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Long Beach Island Beaches

Atlantic Coastal Plain, New Jersey

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  • Kayaks abound at Long Beach.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • More kayaks along the shore around the island.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • More kayaks along the shore around the island.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • Some small sailboats near Long Beach.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • There are lots of charter fishing opportunities.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • The annual blessing of the boats.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • Shops at Viking Village.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • The entrance to Viking Village.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • Lots of little inlets and shallows off of Long Beach.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • No dogs on most beaches, no smoking, and respect the dunes.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • The view before heading to the shoreline.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • Long Beach.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • Long Beach.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • Footprints in the sand on Long Beach.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • Lifeguards aren't always present.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • Relax on the benches at the top of the shoreline.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • Long Beach.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • Rules are posted at most entrances.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • Some walkways for fishing or crabbing.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • An observation platform.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • Another observation platform.- Long Beach Island Beaches
  • The walk up to the observation platform.- Long Beach Island Beaches
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Pros: 
Free beaches. Restaurants. Fishing and crabbing.
Cons: 
Traffic on the island. Parking.
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Region:
Atlantic Coastal Plain, NJ
Congestion: 
High
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Long Beach Island is a coastal barrier island on the seaboard of New Jersey with a laundry list of activities to do and plenty of sites to see. Whether it is fishing, sunbathing, boogie boarding on the beach, taking in the area's history, or getting some fresh seafood, Long Beach Island has all of that and then some.

Depending on the season, charter and party boats are ready to take you out on the sea for fishing. If you aren’t into fishing, there are also dolphin and marine life cruises that include ocean sunset views if you time them right.

Back on land there are further activities, such as the Thundering Surf Water Park. If you have had enough of water for the day, the Fantasy Island Amusement Park is complete with a large and well-lit Ferris wheel, which caters to families with younger children.

After a walk through one of the amusement parks, try your hand at some mini golf on one of the three courses on the island. If the group is interested in shopping, Viking Village has beach-oriented boutiques and a fresh-as-can-be seafood store. If cooking isn’t in the cards, there are plenty of restaurants on LBI ready to serve up traditional American food or whatever the daily catch may be. There are three museums worth visiting on the island, including Barnegat Light State Park. One is dedicated to maritime history and the other covers more specific Barnegat Light area history not included in the state park museum.

Alternatively, skip it all and take in the many beaches that cover LBI. After all, beach is in the name! Parking can be hard to come by on a busy weekend, but a few minutes of searching should allow you to find an open space within a 5- to 10-minute walk to the sandy edge of the island. Whatever you are looking for, Long Beach Island has many activities and sites to take in for those with or without little ones.

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