June 2024: Summer Shore Guide

For our 2024 Shore Guide, the editors at New Jersey Monthly wanted to shine a light on every beach town in our state. Not just the ones with the splashy attractions or the busy boardwalks, but every town—big, small or in-between—along the coast.

Here, you’ll find at least one fun thing you must do in each town, from restaurants to natural wonders to boardwalk attractions for the whole family.

Also in our Shore Guide, you’ll find a primer on the fun and beautiful carousels of the area, from the historic ones to the new additions; a roundup of what’s brand-new at the Shore this summer; a guide to this summer’s top festivals; details on throwing your own clambake this summer; and more.

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GARDEN VARIETY

Waves of Strength Is Changing Lives One Surfer at a Time

Waves of Strength helps children and adults with cognitive and physical challenges.

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FEATURES

One Thing You Must Do in Every Jersey Shore Town

Fun activities, tasty restaurants and natural wonders to explore along our entire coast.

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Stone Pony Celebrating 50 Years in Asbury Park: ‘It’s a Landmark’

Half a century after opening its doors, Asbury Park’s storied Stone Pony is a global pilgrimage site, an eclectic house of music and a comforting neighborhood haunt.

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EAT & DRINK

Inside New Jersey’s Love Affair with Wawa

From meatball Shortis to teenage hangs to marriage proposals, Wawa culture in the Garden State is stronger than ever.

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