Things To Do

Our Recommendations

For those who are looking to get out there, have fun and try something new…

SURFING or STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING – Whether you are looking for lessons or want to rent a board, check out the Beach House Classic Board Shop.

KAYAKING -With numerous waterways including Twilight Lake, Barnegat Bay, Beaver Dam Creek or Ocean, the Bay Head area offers fantastic kayaking opportunities. Check out Jersey Paddler to find tours and for rentals.

GOLFING – New Jersey offers some of the best golfing in the country. Check out some of the public Ocean County Courses and Monmouth County Courses.

SAILING, BOAT RENTALS, CHARTERSNew Jersey Sailing School and Charters. Talk to Capt. Steve at NJ Sailing School about sailing lessons, renting a boat or hiring a captain.

TENNIS/BASKETBALL/BALLFIELDS – Public Courts and ballfields are available just steps from the house. Must register times for tennis.

FISHING TRIPS – Take a private fishing charter for deep sea fishing…..go out on a party boat for a full or half day trip….or for a more calm trip rent a row boat or small skiff to crab in the calm Beaver Dam Creek.  Private ChartersParty Boat FishingCrabbing Boats.

PARASAILING – Beat the heat with Point Pleasant Parasail and take advantage of this great opportunity for family fun at 500 feet! Point Pleasant Parasail

SCUBA DIVING – Explore the great blue Atlantic Ocean with Divers Two

For those looking to arrive and never step into a car. All of these items are within a short walk from The Bay Head House…

BAY HEAD BEACH – Walk steps from the house to one of the most beautiful beaches the east coast offers, unfold a beach chair, open your book, listen to the surf and relax.

SUNSET CRUISE – Take a sunset cruise along the Barnegat Bay just a couple blocks away. NJ Sailing School

NJ MUSEUM OF BOATING – Stroll over to the Museum that celebrates over 400 years of Maritime History. NJ Museum of Boating

BAY HEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM – The museum is home to memorabilia and history of life in this part of the Jersey Shore Bay Head Historical Society

TOWN SHOPPING – Bay Head offers an array of shops and boutiques. Bay Head Shopping

BIKE RIDING – Take a bike ride down East Avenue and around town. For rentals check out Beach Peddler.

WALKING TOURS – Take a stroll around town to take in the sites of magnificent gardens, historical seashore homes, footbridges, lakes, bays that line the streets of Bay Head.

SEAGLASS COLLECTING – Walk along the ocean’s edge to collect shells and seaglass. Check the tides and get out early.

EAT SOME CRUMB CAKE AT MUELLER’S BAKERY – An event in and of itself.  Mueller’s Bakery

FIREWORKS – Bring chairs to the beach or have a cocktail on the balconies to watch the Thursday Night fireworks during the summer months.

For those looking to explore all the New Jersey area has to offer…

TRAIN SCHEDULE – NJ Transit has a train route that brings you from Bay Head to NYC Penn Station with dozens of great locations along the way. Check out the schedule for locations and times.

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK – (20-25 Minute Drive) For nature lovers, explore the natural formed dunes and envision what the landscape of the New Jersey Shore was like at the turn of century.  WebsiteReviews.

TRAIN TO MANHATTAN – (2 Hours Each Way) Take the train from Bay Head to NYC to check out the sites of the Big Apple.

TOUR INTERESTING COASTAL TOWNS -(30 Minute Drive): Take a drive or train ride to beautiful Spring Lake for lunch………Ocean Grove with its magnificent and colorful Victorian Architecture and Historic Tent City……. Asbury Park to see its resurgence or just to see The Stone Pony, where Bruce Springstein got his start.  Asbury Park Boardwalk.  Ocean Grove.

MONMOUTH HORSE RACE PARK – (30 Minutes by Train/Car). Home of the Haskell Invitational, take a day to watch the horses. Website.

SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE THEME PARK & SAFARI – (40 Minutes DRIVE) A 2200-acre park featuring awesome rides, great shows, drive through safari and incredible attractions!  Website.

LAKEWOOD BLUE CLAWS MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STADIUM – (25 Minute Drive) Family Fun day or evening in a wonderful stadium for the Philadelphia Class A baseball.  Website.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH BOARDWALK – (Less than 2 miles away-20 minute walk) Take a day to bring the kids on the amusement rides, arcades, Jenkinson’s Aquarium, miniature golf and more.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS BREAKWATER BEACH WATER PARK – (20-25 Minute Drive) Visit the water park, boardwalk and casino pier amusements in nearby Seaside Heights.

Bay Head and neighboring Point Pleasant Beach offer some great indoor and outdoor dining experiences.


THERESA’S SOUTH – Fine Italian with indoor and outdoor seating. BYOB
530 Main Avenue, Bay Head, NJ 08742 (732) 892-1555

GRENVILLE RESTAURANT – B&B Restaurant with Wine License.
345 Main Avenue, Bay Head, NJ 08742 (732) 892-3100

DORCAS OF BAY HEAD – Open Air Restaurant for Breakfast and Lunch
58 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, NJ 08742 (732) 899-9365

SHORE FRESH MARKET/RESTAURANT – Fresh Seafood with a half a dozen tables.
703 Bridge Ave. Point Pleasant, NJ 08742 (732) 899-1300




WHARFSIDE RESTAURANT & PATIO BAR – Classic Seafood. Located on the Manasquan River with excellent views. Indoor/Outdoor Seating. The connected Patio Bar is great for going out for Happy Hour or Nightlife.
101 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 732-892-9100

RED’S  LOBSTER POT – Family Owned Seafood. Small Local Favorite on the Manasquan River. BYOB
57 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 (732) 295-6622

UNION LANDING BAR & RESTAURANT – Family Owned on the Manasquan River, great spot for lunch and drinks overlooking the marina. Laid Back Atmosphere with Music on weekends . Local Favorite.
622 Green Ave Brielle, NJ 08730 (732) 528-6665

THE RIVER HOUSE – Beautiful location on the Manasquan River.
1 Ocean Avenue, Brielle, NJ 08730 (732) 528-7000

HARPOON WILLY’S – Perfect place to watch the beautiful sunset as boats pass down the Manasquan River. 2655 River Rd Manasquan NJ 08736 (732) 223-8880


709 – Bar and Restaurant. Offers a coastal cuisine and killer cocktails with an amazing ambience.
709 Arnold Ave Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742. (732) 295-0709

THE COAL HOUSE – Pizza. They have authentic coal fired pizza.
70 Arnold Ave Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742. (732) 899-4400

FARRELL’S IRISH PUB – Pub & Dining. A great place for Irish food and drink.
401 Broadway Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742. (732) 892-2090

LABRADORE LOUNGE РServe Marilyn Schlossbach’s popular vacation-inspired cuisine. Located on 3581 Rte 35N in Normandy Beach NJ 08739. (732) 830-5770

BLUE WATER GRILLE – Seafood. Known for their freshest seafood and in season dishes. BYOB.
710-D Arnold Ave Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742. (732) 701-3449

SPANOS RISTORANTE ITALIANO – Authentic Italian Family dining experience. 719 Arnold Ave Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742. (732) 701-1600

EUROPA SOUTH – Fine Portuguese and Spanish cuisine. Located on 521 Arnold Ave Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742. (732) 295-1500

FRANKIE’s  BAR  & GRILL – Offers charbroiled steaks and burgers. Has fresh seafood too. 414 Richmond Ave Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742. (732) 892-6000.

CAPT’N EDS PLACE – Features steak on a stone. Located at 1001 Arnold Ave Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742. (732) 892-4121



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