After what felt like a year of doom and gloom, it feels good to be able to breathe in the Jersey Shore air…without a mask. Depending on the tide, it should smell better than our own breath. The summer vibe doesn’t hurt either. Now that we can really get out after being cooped up for so long, it’s time to stop to smell the roses. Better yet take a picture of the beautiful Jersey Shore. I did.

It seems like last summer was viewed in Black and White. This year we can see clearly now. As a photographer, I see beauty in almost everything I see. Some would argue you need a good camera to take a good picture. I disagree. Whether you use an expensive Digital SLR camera or your handy mobile phone, it’s not so much the lens but how you see it through the lens. Granted these new fancy smartphones do come with great cameras. I bet you can take a pretty good picture too. Just look at your cloud account.

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My sense of a good picture is framing. Sometimes it’s also timing. In either case, you need to keep your eyes open. If you look long and hard enough, you’ll see things in front of you that you never even dreamed of.

Take a look.  Here are a few examples of how I see the Jersey Shore.

The Best Views Of The Jersey Shore

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

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