New Jersey's Famous Beaches

It's summertime and the famous beaches along the Jersey Shore are ready for visitors.
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The Jersey Shore's famous beaches and friendly towns are ready for summer visitors.

The Wetlands Institute's salt marsh facility is all about animals every day, and especially in the summer with events like Crabulous Crab Day and daily creature interactions. Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor hosts a number of special events each season that highlight amazing local and world-renowned artists.

In Millville, the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts boasts the largest collection of American glass in the world and offers daily glass blowing and artist demonstrations, as well as special exhibitions, programs, workshops, performances and several weekend festivals.

Nearby New Jersey Motorsports Park hosts the annaul AHRMA: Vintage Motorcycle Festival in mid-July as well as various championship racing series and a monster truck show!

Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water parks in Wildwood has a new Wave Swinger ride at Mariner's Landing Pier. The ride, which replaced the original attraction, stands 11 feet higher and boasts a fresh design with panels displaying portraits representing Wildwood history.

The George F. Boyer Historical Museum is ready to display its hundreds of artifacts showcasing the history of the Wildwoods, including a 100-year-old wooden box that was used to ship fish.

Ocean City's Music Pier has as lively a lineup every summer, from the Ocean City Pops to local theater groups to a number of popular singers and bands. Gillian's Wonderland Pier opened in April and, for yet another summer season, its landmark ride - the Giant Wheel - will offer fantastic views of the Ocean City boardwalk and beach.

Be sure to stop in to the Silverball Pinball Museum in Asbury Park, where you can try you hand at hundreds of vintage pinball machines.