The sunrise at Point Pleasant Beach

The sunrise at Point Pleasant Beach

The sunrise at Point Pleasant Beach

The sunrise at Point Pleasant Beach

Sunrise at Point Pleasant Beach

Sunrise at Point Pleasant Beach

Fishing boats in the Manasquan Inlet

Fishing boats in the Manasquan Inlet

The Dauntless, a charter fishing boat, loading up and gettin ready to go fishing in the bay

The Dauntless, a charter fishing boat, loading up and gettin ready to go fishing in the bay

View of fishing boats in the Manasquan Inlet

View of fishing boats in the Manasquan Inlet

The Coast Guard Station, one of the oldest buildings in Point Pleasant, erected in 1936

The Coast Guard Station, one of the oldest buildings in Point Pleasant, erected in 1936

The Fisherman's Memorial at the north side of the boardwalk, built to honor the lives of the native fishermen who lost their lives at sea

The Fisherman's Memorial at the north side of the boardwalk, built to honor the lives of the native fishermen who lost their lives at sea

A fishing boat heading out to go deep sea fishing

A fishing boat heading out to go deep sea fishing

Benches line the boardwalk offering sentiments and phrases

Benches line the boardwalk offering sentiments and phrases

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Aquarius, the Lollipop, and the Pink Champagne are just a few of the names of Motels in Wildwood with a fifty’s retro style.

Aquarius, the Lollipop, and the Pink Champagne are just a few of the names of Motels in Wildwood with a fifty’s retro style.

Wildwood has a lot of beach balls!

Wildwood has a lot of beach balls!

Most stores on the boardwalk are getting prepared to open for memorial day weekend.

Most stores on the boardwalk are getting prepared to open for memorial day weekend.

The "bach" is open.

The "bach" is open.

One of the many motels in Wildwood, “the Caprice”

One of the many motels in Wildwood, “the Caprice”

A boy who lives in Wildwood walks along the boardwalk.

A boy who lives in Wildwood walks along the boardwalk.

The Monaco is another motel in Wildwood.

The Monaco is another motel in Wildwood.

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A retro motel door

This motel has a pool that hasn’t been filled yet.

This motel has a pool that hasn’t been filled yet.

Fake palm trees are just one of the many accessories that make the motels in Wildwood so wonderful!

Fake palm trees are just one of the many accessories that make the motels in Wildwood so wonderful!

Playing soccer on the beach.

Playing soccer on the beach

Some algae growing on rocks by the water

Some algae growing on rocks by the water

Seagulls walking next to imprints in the sand

Seagulls walking next to imprints in the sand

Empty can of beer disrupting the ambiance of the beach

Empty can of beer disrupting the ambiance of the beach

The theatre of Asbury Park

The theatre of Asbury Park

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Evidence of life outside of people on the beach

I think this should have the "footprints in the sand" poem written on it. Ya know, the one where there are two sets of footprints until God picks up the person to help them.

I think this should have the "footprints in the sand" poem written on it. Ya know, the one where there are two sets of footprints until God picks up the person to help them.

An interesting quote written on a stall door in a public bathroom on the beach

An interesting quote written on a stall door in a public bathroom on the beach

Impressions left in the sand

Impressions left in the sand

Proud owner of this adorable puppy

Proud owner of this adorable puppy

The belly of the abandoned building on the beach

The belly of the abandoned building on the beach

No trespassing, oops.

No trespassing, oops.

Toby, my new friend. He loves the camera, what a ham.

Toby, my new friend. He loves the camera, what a ham.

Asbury park in action.  Fire? Burglary? Murder?  Who knows...the police shooed us away.

Asbury park in action. Fire? Burglary? Murder? Who knows...the police shooed us away.

One of the 17 I took from this angle, and this was the only splash I could find.

One of the 17 I took from this angle, and this was the only splash I could find.

What is the actual purpose of these fences that I find on every beach in America?

What is the actual purpose of these fences that I find on every beach in America?

We found a field of stumps.

We found a field of stumps.

A bar and other attractions line the boardwalk

A bar and other attractions line the boardwalk

Jonathan and a friend conversing on the boardwalk

Jonathan and a friend conversing on the boardwalk

A few visitors walk up and down the boardwalk as stores begin to open for the season

A few visitors walk up and down the boardwalk as stores begin to open for the season

Julia interviews a man who runs a paintball game

Julia interviews a man who runs a paintball game

Julia playing a paintball game where you shoot an actual person

Julia playing a paintball game where you shoot an actual person

Brian gets shot with paintballs for a living

Brian gets shot with paintballs for a living

Julia and Jonathan explore the beach for potential interviews

Julia and Jonathan explore the beach for potential interviews

Closed for the beach, this portion of the boardwalk even has a Starbucks

Closed for the beach, this portion of the boardwalk even has a Starbucks

This amusement pier off of the boardwalk is about to open in the next day

This amusement pier off of the boardwalk is about to open in the next day

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Jonathan shoots from the beach

