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Encyclopedia > Jersey Shore
Casino Pier, Seaside Heights, NJ
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The Jersey Shore is a term used in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States to refer to the Atlantic Ocean- facing coast of New Jersey, together with the adjacent resort and residential communities. Its popularity as a tourist destination is due in large part to the nearly continuous stretch of beaches along its length, classic themes (antique, quaint, and classic), and boardwalks filled with hundreds of rides. Jersey Shore is a borough located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A tourist destination is a city, town or other area the economy of which is dependent to a significant extent on the revenues accruing from tourism. ...


The shore represents one of the most booming real estate markets on the East Coast as its prominence as a tourist destination and vacation spot has risen greatly in the past decade. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...


The Jersey Shore is home to many world-famous boardwalks in towns including Asbury Park, Belmar, Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, Atlantic City, Ocean City, Wildwood, and Cape May. Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County, NJ, along the Atlantic Ocean (also see: full-state map). ... Belmar is a borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Map of Point Pleasant Beach in Ocean County Point Pleasant Beach is a Borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Seaside Heights is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Atlantic City redirects here. ... Ocean City highlighted in Cape May County. ... Map of Cape May County Panorama of the Wildwood boardwalk, facing north Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. ... Cape May City highlighted in Cape May County. ...


Jersey Shore "locals" are known for their mild-mannered yet staunch disdain for rowdy tourists (shoobie or benny in the local vernacular), usually from the New York and Philadelphia Metropolitan Areas. A shoobie (or shoebie) is a derogatory term used in New Jersey to describe a person usually from the Philadelphia area or NYC, who visits the seashore for a brief period of time, primarily to use the beach during the summer months. ... Benny is a derogatory term used by residents of Jersey Shore towns for tourists that visit each summer. ... New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States and is also one of the most populous in the world . ... The Delaware Valley is a term used widely to refer to the metropolitan area centered on the city of Philadelphia in the United States. ...

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Location and Region

Geographically, the term encompasses the New Jersey coast from Sandy Hook in the north to Cape May in the south and excludes the estuaries of New York Bay and Delaware Bay. The Jersey Shore area includes Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean counties, along with the resort towns in Monmouth county and the small shoreline edge of Burlington county. Sandy Hook from the top of Twin Lights Lighthouse, Highlands, NJ. Sandy Hook is a narrow coastal spit of land, approximately 6 miles in length and 0. ... The Cape May Point Beach, NJ Cape May is the northern cape of Delaware Bay along the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Río de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... New York Bay is the collective term for the marine areas surrounding the entrance of the Hudson River into the Atlantic Ocean. ... Delaware Bay Delaware Bay is a large esturarial inlet of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Delaware River along the coast of the United States. ... Atlantic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Monmouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, within the New York metropolitan area. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ...


Citizens of certain areas of the Shore are unique in New Jersey because some communities often have mixed affiliations between New York and Philadelphia. There are also areas that get both New York and Philadelphia tourists. While there is no defined border between North and South, the Manasquan River or Interstate 195 are often mentioned.[1] However, since New York City and Philadelphia are just 90 miles apart, there is a lot of overlap between where each metropolitan area's residents go for beach tourism. The Manasquan River is a major waterway in central New Jersey. ... Interstate 195 (abbreviated I-195) begins at Route 34 in Wall Township and ends at I-295 just south of Trenton, New Jersey. ...


Pollution controversies

During the 1980s, the beaches of the Jersey Shore gained a somewhat unsavory reputation for being polluted, popularized in part by incidents of medical waste from Fresh Kills Landfill in New York City washing up on the shore (an example of this is the "Syringe Tide" in 1987). New York was forced to pay for the cleanup after New Jersey took it to court. The Fresh Kills Landfill on the New York City borough of Staten Island, was formerly the largest landfill in the world, at 2200 acres (890 hectares),[1] and was New York Citys principal landfill in the second half of the 20th century. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... 1987 incident in New Jersey where massive amounts of medical waste washed ashore in Monmouth and Ocean counties. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Jersey Shore sound and culture

For some time, the Jersey Shore has also been known as a live music mecca, due to the numerous rock and roll bars, most famously in Asbury Park, where Bruce Springsteen honed his skills at The Stone Pony and other local clubs and still makes periodic live appearances either as a solo act, with the E Street Band, or with other artists. Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County, NJ, along the Atlantic Ocean (also see: full-state map). ... Springsteen redirects here. ... The Stone Pony, located in Asbury Park, New Jersey, is one of the worlds most well-known music venues. ... The E Street Band is the band that has toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen on and off since 1972. ...


