Bay Head is a really lovely town which some describe as “the East Hampton of New Jersey” with stunning beach front homes and equally stunning properties on Barnegat Bay. You might just see people in their old wooden boats on their way to dinner at the Bay Head Yacht Club. There is a small downtown area with a good bakery, some restaurants and shopping.
Mueller’s Bakery, at 80 Bridge Ave., is a local institution. Stop in for crumb cake or one of their wonderful pies! They also serve coffee.
After 50 years, Dorcas Restaurant is now Dune Grass Cafe. This is a casual spot for ice cream, breakfast and lunch. 58 Bridge Ave.
Down the road is Shore Fresh Seafood Market. Though technically in Point Pleasant Borough, it is next to Bay Head. This is a fish market that has a good menu featuring lobster rolls, sandwiches, salads, chowders and soups and more. I enjoyed a fun lunch on my first visit! 703 Bridge Ave. Their second location is on Channel Drive in Point Pleasant Beach.