Written by: Kristen Bahr
For most girls, the idea of working during what is supposed to be your summer vacation brings dread. However, for those lucky girls who get to spend June, July, and August down the shore, summer jobs are anything but boring. They can be the perfect opportunity to meet new people and make great memories. Now is the ideal time to start looking for the perfect summer job to make sure that you’ll be able to snatch one up (they go pretty fast!). From walking the beaches of Avalon to beating the heat inside, each of these jobs are bound to give you an unforgettable summer!
Avalon, NJ: One of the best summer jobs, by far, is being an Avalon beach tagger. What’s better than getting paid to walk on the beach? (Which totally counts as exercise, right?) Plus, every day gets spent working on your perfect summer glow. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen though, because as every beach goer knows this never turns out well. While working on your tan and getting exercise, you also get to gaze at the gorgeous lifeguards on top of the stands. Since you’re practically working with them, you’ll have so many opportunities to strike up a conversation with them. With the beach, the tanning, and the lifeguards, who knew working could be so fun?
Stone Harbor, NJ: One of the first things I think about when I think about the shore is the famous Uncle Bill’s Pancake House. The next best thing to going there for a warm and delicious pancake breakfast is spending your mornings working there yourself! Besides the obvious benefits of working at the best pancake place around, there are many other perks to the job. Number one: the tips. It might not seem like much at first, but by the end of summer they can really add up. Number two: getting off work in the early afternoon. You’ll still have the rest of the day to relax at the beach or go out at night with all your best friends. Nothing is better than spending the morning making money, and having the rest of the day to spend it on everything else the shore has to offer.
Sea Isle City, NJ: Summer just isn’t complete without those nightly trips for ice cream. Imagine getting to spend your nights surrounded by the sweet aroma of the quintessential summer treat. The best part: free ice cream! So, for all those ice cream fanatics out there (myself included), the best summer job in Sea Isle is at Yum Yums Ice Cream Parlor. Nothing beats getting paid to sample every single flavor of ice cream. Another great perk: air conditioning. While everyone else is dying from the summer heat outside, you’ll be cool, comfortable, and surrounded by the best summer dessert. Warning: be ready to face the long lines and never ending flow of hungry customers anxiously awaiting their ice cream cones.
What job are you planning on landing this summer? Let us know in the comments section below! 🙂
Picture above from foodandwine.com