LBI or “The Island’, as Long Beach Island, NJ is known in the local lingo, is a beach lover’s paradise. Even at the widest point of this 18-mile-long island strewn with small shore towns and long stretches of white sand, you’re never more than half a mile from the other side. Long Beach Island (LBI) is located 25 miles north of Atlantic City, 55 miles east-southeast of Philadelphia and 75 miles south of New York City. LBI is approximately 18 miles in length, which includes three miles of nature reserve located on the southern tip.
In the north part of the island is Barnegat Light, which encompasses Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and the commercial fishing port of Viking Village. Also in the north are the relaxed towns of Surf City, Loveladies, North Beach and Harvey Cedars.
Head south to find bustling Ship Bottom, Holgate, Brant Beach and Beach Haven, the island’s main action center. Here you’ll find the family-oriented Fantasy Island Amusement Park. Beach Haven is home to Thundering Surf Water Park & Adventure Golf, which features eight giant waterslides, super soaker water guns, giant tipping bucket and much more. The town is also a popular shopping spot, especially the stores in the belly of the reconstructed tall ship at Schooner's Wharf.
Where to Stay on Long Beach Island
While there are several motels and bed and breakfasts dotted across the island, many Long Beach Island vacationers prefer to rent a beach house on LBI. There is a wide variety of LBI vacation rentals from large luxury homes for big groups to quaint bungalows, apartments and condos. Search available Long Beach Island vacation rentals to match your desired location, price range and amenities.