From Sandy Hook to Long Beach Island, the Shore Region is "Shore to Please", with its 127 miles of white sand beaches, a diversity of seaside towns, and a coastal heritage that is unrivaled. The shore is known for its beautiful beaches, where you can build sandcastles, play in the surf, or enjoy surf fishing and the magnificent sunrise.
The Shore's silent sentinels-the Twin Lights of Navesink, Sandy Hook, Sea Girt, and Barnegat Light-are just a few of New Jersey's historic lighthouses. These majestic beacons tell the fascinating tales of bygone seafarers. Tuckerton Seaport, a recreated working maritime village, continues in this historic tradition. Allaire State Park is home to a restored 19thcentury village and Monmouth Battlefield State Park stands in honor of heroes such as Molly Pitcher.
For more contemporary adventure, Six Flags offers Great Adventure Theme Park with thrilling hightech rides, a Wild Safari Animal Park and Hurricane Harbor Water Park. Amusement parks dot the Jersey Shore with roller coasters, games of chance and great boardwalk fare, including cotton candy, sausage and peppers and of course great seafood.
Outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy exploring the Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area and the pristine beaches of Island Beach State Park. For horse lovers, Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport and Freehold Raceway offers top racing, while the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown attracts serious equestrians.
Music lovers have an unbelievable choice of venues from the PNC Bank Arts
Center in Holmdel and the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank to the Albert Music Hall in Waretown and the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, with its
9,000 pipe organ. The Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven delights theatergoers May through December. Lakewood's Strand Theatre and the Ocean County Fine Arts Center at Ocean County College provide a broad array of live shows for the entire family.