A summer spent at the Jersey Shore is a summer well spent.

Actually, a summer spent at any beach is a great summer; we have friends who rave about Ocean City Maryland, The Outerbanks in the Carolinas, and even the Delaware Beaches.

But there's just something special about the Jersey Shore so it's no surprise that when the travel experts release a list of the 25 best beaches in the country Jersey has a spot on there.

 One NJ Shore Town Ranked Among The Top 25 Beaches In The Country

It's arguably one of the most iconic towns on the Jersey Shore and before we get too far ahead of ourselves, no, it's not Cape May.

Although Cape May is regularly touted as the gem of the Jersey Shore, it didn't even get so much as a mention on Travel and Leisure's list of best beaches in the country.

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The Jersey Shore town that did make the top 25 list though?

The home of Rock and Roll at the shore.

According to Travel and Leisure, Asbury Park is one of the best beaches in the United States, and I'm not going to disagree.

What Makes Asbury Park, NJ One Of America's Best Beaches?

For starters, the music scene is incredible; you can catch a show at the Stone Pony while hearing the waves crash from the beach, depending on how loud the show is!

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Asbury has an amazing downtown area filled with shops and restaurants just a short hop skip from the beach, and of course, you've got the legendary Asbury Park Boardwalk.

You can try your luck at the Silverball Arcade, grab a slice, and then take a stroll on Asbury's pristine beaches, it is one of the best beach towns at the Jersey Shore.

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That being said, if you want to take your dog to the beach with you, you'll have to go to one of these spots.

Take Your Dog To The Beach At One Of These Dog Friendly NJ Beaches

According to Shore News Network, these are the best dog-friendly beaches you can visit during the off-season at the Jersey Shore! Please note municipalities may change rules, so always be sure to double-check the town websites before you take your dog out to the beach!

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