This will be a Thur-Sun trip in late Sept, maybe early Oct. Because I have free nights to burn I am considering stay at HI property in Manahawkin. In season I assume this location would mean a huge backup of traffic. How about off season? From reading various threads it seems beach passes are sold per person? I am more accustom to a beach parking fee not day pass. What should I expect to pay in late September? Is LBI considered "Jersey Shore" or is that the area further south near Ocean City? Is there a recommended website (besides TA) that might help me decide on where to visit, what to do? Definitely want to do a boardwalk... do most communities have boardwalks? Since this is a short trip (and I am clueless) I could use some recommendations.