How To: Car-Free Jersey Shore
"For the last century or so, though, most Shoregoers have been traveling to the beaches from Brigantine to Cape May by car, and even the less-lazy among them often get around in their own vehicles," according to an article by Robert Strauss. But increasingly, beach towns farther south than Atlantic City are starting to add options for people to get around without their cars.
Although some of the traditional methods of getting to the shore are lost to history (according to Strauss, the Boardwalk once connected to the beach, and you can no longer "take a ride on the Reading" as the Monopoloy card says), there are plenty of cheap options for transportation—trains, buses, trolleys, and even a new jitney service. On that last option: "Over on the Boardwalk, there is a new jitney service this year with modernistic, many-windowed, 15-passenger, battery-powered vehicles that ply the boards 12 hours a day for $3 a ride (less than the $5 for the possibly more romantic rolling chairs)."