Water Witch

Founded in 2006 by "Java Jerry" Gerson, Water Witch has brought the Highlands community together for many years. From local heros to old-time surfers, wreck divers, artists and musicians, all still making waves along the coast.

As of 2014 Valerie Browning became owner of Water Witch Coffee. The original dedicated crew can be found at the shop. Chef Kenny Harber continues to supply the shop with superb baked goods, brunch items, crepes and soups.


Water Witch over the past few years has become a cultural hub of the Jersey Shore. The Water Witch Art Gallery hosts bi-monthly exhibits and art openings.


Weekly Wednesday Open mic and jams, song circles, as well as, monthly jams on Sundays, keep the place filled with amazing live music.  A regular crew of wonderful musicians, lead by Billy Keys on piano, gather weekly to play, inspire, and create the amazing place that Water Witch has become.  It is a very welcoming crowd so please know you will be welcomed with open arm to join in the jam.

As Water Witch grows with the patrons and artists, we remain dedicated to maintaining wonderful customer service, the best product and growth of the arts.  As all people learn differently, so do they communicate differently, and through various methods.  Some use music, some visual arts, film, and some use words, but not all people use words.   Our communities and society deserve to communicate well and through all these various methods.  At Water Witch we provide a space for this positive communication and movement towards a better world.  


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