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Welcome to Paradise   Southern Monmouth County...........10 Dining in Southern Monmouth.............14 Dining Guide......................................22 Brielle................................................28 Sea Girt..............................................32 Manasquan........................................33 Spring Lake........................................38 Lake Como.........................................42 Belmar...............................................44

Bradley Beach....................................53 Neptune.............................................54 Avon by the Sea.................................56 Wall Township.....................................57 Ocean Grove......................................60 Asbury Park.......................................64 Ocean Township..................................72 Long Branch.......................................74 Exploring The Eastern   Monmouth County Area.................89

Rumson..............................................90 Sea Bright..........................................91 Shopping in Southern Monmouth.........94 Watersports......................................106 Tide Charts.......................................110 Advertisers Index..............................112 Shore Area Motel Guide....................114 Summer 2011 Events........................116 Boardwalk Concierge........................117 Monmouth Area Map........................118

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Welcome to paradise Southern Monmouth County

  Few places anywhere have as much diversity in a 10 mile radius as Southern Monmouth County. You can do just about anything here, with the exception of Alpine skiing maybe. Here, the glorious Atlantic kisses wide, well maintained beaches, in a string of  charming towns. Each with their very own distinct personalities, from rockin, rollin  Asbury Park to the natural charms of Sea Girt and Manasquan. There’s salt and fresh  water fishing, charter boat cruises, a number of golf courses, hiking and biking trails,  farms and farmers markets. If that’s not enough, add horse farms, historical sites and  restaurants in every cuisine imaginable.   Shoppers will find bags and bags of treasures, from the Jersey Shore Outlet Mall,  The Brook 35 Plaza and the privately owned shops. The quaint shopping districts offer  everything under the sun. There are art galleries, concert halls with top name performers and exotic entertainment, like parasailing, skateboard parks and parachuting. Monmouth Park Racetrack is one of the grand old ladies of racing, on a par with Churchill Downs and the eye-popping mansions and remarkably preserved Victorian estates. They will inspire you and make you reflect on the innovation of the original builders and settlers to this unique area of Monmouth.   In the summer months, there are concerts, dances, fireworks and movies on the beach, almost every night in every town for FREE.   It’s been the home away from home for presidents, celebrities and even some nefarious guests. The locals are always happy to have you enjoy it all. Those lucky enough to live in Southern Monmouth County know they’ve got it good and they’re proud to share it. You’ll be in impressed by their friendly eagerness to have you be a part of their world. They are real

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people with families and no airs at all. The reverence for the shore is touching throughout the whole area. Though always busy, it seems to constantly have enough room to make you feel right at home. So by now you’re here, just get your bathing suits on, grab the suntan lotion and get to the beach! You’re going to love it here!   We hope you enjoy our BEACHCOMBER MAGAZINE.com as much as we enjoyed producing it for you. We truly appreciate you being here and if you have any suggestions that might help us to better direct you, please bring it to our attention. Don’t forget to look at our new fold out map in the back of this issue where you’ll find lots of money saving coupons in BOARDWALK CONCIERGE.com.   One thing we’ve come to know over the years is that while New Jersey and The  Jersey Shore always seem to be the brunt of many jokes, we Jerseians take it with a grain  of beautiful white sand. In fact, the whitest, finest sand in America! Don’t be misled  by some T.V. shows trying to boost their ratings by telling you otherwise. That’s why  families have made the Jersey Shore their #1 vacation spot for over 200 years!   Our geographical landscapes and unique waterways are truly unique to the world, that’s why people like Bruce Springsteen, John Bon Jovi, Queen Latifa, Joe Pesci and many  more live here.   Take your time while here and visit the wonders that the Jersey Shore has to offer and please obey the speed limits, most importantly, NEVER DRINK and DRIVE. A $20.00 cab ride or a limo is real cheap in the long run! We’re happy that you chose SOUTHERN MONMOUTH COUNTY as YOUR TOURIST DESTINATION SPOT for 2010! Photos 2011 ©Beachcomber Magazine

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If your like me, when it comes to a JERSEY SHORE vacation, my mind is savoring the thought of an ice cold lobster with a side of Thousand Island dressing, a few Fresh Oysters (maybe Rockefeller), a Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Pizza... alright you get the message! There is also nothing like a few fabulous restaurants to go with it.   So, let’s begin Brielle. When it comes to places that have just about anything from fresh seafood to steaks, you’ll find SIMKO’S GRILL and THE SAND BAR. Both are excellent restaurants with their own unique atmospheres. Simko’s is a little more family orientated with quiet tables and a Brass Rail bar if you want to watch your favorite sports. The Sand Bar is two cozy floors nautical decor with entertainment. There you can see magnificent yachts at their docks or watch them cruising by. They also have many TV’s to watch sport and great happy hours. The oldest and not to be missed is the Famous UNION LANDING, at the adjacent dock. History and warm and fun atmosphere make this landmark restaurant the perfect location for lunch and dinner. Seafood and Steaks await you!   In Sea Girt and Manasquan you’ll find THE PARKER HOUSE The Parker House is lively places with entertainment and offer a full variety of foods. The Parker House, in Sea Girt, is a nautical style mansion and the moment you walk up to the porch, you’ll feel the ambiance of Sea Girt. There’s a lot of energy here and it will be clear, this is a place to have fun. The menu includes Surf & Turf, Prime Rib & Porterhouse Steaks. You’ll also want to visit HARPOON WILLY’S over looking the River. This is a great spot for Happy Hour with delicious entrees, burgers and creative appetizers. A great spot to meet your friends and make new ones! If your in the mood for Mexico, then look no further than LA CASA DE MEXICO! Authentic Mexican recipes passed down through the years, lunch specials and entrees will make you a very happy traveler. SCARBOROUGH FAIR, which has been there for years, has an ambience all to their own. Different little rooms, very fine food and wines makes this restaurant a 14

