In the late 1800’s, Belmar’s marina area was riverside tidal mud flats where the Shark River forms a bay before emptying out to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Shark River has long been a popular place to go fishing, crabbing and digging for clams.

By the early 1900’s modest rowboats were for rent or people just waded into the soothing warm waters.  Soon the renowned coastal fishing gave rise to commercial boats and Belmar hosted a large tuna tournament.

Today Belmar Marina is home to numerous fishing boats, pleasure crafts and state-of-the-art facilities for boating and fishing. It also boasts one of the best sunset views in the state.

The BHS is proud to have preserved photographs, postcards and memorabilia to record the changing harbor.  Visit our museum to learn about the amazing stories and events that have occurred in this safe port.

The future Belmar Marina – 1908 – Buhler’s Pavilion


Buhler’s Pavilion


Marina Boats


Shark River Bridge


The Belmar Marina is one of the premiere marinas along the Atlantic coast.  Less than a half-mile from the ocean, with 7′ mean low water depth, floating cement docks, full security and services, there is no better place to tie up.  More than 70 transient slips are available.  Many offer prime views of the spectacular sunsets over the Shark River.

The marina is only steps away from Belmar’s downtown and its many shops and restaurants, from casual to fine dining.  And Belmar’s magnificent beaches are an easy 8-block walk away.  A transportation service is even available on summer weekends to take you to the beach.

For non-boat owners, Belmar is  home to one of the largest and most modern party and charter boat fleets in New Jersey.  For those who prefer to fish in the harbor or the inlet, outboard motor boats and row boats are available for rent.

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