Debunking the Stereotypes

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Debunking the Stereotypes

Mention New Jersey beaches, and within seconds someone will mention well-oiled chests, boom boxes or scantily-clad Jersey girls. While some of that is true some of the time, there are a few pockets that are actually quite nice.

We spent Saturday at Pier Village in Long Branch, and were pleasantly surprised by the great restaurants and shops. The beach wasn't crowded at all, and due to the freshly-planted palm trees, we felt more like were were in Florida than New Jersey.

We didn't stay overnight because we live so close, but Avenue (a restaurant and beach club) and Pier VIllage looked really nice. Check out their Website here.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Kathryn

oh man, i recognized that photo of Avenue from a mile away. i went for the first time last year and was completely in love. what a great restaurant. don't you think it'd be wonderful for a wedding?

and i'm a jersey girl (so, ahem, generally displeased with the stereotypes) and love the beaches here. sure, some of them are crowded and crazy, but for the most part, lovely. LBI and wildwood crest/cape may are fantastic.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Alexis

Wow! That looks amazing! I never would have thought it was the Jersey Shore. I definitely have to get down there this Summer.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk

I'm dying to visit the Jersey shore—you've moved it up the "to-do" list. Many spots I've seen look so retro and cool! Glad the sunshine finally found your neck of the woods.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by esther lee

These photographs really are quite lovely!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jackie

I live in Red Bank, I've been meaning to get over to Pier Village but never have (this is only our 2nd summer living by the shore). I'm definitely making my way over there now.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by The Socialite

Great pictures! This is most certainly a different view of what we're use to seeing, It's lovely. :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by sarah

We were at 'the shore' this weekend too! (Long Beach Island) And it made me crave having my own little beach house somewhere in the tropics. I'd take Jersey too I guess (for convenience if nothing else), but I'd prefer Fiji…

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Simply Mel

What a delightfully sunny weekend! The beach looks beautiful, and I also thought it was going to be a place in Florida – I loved to be proven wrong!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by patricia

Sounds like a lovely day.

Funny, I just realized that I don't have any childhood memories of having gone to the beach in NJ.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Rebecca (Dog-Eared)

that beach looks gorgeous! i love the striped umbrellas.

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