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Dining in Southern Monmouth romantic hide out which also will be nice on your wallet with $25.00 pre-fixe meals.   Spring Lake has a couple of places also worthy of stopping in. The famous WHO’S ON THIRD is one of those cute little Spring Lake eateries that are frequented by locals and tourists alike. Home to the “Super Rye” and handmade fresh sandwiches is simply why they’re so popular. ST. STEPHEN’S GREEN PUBLIC HOUSE was voted “The Best Irish Bar in New Jersey”. They have great food live entertainment and of course, 19 beers on tap. Irish fare and atmosphere makes this a sure bet!   Wall Township has a few of our favorites starting with SUMO HIBACHI STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR located in the Allaire Plaza is ZAGAT Rated and has won “BEST OF” four years in a row for Japanese food! PRINCES MARIA DINER is a beautiful restaurant yes, restaurant with all the goodies you’d expect at a Top Shelf diner. They have their daily specials and open every day at 6am to 3am They specialize in Greek and Italian food fresh seafood. Muscle maker grill is one of the new Rage’s on the JERSEY SHORE! They offer very creative and delicious food with your health in mind! They deliver and cater also!   Across town and a little south is AVON where you find THE COLUMNS. This is an old hotel turned restaurant overlooking the boulevard and the Atlantic. Inspiring views and dining on the porch with nightly music and dancing makes them a “Must-Go”. This 127 year old mansion is best known for the ambiance and their nightclub. A raw bar there serves lobster, king crab, clams, shrimp, hot dogs and hamburgers after 3pm every day. They feature live entertainment and DJ’s for the Young at Heart and the Young! SCHNEIDER’S RESTAURANT is a great spot with the Old Country Touch. With German, Austrian & Hungarian food, every dish is authentically prepared with the utmost attention given providing flavors that take you around the world. Potato pancakes, Sauerbraten and Weiner Schnitzel will have your mouth watering the moment it meets your eyes. They also have entrees for the “Not So Bold” so both you and your partner will have it and everyone will be happy.   Belmar is loaded with choices. To begin, BRANDL’S, who’s been dubbed on occasion, as “The Culinary Mayor” of the town, is a restaurant full of your favorite Jersey shore entrees, prepared impeccably. The recipes are nothing less than brilliant and Chris Brandl just so happens to be a really nice guy! Reservations are accepted. His other place, JAKE’S CRAB SHACK, features handmade Crab Cakes that are so good; you might find yourself looking over your shoulder like you did something illegal! NICCHIO ITALIAN RESTAURANT has recently opened and is getting excellent reviews! This is an upscale moderately priced restaurant with a beautiful L-shaped bar. Authentic and traditional plates include such items as Fresh Calamari, Clams in Garlic, Pork Chop Milanese, Osso Buco, and more plus, they have prime Steaks and burgers. This is the new place to dine! KAYA’S KITCHEN is a very cultural restaurant where you can find international foods from Indian to Mexican to American favorites. A very colorful place to dine in or take out, they’ve got Wraps, Burritos, Sandwiches, Soups, Juice, Smoothies and more. Now KLEIN’S FISH MARKET WATERSIDE CAFÉ, GRILL ROOM & SUSHI BAR is a mouthful, but a really great one. This is no newcomer as this restaurant is another reason that Belmar has become such a great dining destination. All fresh, all the time and you can watch the boats unload. This is a great experience! BLUE SKY GRILLE has their own take on things as they boast Oceanfront dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Omlettes, burgers and fresh seafood is the fare here and you won’t go wrong! More on the fun side in Belmar will be LOU’S CAFÉ 13 which is a 60’S THEMED CAFÉ & DELI. See them for breakfast & lunch! A new hit in town is ROCKIN’ ROASTERS. No, it’s not a coffee shop! It’s a very unique and cozy burger joint. They

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boast their “Signature” Roast beef sandwich and a 1&1/4 lb. burger made their own unique way. You really need to check out these two deli’s! Now, 10th AVE BURRITO CO. is a lively fresh authentic and fast “to Eat” place and was featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” You’ll find your favorite Mexican foods here. The WINDMILL, Burgers, Dogs & Cheeses Fries is a consistent “Winner” for their Hot Dogs and other fast food choices! It’s Belmar! Would you expect anything less?   Asbury Park has a few of my favorites in the very retro WATERMARK where NY meets South Beach! Another worthy opponent is LANGOSTA LOUNGE with casual Mexican dining. Both are Oceanfront venues, Another must in Asbury is CASA DI DOLCE. This is a little romance with gourmet coffee’s, and desserts along with pastries, Artisan breads and hand rolled Brooklyn bagels. “The sweetest spot in Asbury”! JOHNNY MAC HOUSE OF SPIRITS is more than words can justify! This is an East Coast Experience. They’ve got pizza , entertainment, food, skee ball and more! Just Go!   TANDOOR INDIA RESTAURANT in Ocean Township is our recommendation if Indian food is on your list!   Dining in LONG BRANCH! Now this is without a doubt one of the newest and nouveau Cities going! A renaissance in new development that can only rival Asbury! This town has taken on their own identity with fabulous dining experiences. I’m proud to start with one of my own life’s proteges, MICHAEL ANTHONY’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT. Your host here is Aaron who hails from one of the most elite wedding venues in Monmouth County. Feel free to BYOB as you enter a great Italian Restaurant eatery. TRE AMICI and their Chef/Owner Mr. Michael Zappoli, has amassed the title of Food Network’s Chopped Champion! While no easy feat, this romantic Italian Dining experience has fresh seafood and homemade pastas. Open 7 days, with live smooth Jazz of Fridays, you can’t go wrong here! BON APPETIT CAFÉ & RESTAURANT brings you a “A little taste of the Old World with a Mediterranean twist! There you can sneak in Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and love every step of the way! The WHITE MARLIN just may be as they boast, “Monmouth Counties Finest Seafood Restaurant, but we’ll leave it up to you to judge! The menu is just too delicious to start with!   As Sports Bars Go, JACKS GOAL LINE STAND is one of my favorites also! Brighton Ave. is fun enough, but this is a spot you just can’t miss! They’ve got drink specials EVERY night of the week! Great prices and a very comfortable place to watch your favorite sports! TROPICAL RESTAURANT is just one of those places every town just have to have! Breakfast, lunch and dinner with Soups. Salads and Seafood is just an easy excuse to visit! SABOR BRASIL BBQ BUFFET is a place that will do justice for the very word BUFFET and BRAZILIAN! All of your favorites await and if your still hungry when you leave, well, I just can’t help you! AMY’S

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Neptune • Belmar

302 South Concourse Rd • Neptune, NJ 07753

732.775.9911 www.sunsetsnj.com

With a combined restaurant experience of over 40 years, Giuseppe Salpietro & Nicola Fuccilli are well-known throughout Ocean & Monmouth County as premier restauranteurs. La Dolce Vita Belmar has evolved as one of the top restaurants in Monmouth County because of their high-quality standards and years of restaurant experience.

400 Ocean Ave | Belmar, NJ 07719 732.749.3177

OPEN: Sun-Thurs 11am to 10pm Fri-Sat 11am to 11pm

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OMLETTES. OH! AMY’S OMLETTES. Look, your just Nuts if you cheat yourself out of not going here! Go and you just might see the staff at Beachcomber there! Last but certainly not least is The Famous RICHARD’S NEW YORK STYLE DELI! C’mon, you know what we mean by this! Overstuffed sandwiches, Mouth watering PASTRAMI and CORNED BEEF Sandwiches. You can’t go home without this and I really hope you’re here for a few days to SAMPLE ALL I’VE TOLD YOU!   SEA BRIGHT is the locals Secret! DONOVAN’S is the leader here! Get ready! Your gonna spend the day here! Your gonna get a little Sun, then you’ll hit the Atlantic, then you’ll chat a little with whomever, THEN YOU’LL PARTY! There will be Bands, Fun, a TIKI Bar and somewhere in a couple of days you’ll realize, YOU, were just in JERSEY! TRATTORIA “G” Authentica Cucina Italiano will be the place you go to for Italian food! Watch the Magic Wand! Trattoria “G” will be where you’ll go for “Authentic Homemade Italian Food” Do not disappoint the Master! Master says’ “OK” to BYOB!