The Springsteen song "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" is one of several Springsteen songs that contains many references to the Jersey shore scene of the early 1970s. A style of music known as the Jersey Shore sound evolved from this scene. The Jersey Shore sound was a genre of rock and roll popularized at the Jersey Shore on the Atlantic Ocean coast of New Jersey, that went by a variety of names or, more often, was defined by its artists. ...


In recent years, the fortunes of the shore have improved and it has once again become a heavily-used destination for beachgoers and resort vacationers during the summer months (with the exception of Atlantic City, which is popular year-round). The area is also undergoing a population and real estate boom, particularly in Monmouth and Ocean counties, where the population is steadily rising.


Popular Jersey Shore destinations

Some of the more popular Shore communities and resorts are listed below:

Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County, NJ, along the Atlantic Ocean (also see: full-state map). ... Atlantic City redirects here. ... Avalon Borough highlighted in Cape May County. ... Avon-by-the-Sea is a Walsh Act borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Barnegat is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Bay Head in Ocean County Bay Head is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Beach Haven is a Walsh Act borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Belmar is a borough located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Map of Bradley Beach in Monmouth County Bradley Beach is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Brick Township in Ocean County Brick Township is a Township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Brielle in Monmouth County Brielle is a Borough located in southern Monmouth County, New Jersey along the Manasquan River. ... Cape May City highlighted in Cape May County. ... Island Beach State Park is a New Jersey state park located just south of Seaside Park, New Jersey. ... Map of Lacey Township in Ocean County Lacey Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey and is considered part of the Jersey Shore region. ... Lavallette is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Little Egg Harbor Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Position of Long Beach Island (pink) relative to Ocean County Long Beach Island (locally referred to as LBI) is a barrier island and summer colony along the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ocean County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Manahawkin is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Manasquan in Monmouth County Manasquan is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Margate City is a Walsh Act city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Ocean City highlighted in Cape May County. ... Ocean Grove in Monmouth County, New Jersey Ocean Grove is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Neptune Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Map of Point Pleasant Beach in Ocean County Point Pleasant Beach is a Borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... The Borough of Red Bank is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey incorporated in 1908. ... Map of Sea Girt in Monmouth County Sea Girt is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Sea Isle City highlighted in Cape May County. ... Seaside Heights is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Seaside Park is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Spring Lake in Monmouth County Spring Lake is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Stone Harbor Borough highlighted in Cape May County. ... The Township of Toms River is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, and the county seat of Ocean CountyGR6. ... Dover Beaches North is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Image:Cdp nj 029. ... Map of Tuckerton in Ocean County Tuckerton is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, named for founder Ebenezer Tucker (1758-1845). ... The Wildwoods are a group of five municipalities in Cape May County, New Jersey, all of which are situated on a barrier island facing the Atlantic Ocean. ... Diamond Beach is a census-designated place and place in Lower Township, Cape May County, New Jersey. ... North Wildwood City highlighted in Cape May County. ... West Wildwood Borough highlighted in Cape May County. ... Map of Cape May County Panorama of the Wildwood boardwalk, facing north Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. ... Wildwood Crest Borough highlighted in Cape May County. ...

See also

Atlantic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Barnegat Peninsula, also known as the Island Beach Peninsula, is a long, narrow barrier peninsula located in Ocean County, New Jersey, that divides the Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. ... Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Monmouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, within the New York metropolitan area. ... Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the capture of a man-eating shark off the Jersey Shore after the attacks. ...

References

  1. ^ Galant, Debra. "JERSEY; South Jersey Is Friendlier? Oh, Shut Up And Drive", The New York Times, April 9, 2000, accessed April 11, 2008. "For the purposes of dividing North Jersey from South Jersey, Gannett drew a line between Monmouth County and Ocean County. I decided that it would be amusing to drive down to this dividing line -- which turned out to be the Manasquan River -- and test the hypothesis."

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