5 Vacation Hotspots to Check Out this Summer!

Posted by Shawn Clayton on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 10:43am.

long beach islandWinter is finally over. It will soon be time to put the sweaters and heavy jackets away and think about the sunnier weather to come. Now that we have you thinking about summer again, we thought we’d highlight some of the vacation hot spots along the Jersey Shore to get everyone thinking about Monmouth and Ocean Counties and the Jersey Shore for their beach vacation in the coming months.

Long Beach Island

Where you’ll never be more than a few minutes from the beach. This 18-mile long barrier island is littered with charming beachside communities and gorgeous white sandy beaches. Here you’ll find laid back, quiet locales like Surf City, Brant Beach and Loveladies to the north, tempered by more bustling and happening spaces like Beach Haven to the south. With names like these, you know you’re in for a good time.

Bay Head

Rent one of the absolutely charming water front homes along this quiet coastline. Many of the homes for rent in Bay Head are classic character homes that embody an appealing old New England coastal vibe. Its prime location on New Jersey’s famed gold coast features serene uncrowded beaches and a true escape from the hustle and bustle of larger centers. This quaint town is a fantastic way to escape from it all!

Sea Girt

bay headThe Jersey Shore isn’t all about the beach, believe it or not. Though Sea Girt has some fantastic, and rarely crowded, beaches, the true appeal comes from its charming, small-town atmosphere. Only one square mile, the laid back shopping and friendly local population lend this sleepy town a slower pace of life that visitors find intoxicating. Come enjoy its fantastic collection of restaurants, cafes, pubs and specialty boutiques. It may quickly become your regular vacation destination!

Point Pleasant

This is truly a vacation destination with a little something for everyone. With one of the premier boardwalks in New Jersey, the Point Pleasant mile-long boardwalk is family-friendly featuring an aquarium, rides, amusements and tons of live entertainment. Relax under the stars and enjoy an amazing display of fireworks on the beach every Thursday evening.  The downtown area has established itself as a thriving shopping district with many antique stores to browse. 

Spring Lakestone harbor

A more refined vacation experience, Spring Lake boasts the largest non-commercial boardwalk along its nearly 2 miles of pristine beachfront. Combine this with a gorgeous spring-fed lake and a downtown core that features quaint boutique shopping and a historic community theater and you’ve got yourself a brilliant getaway. Along with numerous water activities to enjoy there are many beautiful bike paths to explore and concerts in the park running throughout the summer.  


We encourage you to contact us to learn more about how we can help you make your next Jersey Shore beach vacation a memorable one! Clayton & Clayton was established along this beautiful coastline in the 1930s, you'd be hard pressed to find another brokerage that knows it better! Also, consider renting out your home through us, we'll personally vet applicants to find quality short term renters for your home!

Shawn Clayton, Owner/Broker, REALTORĀ®

Jersey Shores Luxury Home Expert

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