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The cuisine that we prepare at KAYA’S is made fresh, and per order. We take great pride in our culinary vision, using only the finest organic ingredients. Enjoy our delicious cuisine in our newly renovated dining room, with our friendly knowledgeable staff here to make your visit to KAYA’S a delightful one. Also at our new location, come visit and see our new fresh vegetable juice and fruit smoothie bar, and our display cases with homemade dishes to take-out!

live music juice and smoothie bar freshly made take out n catering available weekly specials n BYOB

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Dining Guide

Amy’s Omelette House • 732-222-1206 Omelettes, Wraps, Burgers, Full Dinners 444 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch www.youramys.com Blue Sky Grill • 732-681-7000 Seafood, Burgers 1715 Ocean Ave., Belmar www.blueskygrillenj.com Bon Appetit • 732-229-1907 Old World w/Mediterranean Twist 79 Brichton Ave., Long Branch www.bonappetitcafe.net Brandl • 732-280-7501 American Cuisine 703 Belmar Plaza, Belmar www.brandlrestaurant.com The Columns • 732-988-3213 American Cuisine 601 Ocean Ave., Avon By The Sea www.columnsnj.net Fins Tropicali Cuisine • 732-897-8600 Southern California Cuisine 120 Main Street, Bradley Beach www.finsusa.com Harpoon Willy’s • 732-223-8880 Steak, Burgers & Seafood 2655 River Rd., Manasquan www.harpoonwillys.com Jacks Goal Line Stand • 732-870-8800 Sports Bar & Grill 149 Brighton Ave., Long Branch Jake’s Crab Shack • 732-894-3177 Seafood, Burgers, Sandwiches 500 Ocean Ave., Belmar www.jakescrabshack.com Kaya’s Kitchen • 732-280-1141 Organic, Vegetarian Cuisine 1000 Main St., Belmar www.kayaskitchenbelmar.com Klein’s Waterside Cafe • 732-681-1177 Seafood, Sushi, Pasta Main St. & River Rd., Belmar www.kleinsfish.com La Dolce Vita • 732-749-3177 Italian Seafood 400 Ocean Ave., Belmar www.ladolcevitabelmar.com Michael Angelo’s • 732-222-8490 Italian Cuisine 72 Ocean Ave., Long Branch www.michaelangelospiervillage.com Nicchio Restaurant • 732-280-1132 Italian 1000 Main St., Belmar Princess Maria Diner • 732-282-1722 Greek, Italian Seafood 2044 Rt. 35, Wall

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The beautiful town of Sea Girt may only be one square mile, but don’t let size fool you. Sea Girt has a rich history that is still active, all in and around the lovely homes. It was here that Franklin Delanor Roosevelt held the kickoff for his presidential campaign and where Woodrow Wilson learned of his nomination for President. Once called the Summer Capital of New Jersey, Sea Girt was originally farmland owned by Dr. Charles Montrose Graham and Mr. John Sherman. In 1853, Commodore Robert F. Stockton acquired the large tract of land and built a lavish summer estate between Stockton Lake and Wreck Pond. Then, in 1875, a group of Philadelphia land developers purchased the land and Sea Girt quickly developed into a year round residential community.   In 1887, the New Jersey State Legislature, purchased 120 acres for the New Jersey National Guard to use as a permanent summer training camp, rifle range, seacoast   battery and mobilization camp for New Jersey Guardsmen. The area is still used by   the New Jersey National Guard, and every now and then, you can hear the thunder   of training exercises rolling across the water.   By the end of the 19th century, the United States government obtained a plot of land along the Sea Girt shoreline and built the famous Sea Girt lighthouse. This L-shaped brick house with a central tower marks the inlet leading to the Wreck Pond. It also hosted the first radio beacon mounted in a shore installation in the United States.   In 1955 the lighthouse was decommissioned and purchased. Now it is maintained by the Lighthouse Citizens Committee, who restored it and use it regularly for all kinds   of community activities.   Wreck Pond was a natural inlet, receiving its name by being used as a ship’s graveyard. Vessels tattered by sea use were either repaired or left behind. Much of the original Wreck Pond has been filled in and is used to help regulate flooding waters for the town. Sea Girt is home to many influential people and often some famous summer residents.   Whether your shopping around Sea Girt or hitting the beach this is just one of the  most quaint north eastern towns you ever visit. 32

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It was once said that Manasquan was a fine community for two things – to make   a living and to enjoy life. True to this day, Manasquan is a community of close knit families, thriving businesses, good schools, and history, set along the ocean, river,   lakes, and streams.   Manasquan was settled by the Native American Unamis (“Turtle People”) branch of the Lenni Lenape who brought their squaws and children there in the summer, to enjoy shellfish and the harvest of the Atlantic. In fact, the name Manasquan is derived from the combination of Native American words for “island”, man-a-tah, for “wife”, squaw, and “stream”, han. Manasquan literally translates to “stream” of the island of squaws”.   In September 1609, Sir Hendryck Hudson, journaled that Manasquan was “a good land to fall in love with and a pleasant land to see.” The Dutch claimed much of the area, creating the Monmouth Patent in 1665. This Patent, “purchased” the land from Native Americans and paved the way for growth. Of course, with the settlers, came the builders and soon the vacationers. Wooden bungalows began to line the oceanfront as people found the borough a wonderful   and healthy place to be. By the 1920s, a mix of Victorian homes, seashore cottages, and beach shacks dotted the shoreline. Since Captain Hendryk Hudson arrived in Manasquan NJ in 1609, much has changed, even the course of the Manasquan River.

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  The army Corps of Engineering actually redirected the Manasquan River to create the Manasquan Inlet as we know it today. The inlet now is a vibrant boater’s haven, separating Manasquan from Point Pleasant and Monmouth County from Ocean County. Its scenic shore line is the home of many restaurants and shopping outlets. It has become a sanctuary for many visiting shorebirds. It is also the home to the famous dog beach, so pooch owners should be sure to include a run on the beach during your stay. Cat lovers will feel right at home too, as Manasquan is the national headquarters of the Cat Fanciers Association.   The summer months crank up the energy in and around the many local bars   and lovely restaurants that give diners a breath of fresh air.

