Belmar is the epitome of a classic Jersey Shore town. Here, a bustling boardwalk filled with attractions gives way to soft, white sand and deep blue sea. The smell of pizza and french fries fills the air during the day; in the evening, live music can be heard for miles. There are so many things to do in Belmar, NJ! To see what else the Jersey Shore has to offer, access our free Vacation Guide. This handy travel tool is packed with restaurant recommendations, indoor/outdoor activities, local events, and more! It’s the best resource for your getaway.
Top 5 Things to Do in Belmar, NJ
1. Explore the Beach
Belmar’s boardwalk on Ocean Ave. runs from First to Twentieth Avenues. It’s open year-round and offers a variety of oceanfront eateries, shops, and bars. Feel free to stroll the mile-long promenade, then find a spot in the sand to unwind. Beach volleyball, surfing, sunbathing, and swimming are just a few of the activities available when the weather is warm.
Note: Belmar is one of New Jersey’s most popular beaches. As such, the town can become quite crowded during the summer months. Be sure to check the beach rules before your visit to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable!
2. Visit the Marina
The Belmar Marina is another great place to go for outdoor recreation. Check out the mini golf course, tennis courts, BBQ/picnic facilities, and children’s playground. Or, rent a boat and hit the water. Fishing is a popular activity (there’s a bait & tackle shop inside the building) and you can even experience a bird’s-eye view with Belmar Parasail. After your adventures, stop by the Marina Grille for an impressive selection of fresh seafood and live entertainment.
3. Eat & Drink
If the weather is less than perfect, there’s no need to worry. Belmar has plenty of places to kick back and relax. Grab a libation or a bite to eat at one of these excellent local hotspots!
4. Go Play!
Are you traveling with kids? Take them to Go Play, a retro arcade with skee ball, air hockey, and other interactive games. It’s perfect for visitors of all ages! Best of all, a trip to Go Play is affordable; admission is just $6 for 30 minutes, $10 for one hour, and $15 for a daily pass.
5. Attend an Event
Belmar hosts dozens of events throughout the year. In the summertime, enjoy movies on the beach, town-wide yard sales, and Friday & Saturday night concerts at Pyanoe Plaza. You can also attend annual events that draw bigger crowds. Here are some of our favorites:
- New Jersey Seafood Festival
- Belmar Beach Music Festival
- NJ Sandcastle Contest
- Belmar Pro Surf Contest
- Belmar Fall Festival
- Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- Belmar Spring Kite Festival
- Cruise Nights
Come Home to Beautiful Ocean Grove
As you can see, Belmar is the ideal destination for a day trip down the shore! Spend a few hours here before coming back to Ocean Grove. Our historic town is just 10 minutes away and provides the quiet, comfortable lodging you’ll need after full day of fun. Book your stay at The Ocean Plaza Hotel or The Ocean View Inn for the perfect home away from home.
Couples planning a trip together should consider a Deluxe King Room at the Ocean View Inn. This spacious accommodation includes upscale amenities, luxury linens and towels, breakfast, and daily maid service, all at a reasonable rate. It’s even pet-friendly!
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We look forward to having you!