Long Branch has some top-notch bragging rights about its connection to the entertainment industry. Rock music legend Bruce Springsteen was born in this city and wrote one of his biggest hits while staying in a cottage in Long Branch. Country music star Clint Black was born here as well. Novelists, poet laureates, and pro athletes have all lived here at some point as well. This shore city also has ties to the American Old West: The famous Long Branch Saloon of Dodge City, Kansas, got its name from owner William Harris, who moved from Long Branch to Dodge City during that time.
The Beach Beckons
Life at Long Branch would not be complete without time at the beach. The oceanfront parks here are well kept and wonderful for walking the shore or building sand castles. They have public showers and bathrooms, and even playgrounds and snack bars. All you need is your beach bag and some excitement to hit the water as you prepare to boogie board or let the waves gently break over your feet. Whether you want to sit in the sun and read or start an impromptu volleyball game, you will have a blast at the beach.
Surf's up for Shoppin
Get some beach chic without paying a fortune at one of the city’s consignment shops. Clean and staffed by helpful employees, it is a nice way to get designer duds for less. If you want a new bike to go with your new life in Long Branch, the bike shops are plentiful and have great selections at reasonable prices. When you need some sparkle to go with your wardrobe, the local jewelry shops have lots of unique and eclectic jewelry for from which you can choose. Quality merchandise at reasonable prices is the unofficial shopper’s slogan for Long Branch.