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Shore Information

Part of the New Jersey Shore Network

The New Jersey Shore is full of thrilling and exciting things to do. This section highlights some of the best places and things along the famous Jersey Shore.

Cape May - Lewes Ferry
The Cape May-Lewes Ferry has been transporting travellers since the 1940s, offering the best service and today is boasted as "The Best Boat Ride in America!" They currently have 5 world class ships to serve you.

Lucy The Elephant
Lucy the Elephant
Lucy the Elephant has been an Atlantic City (Margate) Landmark since 1885. Lucy was built as an advertisement for housing many years ago, but then fell into a state of derioration and was almost torn down. A local town organization raised the necessary funds to stabalize the giant elephant. Finally, in June of 2000, the elephant's interior was finally renovated and now Lucy is open for all to view.

The Atlantic City Boardwalk
Originally constructed in 1870, the Atlantic City Boardwalk is the first in the world! Along its six-mile length, you will find world-class casino resorts, piers with amusement rides, and shops selling gifts, souvenirs, saltwater taffy, fudge, and fresh-roasted peanuts. Atlantic City History

Miss America Pagent
The Council of Atlantic City wondered how to extend the tourist season past summer. That question was answered by a 16 yr. old girl from Washington in 1921 who was the first Miss America. The pageant, which was held intermittently from 1930-1935, became synonymous with Atlantic City when it began being held at the Convention Hall in 1940.

Victorian Cape May The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort
At New Jersey's southern-most tip, you will find a Victorian jewel in Cape May. Once you have walked the town's quaint tree-lined streets and have seen its unique sampling of Victorian homes, take a stroll on the boardwalk and breathe in the fresh air drifting from the sea.

Ocean Grove
Founded in 1869 as a Methodist camp meeting ground, this family retreat has quaint bed and breakfasts, superb Victorian architecture, sidewalk cafes, the Great Auditorium concert hall, and a colony of more than 100 tents.

New Jersey Pinelands New Jersey Pinelands
The New Jersey Pinelands, an expanse of over one-million acres of forests, wetlands and rural settlements, was designated by Congress in 1978 as the country’s first National Reserve. In addition, as a United States Biosphere Reserve, the intent is to foster harmonious relationships between humans and the environment through a program of research that integrates social, physical and biological sciences.

To Help Keep Our Beaches Clean For Centuries To Come, Please Don't Litter Or Dump Trash In Our Ocean.