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About Beach Haven

The Borough of Beach Haven, the Queen City, is a small beach community that is rich in history and alive with excitement for all ages. In one square mile Beach Haven boasts pristine guarded beaches, bay access for all types of activities, a thriving downtown with an array of eateries, shopping and amusements. The Borough of Beach Haven is home to an amusement park, a water park, an award winning theatre and a historic public library with all modern amenities.

You will quickly get comfortable here, as you ride in our wide bike lanes into town for ice cream, groceries or even for a spa day. We will keep kids of all ages busy all summer with mini-golf, surfing lessons, soccer and lacrosse camps, even t-ball and tennis programs. The Municipal tennis courts are the perfect place to take private lessons from a pro or play with an old friend.  Our events calendar is chock full of events, festivals as well as weekly concerts and movies in the park. If you’re a chowder lover, the annual Chowderfest is a fun, winner-takes-all, event to name the best chowder in the area.
Beach Haven is the perfect wedding destination with two beachfront pavilions and several beachfront resorts to host the perfect gala or simple beach wedding. The family can stay the week, the weekend or just the day as we offer comfort facilities, including bathrooms on the beach at Centre Street at the Lifeguard Headquarters.
The Borough of Beach Haven is proud to be a Certified Local Government with an established Historic District as well as a quaint Bed and Breakfast District. During your visit, however long you decide to stay, you can visit several historic museums or take the kids on a real pirate ship for an experience of a lifetime

Amazing! All of that in one square mile! It’s all here in Beach Haven “The Heart of Long Beach Island.” Come enjoy it with us.

Getting To Beach Haven

From North Jersey, New York and Points North

Garden State Parkway South to exit 63, Route 72 East towards Long Beach Island. Follow Rt. 72 onto LBI. Make a right (heading South) onto Long Beach Blvd. Follow approx. 7 miles and you will be in Beautiful Beach Haven.

From South Jersey and Points South

Garden State Parkway North to exit 63A onto Route 72 East towards Long Beach Island. Follow Rt. 72 onto LBI. Make a right (heading South) onto Long Beach Blvd. Follow approx. 7 miles and you will be in beautiful Beach Haven.

From Philly and Points West

Follow Rt. 70 East to Four Mile Circle. Merge onto Rt. 72 East (first exit of circle) toward Long Beach Island. Follow Rt. 72 East aprox. 20 miles onto LBI. Make a right (heading South) onto Long Beach Blvd. Follow approx. 7 miles and you will be in beautiful Beach Haven.
A tip: Long Beach Blvd is called Bay Ave. once you enter Beach Haven, so don’ t worry, you’ re on the right road.

Beach Information

Beach Badge Information

Beach Badge Office is located at 2 Centre Street and the beach.

Hours:

Monday- Saturday 10am- 4pm
Sunday 10am- 3pm
At these times, beach badge receipts can be redeemed for physical beach badges.
BE AWARE, there are absolutely NO REFUNDS or exceptions for the purchase of beach badges. Beach Haven badges are only good for beaches between Nelson Avenue and 12th Street.

2016 Holiday Badge Information

Badge prices:

Collector’s: $50.00
Seasonal: $40.00
Weekly: $20.00
Daily: $5.00
Children 12 & under
Adults 65 & over (with proof of age) are free

 

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List of Guarded Beaches

Lifeguards are on duty between the hours of 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Beach-Patrol12th Street

  • Taylor Ave

  • 5th Street

  • 2nd Street

  • Centre Street

  • Engleside Ave

  • Pearl Street

  • Belvoir Ave

  • Essex Ave

  • Between Liberty & Pelham Ave

  • Between Kentford & Leeward Ave

Beach Wheels & Handicap Access

Beach wheels are available by contacting the Beach Patrol office at 609-492-9193 from June 28th through Labor Day to arrange for delivery. Handicap Accessible ramps are located at the 5th Street pavilion, Pearl Street pavilion and Centre Street.

Conduct on Beaches

Ball playing

Ball playing, ball throwing, quoits, horseshoes and like activities will be permitted at the discretion of the Lifeguard Captain, Chief of Police or their designees (ie lifeguards on duty). These activities are prohibited from 10 am to 5 pm in areas between flags placed to designate authorized swimming areas. These activities are also banned from dune area at all times.
*Throwing any object which may endanger or be likely to endanger persons or property is prohibited on the beach, dune area, pavilions, walkways or access ways to any pavilions or beaches within the Borough of Beach Haven.

Kite Flying

Kite flying will be permitted on the beach only before 10 am and after 5 pm. This activity is banned from the dune area at all times.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted on the beach at any place within the Borough of Beach Haven, from May 15th through September 15th. Dogs may resume use of the beaches from September 16th until May 14th. Dogs may use the bay beach at Taylor Avenue.

Surfing

Surfing is allowed at every beach except Centre Street and are designated by black and white checkered flags. The surf zones are as follows:
11th to 9th street, 7th to 6th street, Ocean to Marine, Glendola to Liberty and Leeward south.

