A look at Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Beach Haven

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.Beach Haven from the Ocean

The Show Place Ice Cream Parlor in Beach Haven

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