Introduction to Belmar, New Jersey

Belmar, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 9 miles NE of Brick, New Jersey and 38 miles S of New York, New York.

Belmar History

In the mid 1800s, around 25 investors built a summer community in the area that is now known as Belmar. This location was preferred because of its proximity to the sea, giving residents the opportunity to fish. Belmar was officially incorporated as Ocean Beach borough in 1885. The community derives its current name from an Italian term meaning beautiful sea.

Belmar and nearby Attractions

  • Allaire Village
  • Classic Amusements-Electra Vend
  • L Street Bathing Beach
  • Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Cattus Island County Park

Things To Do In Belmar

Belmar has a number of beaches and is a popular destination for surfers. It hosts the New Jersey Seafood Festival every June, the Sandcastle Contest every July and the Fall Harvest Festival every October. Ferruggiaro Park, Maclearie Park and Three Acre Park are the local parks. The Belmar Marina is located near the mouth of Shark River, and offers boat-renting facilities and the opportunity to enjoy water sports like surfing, swimming, kayaking and fishing. The Cattus Island County Park offers opportunities for picnicking, crabbing, fishing and hiking.

Belmar Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Belmar Higher Education

Monmouth University, Ocean County College, Georgian Court University and Brookdale Community College are all accessible from Belmar.

Belmar Almanac

County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7719
Company Zip Codes7715
Phone Area Codes732, 848
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.17
Approximate Longitude-74.02

Belmar Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
Distance29.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Belmar Public Libraries

Belmar Public Library
Belmar, New Jersey
(732) 681-0775

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Belmar Public Schools

Belmar Elementary
1101 Main Street
ZIP: 7719
(732) 681-2388
Total Enrollment 533

Belmar Private Schools

Chrismont Montessori Academy
503 7th Ave
ZIP: 7719
Total Enrollment 5
Mesivta Keser Torah
503 11th Ave
ZIP: 7719
Total Enrollment 42
St Rose Grammar School
605 6th Ave
ZIP: 7719
Total Enrollment 296
St Rose High School
607 7th Ave
ZIP: 7719
Total Enrollment 501
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