It’s down the shore ppl
People who live here on the shore never say going down the shore WHEN WE ARE ALREADY HERE….We say going to the beach.
I think proximity is the answer. From a distance, we are going to the shore. If we are already staying in one of the shore towns, we are going down to the beach. In California, however, it’s always going to the beachL!
In Jersey we call it the shore