My boyfriend and I would like to rent a house on/near the beach in LBI for a week in mid-Sept 09 and could really use some help focusing my search.
I'm originally from the Philly area and very familiar with the beaches south of AC, but have never been to LBI. We both live in Southern Cal right now. He's a surfer and wants to 'experience' surfing in NJ. I heard LBI is supposed to be decent, but not sure which town(s) are best. From other forum posts, it sounds like each of the towns have their own character.
We're going in Sept to avoid the crowds and take advantage of the warmer water (and maybe swell from passing hurricanes). I expect this will be a 'rent it and they will come' scenario with my family in Philly, so we expect visitors - thus a well-kept medium size house would be the target. We do not need an area rich in entertainment for kids. Quiet is good.
Would appreciate any insights on:
1) the character of the different townships
2) which town you would recommend to find a nice beach (quiet) house and good surf
3) any particular streets/areas within that town having the best surf (very important)
I know it's a tall order, but am constantly amazed at the quality/depth of information I get from the people who post to tripadvisor.
Appreciate your input.