Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread >Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: Beaches near Holmdel

Extreme Peach





Posts: 1962
(1969 all sites)
Registered: 6/7/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/25/2010 at 09:03 PM
Anyone know of any decent beaches near Holmdel? One with a bath house would be preferable. We're going to the Stone Temple Pilots show on 9/5 and thinking about hitting the beach but I don't want to be sandy & salty heading to the show.

Any help is appreciated.

 

____________________
Do not panic!
http://jimkanavy.com
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=name&id=1124427931
http://www.americanbluesscene.com

 
Replies:

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 208
(211 all sites)
Registered: 6/16/2010
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/25/2010 at 10:13 PM
If you mean Holmdel, NJ, (I am guessing you are going to the Garden State Arts/PNC Bank Center or whatever it is called now), you are a bit of a drive from the Jersey shore. Holmdel is about 45 minute to an hour from the beach if I recall.

If you do the beach drive, the problem you are going to have is that the beaches on the northern end of the Jersey shore have fallen into disrepair over the years. Long Branch and others are not what they used to be. Asbury Park has seen a resurgence over the past few years, so that may be a starting point. The town of Asbury Park has a good website....check it out. Other places to look into: Bradley Beach, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, Ortley,......all were or are good beach sites. Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach are definitely worth looking into.

My dad lives in Toms River, which is near Seaside Heights. That may be your best bet for hotels, restaurants, etc. It has the legendary Seaside Heights boardwalk, bars, and the beach with changing facilities. Hotels are in walking distance to the beach too. You may run into the Jersey Shore tv cast while you are there---they are filming season 3 up there now.

So my recommendation would be to check out Asbury Park, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach or Seaside Heights, depending on how far you want to drive to and from the show.

Have fun in the Garden State,

BD

PS: Bruce Springsteen used to live in Holmdel many years ago around his Born to Run/Darkness on the Edge of Town/The River and earlier time period.

 

____________________
"With the help of God and true friends, I've come to realize
I still have two strong legs and even wings to fly"

Gregg Allman
"Ain't Wastin' Time No More"

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 82619
(82978 all sites)
Registered: 4/16/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/26/2010 at 05:56 AM
Yup.. Point Pleasant is your best bet..and that a bit of a drive.

 

____________________
RIP Cindy Fischer
RIP Hugh Duty
RIP John Ott

 

Peach Extraordinaire



Karma:
Posts: 4759
(4766 all sites)
Registered: 3/17/2009
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/26/2010 at 06:47 AM
Just popped into my mind Seven Presidents Park, might mot be too far. still prob. about 30 to 40 min. drive...

Here is a link to the park website. outdoor showers & changing areas......
enjoy nj

http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/Page.aspx?ID=2535

 

____________________

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6429
(8674 all sites)
Registered: 12/12/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/26/2010 at 08:17 AM
If you want showering facilities, Sandy Hook is your best bet and it's the closest to Holmdel. It's a state park and it's quite beautiful. There's even a nude beach if you're into that...

Being a year round resident of the Jersey Shore, I've no idea what this means...

quote:
the beaches on the northern end of the Jersey shore have fallen into disrepair over the years.


But I do like the shout out to Asbury Park. That's my home!

 

____________________
This one goes to eleven...

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2097
(2099 all sites)
Registered: 8/13/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/26/2010 at 08:44 AM
I recall going from Mannasquan to the Garden State Arts center ( old name for PNC ) on labor day 99 to see the ABB for the first time with Derek. I think Jack left after the beacon run in 99 if I'm correct. It was supposedly the biggest show ever there up until that point. Great time. Lucinda Williams opened up. She was great.

Manasquan ( sp ? ) is a great town and I don't recall it being a long drive. I'm a Long Island guy so I don't know much about the NJ shore except that I like Pt Pleasant, Bradley Beach, Belmar and the southern shore points past A.C. of Sea Isle down to Cape May. I went to school with a lot of NJ people so I ended up partying at " Shore " a bunch in the 90's but these days it takes alot to pull me away from the L.I. beaches in the summer.

 

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 208
(211 all sites)
Registered: 6/16/2010
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/26/2010 at 05:53 PM
Brendan,

I am going on my Dad's word here, so he may be wrong about it (he is getting forgetful and a bit "fuzzy" on his facts these days). When I was growing up, we used to go to Long Branch all the time. My Dad says that Long Branch and some of the other beaches have actually lost beach area over the years and that the communities are not as nice as they were. This may be wrong, so I apologize if that's the case.

I do remember a few years back taking a drive up the coast with Dad and seeing the ruins that Asbury Park had become and some of the other sites that looked worse than I had ever seen them. Maybe there has been a resurgence and rebuilding, which would be great.

