Browsing: Atlantic

Brick Beach on a poor weather day, Summer 2017
Brick Beach, New Jersey

The three Brick beaches are exceptional, yet suffer from severe erosion and unimaginative names. Unfortunately, this is a frequent occurrence along the NJ shore, not only along the Brick beach. For whatever, its worth this town of more than 75,000 is the safest in the United States, according to the FBI.

Mantoloking Beach, New Jersey is looking good for a beach vacation
Mantoloking Beach, New Jersey

Mantoloking is an exceptional beach spot. Over the years, Mantoloking has counted both Tony Soprano, (James Gandolfini) and Richard Nixon as residents. Katherine Hepburn also owned a summer house here. Storm surge from Hurricane Sandy damaged 90% of the properties in this wealthiest Jersey Shore beach community.

Bay Head Beach in New Jersey
Bay Head, New Jersey

The small coastal town of Bay Head’s charm lies in the Victorian mansions that run along the gorgeous beach. This visit in June of 2017, was the first time I had been along the beach here since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the coast five years earlier. This beach spot successfully brings you back to a simpler, more elegant time.

Assateague Island Beach Horses on Display
Assateague Island, Md./Va.

Assateague Island with its wild horses is memorable. It is an absolute must visit place if you have the opportunity. The barrier island’s beach measures 37 miles long. The northern part of the island is Maryland, with the smaller southern bit in Virginia. Popular camping spot.

Tremendous view of the beach Ocean City Maryland
Ocean City, Maryland

Located on Maryland’s famed Eastern Shore, the beaches of Ocean City are stunning and perfect for a family vacation. This popular resort town has a fun boardwalk with rides for the kids, a great nightlife for older kids and crabs feasts for everybody.

Asbury Park Beach
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Asbury Park is back. Given up for dead long ago, the city of Asbury Park has been revitalized. It is now, a hip spot for a beach vacation. With gorgeous beaches and conveniently located with rail access to the city, Asbury is making up for the multiple decades of abandonment rapidly.

Belmar Beach, New Jersey
Belmar, New Jersey

Belmar Beach is a fun beach town for the whole family. If you want to party, this is one of the best places to do it. If you want your family beach vacation to be as slow as possible, you are also in the right spot. Over the years, Belmar has continued to improve rapidly and is now comparable to its more upscale neighbors.

Ocean Grove Beach, New Jersey
Ocean Grove, New Jersey

A beach vacation to Ocean Grove “God’s square mile” in New Jersey might not be for everybody. The town and beach are spectacular, however this unique destination is a throwback to another time and place. There are public displays of religion everywhere and the people are all really nice.

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