It’s bad enough we have to pay to get on the beach in New Jersey, except for Wildwood and Atlantic City. To add insult to injury, we also have to pay to park. Nothing like fishing for quarters when you’re finally lucky enough to get a space or dealing with a machine that simply won’t take your cash while the line of people piles up behind you.
Many a time I’ve come back to my car to find a ticket to add even more expense to my trip. NJ.com has printed a list of the beach towns most likely to give you a ticket while you are getting a tan. I would have bet Pt. Pleasant would be number one since I get the feeling that they really don’t want you there in the first place, they came in sixth. To my surprise it was Asbury Park, a boardwalk I had such a great time at on July 3rd, that lead the way with 28,964 tickets issued in a one year period. That’s a 61% increase over the prior one year period followed by another great boardwalk where my boys and I were the first to ride “Hydrus” Seaside Heights came in second with 8,242 tickets.