: Beat the Heat at the Jersey Shore!

Beat the Heat at the Jersey Shore!

Jersey Shore temperatures are expected  to be close to 98° again today.  That's hot for this time of year!

LBI BeachThe Jersey Shore has some of the best beaches on the east coast, and temperatures will be a little cooler here.  On top of cooler temperatures, Jersey Shore beaches generate $35 billion every year in tourism dollars for the state.

To protect this resource, the state takes water quality very seriously.

New Jersey's Sanitary Code requires beaches to be closed when bacteria exceeds a certain level.  The beach will remain closed until a sample within the standard is obtained.  The first water quality tests this season indicate the Jersey Shore is ready to go!

On top of weekly testing from May until September, helicopter observation gives advance notice of any algae blooms or other problems headed our way.  The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection administers the Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program with NJ Health and Senior Services Department and local environmental health agencies.

Recreational beach water quality monitoring is performed routinely on Mondays and throughout the week as necessary at 186 ocean monitoring stations.

This vigilance gives New Jersey the best record of open beaches from Maine to Florida.  

DEP Open Beach Record

So if you want some cooler temperatures, Jersey Shore beaches are a good bet!
(You don't need no stinking badges yet either!)



Comment balloon 12 commentsLaura Giannotta • June 09 2011 07:36AM


Laura - being at your beautiful beaches is the way to beat the heat.   Being at the beach just makes everything better!

Posted by Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas (RE/MAX Properties) almost 8 years ago

Laura...have a terrific summer, after the long winter we went through...I'm, ready for summer time - bring it on.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) almost 8 years ago

I just like this title! :)  I'm heading for the beach! ;)

Posted by Brent Kluge, I do mortgages REALLY well and I WON'T RIP YOU OFF (Senior Vice President, Secured Funding Corporation) almost 8 years ago

Laura, that is a tough temperature for any day.  I can't remember an extreme like that for any but a handful of times.  It's got to be a West wind for sure!  

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) almost 8 years ago

Barbara-It certainly does!

Steve-It looks like it will be a tough summer too!  That I can deal with!

Brent-Come on Down the Shore!

Kevin-Especially this time of year!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 8 years ago

Laura, we never get that warm. If you really want to beat the heat, come to Nova Scotia. We have great beaches.

Posted by Donna Malone, Homes and Property for Sale Nova Scotia (Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals) almost 8 years ago

Laura ~...lol What other rules do you have there?    I like the NO Stinking badges yet.  I would be at the beach if we had one.  I guess I could always go to Bust Your Butt Falls that is a swimming hole up the Highlands road.  I'll have to go and take some pitctures so you can see our swimming hole. 

Posted by June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life! (Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty) almost 8 years ago

Laura, i was laid up with my leg injury when we hit 103 the other day and I had to stay inside with the air on.  Bummer!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 8 years ago

Donna-Sounds like a plan!

June-Love the name of your swimming hole!

William-It's a great day to be on the water! 

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 8 years ago

You do New Jersey such a big favor.....until we met we never really equated beaches with New Jersey....continue your diligence as blogging ambassador and have a great weekend !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 8 years ago

It's hotter than July in Alabama too Laura and it started in May.  Whew!  Bring me a glass of that iced tea.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Sally & David!

Charita-That would be sweet tea in Alabama right?

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 8 years ago