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Long Beach Island

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Address: Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ
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A great place after all these years

Vacationed here as a child. Now, some 30 years later, returned with my children. A bit higher end in some regards, but still hugely affordable and enjoyable. Many locals make you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mary Ellen L
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Stanhope, New Jersey
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Stanhope, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Vacationed here as a child. Now, some 30 years later, returned with my children. A bit higher end in some regards, but still hugely affordable and enjoyable. Many locals make you feel like a local, too. Liked Ship Bottom for all the action and The Engleside Restaurant on the beach a must for dinner. So much to do on this... More 

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kingston, ny
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149 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a couple of days in August. We rented a house right across the street from the beach. It's a very clean beach, with lifeguards on duty. The water was refreshing after hanging out on the beach all day. Great waves to play in although the rip tide was pretty strong on two of the days that we... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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124 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been coming here for years for a week during summer vacation. We also go to Cape Cod but prefer LBI even though it is a further drive from my home. It is much less commercialized than the Cape and the small contained size of the island makes it so much more quaint. The area is very family orientated,... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the 7th summer in a row where we spent a week with our children and grandchildren- 11 of us to be exact. The beaches are clean, beautiful and peaceful. It is extremly relaxing to sit on the beach, walk along the ocean's edge ,swim and use bogey boards. There are many restaurants ,amusements and ice cream shops. The... More 

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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, United States
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always love going to LBI, especially to the HAND store. From hardware to clothing, they have everything you need.

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Thank Rich P
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's much less hectic and congested than most tourist traps. The beaches are beautiful, however they need more lifeguards and larger swimming areas. The swimming was restricted to a 40 or 50 yard wide area and the surfing area was 300 yards wide. My other issue is the street signs. They are only small wooden posts with dark numbers that... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and my aunt's family visited this island for several years during a couple of weeks in the summer. My aunt and uncle purchased a home on the island after renting for a few years. This was done several years ago. The beaches are great. There are a few scenic attractions on the island; and there are boat trips... More 

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

LBI has everything but a boardwalk. But is has nice beaches, family friendly rides, mini golf, camps and a large selection of places to eat.

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Thank Daniel G
NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great family vacation, many places for kids and adults, walkable town. Bike rentals, amusement park, water rides, arcade, great shopping, best chowder all around.

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nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love LBI. We've spent 6-8 of the last 10 summer vacations there and never regret a moment. There's something for everyone. It's peaceful on the beaches, you can find nightlife if you're looking for it, great meals, beautiful sunsets.....just a joy. We even make a trip or two during the cooler months just to cruise the island, pop into... More 

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