Annual beach bonfire to return Nov. 26

[Cortesy of Borough of Bradley Beach] Residents will gather along the beachfront for the borough’s annual bonfire slated for Nov. 26.

BRADLEY BEACH  — Residents are invited to attend the borough’s annual beach bonfire, which will be held at the Fifth Avenue Gazebo on Nov. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. 

The free event, which is presented by the municipality, was canceled last year due to the coronavirus. 

Amy Hall, who directs communications and tourism for the borough, told The Coast Star, “we’re thrilled to have the beach bonfire back in Bradley Beach. It’s always such a great time when the community comes together to kick off the holiday season. The bonfire is a much-loved tradition and this year will not disappoint.”  


Mayor Larry Fox added that he is looking forward to the event, explaining that it is an opportunity for neighbors to gather, and it is also a way for residents who return home from college for the holiday weekend to catch up. 

“Usually it’s a pretty big event, people were really disappointed last year when we canceled it because of covid, so I’m looking forward to it. It’s a good event to bring the community together to kick off the holiday season.”   

 The mayor added that The Department of Public Works [DPW] contributes to making the bonfire possible, “they are basically collecting pallets and wood [throughout] the last few months of the year. Along with the fire department and the police department, there’s a lot of coordination.” 

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