June 2023: Summer Shore Guide

Here at New Jersey Monthly, we love putting together our annual Shore Guide. It gives us the chance to bring the unique joys of the Jersey Shore to each and every one of you.

In this year’s June issue, you’ll discover everything you need to make your summer memorable. Food and drink recommendations? Check! Full day-trip itineraries? Check! A roundup of the coolest beach hotels, for those who don’t have a Shore house? Check!

We also put together a comprehensive list of what’s new—and worth checking out—down the Shore. And another must-read is our guide to coastal activities that have nothing to do with the beach—perfect for rainy or cloudy days!

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Meet the Creative Force Behind Asbury Park’s Transformative Art Scene

Known as the muse of Asbury Park, Jenn Hampton founded the Wooden Walls Project, which has grown to include ambitious installations and residencies.

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NJ Boy, 11, Has Been Surfing Every Single Day For Almost 3 Years

Brigantine’s Carter Doorley is about to hit 1,095 straight days of catching waves.

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Ocean Grove Residents Clash Amid Opening of Cross-Shaped Pier

Some are concerned that the pier’s Christian cross–shaped design represents a renewed effort toward religious coercion. 

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At LBI’s Dune Market, a Shopkeeper Returns to Her Island Roots

Emily Raleigh’s Beach Haven shop is a serene celebration of coastal living.

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24 Hours in Cape May: It’s Worth the Trip Every Time

Cape May is the final exit on the Garden State Parkway, but a visit should be first on your list.

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24 Hours in Asbury Park: A Guide to the Jersey Shore’s Coolest Town

With great art, music, food and drink, who cares if the ocean’s cold?

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24 Hours in Bradley Beach: A Hidden Gem at the Jersey Shore

Beautiful, quiet beaches accompany access to great restaurants and activities.

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What’s New at the Jersey Shore for Summer 2023

Add some new places to your Shore to-do list this summer.

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The Coolest Hotels at the Jersey Shore

The best beach hot spots to soak up the sun, swim and stay over. 

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Beyond the Beach: 15 Fun and Unique Things to Do at the Jersey Shore

There’s more to the Shore than just surf and sand.

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12 Summer Reads Starring New Jersey

Stay entertained at the beach, on the boat, by the pool or in your backyard.

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NJ Author Receives Oprah’s Stamp of Approval

Oprah Winfrey chose Ann Napolitano’s latest book, Hello Beautiful, as her 100th book club selection.

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Jersey Lawyer Writes Middle-Grade Fiction in His Free Time

Joshua S. Levy says his latest book, The Jake Show, contains a story that will resonate with readers of all ages.

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Find Foods of All the Americas on Bergenline Avenue

Sweet or spicy, sit-down or grab-n-go, the variety of choices is matched by freshness.

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Wildwood’s Only Brewery Boasts Great Eats, Too

MudHen Brewing Company lures hungry and thirsty visitors all year long.

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Here’s to Watermelon Beer!

Juice or purée from summer’s biggest fruit adds a refreshing dimension to brews.

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What I Miss Most About Living in South Jersey

Not even the swaying palms of Florida can rival my memories of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties.

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