Wow, you moved to NJ! I grew up in Middletown and hiked Hartshorne a bunch as a Kid. Get ready for the culture shock of the police, lots and lots of police as compared to the eastern shore. I remember when I first moved to Ocean City I felt like I was in the wild west, UMM where are the cops? They are on every corner in NJ ready to nail you for a late inspection sticker . I have friends up there who stopped surfing because of the crowds hope you don't find that to be true. If you get up to Sandy Hook remember those pictures I posted of how it used to be?
Dude I also grew u p in Middletown and had the same problem w cops. I used to drive like a little asshole and **** did I pay for it. Countless tickets ha. I'm pretty sure they crawl over tinton falls also but when you're not a teenager anymore I guess it's a bit different
i live in manasquan, which is basically the southern most part of monmouth county. it is an awesome town. basically a small surf/fisherman town. we have a few nice places to eat in town on east main/main st. also up at the inlet we have a dog beach around the corner. not to mention inlet gets one of the nicest wedges on the east coast(gets super crowded though). definitely check out the L jetty (right over the ocean ave bridge into avon) during the first day of a winter swell, it will be good.