Can we just have a few minutes of honesty here? Can we drop all the tourism board rhetoric and just speak the truth? Can we talk about all the reasons the Jersey Shore sucks in the summertime? Just give me a few minutes to explain myself. You'll see what I mean.

(photo: Matt Ryan, Townsquare Media)

Here are my 10 reasons the Jersey Shore sucks in the summer...

10 Reasons The Jersey Shore Sucks In The Summer

 

I hope you enjoyed my tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Jersey Shore as we get to celebrate local summer together! Jersey Shore forever!

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Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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