Long Beach Island, NJ - A Visitors Guide
Includes the LBI communities of Barnegat Light,
Harvey Cedars, Surf City, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Township, Loveladies, and North Beach
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.
Long Beach Island Attractions & Things To Do
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.
Located in Beach Haven, they have a variety of rides, games, ice cream food, free entertainment with free parking and free admission.. Website
This family event occurs the weekend before Columbus Day and features live music, activities and unlimited Chowder tasting. The event is nestled in Beach Haven surrounded by beautiful views of the bay.
Places to Stay
The Engleside Inn
Open year round and located on the ocean, this 69 room Inn has an on-site upscale, fine dining restaurant
Romantic B & B with an excellent fine dining on-site restaurant
Williams Cottage Inn
Romantic B & B, open year round located 50 yards from beach.
Windward at the Beach
This 10 room eclectic boutique, remodeled Victorian hotel is just a block from the beach. Offers many lodging options, including studios, efficiencies and two room suites with full kitchens. Children welcome!
Lorry's Island End Motel
Reasonable prices, located 200 Yards from LBI beach and the bay , one block to Wildlife Preserve parking lot
Sea Horse Motel
Located in Brant Beach, LBI, one block from beach. Includes a pool, motel rooms and apartment suites with air conditioning, refrigerators, microwave ovens, and more.