festivals, nightlife and business opportunities in
Pier Village. For more information on Pier Village
rentals and events, visit www.piervillage.com.
There is a lot of activity at the ocean, in West End
along Brighton Avenue and along Broadway.
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, at the north
end of the beach, is a sprawling county park,
named to honor the several United States
presidents that vacationed in Long Branch in the
19th and early 20th centuries. The park offers
a snack bar, sheltered picnic area, universally
accessible playground, volleyball courts,
outdoor showers and changing areas, guarded
swimming, fishing, surfing and a launch area for
lightweight car-top vessels such as kayaks and
canoes that can be carried to the water.
A skateplex located at the north end of the
park features a 75’ x 150’ rink for inline skating,
hockey and lessons and a skatepark for both
skateboarders and inline skaters with a bowl and
a series of quarter pipes, wedges and fun boxes.
For more information visit
www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call
Art in the Park at West End Park in late May
transforms the corner of Ocean and Brighton
Avenues into one of the largest outdoor art
happenings in the state: an art and artisanal
crafts fair sponsored by the Long Branch Arts
Council and Long Branch Historical Association
that emphasizes unique and original works over
commercially produced craft sale merchandise.
Long Branch is host to OceanFest, the largest
Independence Day celebration in New Jersey,
presented by the Greater Long Branch Chamber
of Commerce and the City of Long Branch.
Crowds descend upon the city’s oceanfront
promenade from all over the Mid-Atlantic region
Photo by C. Leslie