Long Beach Island New Jersey (LBI to those in the know) offers vacationers 18 miles of beautiful white sugar sand beaches, a beach lover’s paradise just an easy 2 hour drive from New York and Philadelphia.
LBI is a narrow sandbar, only 1 block from Ocean to Bay in certain areas (Holgate to the south, for one) and up to a few blocks elsewhere. Enjoy our beautiful sugar sand beaches and every water activity imaginable — boating, sailing, fishing, jet skiing, surfing and parasailing to name a few. And fun on land as well with biking, tennis, shopping and of course eating some of the best and most fresh seafood around.
Off the water and on the south end of the Island you will find the historic, family friendly town of Beach Haven, with its shops, restaurants, miniature golf and amusement areas, including popular stores in the belly of the reconstructed tall ship, at Schooner’s Wharf and the shops at Bay Village, http://www.Bayvillagelbi.com
Beach Haven is also home to the family-oriented Fantasy Island Amusement Park, http://www.fantasyislandpark.com, and Thundering Surf Water Park, along with eight giant waterslides, super soaker water guns and giant tipping bucket. And of course no vacation would be complete without miniature golf.
And Beach Haven is surrounded by the quiet towns of Holgate, North Beach Haven, Spray and Brant Beach and Ship Bottom. At the north tip of the Island you will find Barnegat Light, which encompasses the historic Barnegat Lighthouse and Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and the commercial fishing port of Viking Village.
The North end also boasts the bustling town of Surf City, home to restaurants, shops, miniature golf and an arcade, as well as the more relaxed towns of Loveladies, North Beach and Harvey Cedars. LBI offers some of the most amazing sunsets anywhere in the World.