This classic Jersey Shore town boasts a mile-long beach for sunning, bathing and surf-worthy waves.

The town’s beach, along with its Boardwalk and the many special events, make this a highly popular destination. Its sandy shores attract a youthful crowd that sunbathes by day and lives it up at night. To experience the Belmar after-dark scene, head to either D’Jais (Ocean Ave.) or Bar Anticipation (just over the town line in Lake Como on 16th Ave.) on a hot summer night.

While Belmar’s pristine beaches and energetic nightlife attract pleasure-seekers, its marinas reel in fishermen and boat lovers. Plus, amateur and pro surfers can strive to catch the best wave in the long-running Belmar Pro surfing competition.