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

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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.

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Belmar = Beautiful Sea

Clean, Smoke-Free Beach

Clean, Smoke-Free Beach

Blue Mobility Mats

Blue Mobility Mats

Beach Tag Booth

Beach Tag Booth

Beachfront Playgrounds

Beachfront Playgrounds

Food Court

Food Court

Belmar Boardwalk

Belmar Boardwalk

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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 Mexican and Tex-Mex, sushi, Southern comfort food, BBQ, acai bowls, Cajun cuisine, tavern fare, and vegetarian dishes. Belmar also has an abundance of breakfast spots, pizza places, and gourmet sandwich shops. And, let's not forget our favorite ice cream and sweet shops!

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Comfi Of Belmar

Comfi Of Belmar

Marina Grille Waterfront Restaurant Belmar

Marina Grille Waterfront Restaurant Belmar

Klein's Seafood Restaurant

Klein's Seafood Restaurant

Ragin Cajun

Ragin Cajun

Turnstile Coffee Roasters

Turnstile Coffee Roasters

Anchor Tavern

Anchor Tavern

Flames Brazilian Steakhouse

Flames Brazilian Steakhouse

Stay Gold Cafe

Stay Gold Cafe

Playa Bowls

Playa Bowls

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

Main Street Donuts

Main Street Donuts

Beach Haus Brewery

Beach Haus Brewery

10th Avenue Burrito Co.

10th Avenue Burrito Co.

9th Ave. Pier

9th Ave. Pier

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

The Paperback Exchange

Antoinette Rose Boutique

Antoinette Rose Boutique

Lofidelic Record Shop

Lofidelic Record Shop

Surf's Up Candles

Surf's Up Candles

Senor Juans Cigar Lounge

Senor Juans Cigar Lounge

Beckman's On The Beach

Beckman's On The Beach

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There's more to discover during your vacation in Belmar than the 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 offer the best sunset views.

 

The Belmar Marina also has one of New Jersey's largest fleets of fishing head boats (party boats) and private fishing charters. Set sail for the catch of the day, or book a whale-watching trip or a sunset cruise.

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, a playground, and places to picnic with a water view.

Other nearby activities include surfing camps, public tennis courts, and public golf courses within a short drive.

 

Water Adventures, Mini Golf And More

Miniature Golf At Belmar Marina

Miniature Golf At Belmar Marina

Belmar Fishing Boats

Belmar Fishing Boats

Belmar Parasail

Belmar Parasail

Jersey Shore Whale Watch

Jersey Shore Whale Watch

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 the free Songwriters on the Beach shows on Thursday nights. 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.

Please note that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Belmar events are canceled for 2020.

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Belmar NJ Seafood Festival

Belmar NJ Seafood Festival

Friday Night Concerts

Friday Night Concerts

Belmar Kite Festival

Belmar Kite Festival

Fireworks On Belmar Beach

Fireworks On Belmar Beach

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Area Attractions Near Belmar

Belmar is conveniently located within a short drive of 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.

 
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets

Jersey Shore Premium Outlets

Monmouth Park Racetrack

Monmouth Park Racetrack

Asbury Park Boardwalk

Asbury Park Boardwalk

Historic Allaire Village

Historic Allaire Village

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Ragin Cajun

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