LBI Region Welcomes Outdoor dining and Indoor Shopping Beginning June 15

Stay at Home Orders are lifted, and Southern Ocean County Chamber Members are welcoming guests by Land & Sea to help ring in Summer 2020

It has been a long spring, but with summer comes the promise of reconnecting and enjoying some time away from home. We have been promoting and anxiously awaiting the arrival of  Summer 2020 and our members are here to welcome all. With restrictions being lifted, and the weather heating up; there will be plenty of excitement the next few weeks.

Starting June 15, outdoor dining will resume with table service at your favorite places. We recommend contacting them to see if reservations are needed. Look for new hours, menu items as well as new procedures for servers and patrons to make everyone feel safe. We have been announcing who has been opening and is reopening through our website or on social accounts by using their Fanfare and Now Serving programs. Next Monday also brings reopening of shops  with 50% capacity for inside browsing and buying,  June 22 brings reopening of barber shops, salons and spas as well as pools across the state. Larger outdoor gatherings are also on the horizon with 100 socially distanced people allowed now, and 500 by July 3. Bookings for overnight stays and weekly rentals are catching up with the season, so contact one of our local inns, campgrounds, hotels, or vacation home experts to guarantee your extended stay.  The LBI Region offers plenty of camp options, with programs starting July 6. Find your favorite choice on  the region’s chamber website.

For more information stop by our Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center’s Information Window at 265 W Ninth Street in Ship Bottom will be in service beginning June 15, Please call 609 494 7211, email at if you prefer free porch pick up of welcome material and vacation kits.