2011 Shore Issue: The Truth About Jersey Shore Lifeguards

From the water’s edge, ageless Adonises and Athenas reveal their secret: They watch you just as much as you watch them

Paris? London? Cape Cod? They’re all beautiful. But when summer rolls around, there’s just one place a real Philadelphian wants to be. From ice-cream cones to crab races to saltwater taffy, here’s what keeps the sand in our shoes, year after year after year.

Photography by Ryan Donnell