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Long Branch Beach

4 Ocean Ave N, Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA
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fishing

Excellent opportunities for surf fishing

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swimming

Swimming is allowed when lifeguards are on duty

swimming

lifeguards

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer

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pets

Leashed pets are welcome from October 1st through April 30th

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activities

Volleyball, Surfing, Fishing, Swimming, Beach Yoga

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amenities

ADA-Compliant Ramps, Volleyball Courts, Lifeguards, Restrooms, Showers

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Annual passes are $45; daily passes are $5 Monday-Friday and $7 on weekends and holidays; discounts for children, senior citizens, and disabled individuals

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parking

Free and paid parking nearby

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Long Branch Beach is one of the most popular New Jersey beaches. This beautiful resort town is located just an hour away from New York City and offers an artistic vibe, high-end accommodations, and wide sandy beaches. In this guide, we'll tell you all about it!

History

Long Branch was one of the first beach resorts in the US. It's been attracting visitors for over 400 years. It first came to be in the late 18th century and eventually developed into a hotspot for all kinds of beachgoers.

During the 19th Century, it became a specific beach destination for presidents, eventually hosting presidents: Arthur, Garfield, Grant, Harrison, Hayes, McKinley, and Wilson. To this day, you can still visit the Church of the Presidents, the only remaining structure still standing from that time.

Long Branch’s colorful history spread across the country when William Harris moved from Jersey to Kansas and opened the legendary Long Branch Saloon in 1875. During the 20th century, Long Branch’s space and friendly atmosphere started attracting a wide range of immigrants, and prominent Irish, Italian, and Jewish populations settled there.

Although Hurricane Sandy devastated most of Jersey Shore, Long Beach Island and Sea Bright protected Long Branch from severe damage. Since it was left relatively unharmed, many in the area flock to Long Branch.

Ever since, it's become more and more popular. Today, there are about 30,000 permanent residents. And, more than 2 million visitors come every summer.

Where to Stay

Whatever your budget or travel style, there are hotels and vacation rentals to choose from in Long Branch Beach, NJ.

Here are a few top choices, with the first 2 being within walking distance of the beach.

Attractions

There are many fun things to see and do in Long Branch, NJ.

Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

This public beachfront space is a popular spot to hang out at the ocean in Long Branch. You can find a mile of sandy, clean beach with restrooms and showers. There are also designated surfing and volleyball areas and lifeguards on duty during the peak season. You can also rent beach umbrellas and chairs for a relaxing day on the shore.

Long Branch Beach Boardwalk

The boardwalk is a must-see attraction! There are tons of opportunities for shopping, dining, and enjoying the scenery.

Oceanfest

This July 4th festival is the biggest annual event on the Jersey Shore, and it takes place in Long Branch Beach. Oceanfest is a huge event with performers, food vendors, and crafters.

Beach Yoga

If you're interested in trying out beach yoga, Long Branch is the place to do it. You can participate in sunrise and sunset sessions throughout the week.

Pier Village

Pier Village is an award-winning, popular waterfront area filled with shops and restaurants. You can also find luxurious homes and beach rentals in Pier Village.

Tuesday
63.4 /59.5
Light Rain
25mph
Wednesday
63.4 /58.6
Scattered Clouds
20mph
Thursday
63.7 /60.8
Broken Clouds
16mph
Friday
64.7 /63
Moderate Rain
19mph
Saturday
66.9 /64
Light Rain
17mph
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Tuesday
High Tide 21:38
Low Tide 03:47
High Tide 10:08
Low Tide 16:05
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Wednesday
High Tide 22:29
Low Tide 04:38
High Tide 10:56
Low Tide 17:00
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Thursday
High Tide 23:16
Low Tide 05:27
High Tide 11:41
Low Tide 17:53
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Saturday
High Tide 00:02
Low Tide 06:15
High Tide 12:26
Low Tide 18:44
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Sunday
High Tide 00:48
Low Tide 07:01
High Tide 13:11
Low Tide 00:00
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