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Ship Bottom Beach

Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I used to spend every summer at Ship Bottom Beach and then moved too far to return but now that I am back in NJ I went to visit again with my family and oh boy what a nice family beach with lovely people and mostly locals. This beach has a good access and public restrooms which is great specially... More

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Clark, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I've been going to the Ship Bottom beach at 4th Street for over 30 years.....it's a great family beach and we see the same faces every year. The beach has changed over the years.....seems to be bigger this year. Never super crowded except on holidays.

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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283 reviews 283 reviews
83 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ship Bottom has public restrooms, good beach access for handicapped individuals. Excellent lifeguards [10-5 daily from end of June through end of September]. Excellent bay beach. Unlike Surf City you can actually have fun on the beach. Nice sandbars, surfing beaches. Beach badges required during season during guarded hours.

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Ship Bottom and the rest of Long Beach Island (LBI) have the best beaches in New Jersey. LBI is a great summer resort for any family with much to do. I have seen all the major beaches on the east and west coast, visited many caribbean islands and believe me you won't find nicer beaches and better restaurants than exist... More

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New York City, New York
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171 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

LBI is a relative quiet summer spot. The beaches are well kept. I go every summer along with 12 friends and spend the weekend. Usually a few of us go to the beach in the late afternoon. I am a beach person, I love to swim in the ocean. We all go and have wine and cheese to toast the... More

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Ship Bottom is the best location on LBI. Beaches are clean, sand is beautiful, water is clean. We love it!

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Albany, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Of all the beaches I've been and spent the day hanging, swimming or just watching a sunrise I found it to be the best. Whoever maintains the beach does an excellent job in keeping it very clean and it remains so from dawn until dusk. It is great place to watch a sunrise and the best place to ride the... More

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94 reviews 94 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Sand is soft and white, nice dunes, water is great and the people that visit there are very nice. My wife and I have visited LBI beaches for many years and this one is our favorite

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Eastchester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

A great place to vacation. I don't need to be swarmed by the noise and nonsense like in Beach Haven.(although it's only 15-20 minutes away) Beautiful beach and ocean, plenty of stores and very convenient to all. Short walk from Islander Motel to the Beach and Shoreline was a big plus. I loved it!

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Sunrise, Florida
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290 reviews 290 reviews
31 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The beach has been almost fully restored since the hurricane. Same white sand, nice dunes, easy access, clean. The only downside is the couple of remaining selfish homeowners who won't sign easements so the Corps of Engineers can rebuild all the dunes. Fortunately the beaches in front of their homes are being left unrepaired.

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