How to Spend an Afternoon at the Bradley Beach Lobster Festival

Calling all lobster lovers! The Bradley Beach Lobster Festival is coming up this summer and is the perfect place to get your seafood fix. It’s one of the largest festival gatherings in New Jersey, with over 200 vendors taking up the entire two-mile stretch of the Bradley Beach boardwalk. The event draws thousands of people each year – from as far north as Montvale to as far south as Atlantic City. So if you’ve got a craving for fresh fish, start planning your trip to LobsterFest 2018! Here are some of the things you’ll see there.

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What You’ll See at the Bradley Beach Lobster Festival

Great Eats

Thought you had to travel all the way to New England for great lobster? Think again! The vendors at LobsterFest serve up this succulent sea creature in a variety of ways. Grab a hot lobster roll from Point Lobster Company, or try the lobster empanada at Sweet Peppers. If you’re not a fan of lobster, don’t worry – there are plenty of other things to eat. We recommend the fried alligator and homemade potato chips from Crave Cajun or a soft shell crab sandwich from Ike’s seafood. Yum!

Activities & Events

The Bradley Beach Lobster Festival is fun for the whole family. Adults can enjoy the huge beer and wine garden, live music, and more than a hundred craft and specialty vendors. There are also children’s activities like a giant water slide, rides, face painters, and sand art.

Tips For Your Trip

  • The weather in June is usually beautiful, with lots of sunshine and a light breeze. You may want to bring a sweater or light jacket for sunset.
  • Parking at the festival is extremely limited. We suggest leaving your car at our hotel and taking a short leisurely walk to the boardwalk.
  • Seating at the festival is also limited. Most guests choose to eat while standing, or you can bring a blanket/beach towel and set up a picnic in the sand. (Keep in mind that getting on the beach requires purchasing a beach pass!)

Book Your Stay at the Inns of Ocean Grove

After a wonderful day of indulging, head back to The Ocean Plaza Hotel or The Ocean View Inn and unwind! Our properties are just minutes from Bradley Beach and have everything you need for a memorable stay. Feel free to relax on your private balcony, or enjoy the ocean views from our spacious wrap-around porch. We even offer a delicious continental breakfast each morning! Rooms are filling up fast so don’t wait – check our availability and book your stay today. We can’t wait to hear about your experience at the Bradley Beach Lobster Festival!

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