Living in Brigantine, NJ
Brigantine, New Jersey, is a seasonally popular South Jersey Shore beach resort with a history steeped in pirates and whaling. Once called Watamoonica, which is Lenape for "summer playground," the area was a beach getaway even for Native Americans. Today, Brigantine is known for soft, sandy beaches, designated fishing and surfing areas, and the protected dunes that in turn protect this barrier island.
Brigantine Beach Attractions
Once the site of more than 300 shipwrecks, Brigantine is also rumored to be the location of Captain Kidd's buried treasure. The Brigantine Light House was built too late to protect the island from both wrecks and pirates, but it has been a key focal point for the resort town since it was erected 90 years ago.
Brigantine, NJ, is also home to portions of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, as well as the Marine Mammal Stranding Center. Visitors to each attraction can learn more about island wildlife as well as the many species that regularly visit via sea and air. The Brigantine Beach Chamber of Commerce also recommends visits to the Farmer's Market, the beach areas that allow four-wheel driving and the Brigantine Beach Historical Museum.
Brigantine Beach Real Estate
Homes for sale in Brigantine, New Jersey are as diverse as its population and as fascinating as its history. Drives through any Brigantine neighborhood will reveal an eclectic mix of multi-story homes, slick beachfront properties, and well-loved older structures. Brigantine real estate often features open-air parking structures below two or three stories of living space, and homes are often capped by rooftop decks designed to take in spectacular views of the ocean. One of the more northern of the South Jersey Shore communities, living in Brigantine means you're closer to Philadelphia, PA, (about 70 miles) and New York City (about 130 miles) than cities to the south.
Transportation in Brigantine
Brigantine, New Jersey, features just one way on and off the island—New Jersey Route 87, which crosses the Justice Vincent S. Haneman Memorial Bridge from nearby Atlantic City and then becomes Brigantine Boulevard. New Jersey Transit buses reach the island, and visitors and residents alike can connect through larger terminals in Atlantic City to reach both Philadelphia and New York City.