After visiting Washington, DC, the next stop on my vacation was Atlantic City, New Jersey. Atlantic City is known for casinos, the Steel Pier and it’s famous boardwalk. While I found Atlantic City interesting, there’s a another beach and boardwalk a few miles south. Ocean City, New Jersey features a 2.5 mile long boardwalk and 8 miles of pristine white sandy beaches I liked a lot.
It was late in the afternoon when I visited this Ocean City beach and many of the day’s beach goers had already left. This photo has a lot of the elements found on any New Jersey shore beach. A Lifeguard boat and stand, brightly colored beach umbrella, a seagull and a surfer.
With a hurricane spinning in the mid-Atlantic, surfers were taking advantage of the whipped up surf to get in some rides. Others were flying colorful kites, reading and napping in the cool ocean breeze after a hot day.