Founded in 1893, Bradley Beach has been attracting visitors since before the 19th century… local legend has it that Captain Kidd anchored his vessel off of Sylvan Lake in 1679 and buried his treasure between two trees on (today’s) Brinley Avenue. Bradley Beach now hosts a year-round population of 5,000 and a summer population of 30,000; the small-town feel is apparent in the atmosphere on the boardwalk and in the single-screen movie theater on Main Street. The boardwalk offers many activities throughout the summer months, from relaxing to engaging: operas, oldies, country music, and dancing are regularly found at the gazebo. For something a little different, try your hand on one of the bocce courts! Throughout the summer, be sure to check-out one of the many arts and craft festivals, parades, fireworks, ocean swim, or 5K foot races. Up on Main Street, the family-friendly bowling alley offers cosmic bowling and karaoke for year-round fun. For such a small town, there is always some fun and excitement to be had in Bradley Beach.
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