So, just how many people come to visit the Jersey Shore?

Well this little experiment done by NJ.com may give you a better idea.

During the 4th of July Weekend, they sent one of their reporters in a helicopter that scanned the beaches of Monmouth and Ocean Counties from 1,000 feet in the air.

And just what did they see? That clearly the Jersey Shore is the place to be.

They estimated that approximately 200,000 people were packed onto all of the Jersey Shore beaches and keep in mind that this number does not include people on the rides, in restaurants or the parking lots.

So if you tried to take a tally of EVERYONE including ride goers and restaurant customers, I am sure you could add at least another 100,000 visitors.

I always know the Jersey Shore was a hip and happening place but WOW! Aren't we popular!

Here is a breakdown of the crowds by beach:

Belmar & Avon: 3,000 to 5,000

Long Branch: 6,000 to 7,000

Asbury Park: 20,000

Seaside: 30,000 to 40,000

NJ's Nude Beach: 1,000 to 1,400

Mantoloking: Almost no one. (Good spot if you hate the crowds)

So here is what we learned. The Jersey Shore is a popular destination and it is good to know that our towns and their businesses can really soar during the Summer with numbers like these.

And even better news, if you are already sick of the visitors, we are only one month away from local Summer!

Take a look at the original article at NJ.com.

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