Exploring a bit more of the Jersey Shore – Ortley Beach

Exploring the Jersey Shore is like getting an education on new summer haunts that I haven’t visited before. Today my exploration took me to breakfast at Catherine’s on the Ocean in Ortley Beach with an added adventure to check out the Ortley Beach Surf Club.

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Exploring the Shore: Breakfast in Toms River, New Jersey

Toms River, New Jersey has always been associated with retirement villages, boats, boat slips, restaurants, courthouses, law offices, and a beautiful stretch of Main Street that encompasses by all of the above.

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Valentine’s Day at Ivan & Andy’s Prime, Asbury Park

I asked our waitress, Gabrielle, if this was the first ever steakhouse in Asbury Park. I’m talking about Ivan & Andy’s Prime in Asbury Park. Whether it’s the first or not to join the fabulous row of restaurants in Asbury Park, it really doesn’t matter. It certainly is the best.

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Even in winter, there’s always something to do at the Jersey Shore

Just because there’s thousands of us who live down at the Jersey Shore in the wintertime, do you think we hibernate under the covers and stay out of sight like brown bears do in North Jersey? The four main towns in the conglomerate of Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove and Belmar provide entertainment in the winter so we could mark off the days on our calendar. That’s how us full-time beach people countdown to spring.

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Fall fruit picking at Battleview Orchards, Freehold, N. J.

Fall is the perfect time for pumpkin picking & hayrides at Battleview Orchards located at 91 Wemrock Road in Freehold, New Jersey. Freehold, New Jersey is central-west New Jersey and Battleview is off of Route 9 South and 33 West, to Wemrock Road. Convenient for Staten Islanders, North Jersey and South Jersey residents. Easy to get to from Brooklyn and Manhattan down the Garden State Parkway, exiting at 123.

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Spring Lake, one of Monmouth County’s finest

Spring Lake is a one of those pristine beachfront towns on the Jersey Shore where visitors return season after season. It’s home to more than two miles of the most beautiful beachfront. And it also boasts of the longest uninterrupted non-commercial boardwalk in the state.

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