A small borough of Ocean County and one of the nicest towns on the Peninsula.

Welcome to Lavallette

A bustling and beautiful seaside community bursting with character and activities
Located on Barnegat Island, Lavallette is a small borough of Ocean County and one of the nicest towns on the Peninsula. People looking to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City have flocked to Lavallette, increasing property values and growing the number of luxury waterfront residences and newly constructed homes. A picturesque mix of historic cottages, Colonials, and bungalows line the lush neighborhood streets, but many homes in this area have grown in square footage to accommodate families and vacationers.
With abundant water activities, close proximity to the city, and endless summer activities, Lavallette is a beautiful, charming seaside community with much to offer people from all walks of life. Whether families looking for an idyllic place on the shore to raise their children or empty nesters searching for a relaxing destination, Lavallette is an exceptional place to call home.

What to Love

  • Gorgeous, coastal views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay
  • Unique, family-owned businesses and restaurants
  • A tight-knit and welcoming community

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Lavallette enjoy the best of seaside living. A quiet and quaint community, Lavallette feels like you’ve stepped onto a movie set — charming homes sit happily along with stone-filled properties, just steps away from the water and the downtown district is bustling with families and shoppers enjoying the independently-owned businesses and restaurants. Tradition is important in this neighborhood and residents are friendly and welcoming. Lavallette is part of an excellent school system and many residents are families with young children or empty-nesters seeking a slower-paced life along the waves of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Enjoy a delicious meal in one of New Jersey’s best restaurants. Crab’s Claw Inn has served the community for decades and specializes in comforting creations for all tastes using fresh, local ingredients. Award-winning and known for its satisfying dinners, Crab’s Claw Inn is a go-to destination for residents of Lavallette.

For a taste of Hawaii at the Jersey Shore, Ohana Grill offers unique flavors by Chef James Costello. Menu items include Thai calamari, steamed pork Bao buns, Huli Huli chicken with coconut rice, lobster ravioli, and pecan-crusted Atlantic salmon with maple honey butter. If you’re looking for something different and flavorful, make a reservation at Ohana Grill.

For shopping, Lavallette is home to the Island Gypsy, a boutique shop on Grand Central Avenue offering trendy women’s fashion items, jewelry, and home decor. One of many shops along the “downtown” area of Grand Central Avenue, residents have plenty of other options from fashion boutiques to luxury jewelers, kid’s fashion, and home decor.

A can’t-miss Lavallette experience, Music Man Ice Cream Shoppe is a Vaudeville-style nightly Broadway cabaret that runs during the summer months. Performers roam around the entire shop, incorporating guests into their routines and singing directly to them. A tradition since 2003, the Music Man Ice Cream Shoppe is an absolute hoot and will leave families rolling and clapping along with their gourmet ice cream selections or full-service coffees.

Things to Do

Cross Pershing Boulevard to escape to West Point Island, a section of the Falkland Islands, which offers spectacular coastal scenery. The island is privately owned by sheep farmers and open for tourists to stroll through the meadows, take in the lush views, and capture beautiful moments along some of the highest cliffs of the Falklands.

Kick off the summer with the Lavallette Summer Food Truck Festival in June. Featuring dozens of unique, flavorful food trucks, live music, and family-friendly activities, this event is attended by all residents each year. Another excellent community-focused event is the Lavallette Founders Day, held annually in September. Created to foster a sense of community among residents, business owners, and summer tourists, Founders Day features a carnival, live entertainment from local performers, and a mobile gaming trailer.

Allow yourself to be serenaded under the stars at the Lavallette Gazebo for The Lavallette Heritage Committee’s Summer Concert Series. Held weekly from July through August, the concert series is attended by many residents and tourists and is one of the most anticipated community events of the summer.


Students in Lavallette have their own, highly rated elementary/middle school, then filter into the excellent Point Pleasant Beach High School after 8th grade.

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