Friday, July 28, 2023

Long Beach Island NJ

I have lived in NJ my whole life. I mostly sail, hate how the sand gets into my car, and I am incredibly restless, so I can't sit for a long time. 

Long Beach Island, or "LBI" as it's known by locals, is a barrier island off the southern coast of New Jersey. It's known for its white sandy beaches, family-friendly environment, and proximity to major population centers such as New York and Philadelphia. 
The island is located along the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ocean County, New Jersey, and is 1-2 miles away from Mainland New Jersey. The primary industries include tourism, fishing, and real estate. The island is home to about 10,000 people year-round, but the population swells significantly during summer and reaches about 100,000 people. 
The island has 18 miles of coastline and offers a laid-back atmosphere, charming beach towns, and attractions such as fishing, boating, parasailing, and restaurants.  Each town welcomes beachgoers to use its beaches, but each city charges a small user fee for upkeep, maintenance, and protection. 
The island's close-knit communities are mainly affluent and contain vacation homes for wealthy individuals who reside elsewhere, primarily in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. 

Worth a look!