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$43.4B

May 31, 2016

No one can argue that New Jersey’s coastline is one of its greatest assets. Tourism ranks high in terms of New Jersey’s economic engines -- totaling $43.4 billion in 2015, according to recent statistics released by the Christie administration.

What other Jersey Shore facts did the administration highlight? The coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May is 130 miles. The ferry ride from New York to the shore takes only 30 minutes. And there were 95 million visitors to New Jersey last year.

Some other stats? There are 19 rides at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk amusements in Point Pleasant. There are 10 dog-friendly beaches at the Shore. And Lucy the Elephant weighs 90 tons. What’s more, over this past weekend, many visitors became familiar with the Shore’s 16 breweries. According to the administration there are also 16 Shore wineries, but the definition of Shore or winery may have been expanded in order to make that stat correct.

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