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About Beach Haven

The Queen City - Six Miles at Sea

Beach Haven, located on Long Beach Island south of the Manahawkin Bay Bridge, is the busiest beach town on the island during the summer. This community is a bustling tourist center with many fine hotels, motels, and Bed and Breakfasts, and has the islands only amusement area, along with many restaurants, nightclubs and fine beaches. The town also boasts a historical district with many Victorian seaside houses on streets such as Atlantic, South Atlantic, Beach, North Beach and Engleside, Amber, Centre, Coral, Pearl, Second and Third streets.
Like all other Long Beach island communities, Long Beach Boulevard is the towns main thoroughfare, although it's called Bay Avenue in Beach Haven. It is here that you will find many of the towns shops and restaurants including Bay Village and Schooner's Wharf, along with Fantasy Island Amusement Park and the Thundering Surf Water Slide.

In the Historical district, you'll find the Long Beach Island Historical Museum,The Surflight Theater, Veterans Bicentenial Park as well as the islands' best beaches. You can also go back in time and savor the character of a late 19th century coastal resort town by taking a tour of buildings constructed before 1900. Each is marked with a white plaque inscribed in blue, "Bicentennial, Pre-1900."

During July and August, The Alliance for a Living Ocean runs 3-hour eco-tours of the island that leaves from the COC (265 West 9th Street). One tour does the North half of the island while does the South. The Alliance also sponsors field trips and other special programs in the summer. The Chamber of Commerce sponsors an annual chowder cook-off in the Fall.

Life doesn't stop at sundown either, there are many fine restaurants, and plenty of action after dark.

In short, Beach Haven is a place for folks of all ages to enjoy themselves.

Major Attractions
  • BEACH HAVE GUIDED WALKING TOURS - Beach Haven - Outdoor tour includes restored, privately owned Victorian and Seashore Colonial houses and 6 Bed & Breakfasts. AVAILABLE DURING SUMMER ONLY. 609-492-0700
  • LONG BEACH ISLAND MUSEUM - Beach Haven - Exhibits of Long Beach Island history and artifacts. Walking tours and historical programs available EVERY MONDAY NIGHT. 609-492-0700
  • THUNDERING SURF WATERSLIDE - Beach Haven - Water rides and interactive 'squirt works' water play, adventure golf course. 609-492-0869
  • BAY VILLAGE AND SCHOONER'S WHARF - Beach Haven - More than 40 shops and 6 eateries with dance bar. 609-492-2800
  • FANTASY ISLAND AMUSEMENT PARK - Beach Haven - arcade, amusement rides, and spectacular miniature golf. 609-492-4000

GSP to exit 63 to Route 72 East. Follow aproximately 8 miles to and over the causeway (Manahawkin Bay Bridge). Make a right on Long Beach Boulevard on follow until you enter Beach Haven!

For Additional Information
Borough of Beach Haven
300 Engleside Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
(609) 492-0111
Fax (609) 492-6262




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