"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." The Historical Society runs guided walking tours through Victorian Beach Haven on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
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 Boathouse, The Chicken or the Egg, Uncle Will's, Buckalew's, or Howard'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 Whale Cruises runs boats on the bay, evening cruises at 7:00pm and 8:30pm take you around the bay for about an hour with live entertainment. They also have scenic tours to Atlantic City for the day or evening - great fun!
During July and August The Alliance for a Living Ocean runs Eco-Tours of LBI, exploring the dunes and the wetlands of the island. They also offer field trips and other special programs in the summer which are great fun for the whole family.
Our vacations are never complete until we take 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. And don't forget to have lunch at Kelly's (another one of our favorites) or get an ice cream at the Dairy Queen.
Ever go para-sailing? Many of our guests recommend Beach Haven para-sail. They operate from the Bay Haven Marina and also rent wave runners.
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!