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View Poll Results: North Jersey or Long Island
North Jersey 181 62.85%
Long Island 107 37.15%
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Well that's just it - you're not beach people, you don't go to the beach, so your opinion on beaches aren't that reliable. It's like a Mormon giving advice on wine (mormons aren't allowed to drink).

Anyway, Rachael LOVES waterparks, and there is no beach on Long Island that has a waterpark; however, on the Jersey Shore, there are several great waterparks right on the beach. It's just another way that Jersey Shore beats Long Island inn terms of beaches. Jersey just rules over Long Island anyway, but when it comes to beaches, there's just not even a question that Jersey is the best.
from Cape Cod to California to the Carribean to the Italian Riveria. I travelled a lot and going to these beaches was a part of the trip. Seeing so many I can't give an opinion?
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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Well that's just it - you're not beach people, you don't go to the beach, so your opinion on beaches aren't that reliable. It's like a Mormon giving advice on wine (mormons aren't allowed to drink).

Anyway, Rachael LOVES waterparks, and there is no beach on Long Island that has a waterpark; however, on the Jersey Shore, there are several great waterparks right on the beach. It's just another way that Jersey Shore beats Long Island inn terms of beaches. Jersey just rules over Long Island anyway, but when it comes to beaches, there's just not even a question that Jersey is the best.
Top U.S. water parks - CNN.com

Better water parks than NJ

BEST BEACHES: Top Ten U.S. Shores of 2009 in Pictures

At least 1 LI beach makes every top 10 list of best beaches in the US (2 on this list). NJ...nowhere to be found

Compare NNJ favorably to LI if you wish, you can make a strong case, but don't play the beach card.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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Default A lot of people like waterparks

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Yes, that's my point, that's what you and Rachael like. But that is just one more reason why the Jersey Shore has the better beaches, for those people who DO like beaches. Long Island offers very little for beach lovers, they basically have two styles of beach on long island - crowded and dirty, or clean and natural and pretentious with no boardwalk/rides/waterpark/attractions. Yes, they finally put some kind of boardwalk on one of their beaches, but it's a joke compared to the Jersey Shore's boardwalks.

This was all straightened out in another thread where everyone chose the Jersey Shore over LI and NY's beaches overwhelmingly.
That one was $50 a person to get in. You had to get there before it opened and wait on a long line. We usually left right after lunch because the lines for the rides got so long by then you were waiting 20 minutes to half an hour to go on these rides. People just like beaches? Why weren't all these people at the FREE beaches, or driving to the Jersey Shore, then?

Kids are entertained at a waterpark. At beach they have to entertain themselves. In this high tech world, can't you see how kids would prefer the former?
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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That one was $50 a person to get in. You had to get there before it opened and wait on a long line. We usually left right after lunch because the lines for the rides got so long by then you were waiting 20 minutes to half an hour to go on these rides. People just like beaches? Why weren't all these people at the FREE beaches, or driving to the Jersey Shore, then?

Kids are entertained at a waterpark. At beach they have to entertain themselves. In this high tech world, can't you see how kids would prefer the former?
People don't "just like beaches". Some do, some don't.

That's why at the Jersey Shore we have waterparks also. That way a group of people can go and there's something for everyone. Dad can ride the surf; Mom can lie on the beach, under an umbrella or in the sun; teenage son can cruise the boardwalk, playing games and eating the famed boardwalk food; teen daughter and the kids who prefer the waterpark can go play in the waterpark which is a five-minute stroll from the family's blanket out on the sand. You see? Something for everyone at the Jersey Shore.

My dad took us to a waterpark once and he was miserable. He liked the ocean. So did I, but my brother and sister as kids liked the waterpark. So we went to the Jersey Shore, and we'd set up on the beach. Mom had a well-earned day to rest and relax with a cooler full of drinks and some lunch. We all played in the sand and ocean, then my dad walked us over to the waterpark and we enjoyed the slides and other features. That kind of day never could happen in Long Island. Yet, we did it in NJ, in different parts of the Jersey Shore, at that.

That's why the Jersey Shore rules - there's something for everyone. We have everything Long Island has, but better.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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Top U.S. water parks - CNN.com

Better water parks than NJ
Sorry if I'm going to burst your bubble a little. >D There is one Jersey water park on that list.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Sorry if I'm going to burst your bubble a little. >D There is one Jersey water park on that list.
Mountain Creek in Vernon
Best Water park out there IMO.. and to get back on topic, IT'S IN NORTH JERSEY
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Yes, that's my point, that's what you and Rachael like. But that is just one more reason why the Jersey Shore has the better beaches, for those people who DO like beaches. Long Island offers very little for beach lovers, they basically have two styles of beach on long island - crowded and dirty, or clean and natural and pretentious with no boardwalk/rides/waterpark/attractions. Yes, they finally put some kind of boardwalk on one of their beaches, but it's a joke compared to the Jersey Shore's boardwalks.

This was all straightened out in another thread where everyone chose the Jersey Shore over LI and NY's beaches overwhelmingly.
if you live on LONG Island, you are not going to want to spend 2+ hours driving to another state just to go to a beach. Why? When you have them in your own backyard, so to speak.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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if you live on LONG Island, you are not going to want to spend 2+ hours driving to another state just to go to a beach. Why? When you have them in your own backyard, so to speak.
Well, nobody's arguing that. But people from Long Island would, and do, drive 2 - 3 hours to go to a beach in NJ that has an elaborate boardwalk with amusements and waterparks and is within short driving distance to casinos and nightlife. If it's just a beach they want, then they would be wiser to stay in L.I.

On the other hand, hardly anyone goes from NJ to LI for beaches. Why would we? We have better beaches with the amenities that any of us would want, things that LI doesn't even offer. And to sit in that LI traffic, oh man, it makes the Garden State Parkway look like heaven. The only beach I go to in LI is Montauk, because my friend lives there. And there isn't a ton to do there except swim or fish. No boardwalk, hardly any nightlife, no casinos, no amusements, no waterparks - just beach and fish. It's beautiful, but I can find just beach and fish all up and down the Jersey Shore.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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Well, nobody's arguing that. But people from Long Island would, and do, drive 2 - 3 hours to go to a beach in NJ that has an elaborate boardwalk with amusements and waterparks and is within short driving distance to casinos and nightlife. If it's just a beach they want, then they would be wiser to stay in L.I.

On the other hand, hardly anyone goes from NJ to LI for beaches. Why would we? We have better beaches with the amenities that any of us would want, things that LI doesn't even offer. And to sit in that LI traffic, oh man, it makes the Garden State Parkway look like heaven. The only beach I go to in LI is Montauk, because my friend lives there. And there isn't a ton to do there except swim or fish. No boardwalk, hardly any nightlife, no casinos, no amusements, no waterparks - just beach and fish. It's beautiful, but I can find just beach and fish all up and down the Jersey Shore.
they can go to Coney Island. A lot closer, and less expensive.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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they can go to Coney Island. A lot closer, and less expensive.
It doesn't compare to the nice boardwalks in NJ, and still no waterpark there either.
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