So you find yourself in Long Beach Island – most probably to enjoy the sandy beach and get a tan. However, you’re interested in exploring the place a little more. No worries, we have the perfect list of places you have to visit during your stay.
- SURFLIGHT THEATER
Who doesn’t enjoy live theater? The Surflight is the only professional theater in the are, and it is open daily from 10am – 6pm, where they show everything from comedic shows for children to a colorful production of Mamma Mia. If you enjoy the stage, you are guaranteed to have a good time.
- MUSEUM OF NJ MARITIME HISTORY
Perhaps you enjoy museums. Perhaps you are an avid fan of maritime history. Or perhaps you simply wish to learn more about the life and culture of the New Jersey seashore. Well, this museum offers it all. Travel back into the past by checking out all the displays. Admission is Free!
- BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK
The park includes a maritime forest and lighthouse, and you can even gain access to several birding and fishing sites. The park is located at the most northern tip of Long Beach Island, and is open Monday – Friday from 8am – 3:30pm. This place is perfect if you are trying to escape the crowds on the beach.
- THUNDERING SURF WATERPARK
If you’re looking for a little more excitement, then the waterpark is the perfect place to bring the family. Not only are there waterslides for the thrill-seeking teens, but there are also calmer waters for the little kids to enjoy themselves in. Not to mention, the numerous lounge chairs for the parents to just sit back and relax. With the various snacks available, and even a mini golf course, Thundering Surf is a great place to spend the whole day just having a good time.
- SCHOONER’S WHARF and BAY VILLAGE
What’s a vacation without a little shopping. The two neighbors offer several little shops where you can find everything from clothes and jewelry to food and souvenirs. There is even a boardwalk arcade, so here you can find a little something for everyone. The area also features several great restaurants to end off a long day at the beach with something yummy in the tummy.
Long Beach Island has more to offer than its sandy beaches. You can expect to find history and culture around every corner. All you need to do is explore a little.