The Borough of Beach Haven is about 6 1/4 miles south of the causeway. It is know for it’s shops and restaurants. Beach Haven has the most remaining Victorian era structures. Some are Bed and Breakfasts.
Beach Haven also has fishing and sightseeing boat excursions, a water park, and a large arcade.
Every October, Beach Haven host’s the Chowderfest. That is held in the field and parking lot at Bay Village.
One of the few public boat ramps is located at the bay side of ninth street along with a small park. (Fees are charged for use of the ramp).
Beach Haven has a thriving nightlife scene. The Engleside, Sea Shell, Buckalew’s, The Ketch and the Marlin along with other establishments provide a great variety of place to spend an evening.
The A.J. Meerwald visited Beach Haven in 2012.
The Beach Haven Public Library is a small library and a museum.
The Pearl Street Market offers coffee, slushies, prepared meals, sandwiches and breakfast.
The Show Place Ice Cream Parlor is a unique ice cream place with a 1900’s flavor. It is staffed by actors and actresses from the adjacent Surflight Theater. If you go, be prepared to sing a show tune for your ice cream. It’s a great place to take the kids or go for a date (although your date might never forgive you for being pulled into the entertainment) Continue reading
The Ketch has a long history with Long Beach Island. Today it is a restaurant and a night club with teen nights.
The Thundering Surf WaterPark offers several water slides. There is a meandering tubing ride that is great for chilling out on a hot summer’s day. If you have younger children, there is an area for them. On your way up to the slides, you can man the water cannons and hose down the tubers and other slide riders. There is a massive bucket that is constantly filling and periodically tips over to deluge anyone nearby.
Fantasy Island is an arcade and amusement park in Beach Haven. Prior to it’s life as Fantasy Island, it was known as Hartman’s.
Kapler’s Pharmacy in Beach Haven is a small local pharmacy. In the 1940’s they had an ice cream fountain. That is long gone.
Buckalews restaurant and bar is located in the heart of Beach Haven.