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People relax and play in the ocean in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in this file photo from July 23, 2014.

May 23, 2016

2016 South Jersey Shore beach guide

From Cape May to Long Beach Island, what you need to know before you go

The 2016 Jersey Shore season is upon us. Before you pile onto the Atlantic City Expressway alongside a few thousand other motorists and travel bumper-to-bumper for a weekend getaway, do some research.

Below are links to profiles for every shore town from Cape May to Barnegat Light. Find out what's happening this weekend in Stone Harbor; check out the beaches where you can surf in Surf City; and find out how much a 2016 seasonal beach tag will cost in Margate.

Your favorite town is here, and if you're up for trying somewhere new, that's listed, too.

Cape May County

Cape May

Wildwood Crest

Wildwood

North Wildwood

Stone Harbor

Avalon

Sea Isle City

Strathmere

Ocean City

Atlantic County

Longport

Margate

Ventnor

Atlantic City

Brigantine

Ocean County (Long Beach Island)

Beach Haven

Long Beach Township

Ship Bottom

Surf City

Harvey Cedars

Barnegat Light