About Bay Head

Dubbed the “crown jewel” of the strand of beaches that constitute Barnegat Beach Islan: a dazzling rustic haven by the sea, a friendly and elegant but down-home atmosphere for its 1300 permanent residents and scores of visitors alike.  There is something special about Bay Head!

Located approximately 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. We enjoy the Atlantic Ocean at our front door to the east and to the south we have Barnegat Bay with crabbing, windsurfing, waterskiing, power and sail boating.

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.

A place of quiet casual and yet somewhat elegant, 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.  You will also find specialty shops, restaurants, and places to stay.

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.

 

Town Events

Oct
4
Sun
6:00 pm Sunset Paddles @ Twilight Lake
Sunset Paddles @ Twilight Lake
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TWILIGHT LAKE SUNSET PADDLE DATES organized by Bay Head Life (the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign) On the first Sunday of each Read More..
Oct
6
Tue
5:00 pm New Date for National Night Out @ Municipal Parking Lot
New Date for National Night Out @ Municipal Parking Lot
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Date for National Night Out @ Municipal Parking Lot
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, Read More..
Oct
16
Fri
10:00 am 2020 Bay Head Sidewalk Sales
2020 Bay Head Sidewalk Sales
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm
2020 Bay Head Sidewalk Sales
Visit your favorite shops in Bay Head every third Friday and Saturday of the month for our Sidewalk Sale! Join Read More..
Oct
17
Sat
10:00 am 2020 Bay Head Sidewalk Sales
2020 Bay Head Sidewalk Sales
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm
2020 Bay Head Sidewalk Sales
Visit your favorite shops in Bay Head every third Friday and Saturday of the month for our Sidewalk Sale! Join Read More..
Oct
24
Sat
9:00 am APRIL 25TH CANCELLED/Beach Sweep... @ Beach House Classic Boardshop
APRIL 25TH CANCELLED/Beach Sweep... @ Beach House Classic Boardshop
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
APRIL 25TH CANCELLED/Beach Sweep/Clean up @ Beach House Classic Boardshop
April 25 & October 24: Beach Sweep/Clean up 9am-12:30pm Beach House Classic Boardshop 517 Main Ave. Call 732-714-8566 for more Read More..
Oct
31
Sat
11:15 am Annual Halloween Parade and Cost... @ Corner of Mount St and Lake Ave.
Annual Halloween Parade and Cost... @ Corner of Mount St and Lake Ave.
Oct 31 @ 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest @ Corner of Mount St and Lake Ave.
The Bay Head Halloween Parade & Costume Contest Event Date: Saturday, October 31st, 2020 Rain Date: Sunday, November 1st, 2020 Read More..
Dec
4
Fri
5:30 pm Annual Christmas Walk Weekend
Annual Christmas Walk Weekend
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm
Annual Christmas Walk Weekend
Annual Christmas Walk in Bay Head Friday, December 4—Bay Head Traditions include: Stroll Bay Head along luminary lined streets. Bay Read More..

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