LBI is a barrier island, popular as a summer Jersey Shore beach community with many majestic summer vacation homes with a few charming B & B's and motels.
People come to LBI for its excellent 18 miles of beaches, ocean, and bay attractions with fishing, boating, para sailing, and a good variety of restaurants.
LBI is also the home of the the Barnegat Light House "Old Barney", a very popular attraction located on the northern tip of LBI.
Long Beach Island is a popular vacation or weekend getaway destination for visitors from Northern New Jersey, New York City, and the Philadelphia area.
Unlike some of the other popular Jersey Shore destinations, LBI does not have a board walk and any honky tonk attractions
The length of the island is approximately 20 miles long. In the summer it can take as long as 40 minutes to drive from one end to the other and in the off season this can drop off to 20 minutes.
Affectionately known as "Ol' Barney", a short self-guided loop trail provides an opportunity to explore one of the last remaining maritime forests on Long Beach Island.