Long Beach Island

Sugar sand beaches, inspired coastal lifestyle, with an independent and artisan spirit!

Visit Long Beach Island

The island is easily accessible by boat or car – a short trip from Atlantic City, Philadelphia, or Metro New York. From North to South, our island offers a variety of historic landmarks, arts and cultural events, outdoor activities, shopping, and dining.

Start visiting Barnegat Light, the island’s northernmost point, by walking around Barnegat Lighthouse State Park to see the iconic Old Barney. Nearby is Viking Village, one of the largest commercial fishing fleets on the Eastern Seaboard. The town of Harvey Cedars is your next stop, filled with modern beach architecture and traditional resorts. Sunset Park hosts a variety of events for the whole family to enjoy. Surf City brings the balance of beach along with a bustling arts scene and a walkable main street filled with shops, favorite foods, and entertainment. The North End is a fantastic place to stay, either in a hotel or vacation rental.

The Gateway to the island is located at Ship Bottom in the island’s center. It boasts a famous beach with easy access anywhere on or off the island. Ship Bottom hosts new and traditional restaurants, shops, and lodging. To the South, you will find the heart of Long Beach Township with its Bayview Park with seasonal activities on and off the water. The Boulevard will take you through many great communities within the township, such as Brant Beach and Beach Haven Terrace, that will beckon you to enjoy local flavors, marinas, and places to stay.

Travel further to enter Beach Haven, the island’s historical and entertainment hub. It provides amusements for all ages with a breathtaking historic district, museums, amusement parks, and theater. In addition, Beach Haven offers Bay Village and Schooner Wharf bay-front shopping experiences and is home to the world-famous Chowderfest Weekend. From gracious inns to beach club resorts or rental homes, the Queen City will not disappoint. At the southernmost tip is the community of Holgate, which brings you to the Forsythe Refuge’s solitude and great places to stay and soak it all in.