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Jonathan shoots from the beach

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Jonathan shoots from the natural dunes

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One of the many beautiful natural sand dunes on the island

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Julia and a friend exploring the Barnegat Bay shoreline

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Jonathan walking a path through the forest toward the bay

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One of the many species of evergreen on the island

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At the edge of the shoreline

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A view of the forest near the bay

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Jonathan and others on the beach

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Students from a horseback riding school enjoy a lesson on the beach

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Julia taking a shot from the dunes

Sunrise at 6:20 AM, Asbury Park

Just before sunrise on the beach in Asbury Park

McLoone's Restaurant, Asbury Park is undergoing many renovations to improve this neglected town

McLoone's Restaurant, Asbury Park is undergoing many renovations to improve this neglected town

A peaceful setting at sunrise

A peaceful setting at sunrise

The sun peeked over the horizon at 6:20 AM

The sun peeked over the horizon at 6:20 AM

Asbury Park on Asbury Ave.

Asbury Park on Asbury Ave.

Run down bowling alley and businesses

Run down bowling alley and businesses

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Scenic view from Caesar's Casino parking garage

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Children playing just off of the boulevard

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Atlantic City: a beach town or just one big construction site?

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The end of the boardwalk in Atlantic City

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An interesting apartment complex in the south part of town

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The end of the boardwalk in Atlantic City

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Surprise! More construction

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Many different things can be found on the empty lots of Atlantic City; old soda cans, bones, even weird fur

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Not much going on, but Ian's back!

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An old submarine from the coasts of California, held in captivity!

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A brightly colored ice cream parlour on the streets of AC. Ice cream parlours selling cigarettes? Only in AC.

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Entering into the great Taj Mahal...casino resort.

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Many "Cash for Gold" stores can be found along the boulevard. When you think that you've reached the end of your game, sell that old gold necklace so you can get back to gambling!

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Barnegate Lighthouse State Park

Barnegate Lighthouse State Park


Barnegate Lighthouse State Park, walkway

Barnegate Lighthouse State Park, walkway


Fishing boat during sundown, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

Fishing boat during sundown, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park


A stair trail leading to the beach, Barnegate Lighthouse State Park

A stair trail leading to the beach, Barnegate Lighthouse State Park


A sign in front of protected wildlife (plants), Barnegate Lighthouse State Park

A sign in front of protected wildlife (plants), Barnegate Lighthouse State Park


The shore from a dock near the bay, Barnegate Lighthouse State Park

The shore from a dock near the bay, Barnegate Lighthouse State Park


Fishing Post called Viking Village in Barnegat Bay

Fishing Post called Viking Village in Barnegat Bay


The clam represents a waterlife protection program in palce to save the small feeders (oysters, clams)

The clam represents a waterlife protection program in place to save the small feeders (oysters, clams)


Harvey Cedars, next town in Barnegat Bay, the watertower

Harvey Cedars, next town in Barnegat Bay, the watertower


Playground in Harvey Cedars

Playground in Harvey Cedars


Playground in Harvey Cedars overlooking the bay

Playground in Harvey Cedars overlooking the bay


Surf City, next town over in Barnegat Bay

Surf City, this part of the island is closer to the main road, 72, that connects the island to main land. Most of the are is pretty deserted but the buildings and locals make the almost empty town pretty colorful. Boy skateboarding with his dog.


Building decorated with mosaic, Surf City

Building decorated with mosaic, Surf City


Funny coffee place, "How You Brewin'?" Surf City

Funny coffee place, "How You Brewin'?" Surf City

Margate watertower contrasts with the dark clouds

Margate watertower contrasts with the dark clouds

House overlooking the beach, just off of Atlantic Ave.

House overlooking the beach, just off of Atlantic Ave.

An empty beach patrol station sitting at the top of the beach

An empty beach patrol station sitting at the top of the beach

Kayaking is one of the many leisurely pleasures Margate residents indulge in

Kayaking is one of the many leisurely pleasures Margate residents indulge in

Lucy the Elephant standing six-stories tall since 1881

Lucy the Elephant standing six-stories tall since 1881

Lucy is so famous she has her own website, http://www.lucytheelephant.org/

Lucy is so famous she has her own website, http://www.lucytheelephant.org/

Not the average type of shore house, this mansion stands on Ventor Ave.

Not the average type of shore house, this mansion stands on Ventnor Ave.

A neighboring house down the street, Ventnor Ave.

A neighboring house down the street, Ventnor Ave.

A community church on Ventnor Ave.

A community church on Ventnor Ave.

An empty marina on the bay in Margate

An empty marina on the bay in Margate