If you think that it is time that you took a real break, perhaps a break long enough for you to really forget the stresses of modern life, perhaps renting a place near the beach would be the answer. If so, then perhaps you should consider somewhere along the Jersey Shore as it is in easy reach of New York, just a 2 hour drive, even easier reach of Philadelphia (70 minutes) and of course is just 20 minutes from Atlantic City.
There are several places that you could start looking for somewhere to rent, like Ocean City, Sea Isle or Avalon, each of which could offer you the chance of a decent break from the everyday stress by providing a venue for quietly walking the beach, relaxing and getting your mind totally away from the stresses of big city life.
Ocean City is a famous beach front located at the northern tip of Cape May County, in the centre of the Jersey coastline. The city only has a permanent population of 12,000 and so is ideal for a quiet getaway and even though that population all do what they can for visitors, even in the peak season, they only attract a million people and so are never too crowded. Obviously the summer season is when families like to visit the sea front but in the less warm seasons, the locals also cater to business meetings and the like.
Sea Isle City is also located in Cape May County but is ideally situated on Ludlam’s Island. Over recent years this family friendly community have developed their site from a sleepy fishing village to a vibrant and popular family vacation destination. Blessed with white sandy beaches, the community keep them clean so as to allow visitors to go boating or swimming and offer free summer concerts along their famous promenade. With the availability of walks and biking in the area, this serene getaway has something to offer all the family in a community that is welcoming.
Avalon is a seven mile stretch of beach shared by both the towns of Avalon and Stone harbour. Even though over the years these two towns have seen a huge increase as a family vacation destination, they have been able to preserve their small town atmosphere, one which cannot be experienced many other places. Of course with seven miles of beautiful beach available, these towns can offer more than just boating and swimming, they can also offer visitors the opportunity for kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, fishing, surfing and paddle boarding. Those are in the water of course while drier activities include beach volleyball, tennis or just enjoying some of the nine different parks and playgrounds. Of course though, if shopping is your form of relaxation, along the seven miles of beach there are more than one hundred different shops to help you relax.
New Jersey is proud of its beaches and ensures that as necessary, any beaches that are in need of it, have beach replenishment programs to ensure they maintain their appeal for visitors.