One of the most peaceful towns on the shore, this quaint .7 square-mile borough is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay offering picturesque sunrises and sunsets over the water. Appropriately named this town literally caps off the top of Barnegat Bay.
Bay Head has one of the largest historic districts in the state and is listed on both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. Incorporated in 1879, then and now Bay Head is no stranger to famous visitors and artists enjoying its summer shores. Most notably, L. Ron Hubbard (the founder of Scientology) wrote his first major novel Dianetics right on East Ave. in 1950. Architectural styles include a large collection of well-preserved shingle, stick, and Queen Anne styles, along with many Cape Cods and Seashore Colonial homes across town.
With an estimated population under 1,000, this seashore town is a most sought-after place to live. Local attractions and activities include top-rated restaurants, holistic spas and health centers, seasonal farmers markets, yacht clubs, downtown shopping, and award-winning B&Bs. Ocean and bay activities include sunbathing, swimming, surfing, paddleboarding, and boating, and vibrant nightlife is one town over in Pt. Pleasant Beach.
Summertime second homes often turn into year-round abodes with all the charm and beauty this town brings. Contact our native and local, Maggie McCuiston, today to come to see all this seashore village has to offer!
Margaret "Maggie" McCuiston
Realtor Associate #1644571
Office: 732-229-3532 | Cell: 732-618-4997
The English Properties Team - O'Brien Realty
76 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716