With the summer here at the Jersy Shore, maybe you're looking to switch things up a little this year and visit a shore town you've never been to before.

I'll admit, since moving to Jersey a year ago I've only been to a handful of beaches and they were all between Seaside Heights and Point Pleasant.

My goal this summer is to explore more of our beautiful beaches, especially up in Monmouth County.

There's nothing more fun than a day trip to a Jersey Shore town you've never been to before.

Now, if you want a truly memorable day trip you may want to visit a shore town that's being called one of the strangest in the Northeast.

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My first thought when I hear strange shore town is always Cape May.

The quaint little beach town is constantly recognized as being one of the spookiest places around the Jersey Shore.

With all of its Victorian Homes and stories of ghosts, I'd have thought Cape May was a shoo-in for one of the strangest towns in the North East.

Photo by Jim Witkowski on Unsplash
Photo by Jim Witkowski on Unsplash

But the experts at Only In Your State had a different town in mind.

They say one of the strangest places to visit is right here at the Shore but it's not Cape May.

It's a small town that does get looked over quite a bit but has some truly strange little features that make it fun.

Like this restaurant that's shaped like a food truck, with windshield wipers, and all!

Photo Credit: Google Maps
Photo Credit: Google Maps

The place is actually a little burger joint that supposedly serves up some really good grub like the hot momma burger which features guacamole and jalapenos.

The town is also home to one of the country's most famous attractions, Lucy The Elephant.

Photo Credit: Google Maps
Photo Credit: Google Maps

Only In Your State reports that Margate New Jersey is one of the strangest towns in the North East.

I've visited Margate several times over the years, although strange isn't exactly the word that comes to mind, it's definitely a unique beach town that's worth a visit.

It's positioned just outside of Atlantic City, so you have the glitz and glamour of the casinos right down the road while you stay in this peaceful little town.

And speaking of small towns, have you ever heard of these ones?

Small towns in New Jersey you didn't know existed

There are so many small towns in New Jersey that you may have heard of, especially in our listening area of Central and North Jersey. In the southern part of the state, where we have less reach and interaction, there are towns almost guaranteed, you've never heard of. Many of them in Atlantic, Cumberland and Salem Counties. Some are even in Burlington and Camden County. Here's a quick look at just of few of them.

Gallery Credit: Dennis Malloy

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