Belmar New Jersey Fishing Pier
You can also see our Full Page On the Belmar Fishing Pier with a bunch of fantastic 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 destroyed 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 dull.
You will want to do long exposure photography because we believe the blurry waters make for a much more mind-blowing image. Add in 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 incredible shots we are talking about, you 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.
See our How-to Section on Waterfall Photography, then check out our Neutral Density Filters Page if you are not familiar with long exposures.