Sum­mer Guide: Slew of Fun Things to do at the Jersey Shore

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Mon­mouth and Ocean coun­ties don't dis­crim­i­nate based on age. There are a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able for peo­ple of all ages — whether you're look­ing to catch some rays or make a rainy day less dreary.

Em­brace your pri­mal side and throw a hatchet while sip­ping a beer, paint the next masterpiece or play vin­tage ar­cade games.

No mat­ter what your in­ter­ests are, here are the top five things to do at the Shore for young adults and teens: 1. An­chor's Bend, As­bury

Park — You might need two hands to en­joy the rum bucket. Gen­eral Man­ager of The Beach Bar and The An­chor's Bend James Dou­glas refers to the cock­tail as "liq­uid va­ca­tions in a bucket."

You can find the $16 drink at An­chor's Bend, lo­cated in the his­toric Con­ven­tion Hall in As­bury Park. En­joy An­chor's Bend's fenced in area on the beach, where you can dip your toes in the sand with­out pay­ing for a beach badge. Dou­glas added that the venue of­fers breath­tak­ing views, his­tor­i­cal sur­round­ings, great food, cock­tails and mu­sic.

Visit face­book.com/thean­chors­bend or call 732-455-8500 for more in­for­ma­tion. An­chor's Bend is at 1300 Ocean Ave., As­bury Park 2. Stumpy’s Hatchet House,

Ea­ton­town — The first in­door hatchet throw­ing venue in the United States opened only a year ago. The idea started by two cou­ples — Kelly and Stu­art Jos­berger, of Toms River, and Tr­ish and Mark Oliphant, of Lake­hurst.

Vis­i­tors can bring their own booze, or­der food and so­cial­ize with friends, all while un­leash­ing their more prim­i­tive side. Kelly Jos­berger said Stumpy's of­fers a new out-of-the-box ac­tiv­ity com­pared to bar hop­ping, bowl­ing or go­ing to the movies.

"Stumpy's Hatchet House of­fers an al­ter­na­tive form of recre­ation," Kelly said. "Stumpy’s gives you the chal­lenge of learn­ing a new skill. Throw­ing a hatchet proves won­ders for things like a bad breakup, a stress­ful work week or just a bad day."

Hatchet throw­ers must be 21 or older. A two-hour ses­sions at Stumpy’s costs $40 a per­son. There are ad­di­tional pack­ages avail­able for par­ties of 20 or more.

Visit stumpyshh.com or call 732-544-5069. Stumpy's is at 22 Merid­ian Road Unit 5, Ea­ton­town. 3. Pinot’s Pal­ette, Red Bank — Un­cork and un­wind at Pinot's Pal­ette in Red Bank. Owner Dorothy Fadell said the paint and sip fran­chise is the per­fect place to un­leash your creative side.

"We of­fer an ar­ray of great paint­ings that young artists can cus­tom­ize to make their very own," Fadell said. "(We're) the per­fect place to un­plug from your phone and have a great time with your friends while cre­at­ing your own work of art."

Two-hour classes cost $38, while three-hour classes cost $48.

For more in­for­ma­tion and lo­ca­tions, visit Pinot­sPalette.com. There's also a lo­ca­tion at 100 Route 9 in Manala­pan. TopGun Paint­ball Games,

Cream Ridge — Ray­mond Gong, the orig­i­nal owner of TopGun Paint­ball Games le­gal­ized paint­ball in New Jersey in 1988. Prior, the game wasn't al­lowed in the state.

To­day, how­ever, vis­i­tors can em­bark on a game of sur­vival. Two teams will face off and try to elim­i­nate all mem­bers of the op­po­site team. A player is elim­i­nated from the game if they are marked by a di­rect paint­ball hit any­where on their body. Play­ers

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