On my last visit to NJ my friends and I decided to take a trip down to the Ocean City Boardwalk. According to the news, because of (Hurricane) Sandy, NJ was/is pretty hard pressed for tourists due to the damaged shoreline. Well, I can tell you first hand that NJ is not hard pressed for tourists as the NJ shoreline was and is filled to the brim with people. I have been to LBI on numerous occasions and you are lucky to find a parking spot. Also, a recent trip to Island Beach State Park had me turning around due to the park being filled and no one else was allowed in. On an earlier trip to Atlantic City, again, parking was hard to come by even in the big casino parking garages. Then there is Ocean City, just take a look at the photos below and you can see for yourself that the NJ shoreline was busy, extremely busy.
The boardwalk was filled with garish props to attract anyone and everyone to their stands, booths, shops, restaurants and arcades so you can spend, spend, spend.
As I walked the boards with some trepidation during the busy summer season, it seemed somewhat masochistic. People walking around ambiguosly in every direction imaginable. Most people were unyielding in their rush to spend their money on their insatiable appetite for fun.
While this all looked hectic, in a way it was fun. I enjoyed the sights, sounds and flavors of the boards and would do it all over again.
One thing to note, if you are looking for beer or any other alcoholic beverages, Ocean City is not the place for you. it is a dry town and no alcohol allowed.
Sorry for the poor images. I only took my little point and shoot which isn’t all that good of a camera especially at night.