Situated on the coast between Avon-by-the-Sea and Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach is a well-established seaside town, with a rich history. As the borough’s reputation as a beach resort grew, so did Bradley Beach and is today home to a thriving real estate market, with many superior properties available, from spacious oceanfront homes to comfortable, modern condos with remarkable sea views.
Founded in 1893, Bradley Beach is an Oceanside playground with many choices of recreational activities including: a boardwalk and lovely beach, miniature golf, summer concerts and dances. This small town has an unusually large number of diverse restaurants and clubs. In 1679, legend has it that Captain Kidd anchored his vessel off of what is now Sylvan Lake and buried his treasure between two trees on today’s Brinley Avenue.
By 1927, Bradley Beach had become a very popular resort town. Facilities at the beach front included several hundred dressing rooms, hot water baths, two large open-air swimming pools and a number of stores. Bradley Beach attracts thousands of tourists from New York, Pennsylvania and the City of Newark. Construction of the Garden State Parkway in the 1950′s contributed to the influx of metropolitan area residents seeking a year-round home with the appeal of living by the ocean within an easy commute to their workplace. The year-round population is 5,000 and soars to 30,000 during the summer months.