NJ Author plans to walk the Jersey Shore this summer – All of it – NBC New York
Author RC Staab is planning a unique summer excursion to the Jersey Shore – a top-to-bottom walking tour. Below are Staab’s thoughts on his planned trip.
As the author of the recently published book 100 things to do on the Jersey Shore and a regular writer on Jersey Shore events, I thought I knew a ton about the Jersey Shore.
I have walked every mile and visited every town from Sandy Hook to Cape May and come back several times. Then the pandemic hit and I found myself walking more. I realized I had a different view of the beach.
Now that I’m vaccinated, I wanted to challenge myself to rediscover the 139 miles of the Jersey Shore from that perspective. From Sandy Hook, I walk the full length of every beach, boardwalk, or boardwalk of the 51 shoreline beaches or parks.
Some of the many things I’ve already discovered are the Sandy Hook birding trails, the shadows under the Belmar fishing pier, the walkway between the Sea Girt dunes, and a gray seal taking a break. on the sands of Long Branch before returning to the water to swim north.
You can follow my progress and report on the famous, unusual and unknown beaches of the Jersey Shore at JerseyShoreWalk.com.
Disclosure: RC Staab is married to Valari Staab, the chairman of NBCUniversal Local, the parent group of television stations owned by NBCUniversal.