EXPLORE EACH NEIGHBORHOOD
For decades, many tourists have hailed Belmar as their favorite resort along the Jersey Shore. Though Belmar has a population of about 6,000 year-round residents, that number jumps to more than 40,000 during the summer months when beach lovers of all ages flock here by the thousands. The reason? Belmar offers something for everyone!
Those seeking seaside relaxation and recreation find in Belmar a convenient, clean white beach where children build sandcastles along the breakers while their parents splash on suntan lotion and bask in the sun and cool salt-air breezes. Young people have also found Belmar‘s beaches to be a haven for meeting friends and playing volleyball, and both young and old stay fit by walking or jogging along the boardwalk all year-round.
Throughout town, visitors have their choice from a variety of fine accommodations. From the convenience of hotels to the quaintness and charm of bed and breakfast inns, Belmar‘s accommodations offer comforts to suit your individual needs. Downtown, the large business district invites shoppers to “take a stroll down Main Street” and spend their leisure hours visiting its many unique stores and shops. Here you‘ll find almost any need satisfied with a friendly smile and service. Down along Route 35 is the Belmar Marina, where a variety of party and charter fishing boats await you to board for a day out at sea, or just to come down and take a look at today‘s catch.
And if shopping and fishing builds up an appetite, many fine restaurants, coffee shops, and cafés throughout town can accommodate even the most eclectic taste. From steaks to lobster, poultry to pasta, and vegetarian, too. From Northern Italian to the Caribbean and Central America, you‘ll sample every cuisine while dining in Belmar.
Belmar‘s popularity in the summer is well known, but what makes Belmar truly special is its unique, small-town charm, and its most important treasure: its friendly people. This is why Belmar offers the best of both worlds. For three months every summer, Belmar is a vibrant, health-conscious seaside resort community. And for twelve months a year, Belmar is a wonderful community in which to live, raise a family or retire.
The Oceanfront is where you will find Taylor Pavillion and the Huisman Gazebo – The Centers for many of Belmar‘s spectacular shows and events. The Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival, the Summer Band Concert and Social Dance Series, craft shows and exhibits are just some of the activities you will find at Belmar‘s famous Oceanfront.