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Guidebook for West Long Branch

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Guidebook for West Long Branch

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Sports, theater, classes! Nice campus with historic buildings. You can eat at Jersey Mike's and other fast food, get a coffee, or have a real college cafeteria experience. Cut thru campus to the beach
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Monmouth University
400 Cedar Avenue
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Sports, theater, classes! Nice campus with historic buildings. You can eat at Jersey Mike's and other fast food, get a coffee, or have a real college cafeteria experience. Cut thru campus to the beach
In summer you can swim, surf or fish here. Off season, it’s a nice place for a quiet walk on the beach. This 38-acre park also features a snack bar, skateplex, playground, volleyball, showers.
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Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
221 Ocean Avenue North
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In summer you can swim, surf or fish here. Off season, it’s a nice place for a quiet walk on the beach. This 38-acre park also features a snack bar, skateplex, playground, volleyball, showers.
Wide beaches, great biking, fishing. Snack bars and drinks (check if re-opened after Sandy damage). One fee per car; fills up early on weekends.
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Sandy Hook
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Wide beaches, great biking, fishing. Snack bars and drinks (check if re-opened after Sandy damage). One fee per car; fills up early on weekends.
Hiking, mountain biking
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Hartshorne Woods Park
300 Navesink Avenue
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Hiking, mountain biking
Beautiful beaches, dunes, clean water... near Seaside Heights
Island Beach State Park
Beautiful beaches, dunes, clean water... near Seaside Heights
A Retreat. A Mini-Farm. A Learning Place. [call first]
160 Hartshorne Rd
160 Hartshorne Rd
A Retreat. A Mini-Farm. A Learning Place. [call first]
Nice par 3 golf course, driving range, mini golf.
Twin Brook Golf Center
1251 Jumping Brook Road
Nice par 3 golf course, driving range, mini golf.
Nice local course. You can often find special deals on GolfNow...
Old Orchard Country Club
54 Monmouth Road
Nice local course. You can often find special deals on GolfNow...
Entertainment & Activities
Historic racetrack, also hosts other events. Only open seasonally.
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Monmouth Park
175 Oceanport Avenue
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Historic racetrack, also hosts other events. Only open seasonally.
Shopping
Shopping of all kinds, plus Joe's Crab Shack, Chipotle, movie multiplex
Monmouth Mall
180 New Jersey 35 S
Shopping of all kinds, plus Joe's Crab Shack, Chipotle, movie multiplex
If you like to shop designer discount stores...
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Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
1 Premium Outlet Boulevard
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If you like to shop designer discount stores...
My daughter loves Cake Boss! Not sure if there's any other reason to go here.
86 Broad St
86 Broad St
My daughter loves Cake Boss! Not sure if there's any other reason to go here.
Food Scene
Excellent coffee, lots of choices; a few baked goods; takeout only
Rook Coffee
60 Monmouth Road
Excellent coffee, lots of choices; a few baked goods; takeout only
Classic shore seafood, lots of local clams. Excellent theme decor, superb views of Sandy Hook Bay.
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Bahrs Landing
2 Bay Ave
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Classic shore seafood, lots of local clams. Excellent theme decor, superb views of Sandy Hook Bay.
Close by, good sandwiches, delivery
Brennan's Delicatessen of Oakhurst
70 Monmouth Road
Close by, good sandwiches, delivery
Actually, I don't recommend it. But some people can't seem to live without it.
McDonald's
372 Monmouth Road
Actually, I don't recommend it. But some people can't seem to live without it.
Upscale boardwalk, food + stores
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Pier Village
50 Chelsea Avenue
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Upscale boardwalk, food + stores
Tasty junk food: hot dogs + fries are the main attraction
Windmill HotDogs of West End
586 Ocean Boulevard
Tasty junk food: hot dogs + fries are the main attraction
AKA Strollos... lots of flavors of great soft serve Italian ice + ice cream. Long waits in hot weather.
The Lighthouse Strollo's Homemade Italian Ice
250 Ocean Avenue
AKA Strollos... lots of flavors of great soft serve Italian ice + ice cream. Long waits in hot weather.
This funky place has been around forever! They still serve Dutch coffee, a sweet and lovely confection, which I thought was very exotic in the 80s.
Inkwell Coffeehouse
665 2nd Avenue
This funky place has been around forever! They still serve Dutch coffee, a sweet and lovely confection, which I thought was very exotic in the 80s.
