New Jersey's Famous Beaches

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

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

Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor will host a number of special events this season, including a reception with legendary contemporary artist Alexandre Renoir, the great grandson of French impressionist painter Pierre Auguste Renoir. 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.

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, poerformances and several weekend festivals.

Nearby New Jersey Motorsports Park is eagerly anticipating the AHRMA: Vintage Motorcycle Festival in mid-July and recently added a new event to their calendar, Motorless Night, which takes place on the third Thursday of every month.

Morey's Piers and Beachfront Waterparks in Wildwood introduced a new Wave Swinger at Mariner's Landing Pier. The ride, which replaces 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 as ever this summer, from the Ocean City Pops to local theatre 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.