The Shore 2009

Our surf-to-turf (to boardwalk) guide to brunching, lunching, sunning, shopping, cracking some crab, eating for cheap, catching a wave and winning at skee-ball — plus dozens of ways to make the most of everything you love best about the beach. Jump in! (The water’s fine)

WATER
Not all surf is created equal. The best for sailing, snorkeling, hanging 10 …

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH
The best starts to long days at the beach

DAY TRIPS
Things to do at the beach that in no way involve sand in your shorts

BOARDWALK
For exercisers, for gluttons, for observers of both

DOUGHNUTS (& OTHER BAKED GOODS)
The breakfast (and snack, and dessert) of champions

CANDIES, FUDGE & TAFFY
For sending to folks back home, for nibbling between meals

PHOTO OPS
The best point-and-shoot spots at the shore

SEAFOOD
Just because it’s everywhere doesn’t mean it’s all the same. Here, your best bets for dining in or taking out.

SAND
The best beaches for everything

JUNK FOOD
Worth the hour you’ll have to wait before you get back in the water

KIDS
Fun ideas for tantrum-free days

LIFEGUARDS
Almost as hot as the weather

HANGOUTS & NIGHTLIFE
For when the sun is low and a beer on your deck won’t cut it

CASUAL EATS
Great food, cheap — and places where you don’t have to change out of your bathing suit to get it

SHOPPING
From shell soaps to sundresses: what to buy and where to buy it

ICE CREAM
Get your licks while the sun sizzles

GEAR
Boards, bikes, and whatever else you need to play

ATLANTIC CITY
The best things to do from morning until … next morning

PIZZA
Any way you like it

RAINY DAYS
The sun will come out tomorrow, until then, there’s …

DINING OUT
Our roster of call-the-sitter-type feasts

FUN & GAMES
Amusements for all ages

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