During our day in Ocean Grove, down the shore, we wandered around the beach. The powerful Atlantic Ocean had a strong riptide that day. It was also a brutally hot day and hazy, so we couldn't stay long. The beach was not officially open because it was early in the season and there were no lifeguards, although plenty of people were on the beach anyway because of the heat.
If you saw my previous post on Ocean Grove, you will know that it has a strong Methodist camp revival meeting background. We visited the Tabernacle bookstore and chatted with a very nice lady inside, then walked around the town. We had lunch and then I thoroughly enjoyed my root beer float at Days Ice Cream parlour (delicious soft ice cream!), but sadly was too stuffed to eat anything at the adorable bakery. Next time!
Some of the charming aspects of Ocean Grove are the gingerbread-y Victorian hotels and houses -- some of which still bear symbols of their religious history.
There are also cute shops -- and of course the lovely beach.
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