to the Jersey Shore
Jersey's 127-mile coastline is the perfect summertime destination.
From Sandy Hook to Cape May, the Jersey shore has long
been known for its beaches, bays, resorts, charming seaside
communities, boardwalks, and amusement parks. Whether you
swim, surf, boat, fish, build sandcastles, bike, sunbathe,
or sight-see, the beaches and towns of Monmouth, Ocean,
and Atlantic Counties are sure to be tons of fun.
thing everyone can find and enjoy "down the shore" is
is believed that the first taffy made in Atlantic City
was labeled "saltwater taffy" as a sales gimmick.
In 1883, a taffy vendor named David Bradley was selling
taffy for five cents each at his stand on the boardwalk
near the David Lindy Baths at St. James Place. Each piece
was folded in a square piece of paper with the ends twisted
legend has it, a Nor'Easter (a northeastern storm front)
struck the coast in August of that year, its nasty wind
causing waves to spray Bradley's taffy with saltwater.
Soon afterwards, a little girl visited his stand and asked
for "saltwater taffy." Others asked for "ocean
water taffy" and "sea foam taffy," but the
vendor decided on the first name.
winter, Bradley had signs made to advertise "saltwater