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Ship Bottom Beach

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Address: Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ

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Love this beach!

This beach is clean and expansive. We rented a house that was two houses in on a beach block so it was very convenient for us. We loved the sand and the flatness of the beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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CT
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beach is clean and expansive. We rented a house that was two houses in on a beach block so it was very convenient for us. We loved the sand and the flatness of the beach which was great for morning runs. There is no drinking of alcohol allowed on the beach which makes is very nice for families. I... More 

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Thank catwomanct
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I like LBI's beaches because they are not crowded. I credit the beach pass system the island uses. The beaches are also very clean. The beach goers are there to enjoy the sun and the surf, not to have a drunken party.

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Thank GRIZ G
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The replenishment of the beach has been completed but the sand from the water is orange and looks bad when mixed with the white sand. Not a fan of the new dunes or beach. Lost the white sand.

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Thank Bill F
NJ
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented on W 11th Street and used the ramp over the dunes there to access the beach every day. Convenient that lifeguards set up swimming areas right there every day. Short walk from dunes to the water. Lifeguards were very attentive, friendly, and informative when asked questions about anything. Loved that people weren't on top of us all day... More 

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Thank BizzieBee83
New Bern, North Carolina
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301 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach was just finished a short while ago and boasts pristine sand and a 26ft dune. The dune grass is in place and perfectly lined up like soldiers at attention.

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1 Thank edodowd
Chilton, Wisconsin
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98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend Long Beach Island....the beaches are clean and well groomed. Every morning the sand is raked. Entrances are plentiful... The entire community is a fun, relaxed beach island. Lot's of walking, jogging and biking. Fun!

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Thank JodieLovesSun
NJ
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach with lots of white sand but no amenities. Make sure that you use a bathroom before hitting the beach as there are no public facilities. With the exception of a brief visit by an ice cream vendor there are no food or drinks available on the beach for purchase. You need to bring your own. The municipality requires... More 

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Linden, New Jersey
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been going to this beach for years. It's always very clean and well maintained. It does get crowded but that's to be expected at a nice beach.

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Thank JennaKJ
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this area. Easy to get to. Wave action is fun and doesn't break close to shore. Great for children and adults to play in the water. Remember each town requires their own beach badge. When in area again , this will be my only beach to go to.

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Thank Sweetie913
White Plains, New York
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beach is very clean and the water is cold. There are some waves that can get a little tough so you have to swim between the flags where the lifeguards are. There are some shells so you have to be a little careful not to step on the broken ones because they can really hurt! The sand is clean... More 

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