Holgate (Beach Haven Inlet)
Beach Haven Inlet (or Holgate as it's also known as), NJ is on the southern end of the island. It's been called both names over the years - so I wanted to make you aware of both names!
After crossing the causeway, you're heading south. In fact, you're going all the way down to the end. This southern most point of Long Beach Island offers hotels, beautiful beaches, surf fishing, along with a few little conveniences.
The hotels that come to my mind when thinking about Holgate or Beach Haven Inlet would be the Sea Spray Motel, Lorry's Island End Motel, and Hurleys of Holgate. There's a very relaxed feel when you come to this narrow portion of the island.
Rent some good stuff at The Boardwalk, grab a sandwich at the South Beach Grill (hint: cheesesteak!) and a really cool thing to do is to pull into the public parking access and look out. Do you see what I see? It's Atlantic City in the distance. At night, it's really neat to see it all lit up across the water.
Holgate (Beach Haven Inlet) also hosts the only trailer park on Long Beach Island. There's always one or two for sale, so stop in the office and strike up a conversation.
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