Eating junk food because it's everywhere is no excuse. I made a delicious mango banana smoothie in minutes at home and enjoyed it in the car on the way to the beach. For lunch, I had steamed clams and an ahi tuna wrap, which I enjoyed more than any of the fatty sugary concoctions and stayed full all day. Often I try to remake junk food into a healthier version. It's pretty easy to do with pizza by choosing whole wheat crust, natural sauce and lots of healthy toppings. Grilled sweet potatoes are a delicious alternative to French fries. Ice cream can work in moderation as a treat. Deep fried batter on its own (funnel cake) or covering something (Oreos) is unfortunately just better left out. Did you really think I was going to tell you how to make healthy fried Oreos? There are some foods with so little nutritional value that they aren't makeover worthy.
So my three beach/boardwalk dining tips are:
1. Be prepared by bringing food
2. Search a little and you will probably find a decent option
3. When oil and sugar are the main ingredients, it's best to just say it's not worth it.
Your body will thank you!