N.J. Fishing Pier Photography Locations

We are heading out this winter to photograph all of the piers in New Jersey. When the leaves fall off the trees, it becomes more challenging to get stunning images, but pier photography is an option all year long. If you can take the cold that is.  We will put some cold weather gear links for you of some of our favorite ways to stay warm while doing New Jersey Winter Photography.

Margate Fish Pier
121 S Exeter Ave,
Margate City NJ

Belmar Fishing Pier
100 Ocean Ave,
Belmar, NJ

Ventnor City Fishing Pier
Cambridge Ave & Boardwalk
Ventnor City, N.J.

Lavallette Pier
Magee Avenue
Lavallette NJ

Keyport Fishing Pier
1 American Legion Drive
Keyport NJ

The Ventnor City fishing pier

is located at Cambridge Avenue and the Boardwalk. It is one of the states longest fishing pier measuring 100 feet long.  You can photograph the pier 24 hours/day all year long.   The pier is staffed from mid-April thru September from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may need beach passes to get on the beach to photograph this pier. We do not promote fishing in any way so you will have to go to another page if you want to kill fish. General Advice Exposure to low levels of some contaminants in the environment may have long-lasting health effects on people. Mercury, PCBs, and dioxins are among the major contaminants found in some New Jersey fish in portions of the state; hence don’t eat fish.


This is the third time the Ventnor City Pier has been rebuilt. The first pier was built around 1914 but was replaced. The second pier was rebuilt in 1940 after a fire destroyed it. It was destroyed in 1963 by a ferocious storm that came through New Jersey. The pier you see in our images was a $3.2 million dollar renovation that was started in 2007, and the pier opened again just in time for the Fourth of July in 2008.

New Jersey Fishing Pier, photogrpahy location, Ocean City-Flanders Hotel, Ocean City, New Jersey, Ventnor City Fishing Pier

Belmar New Jersey Fishing Pier

You can also see our Full Page On the Belmar Fishing Pier with a bunch of awesome images.

Belmar has a fishing pier at 100 Ocean Avenue. The pier was damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Repairs were finished in 2015. It was damaged again in 2017 by Hurricane Jose. The pier is currently open and in perfect condition for some fabulous photography.

Sunrise is usually the most colorful time of day to photograph this pier. Sunset can also produce some spectacular colors. Daytime photography after you have photographed it during these times can seem quite boring.

You will definitely want to do long exposure photography because we believe the blurry waters make for a much more mind-blowing image. Add in the color to the long exposure and voila; an incredibly dynamic potential award winner. If you do just plain old shots don’t expect any awards from us.

To get the great shots we are talking about you to need a tripod, use your 2-second timer and during sunrise and sunset, you may need an ND filter for when the sun is bright. An ND filter during sunrise and when the sun has not yet set will allow you to get 2 or more second exposures that will blur the waters.

See our How-to Section on Waterfall Photography then check out our Neutral Density Filters Page if you are not familiar with long exposures.

Belmar New Jersey Fishing Pier – 100 Ocean Ave. Belmar N.J.

Our Next Pier Photography Location on our list to do this week.  Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States.

Beach Tags are required for ages 12 and older from June 1 through Sept. 2 in 2019. Seasonal tags cost $20 through May 31, 2019. Weekly ($10), daily ($5) and military (free) tags will be available.

Bring your tripod for your long exposure sunrise and sunset photography to get the milky water effect which adds absolute drama to your images. Remember to watch your aperture while shooting since you might want to have the pier in focus from one end to the other.

You need an ND filter to do long exposure milky water images during the day. You won’t need them for sunrise, but if you have one with you, you can continue to shoot milky images longer with a neutral density filter. There is too much light pollution here to consider doing any milky way images, unfortunately.

Check out more incredible Images and the Flander Hotel.

When staying in Ocean City, N.J. be sure to stay at the Flanders Hotel.

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