Welcome to Belmar, a coastal gem nestled along the Jersey Shore, where unmatched charm and adventure await. Known for its reputation as a top surfing destination on the Atlantic coast, Belmar naturally attracts a vibrant crowd of water enthusiasts. Throughout the year, this lively town hosts a variety of events, adding to its spirited atmosphere. 

History & Homes: Established in 1872 under the name "Ocean Beach," Belmar has its roots as a coastal resort town from the Gilded Age. The town's glory days have never truly faded into history, as it still boasts a charming collection of Victorian homes and cottages that grace its streets. Additionally, Dutch colonials and bungalows contribute to the town's vintage aesthetic. According to Cori Dunphy, a realtor from RE/MAX, "Belmar exudes the beauty of a close-knit community, preserving its small-town charm, and offering a rich community life with an array of recreational activities that both residents and visitors cherish. Belmar's beaches are exceptionally picturesque, just like the real estate that graces this incredible coastal town. Whether you're seeking beach bungalows, condominiums, townhomes, or remarkable single-family houses, there's a style here to cater to everyone's preferences. Belmar offers much more than just exquisite real estate." The housing prices in Belmar typically span the range of approximately $600,000 to $800,000, reflecting the architectural diversity and enduring appeal of this town.

Surf's Up: Belmar's pristine shores and top-notch surf conditions have made it a magnet for surfers from near and far. The annual Belmar Pro surfing competition is a testament to the town's reputation as a hub for both amateur and professional surfers seeking the ultimate wave.

Beach and Boardwalk: Belmar's beach, vibrant Boardwalk, and numerous special events make it an immensely popular destination. Its sandy shores beckon a youthful crowd who bask in the sun by day and revel in the lively nightlife. For a taste of the evening scene in Belmar, consider visiting either D'Jais on Ocean Avenue or Bar Anticipation just beyond the town's borders in Lake Como on 16th Avenue on a balmy summer night.

Maritime Enthusiasts: Beyond the beach, Belmar's marinas draw in fishing enthusiasts and boating aficionados. The opportunities for water-related activities are abundant, making this coastal community an ideal spot for those who love life on the water.

Local Attractions: Belmar's allure extends beyond the beach. The town boasts an abundance of fantastic eateries and charming stores, making it a year-round attraction. For families, the Belmar School District covers education from kindergarten to eighth grade, while high school options can be found in nearby Manasquan or Asbury Park. Students in grades 9-12 can also explore nearby vocational schools or the Academy Charter High School in Lake Como.

Belmar is where the beauty of the Atlantic meets the vibrancy of coastal living. Whether you're seeking thrilling surf adventures, relaxing days on the beach, or a waterfront home with breathtaking views, Belmar offers it all. Explore our real estate listings in this bustling seaside town, and make Belmar your home, where every day is an opportunity for adventure and relaxation by the sea.

Overview for Belmar, NJ

5,869 people live in Belmar, where the median age is 42.3 and the average individual income is $60,826. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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