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

Jun
18
Tue
9:00 am Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Jun 18 @ 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..
6:00 pm Joyful Living Talk Series
Joyful Living Talk Series
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
JOYFUL LIVING TALK SERIES 6pm – 7pm • Tuesday nights • June 4th to Aug 27th Susan J Roche portraits, Read More..
Jun
19
Wed
9:00 am Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Jun 19 @ 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..
Jun
20
Thu
9:00 am Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Jun 20 @ 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
Jun 20 @ 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..
Jun
21
Fri
9:00 am Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Surf and Paddle Board Lessons
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 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..
4:24 pm Summer 2019 Sidewalk Sales
Summer 2019 Sidewalk Sales
Jun 21 @ 4:24 pm – 5:24 pm
Summer 2019 Sidewalk Sales
Visit your favorite shops in Bay Head every third Friday and Saturday for our Sidewalk Sale! From June to October Read More..
7:00 pm Summer Solstice Ceremony
Summer Solstice Ceremony
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JUNE 21 Summer Solstice Ceremony on *Howe Street Beach. FRI 7PM Bring a blanket or beach chair. Led by Eileen Read More..
Jun
22
Sat
8:00 am Beach Yoga
Beach Yoga
Jun 22 @ 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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