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Glorious Spring Lake is home to two miles of pristine beaches and some of the most magnificent homes in Monmouth County. Though there’s no law in the books, you’d think it was illegal to not have a perfectly manicured lawn in this picturesque town and camera flashes at every corner. Spring Lake is home to a distinguished collection of 12 impeccably restored bed and breakfasts, each with its own unique décor, true to the era of the time they were built. Friendly innkeepers welcome you to drop by for a quick history lesson and tour of the common areas. Many have restaurants, where some offer afternoon teas. The history museum itself is housed in a building that dates back to 1897 which started as a school and served as a Masonic meeting place during the 1950’s. The undisturbed boardwalk is a favorite for people seeking the tranquil experience of the ocean. There is a lovely gazebo where romantics can often catch a bride and groom taking wedding pictures on the beach. The drive along the boardwalk is uninterrupted, as there are no traffic lights and no parking meters. So relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the beach.   There is a lake in Spring Lake, the spring-fed Divine park and Lake which is equally and impeccably kept. It is ringed with flowering trees and criss crossed with charming wooden footbridges, which double as good posts for lake fishing. Hiking and biking the lake is also quite popular. In the historic spirit of the town, be sure to look for the calendar at the wonderful Spring Lake Community Theater, Continues on pg. 40 38

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Little Lake Como packs a punch. It’s got a scenic water view but no oceanfront property,   so that must mean the centerpiece is….take a guess…the lake! You got it! Lake Como   is a large attractive lake that is surrounded by large beautiful homes with friendly porches.   The Lake is well preserved in its natural state attracting just about as many waterfowl as it   does human visitors. Ducks, swans and egrets raise their families there.   Although the land that makes up Lake Como was settled in 1693, it was only in 1924   that the borough came into existence. Lake Como was originally called South Belmar and   some still call it that, though the original seeds of this area were planted by Jeremiah   Newman, a farmer born in 1798. Mr. Newman also realized the value of the seaside location   and divided up his farmland into smaller lots for housing and eventually sold beachfront   property for $1.00 an acre. (Smelling salts, please). The Newman family house is the oldest   house in Lake Como and you can see it at 504 18th Avenue. Its 150 years old, still sturdy   and built from sea timbers found on the beach by a member of Newman’s family. Lake Como runs from 16th Avenue in Belmar, to Wall Township and has some of the area’s big hotspots in including Paul’s Tavern and the famous Bar-Anticipation. Bar-A being a huge bar/restaurant complex that attracts all ages. There’s an indoor bar, tiki bars, bar-b-que areas and even a sand volleyball court in the back.   The Irish pride of Belmar spills easily over the boundary into Lake Como, and there are several Irish pubs and taverns in town too! 42

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Colorful Belmar sits just above Spring Lake, yet it’s a world away in spirit. Belmar is active, bright, lively and full of beach events and activities. Young and old are drawn to Belmar’s energy year after year and the large community’s of summer renters seem to be outdoors bar-b-queing, just about every night. Fishermen and water sports lovers flock to Belmar with its thriving shopping areas and ever expanding community of restaurants. There’s very little you can want for in beautiful Belmar. Whatever your watery pleasure is, Belmar delivers! There is the wide beach and the bustling Ocean Avenue merchants. For a little variety, cross Main Street and head for the Marina. Here, the Shark River collects, before it empties into the ocean, creating one of the most glorious views (and sunset watching spots) on the Jersey Shore. Hanging out at the Marina is free and there are manicured walks, picnic tables, grills, tennis courts and parking. You can spend hours under shade trees watching jet skis and water skiers wiz by. You can also watch the numerous fishing boats as they pull in and out of harbor. Deep sea and salt water fisherman can catch one of many charter cruises that leave all day and night, and if you time it right, you may be able to buy some fish, right off the boat.   Some of that catch makes its way to Belmar’s amazing restaurants. There are perennial favorites like Klein’s, which began in 1924 when Ollie Klein, Sr., peddled fish from his truck through Asbury Park, Ocean Grove and Neptune. By 1928, he purchased the River Road   property located under the Belmar bridge, where it thrives today as a restaurant, take out store, 44

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  Named after the Roman God of the Sea, Neptune is a sprawling region that takes visitors from the Garden State Parkway to the shore destinations. Many main routes and different communities knit together, to receive the nickname, “Crossroads of the Jersey Shore”. Neptune is home to recently expanded Jersey Shore Medical Center, and the beautiful Jumping Brook Country club. Neptune is the pathway to Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, and Belmar as well.   It has lots of shopping and new stores are being added constantly. There are small specialty shops for water enthusiasts, where you can buy jet skis, and fishing supplies, drug stores and farm markets. Neptune also has some terrific little restaurants and it’s a convenient stop to fill up after your trip on the Parkway.   On the southern and western edge, Neptune hugs the Shark River and even has a district c alled Shark River Hills.   Many famous people call Neptune their home, including actor Jack Nicholson, singer Southside Johnny, baseball pitcher Jack Armstrong and astronaut Rusty Schweickart. 54

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Just West of Manasquan and south of Neptune Township, is a large expanse of land tucked between the Manasquan and Shark River, called Wall Township. Its named after   Garret D. Wall, a lawyer and commander in the war of 1812. “General Wall” was the only man appointed governor who declined to serve. Before becoming a senator, he held the   position of United States Attorney for the State of New Jersey.   Wall Township in the 1800’s was a farming and fishing community with a strong Continues on pg. 58

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Wall Township of various size towers topped with antennae. There was also a brick hotel for Marconi’s   unmarried employees with its own gourmet restaurant and vegetable gardens. Following World War I, Marconi and David Sarnoff, his once “Boy Wonder” telegrapher, continued   the work on what would eventually lead to the organization of RCA, (Radio Corporation   of America). You can tour the red brick buildings at the Evans site, a special treat for science and history buffs. Wall’s resources of salt and grist mills were critical during the Revolutionary War   and were the target of the British soldiers. It was also a source of bog iron, which was a smelting fuel. James P. Allaire, a Renaissance man: inventor, utopian industrialist, planner and designer of the first brass air chamber and the first steam frigate, purchased a section   of Wall in 1822, and called it “The Howell Works”. This complete company town had its own row houses, currency, church, mill, stables and one room school. Many workers who lived and worked at the Works came from several different countries.   Today, the “Historic Village in Allaire State Park” is restored to its early 1800’s period   and offers visitors the experience of living history. The Village is listed on both the State   and National Registers of Historic Places.   Wall Township still has an active fishing community and the shoppers in the area are pretty active too. Busy Route 35 runs right through Wall and leads past lots of stores,   including the Brook 35 Shopping plaza, that has all the top stores, like Gap, Victoria’s   Secret and Williams Sonoma.