 

Swimming

Swimming is allowed between the red & yellow flags and may change from day to day as ocean conditions dictate. If you choose to swim before or after lifeguards are on duty or at beaches that are not designated as guarded, you do so at your own risk.

Fishing

Fishing is allowed outside of the designated bathing and surfing area of the beach.

Kayak launching

Kayaking is allowed outside of the designated bathing and surfing areas and persons launching are required to wear personal floatation devices.

Food

Food that does not require preparation is allowed on the beach; please help us keep our beaches clean by taking care of your trash. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the beaches or pavilions in the Borough of Beach Haven.

Parking

Parking in the Borough of Beach Haven is free. There are three public parking lots located at Centre Street, two lots are located across from each. Parking for vehicles or trailers is prohibited between the hours of 3am and 6am; Taylor Avenue behind Bay Village, parking in this area for vehicles or trailers between the hours of 1 am and 4 am are prohibited. Street parking is also available.

Handicapped parking is located on the following streets:

Parallel Parking:

  • Norwood Avenue (185 feet west of Atlantic Avenue)

Angle Parking:

  • 5th Street (South 70 feet west of Atlantic Avenue 1 spot)

  • 5th street (North 105 feet west of Atlantic Avenue 1 spot)

  • 5th Street (60 feet east of Beach Avenue 1 spot)

  • West Avenue (South 115 feet southeast of Coral Street 1 spot)

  • Pennsylvania Avenue (South 275 Feet southeast of Coral Street 1 spot)

Public Restrooms

The Borough of Beach Haven has six comfort stations (public restrooms) in our 1 mile radius. Comfort stations can be found on Taylor Avenue bay Playground, Second Street by the bay, Centre Street by the ocean, Pearl Street at the tennis court, Borough Hall, and Nelson Avenue Playground.
There are changing stations in women’s restrooms at Nelson Avenue playground, both men’s and women’s restrooms at Taylor Avenue playground and Centre Street.
Bathrooms are open seasonally except at Borough Hall which is open year round. Bathrooms can be accessed between the hours of 6am-8pm.

Public Shower and Foot Cleaning Station

The only public shower and foot cleaning Station is located at Centre Street and the ocean at the Beach Patrol Headquarters.

Seasonal Information

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Summer in Beach Haven

Summer is the busiest 3 months in Beach Haven. The Borough offers a multitude of outdoor activities such as sport camps for all ages, our Junior Lifeguard Program, which prepares 14-15 year olds for a career in lifeguarding, movies in Veteran’s Park, yoga on the beach and so much more. The historic Bay Village shopping center is bustling with shoppers young and old. Fantasy Island Amusement Park and Thundering Surf Water Park are alive with laughter and fun. Live music can be heard from Veteran’s Park every Wednesday night through the efforts of the Community Arts Program. Or kick back with a nice relaxing day at the beach. Watch the sky ignite in Red, White and Blue every year on fourth of July on the bay behind Bay Village. The town is in full swing as all restaurants and stores are open. There are 7 bars in our 1 mile radius for those looking for some night life.
Average temperature in the summer is 75-85 degrees with temperatures increasing to the high 80’s by August.

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Fall in Beach Haven

The fun doesn’t end as Beach Haven hosts the Famous Chowder Festival in October along with the Beach Haven Fire Company’s annual Block Party. The New Jersey Maritime Museum also annually hosts a themed benefit each September. The beach is less populated this time of year and is perfect for weddings on the beach or at the 5th Street or Pearl Street pavilions. Most stores and restaurants are open at this time but will have reduced hours or may only be open on the weekend.
Average temperature in the fall is between 70-60 degrees as temperatures begin to dip down in late October.

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Winter in Beach Haven

The winter months still have their charm. The most anticipated event is the Community tree lighting ceremony that kicks off the first week of December and the shopping season as most stores reopen for holiday shoppers. Most restaurants are closed during the winter months.
Average temperatures range from 55-30 degrees in the dead of winter.

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Spring in Beach Haven

As the weather brightens up, Beach Haven begins to bloom. Join us for the Beach Haven Exchange Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt in Veteran’s Park. The town decorates in red, white and blue for the Memorial Day Parade and service. Festivals and flea markets are a constant on weekends.
Average temperatures range from 55-70 degrees.

Traveler Information

ATM Machines
  • Schooner’s Wharf (10th Street),

  • 7-11 (Bay Avenue & 10th Street)

  • 2 are located at Bay Village (Taylor Avenue)

  • Outside of Fantasy Island Amusement Park (Bay & 7th Street)

  • Outside of The Bagel Shack (Bay and 3rd Street)

  • The Chicken or the Egg (207 N. Bay Avenue)

  • Murphy’s Market (corner of Engleside Avenue)

  • The Sea Shell Hotel lobby (10th S. Atlantic Avenue)

  • Mr. Tee’s Arcade and mini golf (101 South Bay Avenue)

  • Rommel’s Liquor Store (Bay & Amber Street).

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