Great little Italian restaurant, hidden behind a health club.
Illiano's Italian Restaurant
933 West Park Avenue
Great little Italian restaurant, hidden behind a health club.
Get a pitcher of beer and a bucket of local steamers (clams) and sit out on the deck, watching the boats go by... aah, summer.
2 Bay Ave
2 Bay Ave
Get a pitcher of beer and a bucket of local steamers (clams) and sit out on the deck, watching the boats go by... aah, summer.
Cute little Mexican place, better than it looks. BYOB.
El Rancho Mexican Restaurant
235 3rd Avenue
Cute little Mexican place, better than it looks. BYOB.
Killer location, nice ambiance, hit-or-miss food.
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Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant
100 Ocean Avenue
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Killer location, nice ambiance, hit-or-miss food.
Great food, cooking classes; breakfast and lunch only.
Café Mumfords
33 Apple Street
Great food, cooking classes; breakfast and lunch only.
Good basic italian, very close by
La Scarpetta Italian Restaurant
167 Locust Avenue
Good basic italian, very close by
Good sushi with a million creative rolls, fun hibachi cooks, clean + attractive restaurant.
Ichiban Oakhurst Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi
2132 New Jersey 35
Good sushi with a million creative rolls, fun hibachi cooks, clean + attractive restaurant.
Huge, funky, industrial space right by the beach. Naples style pizza, good salads, a few pastas, and lots of people watching.
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Porta Asbury Park
911 Kingsley Street
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Huge, funky, industrial space right by the beach. Naples style pizza, good salads, a few pastas, and lots of people watching.
Brewery + awesome Italian food. Owned by Vic Rallo of "Eat Drink Italy" on PBS. Modern vibe, a little pricey...
Birravino
183 Riverside Avenue
Brewery + awesome Italian food. Owned by Vic Rallo of "Eat Drink Italy" on PBS. Modern vibe, a little pricey...
Great little sandwich place very close to the beach. "Award-winning subs!"
Neil's Kitchen
126 West End Ct
Great little sandwich place very close to the beach. "Award-winning subs!"
Nice Greek restaurant with fresh fish, BYOB. Very close to the beach.
Niko's Trapezi Greek Taverna
444 Ocean Blvd N
Nice Greek restaurant with fresh fish, BYOB. Very close to the beach.
Large, nice Vietnamese place. It's the only one nearby and it's actually really good.
Pho 99@ EATONTOWN - Vietnamese Restaurant
55 NJ-36
Large, nice Vietnamese place. It's the only one nearby and it's actually really good.
Iconic local hot dog place, newly renovated; it's been there 90 years, though I have to admit I haven't been there in almost 10... (haven't been in a hot dog mood for a long time... ;-)
Max's Bar & Grill
25 Matilda Terrace
Iconic local hot dog place, newly renovated; it's been there 90 years, though I have to admit I haven't been there in almost 10... (haven't been in a hot dog mood for a long time... ;-)
Local friends swear by this place.
Trama's Trattoria
115 Brighton Ave
Local friends swear by this place.
Arts & Culture
Thrill rides, family rides, fun overload, especially for kids + teens
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Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Boulevard
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Thrill rides, family rides, fun overload, especially for kids + teens
Beautiful open-air amphitheater; affordable concerts. Get there early for good parking and a tailgate.
PNC Bank Arts Center
Exit 116
Beautiful open-air amphitheater; affordable concerts. Get there early for good parking and a tailgate.
Sightseeing
Historic seaside town, mix of decay and upscale renewal. Good restaurants away from the beach.
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Asbury Park
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Historic seaside town, mix of decay and upscale renewal. Good restaurants away from the beach.
Essentials
Great all-around supermarket
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Wegmans
1104 New Jersey 35
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Great all-around supermarket
Wow, this is a big Whole Foods, at least compared to my Manhattan store. Worth a drive.
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Whole Foods Market
471 New Jersey 35
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Wow, this is a big Whole Foods, at least compared to my Manhattan store. Worth a drive.
Coconut cashews... and everything else
Trader Joe's
1031 Broad Street
Coconut cashews... and everything else
Fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet items. Pick your own fruit nearby, seasonal.
Delicious Orchards
320 New Jersey 34
Fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet items. Pick your own fruit nearby, seasonal.