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Visit Belmar, New Jersey

The coastal community of Belmar, New Jersey, is a jewel of the Jersey Shore. Visitors and residents alike love Belmar for its top-rated beaches and its small-town charm. Our town takes great pride in providing family-friendly amenities, along with a clean, smoke-free beach and boardwalk. 

Belmar, in Monmouth County, is easy to reach via Exit 98 of the Garden State Parkway, between the nearby towns of Spring Lake, Avon By The Sea, Ocean Grove, and Bradley Beach. We're about 15 minutes from Asbury Park and about an hour from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, via I-195 East.

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, an organic juice bar, and a tea room with its own bakery. 

If you're have a particular craving, you'll find restaurants that specialize in Greek, Mexican, Indian, and Cajun cuisine; South American ceviche; acai bowls; tavern fare; and vegetarian dishes.

 

Belmar also has an abundance of breakfast spots, coffee shops, pizza places, and sandwich/bagel shops. And let's not forget our favorite ice cream and sweet shops!

Read more about dining in Belmar.

Explore Downtown Belmar

Belmar has a treasure trove of specialty retail shops that offer everything from cozy hoodies and fashionable beachwear to coastal home decor and souvenirs. While you're here, why not indulge in a spa pedicure, a massage, or a new look 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!

Read more about local shops.

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, enjoy a leisurely tiki boat tour, 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.

Read more about area attractions and the Belmar Marina.