New Jersey

Summer Vacation to 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.

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Summer 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.

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Beach Vacation in 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.

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Seaside Heights Beach, New Jersey

Back in the 80’s when hair in New Jersey was really big, rock gods Bon Jovi fell “In and Out of Love” on the Seaside Heights Beach and boardwalk.  The glory of this beach town struck again a quarter of a century later with the hit MTV show, Jersey Shore. “We can’t even calculate the economic benefit” to to Seaside Heights beach …

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Looking for a family fun summer vacation? The boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach has something for most tastes. From Henna tattoos, games of “skill”, salt water taffy, classy t-shirts, pizza joints, an aquarium, bars, to upscale dining, the Point Pleasant boardwalk is a lot of fun.  Don’t take yourself so seriously for a few hours and enjoy this cool beach vacation spot …

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Manasquan Beach, New Jersey

Having gone to the local public high school in the Ronald Reagan years, the Manasquan Beach has a lot of fond memories for me. It was particularly heart breaking when superstorm Sandy devastated the area and surrounding towns in 2012. I was alerted to the severity of the storm by a French colleague of mine who for some reason was following …

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