Manasquan is a smaller beach town along the Jersey Shore. It is pretty far north, and it is not far from New York City and its New Jersey suburbs, making it a popular spot in the summer. A family friend has a house here and we were fortunate enough to go up a few summers ago. The town hardly even has a few thousand permanent residents, but it has an extremely cute downtown area and it feels very quaint. It doesn't have quite the rowdiness of other northern Jersey Shore beach towns, which is exactly what we were looking for.