Situated about 5 miles off the mainland, Long Beach Island is an 18-mile long barrier island in New Jersey’s Ocean County. This premier summer destination is dotted with white sandy beaches, great boutiques and fine Long Island Beach places to stay.
Below you will find a list of things you can do and attractions, and also travel statistics on comparison shopping, vacation planning and themes, and some lodging selections.
With miles of scenic shoreline, Long Beach Island delivers vacationers with every type of beach activity imaginable. Additionally there is excellent shopping, dining and night entertainment among others. Historical lighthouses, Long Beach Island Museum and many other points of interest are available for those who decide to rent one of many Long Beach Island vacation rentals.
Housed in the former Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church built in 1882, the Long Beach Island Museum offers fascinating displays that include artifacts of early Long Beach Island, a Victorian parlour, a bridal gown collection and scale models of some of the island’s historic buildings. Travelers staying at a Long Beach Island hotel can also enjoy the museum’s numerous special events including Annual Porch Party, Monday Night Lecture Series and many more.
The second tallest lighthouse in the United States, Barnegat Lighthouse is one of the most popular attractions to visit in Long Beach Island. Also known as “Old Barney”, the lighthouse is open to visitors every day providing excellent views on the island and the ocean. The Barnegat Lighthouse state park offers Long Beach Island lodging guests great fishing, hiking and bird watching.
A great place for a true maritime experience, Tuckerton Seaport lures travelers with great entertainment and education programs. Vacationers can enjoy boat tours, kayak cruises and demonstrations of local artists. The Tuckerton gift shop is also available offering a variety of maritime souvenirs and unique artwork.
Thrilling rides, games and waterslides can all be found in the exciting Long Beach Island’s amusement park: Six Flags. The area’s most popular and largest park offers attractions that are absolutely unmatched in the region. In Six Flags you can fly like a superman or become Batman and go around Gotham City. There are countless other thrilling rides that will make your stay in Six Flax an unforgettable adventure. Numerous affordable NJ vacation rentals can be found in the area.
Long Beach Island is the perfect place for those who love boating, watersports like surfing and kit boarding, or just a great time at the beach, relaxing and taking a sunbath. A bay beach with a playground for children can be found at 15th Street specially for those who prefer to avoid the ocean waves. Outdoor recreation areas, including basketball courts and a playground, can be found near Division Avenue and South First Street.
In these troubled economic times, most tourists are looking for comparison shopping among different lodging alternatives before decide where to stay.
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Long Beach Island Vacation House: Beautiful 4 bedroom & 2½ bath Long Beach Island family vacation cottage in quiet secluded neighborhood on the bay side of Harvey Cedars. Overlooks wetlands with gorgeous bay views. Oversized wrap-around decks with patio furniture for outdoor living. 85 yards walk to our Boat Slip on Cox Lagoon. 350 yards to life guarded ocean beaches (with easy crossing of LBI’s Boulevard at a stop light). This LBI vacation cottage is fully furnished (except for personal bed linens and towels) with full kitchen and 400 sqft recreation room. Washer, dryer, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster, blender, 10 beach towels, 9 beach chairs, cable TV, TV with Ipod dock. Library of recent books — some newly published. Children’s games. For more information and pictures, please visit property ID#188309 at rentalo.com.