From the beach to the business district, Belmar is a great shore town to explore on bike. The best place to rent bicycles in Belmar, New Jersey, is at Eastern Lines Surf Shop, a full-service surf shop located at 1605 Ocean Avenue, directly across from the Belmar surfing beaches at 17th and 18th Avenues.
UPDATE 7-7-2020: Eastern Lines is not renting bikes in summer 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Eastern Lines has a selection of Electra 26-inch beach cruisers (baskets and bike locks included) for women and men that are available for rent from May through October. The bike rental rates are:
$12 for 60 minutes
$25 for 4 hours (half day)
$35 for 8 hours (full day)
$90 for a weekend (Friday to Sunday)
$150 for a week
Eastern Lines also offers surfing and stand-up paddle board (SUP) lessons and rentals, and is also the sponsor of the annual Belmar Pro surfing competition in Belmar. For more information, or to book a bike rental in Belmar, call 732-681-6405 or visit www.easternlines.com.
Biking On Belmar Boardwalk
If you want to ride your bike to the beach, Belmar provides plenty of bike racks at every beach entrance. In peak summer season, bike riding is permitted on the Belmar boardwalk between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. only.
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Where Else To Ride
If you want to bike outside of Belmar, the Beachcomber Blog recommends the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway in Manasquan, New Jersey. This 5.5-mile paved bike path is part of the New Jersey Capital to the Coast Trail, a mixed-use network of trails that spans 55 miles from the state capital in Trenton to Manasquan in Monmouth County.
The Asbury Park boardwalk is another favorite day trip destination on the bike. From Belmar to Asbury Park, it's about a five-mile ride hugging the coastline north along Ocean Avenue. In Asbury Park, popular sights include the historic Convention Hall and Paramount Theater, the Stone Pony, and the Wonder Bar. You'll also find a wide variety of restaurants to fuel up for the ride back to Belmar. Beachcomber Blog recommends Langosta Lounge and Pop's Garage on the boardwalk and Porta Pizza a couple of blocks west of the boardwalk.
Live Like A Local: Rent A Belmar Beach House
Day trips down the shore are fun, but it's even better to rent a beach house for the week to experience everything wonderful about the Belmar area. For couples, solo adults and small families, the two-bedroom Blue Hydrangea Cottage rental in Belmar, New Jersey, is the perfect getaway place. The home sleeps up to four people and is consistently rated five stars for comfort, cleanliness, amenities, location, and homelike decor. Learn more at www.vacationinbelmar.com. Weekly summer rentals at the Jersey Shore. Rent directly from the owner and save!
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