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Moving North from the poppin’ Belmar beaches are the two small towns of Avon by   the Sea, (pronounced with a flat a, like in class, not like the cosmetic company) and Bradley Beach, which is kind of like downshifting gears for what is about to come….the stunning and most unusual town of Ocean Grove. This one square mile of remarkable sites, is like turning back the hands of time about 150 years or so. You won’t see anything like this anywhere. Charming Victorian homes are called Painted Ladies and while San Francisco says they have some beauties, no one, anywhere beats these. In 1869, a group of spiritual leaders assembled as The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association to form what became the largest community of authentic Victorian architecture in the nation. In 1976, the town was entered in the National Register of Historic Places and in 1977, the New Jersey State Register of Historic Places. Painted Ladies are known for their ornate gingerbread detailing and unique colors all authentic to the era. Purple homes sit next to green, sit next to yellow and on and on, each boasting manicured English gardens, and Birthday Parties • Classes twinkling wind chimes. You’ll find afternoon Ladies’ Night / Bridal Parties • Summer Camp Pottery To-Go • Custom Orders • Fundraiser Ideas teas, ice cream socials and old fashioned town bands concerts at the Boardwalk gazebo. Add Walk-ins Welcome! a charming downtown shopping district and — ocean county — 626 Bay Ave • Point Pleasant Beach, NJ you’ll see why strolling is a major part of a visit 732-892-7529 to Ocean Grove. To complete the time warp, — monmouth county — 66 South Main St. • Ocean Grove, NJ visitors can choose to stay at one of many, 732-897-0007 many, restored Victorian bed and breakfasts, www.gitfireduppottery.com Continues on pg. 62 60

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who’s large verandas are full of readers and painters. Founded as a Methodist retreat, a religion that is still a strong part of the now more diverse community. There are only two entrances off Main Street, flanked by huge stone and iron gates. Until the mid 1980’s residents were required to move their cars out of town each Saturday night and the gates would be locked until sundown on Sunday. Summertime visitors can see another most unusual dwelling, the 114 wooden floored tent houses that are owned by the Camp Association and leased to members based on their participation in camp and religious activities. Leasers must wait as long as 10 years for a tent to stay in these austere shelters. Every piece of property in the township belongs to the association. Homeowners cannot purchase the lot on which their homes stand. The building and renovations are carefully scrutinized by the Board of Architectural Review to preserve the unique Victorian architecture.   One last and most notable site is the Great Auditorium, which is almost the size of a football field and hosting prayer and revival meetings with Saturday evening summer concert series. It is also home to the thundering Hope-Jones pipe organ, which was installed in 1908, and remains one of the largest in the world. The original cost was $26,000, and was partially paid for by Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) who was a member of the Hope-Jones Board of Directors.

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  Just to the north of charming Ocean Grove is Asbury Park, (a real day night contrast). Few towns in New Jersey are as well known as Asbury Park. People from all over the world flock to its sunny shores, famous for the music it’s inspired, the films and TVs shows shot   on its historic boardwalk. Not to mention its long-standing history as a resort town. Visitors will notice the extra wide streets in town. In case you’re wondering, its because the town was originally built as a health resort and spiritual retreat where the streets were designed extra wide to allow healing ocean breezes to flow into every corner of town.   Developed in 1871 by New York, brush manufacturer James A. Bradley, the city was   named for Francis Asbury. He was the first American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States. Bradley developed of much of the city’s infrastructure, and even though he preferred gas Power & Light Co.) to offer electric service.   Seafaring history buffs will know that Asbury Park was the site of the tragic sinking   of the Morro Castle ocean liner which changed the maritime laws regarding lifeboats and safety measures on sea-going vessels. The town has just erected a touching monument at Continues on pg. 66 64

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the entrance of the Paramount Theater. The Paramount Theater and its sister Convention Hall are being restored to their former glory and every weekend there are concerts,  

lovely theater complex.   Right across the street is an imposing V shaped building with a crown-like roof. This is the historic Berkeley Carteret Hotel. It hosted many glittering balls and events as well as many famous guests. These guests include rock-a-billy music icon Johnny Cash, who wrote Continues on pg. 68

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his memoirs while staying there.   If you’ve done it, you know that “Cruisin the Circuit” meant you would spend all day polishing up your hot rod, doing your hair, and riding around the loop made up from   First Avenue, to Eighth Avenue, up Ocean Avenue and down Kingsley. It was the place   to see and be seen. Asbury still hosts classic car shows and cruising nights so get the   Deluxe Wash with the hot wax, crank up the tunes and show off. The once great Asbury boardwalk, which had fallen to disrepair, is now experiencing a re-birth. Current revitalization efforts are breathing a newer, hipper energy into town where more and more trendy merchants and bistro eateries seem to pop up with each visit. If you haven’t been there in a while, you won’t believe your eyes.   Asbury Park has never been short on nightlife. The world famous Stone Pony and you’re a history hound, a nightlife lover, or a fan of innovative cuisine. Trendy restaurants take full advantage of Asbury Park’s strong visual appeal and refreshing sea air, and you can enjoy all kinds of cuisines in all styles of dining.

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You can find just about anything you want in Ocean Township. Known as the “Community of Gracious Living, this bustling 11 square mile residential and shopping core is bordered by Eatontown and West Long Branch on the north; Long Branch, Deal, Allenhurst and Interlaken on the east, Neptune and Asbury Park on the south; and Tinton Falls on the west. Neighborhoods include Oakhurst, Wayside, Wanamassa, West Allenhurst, Deal Park, and West Deal and even residents have a hard time knowing exactly where the borders are. In fact, and despite its large size, it shares a zip code with Asbury Park, for those GSP-ers out there. Ocean Township’s main corridor, Route 35 is full of every kind of retail store… grocery, auto, furniture and department stores, even an industrial park and banquet halls, along with plenty of specialty shops that have been there for years. There even a large multi-screen movie theater and 9 hole golf course.   But residents know Ocean Township as a true community. Its large and impressive school system, offers numerous adult education programs too. The large new library, new historical museum and active calendar of community events offer Ocean Township a well rounded lifestyle . At the center, just off Route 35, is the sprawling Joe Palia Park, with entrances off West Park Avenue and Whalepond Road. It’s a beautifully maintained and well used park with winding bike and jogging trails, pool and tennis courts and softball field. Its also the site of numerous outdoor community festivals, including the now famous Italian American festival, that takes place in August every year. This multiday event features food, elaborate rides and games, fireworks and family fun. Most Ocean Township residents have lived there for years and the homes have sturdy old trees and an eager, involved citizenry welcome new faces all the time. 72

