5 Facts You Might Not Have Known About The Jersey Shore

July 23, 2020
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Everyone loves a trip down the shore, but there are some cool facts you might not now about the different beach destinations in New Jersey!

1. New Jersey's has 130 miles of coastline, spanning from Sandy Hook to Cape May. The unmatched beaches boast beautiful barrier islands and bays dotted with majestic lighthouses, fishing villages and scenic views.

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2. Lucy The Elephant has been in Margate since 1881 - 6 stories high and constructed of wood and tin. She was built to promote real estate sales and attract tourists…now she’s on the Historic Registry and a must-stop roadside tourist attraction with a gift shop!

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3. Construction on Atlantic City's world-famous and first Boardwalk began in 1870, and from then on it has become an American icon. Monopoly was even based off of the city.

4. Ocean City is considered the most family-friendly spot and is a dry town.

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5. In 1878 the city of Cape May was englufled in flames that burned 40 acres of property, including Congress Hall.