By the Numbers: The Jersey Shore

Eric Sucar
Beachgoers enjoy the warm weather along the beaches in Ocean Grove on August 23.

60 beaches offer lifeguard supervision

47,000 acres of preserved natural shoreline on the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

 22 penguins at Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant

103 days of the 2017 summer flounder fishing season

8 self-guided trails under a mile at the undeveloped Island Beach State Park

1,050 feet of track on the new Casino Pier rollercoaster in Seaside Heights

$38.2 billion in state gross domestic product generated from tourism industry

5 miles of continuous boardwalk line Atlantic City and Ventnor City, New Jersey’s longest boardwalk

11 locations of Surf Taco Coastal Cuisine

253 years ago the Sandy Hook Lighthouse was built in 1764, the country’s oldest surviving lighthouse

98 million visits to New Jersey in 2016

85 minutes for the ferry ride from Lewes, Deleware, to Cape May

19 rides at Long Beach Island’s Fantasy Island

6,500-person capacity at Ocean Grove’s historic Great Auditorium

Statistics are provided by the State of New Jersey.

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