Last month we began a short series designed to introduce Long Beach Island to people who don’t know our beautiful town very well, yet.
If you missed that article, you can find it here: LBI For Beginners
For the rest of you, we are going to take a look at the individual towns that, collectively, are called Long Beach Island ( LBI ). I felt that it was important to address this issue directly. You wouldn’t believe how many misunderstandings there are about this whole LBI thing. I have actually witnessed arguments about this!
Is LBI an Actual Town in New Jersey?
Long Beach Island ( usually called LBI by locals ) is a collection of 6 small towns along the Atlantic coast in Ocean County, NJ. The 18 mile barrier island consists of 6 different towns, each with its own unique character:
- Long Beach Township
- Beach Haven
- Barnegat Light
- Ship Bottom
- Harvey Cedars
- Surf City
A Closer Look at Each LBI Town
We have written an article which gives a more thorough description of each town, you can find it here:
My personal favorite is Beach Haven on the southern end of Long Beach Island. My favorite LBI hotels and LBI restaurants are down there. However, I recommend walking, biking, and exploring every inch of the 18 miles that LBI has to offer.