Visit Belmar, New Jersey
Sample The Local Cuisine
Belmar has a wide variety of casual and fine-dining options — many with outdoor seating and some with water views. In addition to Italian and seafood restaurants, you'll find a Brazilian steak house, a craft brewery, and a tea room with its own bakery.
If you're have a particular craving, you'll find restaurants that specialize in Greek, Mexican and Cajun cuisine, South American ceviche, acai bowls, tavern fare, and vegetarian dishes.
Belmar also has an abundance of breakfast spots, pizza places, and sandwich/bagel shops. And let's not forget our favorite ice cream and sweet shops.
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Klein's Seafood Restaurant
Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant Belmar NJ
La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant
Mr. Greek Mediterranean Cuisine
Pizza Heaven Belmar NJ
Turnstile Coffee Roasters
Explore The Shops And Boutiques
Go treasure hunting in Belmar’s specialty retail shops to find your next beach read, something new to wear, or a keepsake from your Jersey Shore vacation. Treat yourself to a spa pedicure or a try a new cut at one of the local salons.
The Belmar business community has a wide variety of independently owned shops and small businesses along Main Street and Ocean Avenue. Pictured here is a sample of the fabulous finds that await!
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The Paperback Exchange
Surf's Up Candles
Hazel Boutique Belmar NJ
Beckman's On The Beach | Belmar T-Shirts
Water Adventures, Mini Golf And More
There's more to discover in Belmar than our amazing beaches. At the Belmar Marina, for example, you'll find parasailing, miniature golf, and a bait shop with boat rentals. The marina's two waterfront restaurants have the best sunset views.
The Belmar Marina also has one of New Jersey's largest fleets of private fishing charters and head boats (party boats). Set sail for the catch of the day, or book a sunset cruise or whale-watching trip.
On 10th Avenue and E Street, stop by the Belmar Public Library for a selfie with the giant Bruce Springsteen guitar, or schedule a stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) lesson at L Street beach.
Maclearie Park on Route 35 in Belmar has a peaceful walking path along the scenic Shark River. The park also has a playground, tennis and pickleball courts, and shaded picnic tables with charcoal grills.
Other nearby activities include surfing camps, SUP yoga classes, and public golf courses within a short drive.
Miniature Golf At Belmar Marina
Maclearie Park Walking Trail
Belmar is conveniently located within a short drive of fun and unique area attractions. Popular places to visit include the Asbury Park boardwalk, Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, Monmouth Park Racetrack, Six Flags Great Adventure, and the Historic Village at Allaire, to name a few.
For a fun day trip, New York City is a two-hour train ride away via New Jersey Transit from the Belmar train station. Or take the Seastreak Ferry from Atlantic Highlands for a scenic fireworks cruise up the Hudson River.
And check out the Belmar Treasure Trail, a self-paced walking tour that explores 50 points of interest in the borough.
Read more about area attractions.
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Asbury Park Boardwalk
Historic Allaire Village
Events And Entertainment
Belmar Tourism hosts the New Jersey Seafood Festival every May and the New Jersey Sandcastle Contest every July.
During the summer, bring your beach chair to the free Friday night concerts in downtown Belmar or to free movies on the beach. Fireworks on Belmar beach are usually held the week after July 4th.
Favorite events in September include the San Gennaro Festival and the Belmar Pro surfing competition. The Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade is held the first Sunday in March.
Learn more about upcoming events.
NJ Seafood Festival
NJ Sandcastle Contest
Friday Night Concerts
Belmar San Gennaro Festival