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Family Fun in Belmar

There a ton of fun, family-friendly things you can do in Belmar, from locations you can visit to activities you can do. We decided to make it easy for you and put together a list of some of the best family activities that Belmar has to offer. Don’t let this summer waste away, get the family together and do something fun!


We’ll start with one of the most obvious options…the beach! Belmar beach strives to offer a clean, safe, and fun atmosphere for families of all ages. It is home to the most playgrounds in NJ - they are located every five blocks. Parents can take their smaller children here and still enjoy their time on the beach. Belmar also encourages boogie boarding, kayaking, and surfing. In fact, they offer a surf camp at 3rd Ave. Beach for kids of all ages and skill level. Don’t worry, the fun doesn’t stop once the sun goes down. Belmar hosts a movie on the beach every Saturday evening throughout the entire summer on 8th Ave.


Belmar has a wide variety of food that can satisfy any palette. There are several pizza and sandwich spots throughout the town like Dough Boys and Hoagitos. The famous Playa Bowls, whose acai bowls are slowly sweeping the tristate area, is located along the boardwalk. Feel like having a cheat day? Try Coney Waffle. Their mile-high milkshakes and other ice cream treats are DEFINITELY worth the calories. The possibilities are truly endless.


The Belmar marina offers a ton of different activities you can do on a boat. To start, you could brave the skies and go parasailing! Belmar Parasail is the place to go if you’re looking to take the trip. Strap in and see Belmar from a completely different angle! If you’re looking for something a bit less extreme, try a boat tour. There are many companies, like Miss Belmar Princess, that fantastic boat tours that show you all of the great sights in Belmar. Golden Eagle Fishing will combine your tour with a fishing trip, visiting some of the best fishing spots in the area. Looking to just do your own thing? Belmar offers boating rentals for smaller, wooden boats. Not to mention, many people who own boats that are docked in the marina offer private rentals.


Who could resist a game of family mini golf? Luckily, there are a few places in the area where you can do just that. We’ll start with a Belmar favorite: 9th Ave Pier. Located right on the Shark River, you can work on your putting game while taking in some awesome views of the marina. After your game, you can even pop into 9th Ave. or Marina Grille to enjoy a great meal and some live music. Another option is Bradley Beach’s Shipwreck Island Mini Golf. Located right on the beach, the shipwreck theme really comes alive!


Go see a show! Throughout the summer on Friday and Saturday nights, Belmar puts on summer concerts that are 100% free! All you need to bring is something to sit on. The concerts are located at Pyanoe Plaza, 9th and Main Street.

There are endless possibilities of family-friendly things to do in Belmar. At the end of the day, as long as you are having a fun day with your family, nothing else matters. So head outside and have some fun!

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