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Somers Point, which was originally known as Somerset Plantation dating back to the late 17th century is a small bayside community consisting of 4 square miles. It became a borough in 1886. Today it is a thriving city and is the portal to Ocean City with its great beaches and fun boardwalk. Somers Point is situated on the Great Egg Harbor Bay (named because of the large number of birds eggs found by early explorers) and because of this location, vacationers and residents can enjoy a variety of water activities. Boating, fishing and water skiing are among the favorites. Additional attractions include Kennedy Park overlooking the bay, public boat ramps, boat rentals, docks, excursions etc. all along the coast. Most residents and vacationers usually swim in Ocean City which is just across the new 4 lane bridge that links these two cities, however Somers Point does have a protected beach. On the other hand, most Ocean City residents and vacationers usually dine in Somers Point because it is not a dry town and alcohol is served.
Speaking of bridges, there are two other bridges, besides Ocean City, that connect Somers Point to other resorts and municipalities - its neighbors. Longport is linked on the north side....and from there you have access to Atlantic City with its nightlife and casinos; Atlantic City is 7 miles from Somers Point. The Garden State Parkway bridge links to Upper Township on the south and from there to all the other southern resorts...Sea Isle, Avalon, Stone Harbor, the Wildwoods and Cape May.
There are numerous activities for all as Somers Point has great recreational facilities. There are 8 baseball/softball fields, 1 football field, 2 street hockey courts, various basketball and tennis courts and best of all a bicycle path that runs the full length of the city. There are also many other enjoyable activities to enjoy in this unique town like shopping and dining in fabulous restaurants. You can check out golf courses in the area plus there are privately owned golf courses and swimming and tennis clubs available to its members and numerous fitness clubs. There is also great entertainment throughout the spring and summer season. One of the best is The BayFest in the spring when they will celebrate their 25th Anniversary. There are concerts to enjoy on the beach throughout the summer and Good Old Days Picnic in September. In the spring many fine restaurants offer dining, drinking and great music to keep the Point open year "round". These restaurants and nightclubs have promoted the area as a popular, chic residential neighborhood community with fine schools and public services.
Somers Point is a year round community and boasts one of the finest school districts in the area. It is home to a great medical community with its central point being Shore Medical Center. Somers Point was recently recognized as the "best" place to live in the Eastern United States. There is also great entertainment throughout the summer and Good Old Days Picnic in September. In the spring many fine restaurants offer dining, drinking and great music to keep the Point open year "round". These restaurants and nightclubs have promoted the area as a popular, chic residential neighborhood community with fine schools and public services. The Points enhanced Historic Bay District has turned the area into a waterfront gem that's unique to the Jersey Shore and beneficial to both business and residents alike. While Somers Point continues to grow and change with the times, it still retains the simple grace, class character and "Small town charm on the bay" that makes it so appealing to residents and visitors alike.
Welcome to this great town of Somers Point!