New Jersey Shore is just a couple of miles from New York City and just over an hour’s drive from Philadelphia, making it an ideal place for the big city dwellers to get some well-deserved rest and relaxation in a much more laid back atmosphere. With miles of beaches to relax on and an abundance of places to casually walk or ride, this area is well suited for getting a break from the hassle of city life and yet can offer activities for all the family to enjoy. Along the shore there are several places that whilst transitioning from quiet fishing villages to popular family vacation destinations, have managed to maintain their atmosphere of small town hospitality. With the waters along the beach providing activities like fishing, swimming, boating, sailing, kayaking and even surfing, all the family will find a peaceful yet exciting fun activity in the water but, if keeping dry is your thing, there is also beach volleyball, mini-golf or a host of other activities available during which you can keep from getting wet. The family can also enjoy some of the parks and playgrounds that are available to visit or perhaps rent a land rover for less leisurely activities.
If you think that as a big city dweller, you may miss the shops, there are also an abundance of shops available to keep you from getting home sick. Basically the New Jersey Shore can provide everything a family may need for a relaxing break from city life, yet not have to leave the country to get it. There are many Vacation Rentals available for families that want this type of break and they are available in an assortment of prices, ensuring that there will be one that suits your budget and so the only thing left is to decide exactly where along the shore you would like to go.
The town of Brigantine is a popular destination and can offer many of the water activities like kayaking or sailing around the island but apart from that can also offer horse riding along the beautiful beach. This is a scenic town, adorned with natural beauty and has an atmosphere that regardless of how long you stay, will still have you wishing you could stay longer.
Shared between the two towns of Avalon and Stone Harbour is what is known as seven mile beach and as you can imagine with that much beach, there is a host of water activities that can take place but, along the beach is also an assortment of over one hundred shops to peak your interest between swims. Of course if taking a break, you won’t want to cook and so there are also over 30 restaurants offering assortments ranging from burgers or wings to steaks and assorted seafood.
Every family needs a break from the hectic city life from time to time but there is no need to travel far to get it when the Jersey Shore can provide all the relaxing activities that you could ever need.