Brigantine is an island city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. It is located on Brigantine Island. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Brigantine as its 36th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the “Best Places To Live” in New Jersey.
Points of interest include Brigantine Lighthouse, constructed by the Island Development Real Estate Company in 1926 as part of an effort to attract residents to the island; Marine Mammal Stranding Center, established in 1978 as the state’s only marine stranding center, the center rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles; The Brigantine Hotel, still standing on the Atlantic coast side of the island, was an early integrated hotel starting in the 1940s.
The Brigantine Public Schools serves students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades, along with those from Margate City and Ventnor City, attend Atlantic City High School in neighboring Atlantic City. City public school students are also eligible to attend the Atlantic County Institute of Technology or the Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, located in Somers Point.