According to the 2015 Tourism Economic Impact Study by the Division of Travel and Tourism, New Jersey tourism grew by 3.3% in 2015 and was valued at $43.4 billion. Among the 21 counties of the state, Atlantic City was the biggest generator of revenue, at $6.7 billion.
New Jersey’s beaches are the main reason for tourist attraction in the region, according to an article published in the Economist. In 2015, tourism accounted for about 6.6% of the state’s entire economy and generated nearly 508,000 jobs. Half of all tourist spending was at the Jersey Shore.
Mantoloking, which is a borough of Ocean County and home to a population of just 298 people, according to the 2010 Census Data by US Census Bureau, is a perfect destination for your next vacation.
Reasons to Visit Mantoloking
Mantoloking is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, also known as Barnegat Bay Island. It is a long, narrow island that separates the Atlantic Ocean from Barnegat Bay. Mantoloking town is linked to New Jersey mainland via the Mantoloking bridge.
1. A Calm Place
Mantoloking is a relatively small place and is not crowded like other travel destinations in the United States, offering a calm and peaceful experience. About 40% of the area consists of bodies of water. The beach is part of the New Jersey ‘Gold Coast’ and you can spend lazy afternoons sun bathing right here, without a care in the world.
2. Safe for Kids
Mantoloking beach is kid friendly! Kids can safely roam the beach, although they should be supervised if they are going into the water. It is also a dry area, which means no alcohol is served.
3. Mantoloking Yacht Club
This borough is home to the Olympic-champion producing Mantoloking yacht club, which is now a major attraction among tourists.
4. Various Options to Stay
You can find many rental properties in the region to stay at affordable rates, according to Donnelly Real Estate. In fact, vacation rentals are highly preferred over hotels in the area. This should be an important part of your planning, considering hotel room costs in New Jersey increased by 3.2% in 2015.
New Jersey attracts tourists from all over the world, with even the overnight leisure trips growing by 2.6% in 2015. Spending has increased at an average annual rate of 3.1% since 2009 and has cumulatively increased by 20%. So, if you are planning a visit to the Jersey Shore, without putting a hole in your pocket, Mantoloking might be the perfect destination for you and your family.