SLIGHT DECREASE OF IN-STATE RESIDENTS TO COME DOWN TO THE SHORE, COUNTY LEADS DESTINATIONS

Two in three New Jerseyans plan on visiting the Jersey Shore this year, down slightly from 2010, but still higher than previous years. The data comes from the latest Monmouth University Poll. The number of state residents who plan on visiting the Jersey Shore this summer includes 23% who will spend a week or more there and 42% who plan on shorter visits. Five beach communities, though cluster near the top of the pack:  the Wildwoods (9%), Point Pleasant Beach (9%), Long Beach Island – or L.B.I. (8%), Ocean City (8%), and Cape May (7%).  The Wildwoods also garnered the top spot in 2009, the last time this question was asked.

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