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Brigantine Beach: Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting

Brigantine Beach: Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting

Brigantine Beach, nestled on Brigantine Island in New Jersey, is a serene destination cherished by travelers. Known for its pristine shores, charming town atmosphere, and diverse activities, Brigantine Beach is the perfect getaway for families, couples, and solo adventurers. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you plan your visit to this coastal gem.

Visiting Brigantine Beach

Parking, Hours, and Entrances
Brigantine Beach offers ample parking options, including metered spots and permit-only lots. Parking permits can be purchased at the Beach Office, and metered parking is available near popular beach access points. The beach is open from sunrise to sunset, providing plenty of time for fun in the sun.

Weather and Best Time to Visit
The optimal time to visit Brigantine Beach is from late spring to early fall when temperatures are warm and the ocean is inviting. Summer months are peak season, offering the best beach weather and a lively atmosphere.

Beach Rules and Regulations

To ensure a pleasant experience for all visitors, Brigantine Beach has several rules and regulations:

- Beach Tags: Required for all beachgoers ages 12 and older from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Tags can be purchased at the Brigantine Beach Office.
- Pets: Dogs are allowed on the beach from October 1 to May 29. They must be leashed at all times.
- Grilling: Permitted in designated areas only. Always follow local guidelines and clean up after use.
- Swimming and Surfing: Swimming is allowed in designated areas, typically monitored by lifeguards during peak season. Surfing is permitted at specific zones, such as the south end of the island.

For a detailed beach map, visit the Brigantine Beach Guide.

Things to Do in Brigantine Beach

Play Golf at The Links at Brigantine Beach

Golf enthusiasts will love The Links at Brigantine Beach, an 18-hole course offering stunning views and challenging play. It’s a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.

Visit the Brigantine Beach Historical Museum

Delve into the island’s rich history at the Brigantine Beach Historical Museum. Exhibits include artifacts, photographs, and stories that paint a picture of Brigantine’s past.

Go Bird Watching at North Brigantine Beach

Nature lovers should head to North Brigantine Beach, a protected area perfect for bird watching. The area is home to a variety of species, making it a haven for ornithologists and casual bird watchers alike.

Have a Family Fun Day at the Smile Factory
For family-friendly fun, visit the Smile Factory. This entertainment center offers mini-golf, arcade games, and more, ensuring a day of fun for kids and adults alike.

Upcoming Events and Festivals

Plan your visit around local events and festivals, such as the Brigantine Art Walk or the Annual Beach Bonfire. Check the Brigantine Beach Events Calendar for more information.

Where to Eat in Brigantine Beach

Yianni’s Café
Start your day at Yianni’s Café, known for its hearty breakfasts and welcoming atmosphere. Their avocado toast and Greek omelet are must-tries.

Location: 6105 Atlantic Brigantine Blvd, Brigantine, NJ

Goochie Brothers Italian
For a taste of Italy, head to Goochie Brothers Italian. This local favorite offers delicious pizzas, pastas, and classic Italian dishes. Their garlic knots are particularly popular.

Location: 3312 Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ

Pirate’s Den
Enjoy a meal with an ocean view at the Pirate’s Den. This casual eatery offers a variety of seafood dishes, including their famous clam chowder and crab cakes.

Location: 1219 E Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ

Laguna Grill & Rum Bar
For a lively evening, visit the Laguna Grill & Rum Bar. With live music, a fun atmosphere, and delicious cocktails, it’s a great place to unwind.

Location: 1400 Ocean Ave, Brigantine, NJ

Brigantine Beach is a destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re exploring the local history, enjoying outdoor activities, or savoring delicious food, your time here will be filled with memorable moments.


When planning your trip, consider staying with Legacy Vacation Resorts. Our Brigantine Beach location offers direct beach access and a range of on-site activities suitable for all ages. Learn more about the experiences we offer here and make your reservation today for an unforgettable beach getaway.