Boardwalks, Jersey Shore Style

 

Asbury Park

Asbury Park boardwalk

Asbury Park pinball arcade

Pinball Arcade and Museum

Madam Marie's, Asbury Park

Madam Marie is still telling fortunes on the boardwalk

Ocean City

Ocean City boardwalk

Music on the Ocean City boardwalk

Castaway Cove ferris wheel

Castaway Cove ferris wheel

Manco & Manco's

My favorite boardwalk pizza, Manco & Manco’s

Wildwood

Broadwalk tram car

The Wildwood tram car

T-shirt shop in Wildwood

Boardwalk fashion

Tattoo Convention billboard

Do you need a tattoo to walk the boards?

The Great Nor'Easter

The Great Nor’Easter, Morey’s Pier

A boardwalk sunset

A boardwalk sunset

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16 Responses to Boardwalks, Jersey Shore Style

  1. Great pictures, Ken. I have never been to Asbury Park, but my husband and I would take the kids to Wildwood and Ocean City at least once every few years for a long weekend. When I was growing up, my parents would take us to Atlantic City every year until the casinos started taking over. It was a fun time. Thanks for sharing your memories.

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  2. Donna Janke says:

    I’ve not been to Ashbury Park or any other Jersey boardwalks. Living in the middle of the country, miles away from the ocean, I find the whole concept of boardwalks and their amusement park atmosphere fascinating. Nice photos.

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  3. Phoenicia says:

    People watching – love this! The amusements look bright and enticing – I guess to draw people in.

    America really does go “all out” in the way of entertainment.

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  4. Looks like a fun place to people watch!

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  5. Great post. Brings back memories of when I was in the Coast Guard and stationed at Cape May. I used to travel up and down New Jersey. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Erica says:

    Ken, this really makes me miss my childhood. I didn’t spend a ton of time at the shore, but I spent enough for this to bring back memories. I used to love the salt water taffy from the little shops. There was a time when my parents visited the shore without me and brought me home a whole box of it.

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  7. I’ve been out on the boardwalk in Chicago and managed to catch a play at the Shakespeare theatre there. In my own neck of the woods, there’s a lovely board walk at the Coeur d’Alene resort, but it’s just one that meanders through the marina. No carnival stuff in sight 🙂

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  8. klagowski says:

    Such colourful images! You really capture the flamboyance and festive spirit of the Boardwalk. I imagine you could spend a very full day, playing games, going on rides, having your fortune told! Kind of makes me think of the movie “Beaches” – same boardwalk?

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  9. susht says:

    Makes me feel why do we grow up. Seems like a good place to chill out at. Also nice snaps

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  10. Great pix of Jersey boardwalk Ken. Reminds me a lot of some of our california boardwalks like Venice or Santa Monica pier 🙂

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  11. Andy says:

    I can’t recall ever having been to a boardwalk: from your photos, it looks like a cross between an amusement park and a shopping mall – is that a fair description?

    Speaking of shopping malls, I recently had the opportunity to visit a local shopping mall that I hadn’t been to in years and that has even less ‘personality’ now than it did the last time I was there – maybe I would have had a better time if I could have gone on a Ferris wheel ride. 😉

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  12. omtripsblog says:

    Ken, thanks for sharing! The post really makes me miss the summer of 2010. The New Jersey’s boardwalks really have their own spirit and particularly Wildwood, even for my four-month stay in the States I understood how much Wildwood means for the most of the Americans born in this part of the States. I wish I could come back even for a few days.

    Thank you once again,
    greetings from Bulgaria,
    Moni

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