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Fine family living is truly possible in the quaint, residential community of Fair Haven. Typical of the entire Eastern Monmouth County area, Fair Haven is a suitable choice for families seeking a quiet yet lovely retreat complete with the much-sought-after convenience of local shopping, schools and churches. Situated on the picturesque southern point of Navesink River, the area known today as Fair Haven first began attracting residents in the mid-1800’s when the small town served as a stopover for steamboats that traveled to and from New York from nearby Red Bank. Boating was and remains a popular pastime throughout the area. Fair Haven has been maintained as a beautiful community. What do a train station and post office have in common? The roots of Little Silver Borough, the delightfully charming historical settlement located on the north bank of the Shrewsbury River in Eastern Monmouth County. Although Little Silver began as a home to merchants, fishermen and farmers in the seventeenth century, it really became popular in the 1800’s when it served as a famous railroad station. The Little Silver Historical Society operates from the Post Office Museum as the caretaker of Little Silver annals. All are invited to explore the wonders of Little Silver, past and present. Today, many enjoy boating and other watersports in this fine residential area, just a stone’s throw from the calm waters of the Shrewsbury estuary.­ Boating enthusiasts abound in Monmouth Beach Borough, a small area of land located between the Shrewsbury River and the Atlantic Ocean. Primarily a residential community, Monmouth Beach boasts a popular harbor featuring two marinas. Once the farm of a Quaker named Eliakim Wardell, Monmouth Beach evolved into a much-visited resort with access to both the calm inland river waters as well as the pounding Atlantic surf. In 1871, the Monmouth Beach Association was formed with designs to develop the area into an exclusive resorts. There is the feel of seafarers life in Monmouth Beach—such as sand dunes, dune grass, bulk heads, salt air, sailboats and more. Some find rest and others find sport, but all who know Monmouth Beach find that it makes a wonderful place to live. One of the few communities complemented with a skyline, Red Bank offers its residents and those of neighboring towns a wide variety of services, activities and conveniences in its role of a bustling commercial center. Monmouth County Arts Center featuring the Count Basie Theater; a host of financial institutions; an attractive victorian-style business district; a state and nationally-registered historic railroad station; various private marinas; and the Antique Center of Red Bank. Borough of Red Bank includes a gathering of residents from different social, religious, economic and racial backgrounds, all living and working together to make their home a source of pride and envy. Take the time to explore all the nooks and crannies of this inviting hub. The thunder of racing horses can be witnessed on a summer’s day at the exciting Monmouth Park Racetrack located in Eastern Monmouth County’s Oceanport Borough. Located at the head of the Shrewsbury River, the borough dates back to 1663 when it was settled by European colonists and boasts a rich history including a stint as a booming port town. Oceanport was an essential port established for trade with New York City. The introduction of the Long Branch railroad several decades later gradually decreased the need for port activities. Although changes have taken place, they have not affected the quality of life for the residents of this suburban community. People have always taken advantage of the many fine services available in this appealing borough on the Shrewsbury River. BeachcomberMagazine.com

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Once highly valued as a commercial fishing village and seaside resort, Sea Bright Borough now lays claim to several marinas that provide anchor for pleasure boats. But that is not all. Private beach clubs and public ocean beaches attract many visitors each summer as well. Sea Bright has a history as a seaside resort after once being a steamship port. The introduction of the Long Branch Railroad in 1869 led to the development of the resort industry and the disintegration of steamship activities. Sea Bright is situated on the narrow strip of land that is separated from the Jersey mainland by the long channel occupied by the waters of the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers. Once subject to major land shifts from strong surf influences, the Sea Bright Improvement Association fought back with the introduction of massive rock barriers to protect the beach from tidal erosion. The population of Sea Bright enjoy a tranquil life by the Atlantic Ocean, welcoming visitors and new neighbors, alike. Photos 2011 ŠBeachcomber Magazine

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  Whether you forgot the bathing suit, want a souvenir or just love scavenger hunting for bargains, shopping is a topic that everyone can relate to in some form or another, rain or shine. BEACHCOMBER MAGAZINE.com has searched far and wide to bring you the best spots for just about anything you might need while here.     First of all, you’re at THE JERSEY SHORE! We’ve got everything! Why not take your wife, friends or the children on a Pirate adventure at JERSEY SHORE PIRATES. This is bound be a great family day right here! If you’d like a birds eye view of the Ocean, then BELMAR PARASAIL is the ticket in nearby Belmar. If the Captain in you is calling, you’ll want to visit OCEANIC MARINA on the majestic NAVESINK RIVER. Here you can rent the newest Carolina Skiffs with 25 hp. engines or an 16’ w/an 8 hp. You can also rent Kayaks or Pontoon boats and you can also get your bait and tackle if need be. A little further south to Manasquan, you can ride The MANASQUAN WATER TAXI’S to WATER WORLD! Here you can spend the whole day having a blast on their Water Trampoline, Kayaks, Intertubing with Water Gun Fights and more. They also offer food and drinks. The JERSEY PADDLER in Brick offers the largest selection of Kayaks and Canoes on the East Coast. They offer classes for the beginners including tours, rentals & trips Lastly, If you were looking to rent some Jet Ski’s, then just call Route 37 WATERSPORTS in Toms River. Also visit Pedals n’ Paddles for more aquatic fun, featuring jump islands and so much more! Enjoy the Barnegat Bay while having the time of your life!   Before you go anywhere, LIAMS LIMOUSINE SERVICE might just be a Home Run to cut down worries and arrive anywhere in style!   Starting out in Brielle is GREICO BEVERAGES. If you’re looking to load up on soda & beer, this is where you begin. People drive from all over as this place is the Keg Buster and they claim, “Nobody Beats their prices!” Not to be outshined is THE WINE KING in Manasquan. They carry over 6,000 varieties of wines, beers and spirits and the Shores largest selection of Microbrewed & craft beers. MODERN ELEGANCE is one of those places you’ll want if you’re in the market for a new kitchen or bath, or if you just want to dream about some new ideas for your home while you’re here!   As we move along there are also a couple of stores for the Ladies also in Manasquan. JULI MEI is a unique Beauty and Fashion experience with their Boutique and Facial Spa which carry Apparel, jewelry and accessories. Waxing, facials and mineral makeup and brow shaping is done on premise. LINGER ELEGANT LINGERIE is located in Spring Lake. They have a great line of 94

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Continued from pg. 95 cruisers, hybrids and kids bikes. They also offer service, fitting and coaching. One of the top bike stores at the shore!   When you finally go to Asbury Park, and you will, SILVER BALL MUSEUM & ARCADE IS A MUST! This is a real Museum and everyone that goes there is enlightened from their vast collection. Not only do they repair and sell pinball machines, but you can have parties there. Whatever the occasion it may be, Birthdays, Fundraisers, Class Trips, Family Reunions, even Business Meetings. You’ll be able to play the top 200 Pinball Machines of all time! If you’re browsing around, make sure you visit ASBURY PARK TRADING POST. This is not your mother’s consignment shop. This is a high end collection for men and women from J Crew to Jimmy Choo! They’re always looking for new consigners.   Ocean Township also is an interesting place to visit with the CARAMEL SHOP. The sweet side of you can’t possibly resist this temptation! Satisfying your sweet tooth since 1939, the smell when you walk in will capture you with scents of Butter Crunch, Chocolate, Caramel Apples, Peanut butter cups and more! While you’re in the area, a quick stop at the SPRINT STORE-CELLMART is a good idea to trade up. C’mon everybody’s doing It!   Long Branch has plenty to offer with such stores as THE BEE. They have 2 other locations in Bay Head and Sea Girt. Here you’ll find a store on the New Jersey “A” list for fashion. You’ll also see the latest in fashions from top designers. BIKINI BARBER is an experience in itself ! Continues on pg. 100

