Long Beach Island, NJ is comprised of different sections. In fact, many think of the island in terms of the "northern quiet side" and the "southern active side".
I'm going to help you learn more about each area of Long Beach Island, so that you can choose the section of LBI that works best for your family vacation.
We've stayed both on the north side of the island and the south side of the island. Each boasts their own reasons to stay there.
When you cross the causeway and come onto the island, you'll come to a T in the road with a traffic light. Making a left will bring you to the north, while making a right brings you to the southern side.
On the south side of the island you'll find Ship Bottom, Brant Beach, Peahala Park, Long Beach Township, Beach Haven, along with Holgate, which is also referred to as Beach Haven Inlet.
If you'd like to learn more about each specific area, follow the links to a more detailed description.
The north end of the island offers the Barnegat Lighthouse, Viking Village, High Bar Harbor- a little "hidden secret", and much more. You'll find the delicious Surf City Bake Shop, Sco Jo's, and much, much more. This is the end for a quieter stay.
The south end of the island boasts the very popular Bay Village, tons of shops, Fantasy Island, and restaurants galore. This is truly the end of the island to stay on if you've got teens, or want lots of activity.
Whichever side of the island you stay on, you're going to have a great vacation on Long Beach Island, because the entire island is one of a kind. We've stayed all over the island, because we can't decide which side we like better. It's all great!