Jersey Shore Photo by Michael Colarusso
Allenhurst · Asbury Park · Avon by the Sea · Belmar · Bradley Beach · Brielle
Deal · Interlaken · Lake Como · Loch Arbour · Long Branch · Manasquan
Neptune · Neptune City · Ocean Township · Sea Girt · Spring Lake
Spring Lake Heights · Wall Township · West Long Branch
Monmouth County’s Jersey Shore region, bordered
by the Atlantic Ocean’s wide sandy beaches to the
east and the Manasquan River Inlet to the south,
offers a wide range of experiences, from vibrant arts
and cultural destinations like Asbury Park and Long
Branch to quiet seaside hamlets such as Brielle
and Interlaken, and suburban enclaves like Ocean
Township, West Long Branch and Wall Township.
Asbury Park, named one of TravelMag.com’s 30
Most Charming Beach Towns in the USA, boasts
cutting-edge restaurants and dining, its very cool
and historic boardwalk and Convention Hall,
a vibrant downtown with unique shops and art
galleries and a renowned music scene. Celebrated
for launching Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi,
Southside Johnny and others, legendary clubs such
as the Stone Pony and Wonder Bar are still the
place to go to catch the latest bands and music.
The Sea.Hear.Now festival of 2019 featured more
than 25 performances over two days, live surfing
contests and immersive art experiences. Sea.Hear.
Now plans to return to the boardwalk on September
18–19, 2021 (www.seahearnowfestival.com).
Explore the arts, immerse yourself in Jersey Shore
culture and visit historic sites in addition to soaking
up the sun on the beach.
Long Branch is home to Seven Presidents
Oceanfront Park, with a glorious beach, playground,
volleyball courts, surfing and a skatepark. Stroll
the 2-mile boardwalk and explore chic shops and
restaurants along the way. Join in the fun for annual
events like Oceanfest: find updates on this year’s
event at oceanfestnj.com. The Novo Nordisk New
Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon moves to the
fall this year, with the in-person race scheduled
for October 16–17. Take part in the virtual race
experience October 16–November 1.
Drive south and enjoy the view of seaside estates along
Deal, Allenhurst and Interlaken that recall turn-of-the-20thcentury
grandeur. Continue to Bradley Beach and Belmar,
popular family beach destinations. Looking for quiet seaside
charm and broad, open beaches? Stroll the non-commercial
boardwalks, charming shops, Victorian architecture and fourseason
attractions of Avon-by-the-Sea, Ocean Grove and
Spring Lake. Beachgoers, surfers and those looking to cast a
line for the latest catch head to Manasquan, at the mouth of
the Manasquan River Inlet, where you’ll find a wide variety of
shops, and restaurants, and the Algonquin Arts Theatre.
Bring your bicycles and ride the scenic 5.5-mile trail from
Manasquan to Historic Allaire Village in Allaire State Park.
NJ TRANSIT’s North Jersey Coast Line has stops in many of
these beautiful shore towns from Long Branch south to Ocean
County, so it’s easy to get here from New York and North