I was told and also believed that the jersey shore was flooded with young girls from the FSU doing many of the summer jobs that 'merican girls couldn't be bothered with. Well, it's true. Some are attractive and nice. Most are average. Some are, well, hard workers? Could be because it's the end of summer and they are sickened to death by rude and obnoxious American/Canadian men/boys, but I found most to be aloof and sometimes rude (thinking they are better maybe?). Although in a week most if not all will return home. I'd say one out of ten was above average or what many would call desirable. There were a couple who looked that part and acted 'way out there'. So what...?
Wife loved the ocean! It's more salty than the Black Sea! Go figure. Plus the waves, not normal because of Earl passing the coast, but fun as hell. Loved the amusement pier. And finally truly fresh seafood - not from the boardwalk!!!! Got to see sunset at Cape May beach. And enjoyed first walk on the beach after dark ;)))).
Don't need to hear from the west coast on this. I've spent plenty of time on the west coast too. All in all first ocean experience was beyond expectations. Biggest complaint? No changing cabins as they have at Black Sea resorts. I agree. Still got hear many comparisons between Russian and American beach. We are starting to catch up!