This is a cool idea, an ultimate road trip along the Jersey Shore. A tour of our amazing Jersey Shore that you can do with friends or family. A way for you to enjoy one of the most beautiful places in America, right here in New Jersey. You could make this trip in summer to get the "full" experience or if you prefer quieter times in winter this can be a beautiful trek as well and less busy. Regardless, if you like road trips as we do then you need to try this out for yourself.

 

 

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I got this idea from an article from Only In Your State, It outlined the ultimate Jersey Shore road trip. It's the foundation of my article but I added a few of my own ideas. So take a peek and maybe put this on your "Jersey Bucket List".

 

Unlike the Only In Your State article, I suggest starting with Sandy Hook at Gateway National Recreation Area which is a great place for beaches, sights, and history. Home to the historic Sandy Hook Lighthouse and Fort Hancock.

 

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Then head south to Long Branch to check out Pier Village. This area is great for dining, beaches, shopping, and nice hotels. After you spend time at Gateway National Recreation Area and Pier Village in Long Branch, head south to Asbury Park.

 

 

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In Asbury Park, you can walk the iconic boardwalk, check out Convention Hall, visit Cookman Street for dining and shopping. After Asbury, it's off to Ocean County and a stop in Point Pleasant Beach. Point Pleasant Beach has Jenkinson's Boardwalk with tons of things to do. This would be a great spot to end day one.

 

 

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For day two it's Seaside Heights and a stop along the iconic boardwalk and beaches. The south through Seaside Park and a stop at Island Beach State Park, which is a beautiful outdoor location on the Atlantic Ocean. After Island Beach State Park, it's off to Barnegat Light and a stop at Old Barney, one of Jersey's iconic lighthouses. Then a tour of Long Beach Island. Next a quick stop in Tuckerton and a stop at the Tuckerton Seaport.

 

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Lots of history about the Jersey Shore at the Tuckerton Seaport. Once done at the Seaport it's back on to the Garden State Parkway and a quick stop at Historic Smithville, which is a fun place to go shopping and grab a bite. Once done at Smithville it's onto Atlantic City. Lots of fun in Atlantic City on the boardwalk, beaches, and of course the casinos. That would put an end to day two.

 

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Finally, day three and its three beautiful beach towns. First a trip to Ocean City and a walk on their beautiful boardwalk. Next is Wildwood and the excitement of the rides and their boardwalk and finally Cape May. Cape May is a beautiful way to end the three-day Jersey Shore road trip. Cape May has a beautiful beach, lovely victorian homes, and a really cool downtown shopping district with lots of shops and eateries.

 

 

 

 

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There you go my take on a three-day Jersey Shore road trip, inspired by Only In Your State. I may just do this in 2023.

 

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