Atlantic Highlands NJ

A beautiful place to vacation at is Atlantic Highlands in New Jersey. This town offers many great attractions and breathtaking scenery. This seaside town is home to 4,705 nativities, and is the highs point of the Atlantic coastline between Maine and Mexico. Adjacent to Atlantic Highlands is Sandy Hook Beach where you can enjoy activities such as fishing, sunbathing, boating, sailing, site seeing, and picnicking.


A beautiful place to vacation at is Atlantic Highlands in New Jersey. This town offers many great attractions and breathtaking scenery. This seaside town is home to 4,705 nativities, and is the highs point of the Atlantic coastline between Maine and Mexico. Adjacent to Atlantic Highlands is Sandy Hook Beach where you can enjoy activities such as fishing, sunbathing, boating, sailing, site seeing, and picnicking.

You can also visit the shore area next to the Harbor Park, in Atlantic Highlands, where there is a public water front area, marina, fishing pier, tennis courts, play grounds, parking lots, and gazebo, where during the summer months they hold musical concerts. You can rent one of the four party boats or one of the five charter boats from the municipal marina.

There are facts in the history of Atlantic Highlands that might be of interest you as well. For example:

This town was safe place to many American Indian Tribes who was seeking refuge from the English.

It’s also the setting for a novel written by James Fennimore Cooper in 1830 entitled “The Water Witch.”

Also it is home to the Twin Lighthouse that was built in 1862. This light house was the first lighthouse to use kerosene, electricity, and the French Fresnel Lens that would reach across the sea for 22 miles.

 

While visiting Atlantic Highlands try checking out the Twin Lights State Historic Site & Museum. There you will find historical information about the lighthouses that was built in 1828. Another point of interest is at Hartshore Woods Park where you will find 16 miles of trails that overlooks the town and the Atlantic Ocean.

Atlantic Highlands has some of the best food around that is sure to please just about everyone. At the Clam Hut every Friday during happy hour they offer half priced clams at the raw bar while enjoying live entertainment. If seafood in not what you are in the mood for try the Inlet Café where they have prime rib specials on Thursday nights.

There are several overnight accommodations in this area like the Grandlady by the Sea that specializes in romantic getaways. Here you can have a room with an ocean view and enjoy amenities such as fine dinning and spa services. Another one to look into is the Sea Scape Manor Bed & Breakfast. This B&B is located 230 feet above the ocean and is nested in the midst of tall oaks. Here you can order a massage in your room and you can also soak in an oversized tub while gazing at a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Atlantic City Vacation Rentals is a local realtor in Atlantic Highlands, where they can help you in finding the perfect condos, cabins, villas, cottages, and vacation homes. After vacationing there you may decided that you never want to leave, if so look into the local realtors to let them assist you in finding your dream home. They can provide you with information such as local schools, taxes, and financing.

Directions to Atlantic Highlands: Garden State Parkway south, exit 117 then take state highway 36. It’s about 45 miles from New York City by car, bus, or train.