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About  Long Beach Island

LBI, as Long Beach Island is known in the local lingo, is a beach lover’s paradise. Even at the widest point of this 18-mile-long island strewn with small shore towns and long stretches of white sand, you’re never more than half a mile from the other side.

In the north part of the island is Barnegat Light, which encompasses Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and the commercial fishing port of Viking Village.

Also in the north are the relaxed towns of Surf City, Loveladies, North Beach and Harvey Cedar.


Head south to find bustling Ship Bottom, Holgate, Brant Beach and Beach Haven, the island’s main action center.


Here you’ll find the family-oriented Fantasy Island Amusement Park, a water park.


Beach Haven is home to Thundering Surf Water Park & Adventure Golf, which features eight giant waterslides, super soaker water guns, giant tipping bucket and much more. The town is also a popular shopping spot, especially the stores in the belly of the reconstructed tall ship at Schooner's Wharf.


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Schooner's Wharf

Schooner's Wharf is a beautiful complex with over 25 shops and eating establishments.

Ship Bottom Beach

Ship Bottom is known as the “Gateway To Long Beach Island” because of its convenient location at the foot of the only bridge onto the island. This beach is clean, wide, and is known to have especially soft sand compared to other beaches.

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Buckalew's Restaurant and Tavern

Set in a historic 1874 hotel, this chill bar & eatery features seafood & steaks, plus porch seating.

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