In the last decade, the Jersey Shore was hit by Sandy and Snooki and still managed to stay strong. In fact, each of New Jersey’s beachside towns have not only survived, but thrived by leaning into their unique identities. (Definitely looking at you, Ocean Grove.)
While all of these New Jersey towns make for good summer getaways, finding the right one can be tough. Are you looking to have some wholesome fun, or do you prefer a party town? Are you a daredevil, or is shopping as adventurous as you get? To help, we’ve ranked 12 of Jersey’s major destinations, both big and small, to help you decide where to go down the shore.