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

Oct
18
Fri
4:24 pm Summer 2019 Sidewalk Sales
Summer 2019 Sidewalk Sales
Oct 18 @ 4:24 pm – 5:24 pm
Summer 2019 Sidewalk Sales
Look for the Blue flags or tablecloths as you visit your favorite shops in Bay Head every third Friday and Read More..
Oct
19
Sat
4:24 pm Summer 2019 Sidewalk Sales
Summer 2019 Sidewalk Sales
Oct 19 @ 4:24 pm – 5:24 pm
Summer 2019 Sidewalk Sales
Look for the Blue flags or tablecloths as you visit your favorite shops in Bay Head every third Friday and Read More..
Oct
26
Sat
11:15 am Bay Head Halloween Parade & Cost... @ Bay Head Halloween Parade & Costume Contest
Bay Head Halloween Parade & Cost... @ Bay Head Halloween Parade & Costume Contest
Oct 26 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Bay Head Halloween Parade & Costume Contest @ Bay Head Halloween Parade & Costume Contest
The Bay Head Halloween Parade & Costume Contest : This event is FREE. the pre-registration link is below. Event Date: Read More..
11:30 am Children’s Halloween Parade
Children’s Halloween Parade
Oct 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OCT 26 Annual Halloween parade for children. SAT 11:30 Starts at Mount Street and leads to Bay Head firehouse for Read More..
Dec
6
Fri
5:00 pm Annual Christmas Walk
Annual Christmas Walk
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
38th Annual Christmas Walk in Bay Head OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY DECEMBER 6TH • 5PM – 9PM Open House for all Read More..

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