The Shore Prepares for Spring and Summer Visitors


Spring and summer are the seasons the Jersey Shore comes alive. The Shore is booming with events for visitors from near and far. While the events, attractions and accommodations are endless, below are some of the Jersey Shore Spring and summer highlights.

Dock tours at Barnegat Light give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the commercial fishing at Viking Village. If you are passing through in June, check out the annual Jazzy Scallop and Seafood Festival featuring fresh seafood and live music.

Catch a theater performance at the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch. This season’s summer line-up includes the award winning performances of Butler and Lucky Me.

For visitors planning a stay in Long Branch, the accommodations and attractions are endless. Cedars and Beeches Bed and Breakfast was the first bed and breakfast of its kind in Long Branch and remains open year round. The inn is only a mile from Pier Village, the go to destination for shopping and dining.

Long Branch is also home to the beautiful Seven President’s Oceanfront Park. While Hurricane Sandy had destroyed some of the dunes and seawall of the park less than two years ago, Seven President’s has made a full recovery and is ready for visitors. The mile long public beach features surf, sand dunes, a snack bar, volleyball courts, a playground, and skating rink.

Festivals are endless this spring and summer on the shore, and a great way to indulge in the tastes and culture that New Jersey is known for. The New Jersey State BBQ Championship, hosted in North Wildwood, brings grill masters from all over competing for prizes over their grilled meats. The Anglesea Blues Festival coincides with the BBQ Championship and offers free, live music from national and regional blues musicians. The New Jersey Seafood Festival is a popular food celebration every June in Belmar with more than 40 restaurants and vendors participating. The event includes an array of seafood, a wine tent, live music and activities for the kids. 

While in Belmar, don’t miss Klein’s Fish Market, the award winning waterside grill. Now up and running post Hurricane Sandy, Klein’s is the perfect place if you are looking for seafood, sushi or pasta dishes.