The Long Branch Beach and Boardwalk

Escape to the beautiful resort town of Long Branch, complete with sandy beaches, oceanfront promenades, delicious food and plenty of summertime events.

Long Branch is conveniently located about one hour from New York City and northern New Jersey. It is a beautiful resort town with something for everyone, wide sandy beaches and an oceanfront promenade for jogging, strolling and enjoying a summer full of events.

Rise with the tide at Long Branch's new Wave Resort, a six-story, 67-room hotel with seven new restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool deck with fire pits, 180-degree beach views, onsite spa, fitness center and blow-dry bar. Also, a new carousel is galloping its way into Pier Village offering three rows deep with horses, sea turtles, porpoises, a sea horse, and two four-seat chariots for the little ones.

Art permeates life and makes its way into the food we eat, the beer we drink, the art which we appreciate, says those who created Long Branch's Whitechapel Projects, a venue for food, drink, art and performance. The flex-use gallery will host art installations, educational events, fermenting classes, pop-up restaurants and other creative endeavors.

There is plenty to see and do in Long Branch year-round-from parades, antique shows, holiday events and great live theatre. And, of course, the annual Oceanfest, the biggest Independence Day celebration anywhere in New Jersey.