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Neighborhood Spotlight: Brigantine Beach, NJ

Within minutes from Atlantic City, you’ll find the miles of coastline that make Brigantine Beach, New Jersey. The beach is also just two hours from New York City. Whether you want to enjoy the surf or the sand, this beach provides plenty of opportunities to do so with sailing, kayaking, and other recreational activities.


Where to Eat and Drink

Between your bouts of beach time fun, grab a bite at one of these nearby eateries.

Yianni’s Cafe This family-owned establishment serves breakfast all day, lunch and dinner. Try a tasty melt, omelet, burger, quesadilla, wrap, or Belgium waffles. Order a fresh smoothie to go with your meal.

La Scala’s Beach House Lunch, dinner, live music, happy hours, special events, and so much more are what you’ll find at this local beachside restaurant. Take in the ocean and beach views from the pleasant outdoor seating area or opt to enjoy your meal in the dining room.

Sandy Jack’s Deli Grab a sandwich, dessert, coffee, or satisfying snack at this quaint delicatessen. They also feature imported meats, sweets, and groceries from Ireland.

Bella Luna You’ll find a diverse mix of cuisines at Bella Luna, including pizza, wings, tacos, burgers, and more. It’s a perfect spot to eat when everyone in your group is craving something different. 

Andre’s Wine Bar and Grill Andre’s is family-owned and showcases an irresistible Italian menu. Whether you’re enjoying a date night or gathering with friends, the atmosphere is fitting and the food and drinks are just right.


Where to Shop

Take a break from the beach to browse these local shops and find something unique for you or someone special.

Surf SundriesPick up your beach supplies, fun gifts, souvenirs, and other beach-themed merchandise at Surf Sundries. It’s a great spot to find a memento to remember your time in Brigantine or grab a few last-minute necessities.

Ocean Beverage Discount LiquorIf you need some adult refreshments during your beach visit, stop by Ocean Beverage. They offer a huge selection of wine, beer, and liquor at budget-friendly prices. 

All About BikesTouted as Brigantine’s only bike shop, get everything you need for your biking excursions at All About Bikes. You can purchase bikes or supplies or rent bikes for an hour, a day, or even a week. 

Crab Shack Seafood MarketYou won’t find any frozen seafood at this local market. The Crab Shack serves fresh seafood for dine-in or take-out. Try a platter, sandwich, lobster roll, and other tasty dishes, including some barbecue options, like pulled pork and ribs.

Make the Most of Your Visit to Brigantine Beach, NJ

Make sure to get your beach tag from the Beach Fee Office. Designated spots are available for kitesurfing, fishing, and other activities, and swimming is allowed when lifeguards are on duty (typically between June 15th and Labor Day). For everything you need to know about your beach experience, read up on Brigantine Beach and learn about things like parking, hours, and other rules and guidelines. 

Shark Park Playground — (26th St & Brigantine Ave) Bring the kids to this local playground to blow off some steam when they want a break from the beach. 

Brigantine History MuseumThe museum opened in 1992 thanks to the Brigantine Historical Society’s efforts to preserve the area’s rich and interesting past. It is next to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center and features photographs and artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Brigantine Lighthouse — The Brigantine Lighthouse is near 3625 Atlantic Brigantine Blvd. and stands as a landmark, welcoming everyone to the area. It is not an actual working lighthouse but instead was built as a tourist attraction in 1926. It’s operated as a gift shop, museum, and even a police station and city jail.

The Brigantine Community Center & Sports Complex — Visit the local community center and check out what events are happening during your visit to Brigantine Beach. You can also play 18 rounds of mini-golf for $10, with discounts available to veterans, seniors, and children.

Get familiar with everything happening on Brigantine Beach to make the most of your visit and have a fantastic experience. Enjoy your time in the surf and sun!


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