The Virtual Visitor Center

Promoting the unique beach culture of the Long Beach Island region, the new trail will feature local craft breweries and surf lifestyle artisans.

Experience Our Unique Jersey Culture

The Southern Ocean Made program is an accreditation for businesses who design or manufacture goods generating local employment and capturing the region’s unique style through products that can be shipped outside of the area. With the initial accredited businesses, the Southern Ocean Chamber has established the first brew trail to draw the growing beverage tourism market to our area. This trail is one of the first in the nation to be infused with non drinking stops. In addition to the breweries that are featured, other stops that reflect our surfing history and lifestyle.

This is not a crawl, this is an opportunity for enthusiasts 21 or older to experience our unique Jersey culture, get to meet local experts, try authentic products, and take part in the Long Beach Island Region like never before. It is the purpose of the program to build loyalty for local brands and encourage visits through the year. The trail has four craft breweries, Manafirkin, Ship Bottom Brewery, Oyster Creek Brewing and Pinelands Brewery. It also features South End Surf n Paddle with board shaping and customization, as well as options to take part in a Stand Up Paddle tour or lesson.  Jetty is listed for surf design apparel, The Tuckerton Seaport for their Surf Museum, Boat Building and Surf Board workshops, and the Southern Ocean Visitor Center for guides, maps and information. No purchase is necessary to enter or get validated.  Like good beer, this trail is meant to be enjoyed at your leisure. It is not a challenge, do not attempt to take part in any surf activity or drive under the influence of alcohol.

In addition to the app, the brew trail is featured on the Southern Ocean Chamber’s new website designed by local business, the Mena Web Agency. For more information about the Southern Ocean Made program and the Surf & Sip Brew Trail please visit the website.