Fishing villages, long boardwalks and quiet beach communities characterize the Shore region. The area is especially popular for surf, bay, and river fishing-all the way from Sandy Hook to Holgate at the tip of Long Beach Island.
Along the entire shoreline you can explore fishing villages and boardwalks filled with amusement rides and shops. The restaurants here are truly a seafood lover's paradise, and many specialize in the "fresh catch of the day". Other popular activities include shopping at the Englishtown Flea Market Auction or Jackson Outlet Village
Families can choose between Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park, Wild Safari Animal Park, and Hurricane Harbor Water Park for a day of fun. Also within the region are three major motor sports tracks, a number of minor-league baseball parks and two thoroughbred racetracks. And many people love to spend their free time swimming, surfing, building sandcastles or just walking along the beautiful white sandy beaches. Dozens of campgrounds are located throughout the area, and Island Beach State Park includes one of the larges natural dune barrier beaches in the northeast.
Concert lovers can attend concerts at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove. For even more entertainment one can catch bluegrass, country, and folk shows at Waretown's Albert Music Hall; national headliners at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel; jazz, blues, and rock at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Banks; musicals and drama at the Fine Arts Center in Tom's River; and a variety of shows at the Strand Theatre in Lakewood. If you're into musicals, you can also visit the Beach Haven's Surflight Theatre in Lakewood.