June 2019: Jersey Shore Guide

This year’s Shore Guide highlights the best of five different destinations: Long Branch, Manasquan, Ocean Grove, Sea Isle City and Seaside Heights. We also serve up a look at the beaches’ best raw bars, and compile a list of favorite Shore events happening all season long. Plus, we take a look at the coast’s newest restaurants, cafés, hotels, spas and amusement rides. Just spray on some sunscreen and you’re totally covered for another fun summer.

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Shore Guide

What’s New Down the Jersey Shore in 2019

Eat, stay, play or enjoy a spa day at one of these fresh attractions.

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28 Festivals at the Jersey Shore This Summer

Fun in the sun featuring everything from sandcastle-sculpting to succulent seafood.

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10 Jersey Shore Theaters to Visit This Summer

Take a break from the beach to catch a seaside production.

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The 13 Best Jersey Shore Raw Bars

These beach-area seafood spots are booming as shuckers fill platters with local oysters, clams and more.

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Exploring Long Branch: History, Hot Dogs and Oceanfront Indulgences

From Pier Village to Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, here are the city’s must-visit spots.

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Exploring Manasquan: Americana at the Shore

The Monmouth County village is home to one of Jersey’s most idyllic Main Streets.

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Exploring Ocean Grove: Where Summer Congregants Maintain a Century-Old Tradition

Generations of families have spent summers relaxing, attending church and Bible studies, and reconnecting with family and friends in the community’s tent city.

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Exploring Sea Isle City: The Fishing Village That Reels in Summer Crowds

The city is home to bustling bars and a wealth of seafood restaurants.

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Exploring Seaside Heights: The Boardwalk Town with Something for Everyone

In years following the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy—and damaging publicity from MTV’s Jersey Shore—much of the Ocean County borough has been revitalized.

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Eat & Drink

In North Cape May, a Perfect Spot for Sunset Dining

Head to Harpoons 
on the Bay for local seafood, kid-friendly options and a delightfully casual vibe.

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Inkwell Coffeehouse Remains a Beloved Constant

The iconic Long Branch spot has been serving generations of patrons since 1965.

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Cardinal Provisions: Inventive Dishes in a Charming Atmosphere

The Asbury Park café boasts dishes that appeal at any time of day (think: cacio e pepe scrambled eggs, rosewater-scented ricotta toast).

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At Summit House, an Unusual Reunion of Beer and Beef

The restaurant joins a super-sustainable collaboration between River Bend Farm and Untied Brewery.

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For Tide Table Group, Nearly 40 Years of Food and Fun

With five popular restaurants and a new nightclub set to open, the company continues to satisfy LBI-area appetites.

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At A Toute Heure, a Rising Chef Has Arrived

Taking over the kitchen of a beloved Cranford restaurant, A.J. Capella, 29, stays true to its charm while making it his own.

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Here’s the Lowdown on Highballs

And why they’re a warm-weather staple.

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Fox & Falcon Reviewed: A Warm, Welcome Addition to South Orange

Founder David Massoni succeeds in his mission to fuse a homey atmosphere with trattoria fare.

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At Miga Sushi, Delightful Rolls and Sauces from Scratch

The Denville restaurant’s all-you-can-eat option is another popular draw.

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Garden Variety

Actor Jake Weary: ‘I’m a Jersey Boy at Heart’

Weary plays Deran Cody on the hit TNT drama Animal Kingdom, whose fourth season premieres May 28 at 9 pm.

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Comedian John Poveromo Crafts Most of His Jokes on Stage

Raised in Toms River, Poveromo says Jersey’s fast-paced, no-frills way of life informs his artistic approach.

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Lucky Leo’s, Seaside Heights Icon, Remains on a Roll

Leo Whalen opened his first boardwalk arcade back in 1953. Today, his children and grandchildren are keeping his beloved business alive—and even starting Ocean County shops of their own.

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Newark’s Jubilation Choir Celebrates 20 Years of Grammy-Worthy Gospel

New Jersey’s most decorated community choir will perform June 22 at NPAC.

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Home & Garden

In Loveladies, a Chatham Family’s Sweet Summer Retreat

Carol and Eric Soos transformed an oddly shaped, overgrown lot into the ultimate Long Beach Island getaway.

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Stylephile

3 Waterside Ensembles to Wear All Summer Long

Master the art of mixing and matching swimwear with everyday staples and fun accessories.

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7 Foolproof Father’s Day Gifts

Treat Dad to something that’ll put a smile on his face.

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Jim Inzero Transforms Melted Wax into Stunning Art

The Point Pleasant–based artist describes the process behind his unusual medium.

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Steve Adubato: Only in NJ

Recalling Precious Summers Past in Ortley Beach

Fond memories of the Jersey Shore, from warm evenings on the porch to all-night parties at the disco.

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Giving Back

For Children Battling Illness, Make-A-Wish New Jersey Fulfills Life-Changing Wishes

The nonprofit aims to bring joy and strength to critically sick kids and teens.

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History

75 Years Later, Local Veterans Recall D-Day

Meet Jersey residents Peter Fantacone and John Santillo, some of the last remaining Americans from the original D-Day invasion force in 1944.

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Exit Ramp

Meet the Pole Dancer Down the Street

An acrobatic Glen Ridge mom in 8-inch heels climbs to the top of her sport.

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