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Continued from pg. 98 Yes, the girls cut your hair in what else? Their BIKINI’S! GOLD COAST GARDENS is a great stop again for seeing the latest in landscape designs and waterscapes. Exotic shrubs, plants and meats, cheeses and unique gift Items makes this a fun stop. BRAHMA YOGA & SPA will help you follow your bliss and awaken to Spring. Do yourself right tonight! BACK ON THE RACKS Consignment Stores has everyone buzzing about the huge selection of clothing, accessories and home décor. PIPE DOWN CIGAR SHOP has two locations for you Long Branch and Toms River. They are NJ’s premiere smoke shop! CONTE CAR WASH is what you’re looking for when your Ride isn’t up to snuff ! They have four easy locations to get to so you don’t look too shabby! SPRAY de SOLE’ is a tanning salon where you can get an organic Tan in just 10 minutes. They also feature Airbrush Tanning! CAPUTO’S PASTRY SHOPPE has Old World Cakes, pastries and other delectable items that will certainly make them a great place to visit, especially for that special occasion! SHELLY’S JEWELS in West End is worth the trip in itself for Fine Diamond Jewelry, Engagement and Wedding rings. They have very artful custom designs and just happen to PAY THE HIGHEST PRICES for Gold, Platinum and Silver !   RUMSON WINE & SPIRITS has the deals with a whopping 20% off for any case of wine. See BOARDWALK CONCIERGE for details. They’ve been serving the most affluent clientele for over 30 years. LOOK BACK ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES has everything from Continues on pg. 102

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Shopping Monmouth County Continued from pg. 100 jewelry, clothing and accessories to artwork, nautical stuff, toys and lighting.   Now for a treat that sounds as good as it tastes, you’ll be in perfect harmony at THE MUSIC MAN SINGING ICE CREAM PARLOR in Lavallette. Live singers sling sundaes with songs from Broadway Hits to Today and Yesterday’s Favorites in their nightly cabaret.   JERSEY SHORE BODY WRAP, Wall Township is just waiting to get their hot little hands on you! In a good way, of course. This is simply a case of being pampered whether you’re on vacation or live here permanently. This all-natural spa has everything you would ever be looking for including Manicures, pedicures, facials, tanning and more!   Looking for a momento from your vacation at the Jersey Shore, SHERMAN JEWELERS in the Atlantic Highlands features “The Jersey Shore Collection” beautifully crafted sterling silver jewelery for anyone and much more unique jewelry all will admire.

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The Jersey Shore offers a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing,   wake boarding, surfing, kayaking, sailing and much more to keep you in or near   the water. Charter companies provide boats and water crafts for saltwater   fishers and skiers. The area has state   parks with acres of land reserved for   outdoor activities. Island Beach State   Park in Seaside Park, a 10-mile stretch   of land from the Atlantic Ocean to   Barnegat Bay. It comprises more than 3,000 acres of land containing wetlands and more than   400 plants and bird populations as well as trails, swimming and fishing areas,   and picnic spots. Sandy Hook has a seven-mile stretch of spectacular ocean   and bay beaches are excellent for surf casting, swimming, and relaxing   on the sand. Nature lovers will revel in the 300 plus species of migratory birds, as well as the pristine holly forest.

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10th Ave. Burrito..............................27 Amy’s Omelette House.............81/IBC Asbury Park Trading Post................70 B4 Mobile.........................................50 Back on the Rack Consignment   Store............................................83 Barbaric Bean Coffee Roasters.......62 Beckman’s.......................................53 The Bee.........................................105 Belmar Jewelry.............................. 113 Belmar Parasail.............................106 Bikini Barbers..................................80 Bing’s Deli........................................56 Blue Sky Grille.................................52 Bon Appetit Cafe & Restaurant........77 Boulevard Cigar Shop.......................2 Brahma Yoga Spa............................91 Brandl Distinctive American   Cuisine........................................47 The Brewers Apprentice..................20 Bubbakoo’s Burritos........................23 Caputo’s Pastry Shoppe..................78 Caramel Shop................................100 Casa Di Dolci...................................67 Cell Mart........................................102 Chateau Inn & Suites.......................39 The Columns.....................................9 Conte’s Automatic Car Wash......96/97 The Corner Cafe Bistro....................87 Crystal Point Inn............................ 114 Cycles 54.........................................57 D.J.’s Cycles....................................50 Donovan’s Reef...............................93 East Coast Brewing...........................7 Fins Tropicali Cuisine......................12 Git’ Fired Up....................................60 Gold Coast Gardens........................88 Gold Fever.......................................98 Greico Beverages..........................104 Harpoon Willy’s..................................7 The Inkwell Coffee House...............85 Jacks Goal Line Stand   Sports Bar & Grill........................75 112

Jake’s Crab Shack...........................47 Jersey Paddler...............................109 Jersey Shore Body Wraps...............58 Jersey Shore Pirates.....................107 Johnny Mac House of Spirits...........69 Juli Mei Boutique & Facial Spa........41 Kaya’s Kitchen.................................21 Klein’s Fish Market   & Waterside Cafe........................49 La Casa De Mexico.........................37 La Dolce Vita Italian Seafood Grill...19 Law Office of John Menzel..............26 Liam’s Limousines.............................6 Linger Elegant Lingerie..................102 Look Back Antiques   & Collectibles..............................92 Lou’s Cafe 13..................................48 Luigi’s Famous Pizza.......................84 Madison Marquette..........................65 Manasquan Water Taxi’s...............108 Matt’s Farm Market   & Garden Center.........................25 Michael Angelo’s................................4 Modern Elegance Kitchen   & Bath Studio..............................36 Monmouth Park............................. 115 Muscle Maker Grill...........................59 The Music Man..............................120 Neil’s Kitchen...................................88 Nicchio Ristorante...........................45 Ocean Grove Camp Meeting   Association..................................63 Oceanic Marina...............................90 On-Site Computer Services...........103 The Parker House.............................9 Pipe Down.......................................78 Pedals n’ Paddles.......................... 111 Premium Outlets..............................99 Princess Maria Diner.......................16 Prominent Properties.........................1 Ragin’ Cajun....................................50 Richard’s NY Style Deli   Restaurant...................................85

