Your summer escape all year around

Bradley Beach is a wonderful, year round family-oriented town designed for strolling along Main Street and enjoying our many retail stores, our colorful flowering parks, the delicious food in our many restaurants, and our varied entertainment venues.

During the summer months, our year round population doubles to ten thousand people or more. At the beachfront, everyone enjoys our clean, well maintained beaches and the security of our well trained and experienced life guards. Everyone looks forward to listening to the nightly music at the main gazebo. With so much to do, the beachfront attracts visitors from sunrise to sunset and beyond.

Bradley Beach NJ is the kind of down to earth beach town that everyone can love.  It is a summer escape all year around.  Main Street, is just 6 blocks from the beach. Walk or drive the lovely tree-lined streets heading directly to the beach, where you will find our beautiful boardwalk and oceanfront.  Breathe in the fresh ocean air, relax as you take in the beautiful scenery, and enjoy our sparkling clean beaches.  Feel free to take advantage of the oceanfront playgrounds, bocce ball and mini golf for all ages, and refreshment kiosks.  Or just spend your time on the sand and play some frisbee, football or volleyball, and cool down with a dip in mother ocean!  Enjoy swimming with lifeguards, fishing and surfing areas, and full facilities.  Everyone can appreciate the desirable, less crowded beaches to our jersey shore neighbors, and non-commercialized boardwalk, yet still offering amenities, and a great downtown.  …Can you hear the seagulls yet? Bradley Beach offers a wonderful oceanfront 4th of July Fireworks display, Memorial Day Festival & Parade, Lobsterfest and a host of other summer events. Also evening oceanfront dancing at the 5th Ave. boardwalk gazebo, and other fun themed events!

Downtown Main Street offers a great variety of restaurant choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or grab and go for a gourmet beach picnic.  You can also enjoy our bars, shopping, bowling, paint-n-sip classes, pet friendly shopping & outdoor dinning, and the vintage cinema!Take pleasure in soaking up the beach sunshine and all that our ocean offers, exploring our entertainment & activities, a fulfilling meal, and finding joy and relaxation in down-to-earth Bradley Beach NJ.


Bradley Beach Schools

Who wouldn't love school by the beach?

The Bradley Beach School District is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Bradley Beach.

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group “CD”, the sixth-highest of eight groupings.

In New Jersey districts have the option of allowing students to transfer to schools in a neighboring district (called interdistrict choice). The state has also initiated a five-year pilot program to voluntarily establish 21 choice districts, with one per county. Students within a 20-mile radius of a choice district can apply to attend its schools. Children can also attend charter schools. Low-income students are eligible for scholarship funding to attend private schools. Under the federal No Child Left Behind law, students attending a Title I school designated as “in need of improvement” have the right to attend a higher performing school in the district.

The Bradley Beach Elementary School District is a one-school district where a culturally diverse, progressive staff works tirelessly to provide a rigorous academic experience to our student population. The Bradley Beach School District provides for the needs of students in pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. In addition to the academic programs including English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, the district provides opportunities for students to learn skills in the areas of computer technology, performing arts and music, visual arts, media skills and physical/health education, as well as numerous extra-curricular activities. The District also provides for students with special needs through a special education program consisting of resource rooms and inclusion programs that provide in-class support.

The Bradley Beach School District encourages parents to be involved in their children’s education. A very active and dedicated Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) continues to grow in size. The PTO provides wonderful support through funding and organizing numerous student events, as well as providing teacher mini-grants for undertaking innovative units of study. The PTO has also dedicated time, energy, and resources to help support the growth of technology throughout the district. The Bradley Beach parents, teachers and administrators are committed to maintaining open lines of communication to support an effective education for all students.

In Bradley Beach, we believe that the education of our children is a collaborative effort involving parents, teachers and all the resources of the community. Our mission states: “The Bradley Beach School District is dedicated to providing a dynamic learning experience that promotes academic excellence, develops high levels of responsibility and citizenship, and instills a true appreciation of diversity and a sense of community. Our commitment is to provide progressive educational programs ensuring that all students reach their highest potential as demonstrated through achievement of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Common Core Content Standards. Our mission is to educate students to excel in a changing world.

Not only come enjoy the beauty associated with the beaches, but come to witness the continued growth of Bradley Beach District.



Eating at Bradley Beach

Hard to imagine things getting any tastier!

Looking to be entertained, relaxed, pampered, fell rejuvenated, or maybe your want to enjoy a romantic outing, family gathering, or meet for a drink with friends? You’ll find it all in Bradley Beach!

Bradley Beach has so much to offer beyond the beautiful shoreline, the options are as varied as their settings.  The best in restaurants, seaside concessions, friendly salons, exhilarating physical activities, great entertainment, fun things to do and local shopping promise a variety of choices for every budget and lifestyle.

Here are some of the options to eat and drink at Bradley Beach:

Marandola’s Italian Cuisine

Tuscany By The Sea

The Buttered Biscuit Cafe

Citricos Mediterranean Italian Grille

The Elbow Room


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