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

Thundering Surf WaterPark in Beach Haven

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.

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The Tuckerton – Long Beach Island Railroad.

A railroad once ran to Long Beach Island. Once on the island, the tracks split. One line went north to Barnegat Light and the other went south to Third Street in Beach Haven.  You may have wondered about the extra lanes on the boulevard. These were where sidings were for the railroad. When the automobile bridge was opened, the new boulevard followed the railroad. It had to go around the sidings. Today they are simply a place for extra parking.

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