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About Bay Head
A town of distinct individuality, Bay Head has been called by some "the crown jewel" of the strand of beaches that constitutes Barnegat Beach Island. The timeless beauty of this small country village by the sea is both elegant and casual, creating a mystique that has endured for generations. Since the late 1800's Bay Head has been the favorite vacation place for those who enjoy a certain kind of quiet, a relaxing yet friendly way of life, and a safe haven in which to pursue both land and sea activities.

The Atlantic Ocean and its beaches have attracted sea and sun worshipers for centuries,. In earlier times, the Lenape Indians came for the pleasures of the sea. Today, swimming, surfing, fishing, and the general enjoyment of the natural, uncrowded, lifeguarded beaches make Bay Head a favorite for those who like a quiet time. A small daily beach entrance fee is required during summer months.

Things to do at Bay Head
The recreational specialties of Barnegat Bay include crabbing, windsurfing, waterskiing, power and sailboating. An added bonus is the glorious sunset settling over the bay on many a summer's (and winter's) evening. The people who return year after year to Bay Head take great pleasure in some less publicized everyday activities such as collecting shells and sea glass on the beach, bicycling on quiet village streets, and perhaps best of all feeding the ducks.

Twilight Lake is a salt water lake connecting the lakes of Point Pleasant to the North with Barnegat Bay to the South. The natural vegetation of Twilight Lake makes it an ideal home for the birds who migrate on the Atlantic Flyway. At any given time, you will find mallards, Canada geese, white swans, an occasional canvasback or black duck, and of course, sea gulls at this protected wildlife sanctuary. Cracked Corn, a staple in the diet of these wildfowl is usually available in the neighboring stores.

Over 40 specialty stores and galleries provide a variety of unique goods and services of a type not usually found in average shopping malls. The shops themselves are special, housed as they are in buildings of interesting architecture, some of which are over 100 years old. Antiques, fine art, gifts, clothing and collectibles join with specialties like jewlery, books, plants and sporting equipment to offer the buyer and browser alike a wide variety of interesting shopping choices.

To stay in Bay Head is a delight. Your choice might either be an elegant yet friendly full service Victorian hotel or any one of the delightful and comfortable bed and breakfast inns. For those wishing an extended family stay, many of the fine residential homes (some with historic or distinctive architecture) are available for rent through any of the area Realtors.

Dining in Bay Head can be a fun experience. The restaurants and food services range from gourmet take-out to award-winning cuisine, all in a generally casual atmosphere. Perhaps the most fun of all is sitting at the outdoor corner cafe and watching the world go by.
"For a change of pace, Anytime of the year Come Relax, Enjoy and Discover Bay Head!"


Bay Head Business Association
PO Box 135
Bay Head, NJ 08742
1800-4-BAYHED

Toms River-Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
1200 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753
732-349-0220


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