About Brigantine Seawall

The former site of Brigantine's Haunted Castle and Fishing Pier, it is now known as the Seawall by those too young to remember making out in a spooky fun house that smelled like cut bait. Nice, lined-up lefts show on a shoulder- to head-high northeast swell, but all that remains of the pier are a few disjointed pilings.

Fun, playful rights and lefts show on smaller days. Wooden groins, built to restrict erosion, lie to the south of the former pier. You can surf all day here, even in the summer. But you will need your beach tag.

Source: Brigantine Seawall Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to expert

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Mellow to moderate.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Light to moderate.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Can definitely get fun on the right day.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Mellow to moderate, depends on the swell.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Pretty clean overall.

Additional Information


Submerged pilings.


Easy, but toughest in the summer months.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard, bodyboard



Best Season

September through March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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