A look at Long Beach Island, NJ
UPDATE – 2020 – Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, Creperie de la Mer is offering takeout only.
Our breakfast at the Creperie de la Mer had to be one of the best breakfasts we have had on or off the island.
A neighbor sent some video and photos of a water main break on 17th Street in North Beach Haven.
This is something that you don’t see very often, a frozen bay. The cold temperatures of December 2017 and January 2018 led to the bay freezing. Back in the 1970’s the bay froze enough so that some people were actually driving on the ice…. until they found the spots that weren’t frozen as hard as they thought.
A neighbor sent a few photos of my Mom’s house in North Beach Haven. He said the snow was really drifting. The Boulevard was clear in some spots and you would come to a 5′ drift. The snowstorm was followed by some extremely cold temperatures.
A 1963 ad for Joe’s Barnegat Light Diner, now known as Mustache Bill’s.
The Black Pearl offers cruises of Little Egg Harbor Bay. We took a fantastic sunset cruise in 2018.
Antoinetta’s Restaurant is a Victorian Style Building on the Bay in West Creek, New Jersey. It is accessible by boat from LBI. My son and I would visit on our Seadoo for lunch.
If you want to see what is happening on the island or just do a five minute virtual visit, here are some LBI webcams. UPDATE – New cam added – A great view of the bay and ocean from Harvey Cedars. (11/18/19)
The Colonial Theater served Beach Haven from the 1920’s to around 2000.
For a while, the Saint Francis Catholic Church would hold Sunday Masses there as it was air conditioned and had more seating than the original church. The theater was one of three on the the island. The Colony Theater in Brant Beach is long gone. There was another next to the Acme Grocery Store. The nearest movie theater is the Regal Cinema in Manahawkin near the Garden State Parkway.
The Oyster Creek plant is back to normal after reducing power due to an ‘unusual event’. This was due to unusually low tides.
Apparently unusually low tides caused concern about the availability of coolant water. Power was reduced as a precaution