Growing up I spent all of my summers at the Jersey Shore. I don’t think there’s a better way to spend a beautiful, sunny summer day than laying out on a towel on the sand and enjoying some cool waves during the day and then walking the boards and going on amusement rides at night. To this day, every time I visit the Jersey Shore I flashback to my childhood….
Spending a day at the Jersey Shore is the ultimate summer experience. It’s home to hundreds of miles of wonderful beaches and boardwalks filled with amusement park rides, arcades, games, and, of course, yummy food!
I’m always a little sad when Labor Day rolls around and the summer at the shore ends. Honestly, I could live at the beach and I would still never feel as though I’ve spent enough time with my toes on the sand and walking the boards!
But fall doesn’t mean that fun at the beach and boardwalk has to end. Jenkinson’s Boarwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ still has lots of fun family weekend events going on throughout both September and October, so it’s not too late to enjoy some fun in the sun at the Jersey Shore!
To me, there’s no better way to spend a summer day than at the beach. I love nothing more than having my toes in the sand, splashing around in the waves and sitting on the beach for some, what I call, “golden goddess” time – but covered in 40+ sun block and wearing a big floppy hat & sunglasses, of course!
I’ve been a faithful patron of the Jersey shore since I spent my first summer there when I was six. So if you do the math (and I beg you please not to!), I’ve been frolicking in the sand and surf there for some 36 years. In fact, the family did an overnight trip to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk at Pt. Pleasant Beach last week to celebrate my birthday.
Whether you’re a day-tripper or planning an extended stay, Jenkinson’s is a great family friendly beach and boardwalk destination. You will definitely find something here to excite each member of your family.
This past weekend we made our first trip down to the Jersey shore since Superstorm Sandy. We spent the day visiting one of the hardest hit beach resort areas, Seaside Heights. Before the storm, most Americans knew it as the place where that MTV show “Jersey Shore” took place. After the storm, most Americans knew Seaside by the sights of the Jet Star roller coaster and Ferris wheel sitting in the Atlantic Ocean.
Even though I saw President Obama and NJ Governor Chris Christie on TV last week touting that Seaside was back in business for the 2013 summer season, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I was a little apprehensive about visiting and even tried talking The Hubs out of going there.
The kidlets pointing out where their favorite rides once were on the Funtown Pier
On this day when I bundled my kidlets and myself up to go out, I suddenly craved summer and the Jersey Shore. This is a typical site “down the shore” – storefronts where you can get all sorts of crazy decals pressed onto your summer shirts! Here’s what Wildwood, NJ had to offer this past summer. Only 147 til the official start of summer….