"The Queen City - Six Miles at Sea"
Long Beach Island has been named one of America's top beaches and Beach Haven has some of LBI's best - but that's not the only reason we love it here.
Did you know that Beach Haven has LBI's only amusement park, Fantasy Island, and the only water park too! But besides that, there is so much more to do than you'd ever imagine. Once you're here - Beach Haven has it all.
Bring your bikes (or rent some) and hop on the bike path that runs past the front of our home. Head north (about a mile) and it will bring you right through Beach Haven or go south through Holgate to the end of the island.
Take advantage of a not-so-beach day touring the Historical district where you'll find the Long Beach Island Historical Museum, The Surflight Theater, Veterans Bicentennial Park, and tons of beautiful old Victorian homes. Take a tour of buildings constructed before 1900 - they are marked with a plaque that reads "Bicentennial, Pre-1900."
You can spend the day (or evening) shopping at Bay Village or the other shops in or around town. Cool down at the Thundering Surf Water Park or play a round at Adventure Miniature Golf.
Have a great meal at any of a number of the legendary LBI restaurants located in Beach Haven like The Black Whale, Buckalew's Chicken or the Egg, Tuckers Tavern or Uncle Will's - just to name a few of our favorites. Or go out on the town to one of the many great night clubs or bars - many with live entertainment - DJs or local bands.
Here's another great Beach Haven adventure for the whole family... Black Pearly Pirate Tours runs boats on the bay with live entertainment. There is also LBI Sunset Cruises who have a variety of sunset and specialty cruises including trips to Atlantic City - great fun!
Our vacations are never complete without a ride up to Old Barney at the northern most point of the island. You can walk up the 200+ steps to the top of the Barnegat Lighthouse where you'll enjoy some amazing views (don't forget your camera) On your climb to the top you'll learn about the history of Old Barney and the Barnegat Inlet from the many pictures and articles along the way. There's a walking path that takes you around the Barnegat Light State Park with stops along the way that point out some of the islands' wildlife. Have lunch at any number of great restaurants or check out Viking Village.
Ever go para-sailing? Beach Haven para-sail is awesome.
Beach Haven and Long Beach Island offer so much for all ages, do all these things and more or do nothing but relax on the beach and take in the sun and the sound of the ocean. Whatever you do it's a great place to enjoy yourself...
There's no place like the Jersey shore!