Beach Haven: A Family-Friendly Borough

LBI's family-oriented south-end town

Located at Long Beach Island’s south end, Beach Haven is a family-oriented, tourist-friendly town that’s hopping all summer.

It’s got a denser collection of shops and restaurants than much of the rest of LBI as well as big attractions such as the Fantasy Island arcade and a Thundering Surf Water Park, making it a popular vacation and day-trip destination. The borough stretches from 12th Street on the north end to Nelson Avenue on the south end.

  • Beach badges: Seasonal badges are $30 until June 22 and $40 starting June 23. Weekly badges are $20; daily badges are $5. Children 12 and under, adults 65 and over and active duty military personnel can use the beach for free. Those 65 and older must get a special permanent badge by visiting the Beach Badge Office; military personnel must show ID. The order form is available online
  • Lifeguard hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning June 23 through Labor Day.
  • Snacks are permitted on the beach as long as trash is cleared.
  • Surfing is permitted in areas marked by a back and white checkered flag; these locations may change depending on ocean conditions.
  • Parking: Street parking, plus public parking at Bay Village shopping area on the bayfront between 9th Street and Taylor Avenue.
  • Bathrooms: Bay Village, end of Center Street and at Pearl Street and Bay Avenue.
  • Food and drink: Picnicking is not allowed.
Janice May 20, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Really.... And what about the hundreds and hundreds of residences that are gutted and no where near completion... And what about the 80 year old couples, widows and widowers caving in the upstairs of their homes with only a hot plate or microwave for cooking, as they grew weary of being displaced... And, what about all the residents who are still fighting with their Insurance companies to get the money rightfully deserved. REALLY, LBI is back??? Why don't we report what is really going on???
Jon Q. Public May 20, 2013 at 04:19 PM
Because you and the the 80 year olds, and anyone else that may be struggling are being swept under the rug for tourist dollars. That is the priority. Sad, but true.
KRaz May 21, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Agree ... you never hear about the residences that are still displaced. It's all about the NJ Shore being open .... the almighty tourist dollar! That is what the townships are about. I probably won't even buy beach badges this year ... we'll still be working on getting my 78 year old mother back into her home. We are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, but it has been a long haul ...


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