2nd Ave. Beach, Asbury Park, NJ
Location, location, location. Like Ehukai, this Asbury Park shower scores its points on where it is. Located right off the side of the boardwalk, you can shower on the beach right in between the Atlantic Ocean and the legendary Stone Pony. The showers get turned on around Memorial Day and get turned off in late September.
The Asbury Park waterfront has enjoyed a massive rebirth in the last 15 years and even as big-money developers start to elbow out the creatives, it’s still about the coolest city by the sea that the East Coast has to offer.
The designated surf beach is actually on Eighth Ave., six blocks down. But before 9 a.m. (or after 5 p.m.), you can surf anywhere. And after you get out of the water, you can rinse off, get dressed and hit the boardwalk for dozens of options for food or drinks.
Note from the author (who shouldn’t really be giving any advice on showering, anyway): Most outdoor showers do not allow soap. Shower water often runs back into the ground, untreated – and no one wants to stand in a puddle of your fragrant shampoo film. However, there are workarounds, such as Bronner’s Pure Castille Soap. Known for its 18 uses, it’s 100 percent organic, leaving no chemical residue.
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