History of Bay Head

welcomepage1There is something special about Bay Head! Like our unique brand of artwork (a local favorite), our town is pretty, charming and lots of fun.

Many large, well-kept Victorian homes line our streets, gardens bloom in season and, of course, our uncrowded, life guarded beaches are our constant joy.

We are 70 miles south of New York City, 65 miles east of Philadelphia, 60 miles north of Atlantic City.

There is plenty to do all around the Bay Head area. But right here in our rather quaint country village by the sea, we live a quietly casual yet somewhat elegant lifestyle.

Did you know that in 2005 the Borough of Bay Head was formally accepted into the New Jersey State and the Federal Registries of Historic Places.  The architecture of the Victorian seaside resort was, and continues to be, exceptional.

We enjoy the Atlantic Ocean at our front door to the east – with swimming, kayaking, diving, fishing, surfboarding and all types of ocean water sports…

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…and at our back door to the west we have Barnegat Bay to enjoy – with crabbing, windsurfing, waterskiing, power and sail boating along with other calm water sports.
Bay Head is a great place to fly a kite, to bicycle on quiet village streets, to collect seashells and sea glass, to watch the ducks in our wildlife sanctuary, to sit back and enjoy a glorious sunset.

We have specialty shops with outstanding goods and services; we highly recommend our comfortable bed and breakfasts; and we offer a range of dining choices from gourmet take-out to award-winning cuisine.
Bay Head is a fun place – well-loved since the late 1800’s by folks who like the good life. Come visit – for a change of pace, any time of year.

For an information packet about Bay Head, email your mailing address to: info@bayhead.biz

Town Events

Aug
22
Thu
9:00 am Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
SURFING & STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING Daily Lessons • 9am-5pm • www.beachhouseclassic.com Surf Osborne or Strickland beaches. Rent a surf Read More..
3:00 pm Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FARMER’S MARKET June to September • Thursdays • 3pm-7pm Municipal parking lot, Bridge Avenue. (Next to the firehouse) Shop for Read More..
Aug
23
Fri
9:00 am Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
SURFING & STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING Daily Lessons • 9am-5pm • www.beachhouseclassic.com Surf Osborne or Strickland beaches. Rent a surf Read More..
12:00 pm Historical Society Summer Exhibit
Historical Society Summer Exhibit
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
JUNE 9 Bay Head Historical Society’s THRU “Law & Order in Old Time Bay Head” LABOR DAY at Loveland Homestead Read More..
Aug
24
Sat
8:00 am Beach Power @ Bridge Ave Beach
Beach Power @ Bridge Ave Beach
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Beach Power @ Bridge Ave Beach
Cardio, Strength, and Conditioning on Bridge Ave Beach.
8:00 am Beach Yoga
Beach Yoga
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
BEACH YOGA 8-9am Saturday & Sunday Memorial Day-Labor Day, Friday July & August $10 class Bring blanket or towel • Read More..
9:00 am Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
SURFING & STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING Daily Lessons • 9am-5pm • www.beachhouseclassic.com Surf Osborne or Strickland beaches. Rent a surf Read More..
12:00 pm Historical Society Summer Exhibit
Historical Society Summer Exhibit
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
JUNE 9 Bay Head Historical Society’s THRU “Law & Order in Old Time Bay Head” LABOR DAY at Loveland Homestead Read More..
11:38 pm Fitness on The Beach
Fitness on The Beach
Aug 24 @ 11:38 pm – Aug 25 @ 12:38 am
FITNESS ON THE BEACH WITH ROGER 8-9am Saturdays • $12 per class • Howe Street Beach* *Due to Beach Replenishment: Read More..
Aug
25
Sun
8:00 am Beach Yoga
Beach Yoga
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
BEACH YOGA 8-9am Saturday & Sunday Memorial Day-Labor Day, Friday July & August $10 class Bring blanket or towel • Read More..

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