shore region was significantly damaged by
Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. The devastating effect of the storm
surge on property adjacent to the beach resulted in substantial cost
to the reinsurance industry which has since advocated avoidance of
rebuilding closely packed middle-class residences or flimsy commercial
structures adjacent to the beach. The hurricane reached up to
74 mph. Hurricane Sandy's pure kinetic energy for storm surge and
wave destruction potential reached a 5.8 out of 6 on the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's scale. Storm surges reached
14 ft above average low tide. The Barrier Islands were especially
damaged, leaving dozens of homes completely washed away. Many iconic
places from "The Shore" were also damaged due to Hurricane Sandy,
including the Belmar boardwalk, Casino Pier, and Funtown Pier.
Sound and culture
Shore is home to numerous rock and roll clubs, most
famously in Asbury Park, where
Bruce Springsteen honed his skills at
now defunct clubs like The Upstage and the Student Prince. He still
makes periodic live appearances at The
Stone Pony bar or at Convention
Hall as either a solo act, with the E Street Band, or with other
Bill Haley and the Comets
Bill Haley and the Comets performed "Rock Around
the Clock" for the first time live at the Hoff Brau in
A style of music known as the Jersey
Shore sound evolved from this
Bruce Springsteen song "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"
is one of several Springsteen songs that contains references to the
Jersey shore scene of the early 1970s.
Shore area gained international fame in 2009 after MTV
started airing the reality series Jersey Shore. The popular show,
filmed mostly in Seaside Heights, debuted amid large amounts of
controversy regarding the use of the words "Guido/Guidette",
Italian-American stereotypes, and scrutiny from locals
because the cast members, with the exception of three, are not New
MTV also used Seaside Heights as the location of their Summer Beach
House in 1998 and again in 2002, and for two episodes of True Life
about adults in their 20's and 30's living "down the shore" for the
summer. In 1999, the music video "Summer Girls" by
LFO was filmed in Seaside Heights. The 1992 Fox TV
series Down the Shore, starring
Louis Mandylor and Anna Gunn, was set
The 2011 film New Year's Eve was filmed in Seaside Heights.[citation
Some episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, season four, took
place at the Jersey Shore. As discussed on the show, the families of
Teresa Giudice and
Melissa Gorga have houses in Toms
River, and Kathy Wakile's family also rented a house at the shore.
Stronger than the Storm was media campaign, and title of a jingle made
for it, to promote tourism in New Jersey, especially the Shore, in
2013. More than 300,000 jobs in the Jersey
supported by the tourism industry as of 2015.
Wawa Food Market
Wawa Food Market in Wildwood, New Jersey.
Unlike areas in the interior of the state, which has many big box
stores and malls, small businesses make a significant portion of the
economy of barrier island Jersey
Shore towns. This is because small
businesses can more easily adapt to the seasonal nature of business in
shore towns. Stores that are located at the shore are all unique
ranging from psychics and accessories at Ocean City to home-made
chocolates in Long Beach Island. In addition many shore towns
deliberately stymie the entry of big box stores because they want to
reduce traffic. In addition, many tourists visit shore towns in order
to be in an environment without big box stores. In some shore towns
Wawa Inc. designs its stores to match the aesthetic and changes its
operating procedures to adapt to the shore culture. It is the only
retailer on the island of
Cape May to have a significant number of
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fast food and bars to amuse the young into the early-morning hours. 'I
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