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Address: Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ
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Pick your week carefully

Your experience will vary considerably based on the town and week you choose to visit. Our fave time to visit is the week before Memorial Day. The weather is great and not too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Mineola, New York
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Mineola, New York
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30 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Your experience will vary considerably based on the town and week you choose to visit. Our fave time to visit is the week before Memorial Day. The weather is great and not too hot. All the restaurants are open and not many crowds. Beach Haven is our spot. Very family oriented, peaceful and none of the "jersey shore kids" nonsense.

Thank efitzma155
Cortland, New York
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63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it's quiet and the weather can be tricky, but it still beautiful. Many restaurants have closed so be prepared to research. The lighthouse is always there, as is the very interesting maritime museum. Great place for a weekend.

Thank bwdailey
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at a gorgeous peaceful open plan rental home in surf city. Weather was mixed but because of the home, it was just the most relaxing time, even indoors. Some long walks on the mostly empty beach cleared the head. It's almost better in November than in the height of summer. I absolutely recommend escaping to places like this... More 

Thank Capie_Tours
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

uncrowded, guarded beaches, clean, laid back, very little honky-tonk, almost impossible to get lost,food choices above average but not brilliant, nice and sfe for kids, activities limited to beach-likething,only one movie theatreoff the island, extremely friendly

Thank 424barnesk
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to sincerely thank you (as in, from the bottom of heart) for the massage/work over you gave me. The difference in my well being is remarkable. On a scale of 1-10 (ten being best) my ache- pain/ discomfort level is now down to about 2 (it was a over 6 before last Sat) I had for the past... More 

Thank Dale D
Wilton, Connecticut
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Long Beach Island NJ (LBI) twice this year, once in preseason and once in postseason to avoid the crowds. We enjoyed it both times. The towns give the feel of a real lay back beach community, even though it is bustling during the season. Tons of small shops and restaurants. Parking is very difficult... More 

Thank Bill G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed our weekend trip here in September. I got up each morning to see the sun rise and to get some shells. I also found four sand dollars! The beach was so pretty, especially in the morning. We also witnessed a beach wedding one of the days! That was pretty cool. I would love to see the sunset... More 

Thank Molly S
Walton, New York
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We went to Long Beach Island Columbus day weekend 2015 for the kite festival. It was Amazing! HUGE kites filled the sky in Surf City. Stunt Kites were performing to music in Ship Bottom. Kites with Lights were flown at night at the southern end of the island in Holgate. Finally, there were kite surfers and kite buggies at Barnegate... More 

Thank michael s
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Favorite New Jersey Beach. White, soft sand. Family friendly. Not too crowded. Mix of young people, families,& older people. When NJ gets a bad rap, I think about how people don't know the real NJ. It's beautiful here.

Thank Alyssa M
Tuckerton, New Jersey
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

You cannot go wrong visiting LBI. Best beaches, best people, best food! I was born and raised there, have been going back every year for over 40 years!

Thank Danthemantuckertonnj

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