Since the late 1800s people have been attracted to the quaint seaside Borough of Bay Head, New Jersey. With its pristine beaches along the Atlantic, and Barnegat Bay at its back door . . . Bay Head offers swimming, kayaking, diving, fishing, surfing, crabbing, windsurfing, waterskiing, power boating, sailing and all types of water sports.
The Bay Head Historic District, listed in the New Jersey and the National Registers of Historic places in 2005, includes over 550 contributing structures (over half of the town's buildings) making it one of the largest historic districts in New Jersey. Bay Head's historic district is architecturally significant for its large collection of well-preserved Shingle Style, Stick Style, and Queen Anne Style structures. Bay Head is Approximately 70 miles south of New York City – 65 miles east of Philadelphia and 60 miles north of Atlantic city. New Jersey Transit trains terminate at the Bay Head station and yard, with service on the North Jersey Coast Line north to Penn Station Newark, Hoboken Terminal, and Penn Station New York in Midtown Manhattan.