Welcome to glorious local summer at the Jersey Shore
You don’t have to be a local to enjoy “local summer“ at the Jersey Shore. But I strongly suggest you do!
The water is at its warmest in September, and the crowds are way down. It’s that time of year the residents of the Jersey Shore look forward to the most.
Still plenty of beautiful, warm weather, and they get to enjoy the towns they live in without hundreds of thousands of people invading their streets, their supermarkets and their shops.
If you don’t have kids and don’t care about the amusement being open during the week, then it’s ideal for you. Some of the seasonal businesses are closed, but there are plenty of the year-round businesses that are alive and well happy to see you. The service is usually much better since their staff is not overwhelmed.
The high school and college kids who had many of the jobs for the overcrowded summer season are back in school. There are plenty of locals, young and old, that make their living still happily working at the stores and shops that remain open.
Even on weekends, things are much calmer and fun. Plenty of the families that come for day trips on the weekends in summer are busy with their kids on soccer fields miles away inland.
If you can take a weekday off during September, treat yourself and go to the shore! You're welcome.
This is the beach the day after Labor Day looking from the south end of the Atlantic City beach toward Ventnor.
If you look up the beach toward the usually mobbed beaches of Atlantic City, you see only a few very happy beachgoers.
Not every lifeguard stand is manned, but there are plenty of them that are, and swimming is a joy.
The water even seems clearer this time of year.
Yep, there's plenty of room at beautiful waterside restaurants.
Boat traffic is down to a trickle and there are plenty of boat rental places still open.
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Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy only.
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