I forgot all about Sandy Hook too.

Bd

 

____________________
"With the help of God and true friends, I've come to realize
I still have two strong legs and even wings to fly"

Gregg Allman
"Ain't Wastin' Time No More"

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 16489
(16489 all sites)
Registered: 6/4/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/26/2010 at 06:10 PM
quote:
If you mean Holmdel, NJ, (I am guessing you are going to the Garden State Arts/PNC Bank Center or whatever it is called now), you are a bit of a drive from the Jersey shore. Holmdel is about 45 minute to an hour from the beach if I recall.

If you do the beach drive, the problem you are going to have is that the beaches on the northern end of the Jersey shore have fallen into disrepair over the years. Long Branch and others are not what they used to be. Asbury Park has seen a resurgence over the past few years, so that may be a starting point. The town of Asbury Park has a good website....check it out. Other places to look into: Bradley Beach, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, Ortley,......all were or are good beach sites. Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach are definitely worth looking into.

My dad lives in Toms River, which is near Seaside Heights. That may be your best bet for hotels, restaurants, etc. It has the legendary Seaside Heights boardwalk, bars, and the beach with changing facilities. Hotels are in walking distance to the beach too. You may run into the Jersey Shore tv cast while you are there---they are filming season 3 up there now.

So my recommendation would be to check out Asbury Park, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach or Seaside Heights, depending on how far you want to drive to and from the show.

Have fun in the Garden State,

BD

PS: Bruce Springsteen used to live in Holmdel many years ago around his Born to Run/Darkness on the Edge of Town/The River and earlier time period.



West Long Branch is beautiful, not sure you're gonna find any bath houses. . The legendary Seaside Heights boardwalk is anything but legendary these days, prolly ok during the day but thats about it.

 

____________________


R.I.P. Hugh Duty


 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 82619
(82978 all sites)
Registered: 4/16/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/26/2010 at 07:56 PM
quote:
If you want showering facilities, Sandy Hook is your best bet and it's the closest to Holmdel. It's a state park and it's quite beautiful. There's even a nude beach if you're into that...

Being a year round resident of the Jersey Shore, I've no idea what this means...

quote:
the beaches on the northern end of the Jersey shore have fallen into disrepair over the years.


But I do like the shout out to Asbury Park. That's my home!


Long Branch is my hometown..

They are trying..but it is still pretty much a craphole.


[Edited on 8/27/2010 by WharfRat]

 

____________________
RIP Cindy Fischer
RIP Hugh Duty
RIP John Ott

 

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 208
(211 all sites)
Registered: 6/16/2010
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/26/2010 at 09:11 PM
Due to the popularity of Jersey Shore (terrible show, just terrible), the boardwalk at Seaside Heights is hopping. I went there in July while on a visit to Dad's. Good food, nice crowds, good-looking women walking around (especially at night), rides, bars, games...its a decent place to spend some time and money.

I hear Pt. Pleasant has a good boardwalk too....I haven't been there in about 30 years though.

BD

 

____________________
"With the help of God and true friends, I've come to realize
I still have two strong legs and even wings to fly"

Gregg Allman
"Ain't Wastin' Time No More"

 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1962
(1969 all sites)
Registered: 6/7/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/26/2010 at 10:06 PM
Wow, thanks for all the responses. You folks rock. And yes it is Holmdel, NJ. I should have mentioned that.

 

____________________
Do not panic!

http://jimkanavy.com />
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=name&id=1124427931 />
http://www.americanbluesscene.com

 

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 999
(999 all sites)
Registered: 10/7/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/27/2010 at 01:13 PM
Lots of good advice offered already Jim. Since it will be Labor Day weekend prepare to deal with crowds and traffic. I've lived in Holmdel for 25 years and my suggestion would be Sandy Hook, Seven Presidents or Asbury Park. All are about a 30 minute drive under normal traffic from the venue. Sandy Hook can fill up early so if you plan on leaving after noon try to find out if the park is already closed. My pick would be Asbury Park. Not sure if they have shower facilities though. Even if the weather is not great there is plenty to do and bars and restaurants are right on the boardwalk. Enjoy the show.

 

____________________

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 14557
(14557 all sites)
Registered: 3/28/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/27/2010 at 01:25 PM
I went to see Mule at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park two years ago and just loved the whole vibe of that beach and boardwalk. It is where they shot scenes for my favorite all time Sopranos episode when Big Pussy gets whacked! I remember it being about 30 minutes past PNC on the Garden State Parkway just like Chris said. I don't know the other area beaches but that one was very cool IMO.

 

____________________
Pete

 
 


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software


Privacy | Terms of Service
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com