Casinos and hotels front the boardwalk, as well as stores, restaurants, and attractions. Long Beach Island is home to about 20, people on a year-round basis. Brigantine[ edit ] Brigantine is an island community, the northernmost in Atlantic County.
Pleasure, fishing and commuter boats sail from its harbor, which was built from through Seaside Heights is a resort community, with the beach, an amusement-oriented boardwalk, and numerous clubs and bars making it a popular destination.
Home of the Miss America pageant, Atlantic City has been featured in numerous films and television series, most notably as the setting of the film Atlantic City starring and the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. The island has a reputation as a base for long-range deep-sea fishing and charter boats.
Audenried Cottage in Spring Lake. In the s, Asbury Park emerged as a prime LGBT destination, with multiple gay bars and nightclubs, as well as the Empress Hotelthe state's only gay-oriented hotel, opening. The pier offers many family-friendly attractions and roller coasters, as well as an arcade, games-of-chance, and a rooftop miniature golf course.
Beaches[ edit ] The following is a list of all the towns within the state of New Jersey that have a beach either along the Raritan Bay or Atlantic Oceanlisted north to south. HayesJames A.
Its most notable features are its beach and 1. In the peak months of July and August the town's population explodes from around 3, residents to between 30, and 65, people on any given day. The Keansburg Amusement Park, founded instarted a massive expansion project in The town's boardwalk is approximately one mile long, and its central third is home to Jenkinsons' amusement park, aquarium, and arcades, as well as numerous pizza restaurants, ice cream parlors, games-of-chance and miniature golf courses.
Hurricane Donna wiped out much of the waterfront area inand a number of fires in the s destroyed many of the town's main attractions, including the Dance Hall Auditorium, the Keansburg Bowling Alley and the Casino Theater. Long Beach Island typically attracts a family-oriented crowd during the summertime; the island has not contained a boardwalk since the hurricaneand nightlife is limited to a few bars.
Boatingscullingsailingand fishing are popular outdoor activities in Red Bank; in the winter, ice boats sail on the Navesink when it freezes over. During the Gilded Age of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Spring Lake developed into a coastal resort for members jokers heist slot machine New York City and Philadelphia high society, in similar fashion to the communities of Newport, Rhode Island and Bar Harbor, Maine.
Since the early s, a burgeoning crowd of artists along with local political leaders have helped push the town through major redevelopment, which is still ongoing.
One such ride, Casino Pier's Star Jetbecame a symbol of the storm's destruction as it sat upright in the Atlantic Ocean after the pier washed out below it. Ocean Grove[ edit ] Ocean Grove was originally developed in as a Methodist summer camp meeting site.
Long Branch's popularity waned in the years following World War IIwith the opening of the Garden State Parkway in the mids allowing tourists to access points further south. The Chateau Bleu Motela typical doo-wop -style motel The Wildwoods is home to over motels, built during the Doo-Wop era of the s and s,  in an area recognized by the state of New Jersey, known as the Wildwoods Shore Resort Historic District '  The term doo-wop was coined by Cape May 's Mid-Atlantic Center For The Arts in the early s to describe the unique, space-age architectural style, which is also referred to as the Googie or populuxe style.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is located on the northern end of the island. A pair of large murals on the building's side known collectively as " Tillie " became an icon of the Jersey Shore and was saved. Tourists generally take part in recreational activities like miniature golfparasailingjet skiingand relaxing on the beaches.
The Atlantic City Boardwalk was one of the first boardwalks of its type in the United States, opening on June 26, However, the population swells significantly during the summer months and reaches aboutpeople, including both part-time residents and tourists, who are often referred to as " shoobies ".
Seaside Heights[ edit ] The Seaside Heights boardwalk. The town is also considered a center of artistic activity, and is home to the Monmouth County Arts Council, as well as the Count Basie TheatreTwo River Theaterand several art galleries.
It is home to The Great Auditorium, a 6,seat indoor arena constructed out of wood in on bridge-like iron trusses laid on stone foundations. In an effort at revitalizing the city, New Jersey voters in passed a referendum, approving casino gambling for Atlantic City. They are in such demand that there is a waiting list of ten years for summer rentals. Spread across Sandy Hook are former military installations, including four ammunitions bunkers, two gun stations, and a Nike Missile Base.