Jersey Shore Magazine

Fall / Holiday 2023

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Jersey Shore Publications Post Office Box 176 Bay Head, NJ 08742-0176 Order online at or call 888-22-SHORE. Also available at bookstores, gift shops, art galleries, Barnes & Noble,, and other online retailers. $39.95 288 pages Hardcover with dust jacket More than 385 photographs and images Actual size: 9 1/4" x 12 1/4" Island Beach – A Sonnet in the Sands by Gordon Hesse This limited-edition, oversized volume by Gordon Hesse, author of All Summer Long - Tales and Lore of Lifeguarding on the Atlantic, tells the story of the park from the time before Europeans arrived to present day. Part One, "A Sonnet in the Sands," features the park's plant and animal life as well as its history. Part Two, "The Lure and Lore of Island Beach," features memories and stories of the good gone days at Island Beach from people who spent much of their lives there. Part Three, "Images of Island Beach," presents numerous unique historic and current photographs of the park. Throughout the book are more than 385 exquisite photographs. These stunning images capture every aspect of the park in all four seasons—from the dunes and maritime forests, to the beaches, to the park's historic and current buildings, and to the sportsmen's shacks, past and present. Numerous historic photographs reveal the ultimate view into the park's past as well. Island Beach - A Sonnet In The Sands captures the beauty of the park second only to the park itself. It is a window into its past and present, a vision now preserved for future generations. A Perfect Gift! The Crown Jewel of the Jersey Shore Author Gordon Hesse

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