The Jersey Shore is the coastal region of the U.S. state of New Jersey. Geographically, the term encompasses about 141 miles (227 km) of oceanfront from Perth Amboy in the north to Cape May Point in the south, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The Jersey Shore area includes Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May counties. While there is no defined border between North Jersey and South Jersey, the Raritan River, Manasquan River or I-195 are often mentioned as the border, with most of the shore region being located in South Jersey. Many New Jersey residents refer to it simply as "The Shore", as in to go "down the shore", or to have done something "down the shore".
Famous for its many boardwalks with arcades, water parks, and amusement parks boasting hundreds of rides and attractions, the Jersey Shore is a popular vacation spot for New Jerseyans, New Yorkers, and Pennsylvanians. Certain communities are also popular with visitors from the nearby states of Virginia and Maryland, as well as the Canadian province of Quebec. Superstorm Sandy in 2012 has spawned the demolition and rebuilding of entire neighborhoods, with reinvention on a physically and financially elevated and economically upscale level; this process of gentrification is transforming many communities on the Jersey Shore into a second home for the New York financial community, akin to the more established Hamptons. Wikipedia