Load up the car. Don't forget the beach chairs, towels, sunscreen, umbrella, and oh yeah, the money to feed the parking meters.
That's usually the way it goes in a mission to take the beach like stormtroopers on a mission to save humanity.
Of course, the downside of not being prepared with all the essentials — especially the cash or in some towns, being hip to paying meters through phone apps — is the fine, preferably without the Monopoly-era command to "Go straight to jail."
But fear not.
We've calculated how many tickets Jersey shore towns write per square mile and ranked them from 44, the least likely place you'll get a shore ticket, to the No. 1 town for papering over cars.
So, kindly add this to your items to not leave home without for a day at the Shore.