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Back to the Beach: 2013 Shore Guide

What to expect down the Shore this post-Sandy summer. Your town-by-town guide.

By Sophia Ahn, Joanna Buffum

Photos by Colin Archer and Marc Steiner/Agency New Jersey.

Destination: Belmar

Living down its past, a longtime Shore favorite puts on a family-friendly face.

By Jacqueline Mroz

Photos by Colin Archer and Marc Steiner/Agency New Jersey.

Family-Friendly B&Bs Blossom in Belmar

A new crop of B&Bs pop up in Belmar.

By Sophia Ahn

Cooking Up a Scene in Belmar

Belmar's happening dining scene.

Photo by Matthew Wright.

Saving Barnegat: Development and Pollution Threaten A Delicate Ecosystem

Barnegat Bay was once a vast food factory brimming with marine life. But development has degraded the bay’s ecosystem, affecting everything from the shellfish industry to tourism. Is the state doing enough to turn the tide on this man-made crisis?

By Nick DiUlio

Photo by Marc Steiner/Agency New Jersey.

After Hours at the CHEGG

The wildest late-night scene on the Shore unfolds alcohol-free at Beach Haven's the Chicken or the Egg.

By Nick DiUlio

Photo by Colin Archer and Marc Steiner/ANJ.

Down by the Bayshore: Charting Raritan Bay's Recovery

Hurricane Sandy is just the latest calamity to strike the tough old towns along the Raritan Bay. From Keyport to Keansburg to Highlands, here’s how they’re bouncing back.

By Caren Chesler

Courtesy of Six Flags Great Adventure.

New Attractions Down The Shore

Here are some key new attractions to check out this summer.

Courtesy of the Reeds.

Stone Harbor's Chic Getaway

Stone Harbor's new boutique hotel—Reeds at Shelter Haven.

By Robert Strauss

Photo by Amanda Staab.

The Pull-Out Couch: Shore Motel Memories Change for New Mom

Baby’s first trip down the Shore awakens her mom’s memories of sand, surf and pesky mattress springs.

By Amanda Staab

Illustration by Michael A. Hill.

Destination: Cape May

The Victorians still reign, but upscale newcomers have brought 21st-century appeal to Jersey’s southernmost resort.

By Jen A. Miller