Rocco’s Pizzeria & Sub Shop..........35 Rockin’ Roasters...............................8 Route 37 Watersports.................... 110 Rumson Wine & Spirits....................90 Sabor Brasil BBQ Buffet..................17 Salon on Main..................................46 The Sand Bar Waterfront   Restaurant...................................31 Santino’s Pizza & Restaurant..........55 Scarborough Fair.............................16 Schneider’s German-American.......20 Senor Juan Cigars...........................50 Shelly’s Jewels..............................101 Sherman Jewelers...........................95 Silverball Museum Arcade..............BC Simko’s Grill.....................................29 The Sitting Duck............................ IFC Spa at Avon.....................................57 Spray De Sole.................................80 Sorelle Salon & Spa........................43 St. Steven’s Green Public House....24 The Starving Artist/Ice Cream   At Days........................................61 Stewart’s Root Beer.........................87 Sully’s Beach House Bagels............64 Sumo Hibachi Steakhouse   & Sushi Bar...................................5 Sunsation.........................................51 Sunsets Riverfront...........................19 Tandoor India Restaurant................73 Tropical Restaurant.........................73 The Store by the Shore...................66 Trattoria “G”.....................................92 Tre Amici..........................................13 Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club.............3 Union Landing.................................30 Universe Graphics...........................82 White Marlin Restaurant..................79 Who’s on Third Deli & Grill..............40 Wilson’s Homemade Ice Cream......76 Windmill Restaurant........................24 Wine King........................................34 Yellow Roof Pet Care......................71 BeachcomberMagazine.com


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Belmar Motor Lodge • 732-681-6600 52 • • • • 9 910 RT.35, Belmar Blks. www.belmarmotorlodge.com Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel • 732-776-6700 250 • • • • ON 1401 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park www.berkeleyhotelnj.com Chateau Inn • 732-974-2000 37 • • • 2 4.5 500 Warren Ave., Spring Lake Blks. www.chateauinn.com Crystal Inn • 732-776-9000 61 • • • • 3 Mi. 706 Highway 35, Neptune www.crystalmotel.com Crystal Point Inn • 732-899-3444 50 • • • • 2 3900 River Rd., Pt. Pleasant www.thecrystalpoint.com Doolans • 732-449-3666 60 • • • • 7 700 State Rt. 71, Spring Lake Blks. www.doolans.com Grand Victorian Hotel • 732-449-5327 22 • • • ON 1505 Ocean Ave., Spring Lake www.grandvictorianspringlake.com Hewitt Wellington Hotel • 732-974-1212 25 • • • • 2 200 Monmouth Ave., Spring Lake Blks. www.thehewittwellington.com 37 • • • • 10 Sea Girt Lodge • 732-974-2323 2168 Highway 35, Sea Girt Min. www.theseagirtlodge.com

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Monmouth County is brimming with activities in July Fireworks, beach activities top the list   Kicking off the summer on Memorial Day weekend, June, July and August are the peak of   summer. Make the most of it because Monmouth County is brimming with things to do & see.   Take fireworks displays, for instance. Monmouth County has some of the biggest, brightest and loudest around – whether it’s the local classics in Wall, Manasquan, Bradley Beach, Ocean Township and Freehold, or the extravaganzas for which Long Branch and Red Bank are famous.   Monmouth County offers variety: a day at the beach, a stroll through one of the largest outdoor festivals in New Jersey, then see the fireworks. Best yet, the festivals and fireworks are all free.   July is one of the best months of the year because there are so many events you won’t   have time to fit them all in. Check out the Monmouth County Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s Calendar of Events, which is brimming with activities. The calendar is updated daily at www.visitmonmouth.com. A print version, with a packet of information about events, sites and activities, can be had by calling 800-523-2587.   There’s much more than just July 4th to celebrate. Free outdoor concerts are in Freehold, Long Branch, Ocean Grove, Keyport, Red Bank, Sandy Hook, Tinton Falls, Bradley Beach and Allaire State Park. The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank and the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove again present concerts for young and old and everyone in between.   Spring Lake hosts Shakespeare and garden and art tours. Red Bank, Freehold, Highlands   and Freehold have farmers’ markets. Maybe a cruise night in Long Branch, Asbury Park or Freehold, or a drag racing spectacular at Raceway Park in Englishtown would rev your motor.   Then again, there is the sand castle exhibition on the Belmar Beach, the boardwalk Italian Festival in Bradley Beach, “Cinderella” in The Barn at Thompson Park in Lincroft, a calligraphy workshop in Ocean Grove and one of the largest fairs of its kind in the state, the Monmouth County Fair in East Freehold Showgrounds, Freehold Township. Bradley Beach is also hosting a lifeguard tournament.   Find details for these events and more on the Calendar of Events. It’s a great tool to plan   outings but remember, it’s updated regularly, so check in often.

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1. 10th Ave. Burrito 2. Amy’s Omelette House 3. Asbury Park Trading Post 4. B4 Mobile 5. Back on the Rack Consignment Store 6. Barbaric Bean Coffee Roasters 7. Beckman’s Stationary 8. Belmar Jewelry 9. Belmar Parasail 10. Bikini Barbers 11. Bing’s Deli 12. Blue Sky Grille 13. Bon Appetit Cafe & Restaurant 14. Boulevard Cigar Shop 15. Brahma Yoga Spa 16. Brandl Distinctive American Cuisine 17. Bubbakoo’s Burritos 18. Caputo’s Pastry Shoppe 19. Caramel Shop 20. Casa Di Dolci 21. Cell Mart 22. Chateau Inn & Suites 23. The Columns 24. Conte’s Automatic Car Wash 25. The Corner Cafe Bistro 26. Crystal Point Inn 27. Cycles 54 28. D.J.’s Cycles 29. Donovan’s Reef 30. East Coast Brewing 31. Fins Tropicali Cuisine 32. Git’ Fired Up 33. Gold Coast Gardens 34. Gold Fever 35. Greico Beverages 36. Harpoon Willy’s 37. The Inkwell Coffee House 38. Jacks Goal Line Stand Sports Bar & Grill 39. Jake’s Crab Shack 40. Jersey Paddler 41. Jersey Shore Body Wraps 42. Jersey Shore Pirates 43. Johnny Mac House of Spirits 44. Juli Mei Boutique & Facial Spa 45. Kaya’s Kitchen 46. Klein’s Fish Market & Waterside Cafe 47. La Casa De Mexico 48. La Dolce Vita Italian Seafood Grill 49. Law Office of John Menzel 50. Liam’s Limousines 51. Linger Elegant Lingerie 52. Look Back Antiques & Collectibles 53. Lou’s Cafe 13 54. Luigi’s Famous Pizza 55. Madison Marquette 56. Manasquan Water Taxi’s 57. Matt’s Farm Market & Garden Center

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