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Come share a modern slice of small-town America with 977 new friends living in the beloved beach town of Bay Head, New Jersey. This charming town considered part of Jersey’ Shore’s “Gold Coast,” is filled with tradition, yet alive and thriving with something for every age and interest. Ask the surfer fresh from a pre-dawn session or a life-long resident swaying on her porch in the evening, and there will be no shortage of recommendations for where to eat, where to shop, and how to spend your time.

Charlie’s of Bay Head, in the center of town overlooking Twilight Lake, offers an elegant ambiance for both casual and formal dining. With reviews like “always fantastic in every way” it’s no wonder it’s a favorite for both locals and visitors. Theresa’s South, a BYOB just a few blocks away, offers delicious food with excellent customer service inside their cozy dining area or outside on the alluring patio. Looking for something less formal? Walk, skate, or bike to Dune Grass Café for omelets and ice cream,

or Playa Bowls for an Electric Mermaid Pitaya Bowl. Think you spot a famous rock star or politician? You probably did. And they are probably like you soon will be, on their way to wait in line for some Mueller’s world-famous crumb cake.

Whether you’re looking for a gift or some retail therapy for yourself, there’s no shortage of shopping opportunities in Bay Head. Step into The Coastal Cottage, a unique boutique for every occasion, home, or lifestyle. Or pass the crabbers trying their luck under the bridge over Scow Ditch to find Andi’s. Established 30 years ago as a flower shop, Andi’s now carries “a dash of everything.” Stop into Noon Designs for a coffee and handmade necklace, meander over to The Jolly Tar for a seashell souvenir, pop into Bay Head Cheese Shop & Bottles Too for a Montreal cheddar, or surf into Beach House Classic Board Shop for a Bay Head nautical hoody.

Though the town is justifiably renowned for its coastline with swimming, surfing, and fishing a-plenty, there’s so much more to do. See a new exhibit at Loveland Homestead Museum, discover a new hobby with ZsaZsa at ReFind. Take the kids to Centennial Park to swing or play a match of tennis. Bring the family dog to Bay Head Art in the Park, rejuvenate your spirits at Therapeutic Touch or at a beach yoga session. Take in the breathtaking views from the northernmost part of the Barnegat Bay at the Bay Head Yacht Club, or join the bikers and joggers on East Ave., exercising to the sounds of ocean waves on a street lined with the most prestigious, sought-after, and magnificent homes in the state.

Whether you’re in Bay Head to catch a sunrise or a sunset, this friendly little town will make sure that everything in between is just as memorable.

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