One of the most popular attractions of Atlantic City, NJ is its beach.
In 1850 Dr. Jonathan Pitney, impressed with the beauty of New Jersey's beaches, fresh salt air, and the ocean surf, interested investors in developing a sea-side resort on Absecon Island. The result was Atlantic City. These beautiful beaches are still here, the same as they were over a century ago! Atlantic City offers four miles of pristine sandy beach gently sloping into the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Steel Pier is in the background
Atlantic City has one of the best trained life-saving crews in the world. Every year an around the island (Absecon Island) swim is held, and the top place finishers are always members of the life saving crew.
Three of the Atlantic City Casinos have beach bars, right on the beach in the warmer months; those being Bally's, The Atlantic Club, and the Trump Plaza. The photograph above and the one below are from Bally's Beach Bar.
On most days the Atlantic City Surf is calm and gentle.
On some days the surf has rolling waves, which are great for body surfing, or riding the waves using a styrofoam or inflatable float.
Both bathers and fishermen are enjoying the surf.
To see scenes from the Atlantic City beach in those nostalgic bygone days follow this link: Early Beach Scenes.