Spring Lake, named after the natural springs that feed into the town’s largest lake, is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful seashore towns in the state. This lake is renowned for the long-necked swans that swim its waters, and picturesque pedestrian bridges. Incorporated in the 1800’s, many large, well-kept Victorian mansions were built and still stand today along the manicured, tree-lined streets.
Known also for the lovely bed and breakfast inns, Spring Lake boasts a charming downtown shopping area which has many beautiful shops and fine restaurants. One can travel back in time to the pre-Victorian era with a trip to Spring Lake’s Historical Society Museum. For the perfect night out, don’t forget to stop by the Spring Lake Community House for one of the Broadway-style productions the Spring Lake Theatre Company regularly puts-on in this charming location.
Spring Lake’s pristine beach and boardwalk attract many visitors. The 1.5-mile stretch of boardwalk—the longest non-commercial boardwalk in New Jersey—is just the beginning of the charms in this mellow, well-to-do village with turn-of-the-century architecture, strong Irish roots, cute shops, and elegant inns and eateries. There is no better place to start exploring this beautiful town than along the promenade, flanked by a white-sand beach and surrounded by nothing but walkers, runners, and benches.