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The Story of Highlands Beach: A lost resort of New Jersey. A film by Chris Brenner

  • Atlantic Highlands Borough Hall Courtroom Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 07716 United States (map)

Travel back in time and learn about an iconic New Jersey beach resort that hosted
hundreds of thousands of guests from 1888-1962. Learn why today, time has eroded what was a magical playground for so many. 

Spend 40 minutes meeting the characters who shaped the land, and had the vision
for a storied resort. See how time, technology, and politics wiped away one of the
first tourist destinations of the Jersey Shore. 

This 2015 documentary was produced by Chris Brenner, who’s family first came to Atlantic Highlands in 1904. A current resident of Fair Haven, Chris is an amateur film maker and local history buff who realized very few people knew the rich history of what’s now the entrance to Sandy Hook. Thanks to social media, the film has been viewed by over 13,000 people in the last year. 


at the Atlantic Highlands Borough Hall Courtroom