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.
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 over 40 specialty shops with outstanding goods and services; we highly recommend our comfortable inns and hotels; 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
19
Sat
12:00 pm Annual Clam Bake @ Bay Head Fire House
Annual Clam Bake @ Bay Head Fire House
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Entrance Fee. Please connect with the BHFD for details.
Aug
21
Mon
1:15 pm The Great American Eclipse @ Mount Street Beach
The Great American Eclipse @ Mount Street Beach
Aug 21 @ 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
The Great American Eclipse @ Mount Street Beach | Bay Head | New Jersey | United States
Join Integrative Healing and Wellness at Mount Street Beach in Bay Head for the “partial” viewing of the 2017 Solar Read More..
Aug
24
Thu
9:00 am Thursday Eves in Bay Head @ Bay Head
Thursday Eves in Bay Head @ Bay Head
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Busy during the day? Now you can shop, eat, and even grab a drink on Thursday evenings in Bay Head! Read More..
3:00 pm Farmers Market @ Farmers Market
Farmers Market @ Farmers Market
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shop every Thursday thru September for local grown fruits, vegetables, and more. Located next to the BH Fire House in Read More..
Aug
31
Thu
9:00 am Thursday Eves in Bay Head @ Bay Head
Thursday Eves in Bay Head @ Bay Head
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Busy during the day? Now you can shop, eat, and even grab a drink on Thursday evenings in Bay Head! Read More..
3:00 pm Farmers Market @ Farmers Market
Farmers Market @ Farmers Market
Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shop every Thursday thru September for local grown fruits, vegetables, and more. Located next to the BH Fire House in Read More..
Sep
7
Thu
3:00 pm Farmers Market @ Farmers Market
Farmers Market @ Farmers Market
Sep 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shop every Thursday thru September for local grown fruits, vegetables, and more. Located next to the BH Fire House in Read More..
Sep
9
Sat
7:00 am Kenny Tooker Long Board Classic @ Karge Street Beach
Kenny Tooker Long Board Classic @ Karge Street Beach
Sep 9 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kenny Tooker Long Board Competition in memory of Kenny Tooker. Long Board competition for all ages. Sign ups 7am at Read More..
Sep
14
Thu
3:00 pm Farmers Market @ Farmers Market
Farmers Market @ Farmers Market
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shop every Thursday thru September for local grown fruits, vegetables, and more. Located next to the BH Fire House in Read More..

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