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About Beach Haven     Ranking among the finest of most scenic nautical towns, and recently voted best family resort, Beach Haven is fabulously 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 water activities, a thriving downtown with an array highly acclaimed restaurants for causal and fine dining, island shopping, and cultural activities.

Known as a trend-setting arts and entertainment central - The town is home to the Surflight an award winning theatre, the Maritime Museum, the LBI Historical Museum, an amusement park, a water park, and a historic public library.

Transportation by boat or bike is a way of life, visitors and locals enjoy traveling in the dedicated bike lanes into town for ice cream, groceries or even for a spa day.

Children of all ages enjoy the mini-golf course, surfing lessons, volleyball, soccer and lacrosse camps, even t-ball and tennis programs.

The resurfaced tennis courts and new Pickle-ball courts offer daily and seasonal passes.

During the Spring, Fall and Winter, festivals and events saturate the town with visitors and locals alike. Chowderfest, Seafood Festival, Fall Fest, HopSauce, the Art Walk, Restaurant Week, to name a few; gives the town the reputation of being the friendly hot spot.

Beach Haven, the Queen City welcomes you - with something to offer all, come enjoy the endless sunshine, alluring beaches, and end the day enjoying one of our famous vibrant sunsets.

This charming nautical community is located just 55 miles SE of Philadelphia and 75 miles south of New York City offering a quick get away for visitors.

Beach Haven, the Queen City welcomes you - with something to offer all, come enjoy the endless sunshine, alluring beaches, and end the day enjoying one of our famous vibrant sunsets.

Our events calendar is filled with festivals, weekly concerts, and flea markets in the park. Spring to Sumer an abundance of visitors enjoy the Wine Fest, Corvette Fest, Hop Sauce Fest and more.  Fall brings thousands for the Boat Parade & Seafood Fest, Fall Fest, and Chowder Fest.  During the Christmas Season, the town comes alive with seasonal sales, tree lightings, and horse and carriage rides.  Many restaurants and businesses remain open especially weekends for the abundance of activity.

Beach Haven has become theperfect wedding destinationwith two beachfront pavilions, several beachfront resorts, B&B's, and bay front restaurants  to host the perfect gala or simple island wedding. Everything needed to host your perfect event, is right here in the town: gift ideas, spas, photographers, videographers, clothing shops, caterers, restaurants, and more.  From the rehearsal dinner to the day after brunch, Beach Haven offers dozens of options.  Click on the housing link to book a B & B, hotel, or rent a private home for the week or extended weekend. 
The Borough of Beach Haven is a Certified Local Governmentwith an established Historic and B & B District

Come enjoy the serenity of island living, our nautical town is a very special place, that offers a glorious setting to celebrate life. 

How far would you travel to enjoy such a paradise, discover Beach Haven, just moments away but a world apart.

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 to the town of  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 to Beach Haven.

From Phila. 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 to Beach Haven.
A tip: Long Beach Blvd is called Bay Ave. once you enter Beach Haven.

Beach Information

Beach Badge Information

Beach Badge Office is located at 2 Centre Street at the Beach Entrance


Monday- Saturday 10am- 4pm - In Season.
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.

Public Restrooms:

  • Centre St. @ocean beach access
  • Taylor Av at Bay playground
  • 2nd Street by the Bay
  • Pearl Street at the Tennis Courts
  • Borough Hall at 300 Engleside Av
2020  Badge Information

Badge prices:

Beach Haven

609.492.0111 x 210 | Mon – Fri, 9am to 4pm | 300 Engleside Ave

Social distancing as required during COVID-19 by Governor Murphy

Beach badges: Only needed for those between the ages of 13 to 64 and are only good within the borough of Beach Haven (from 12th St. to Nelson Av.) from June through Labor Day. Badges can be purchased at Beach Badge office on Centre St. at entrance to the beach or with Beach Badge checkers. Those 65 and older may receive a free, lifetime Senior Badge, at the Centre St. badge office with ID.Veterans may receive free, Seasonal Badges at the Centre St. badge office, with proper ID. Active duty military and their immediate family members may receive free, weekly wrist bands at the Centre St. badge office, with ID.

  • Pre-season………..$30 ( available until June 15th)
  • Season………………$40
  • Weekly………………$20
  • Daily………………….$ 5

Beach Wheels: Available by contacting the Beach Patrol office at 609 492-9193. Handicap accessible ramps are located the 5th St. pavilion, Pearl St. pavilion and Centre st.

List of Guarded Beaches

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

  • Beach-Patrol12th Street

    List of guarded beaches:

  • 12th St.
  • Taylor Ave
  • 5th St.
  • 2nd St.
  • Engleside Ave.
  • Belvoir St.
  • 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 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.


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 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 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.


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.


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

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.

Fall in Beach Haven

The fun doesn’t end as Beach Haven hosts the Fall Festival, Chowder Festival and the Beach Haven Fire Company’s annual Block Party in the Fall. 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 weekends.
Average temperature in the fall is between 60-70 degrees as temperatures begin to dip down in late October.

Winter in Beach Haven

The winter months have become a get-away to enjoy the beach, cultural activities and seasonal sales. The most anticipated events are Kapler's Horse and Carriage rides followed by the Museum Tree Lighting - Thanksgiving Weekend.  The Community tree lighting ceremony is a highlight for many as they gather to sing the 12 Days of Christmas. Every weekend from Thanksgiving to New Years, the town is a buzz with activities like the Holiday Dog Parade, Spot a Character, Choir's singing, and special Candle-light Church Services to celebrate Christmas.   Several restaurants remain open weekends for the festive locals and visitors.
Average temperatures range from 30-55 degrees.

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.

  • 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).

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)

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Southern Ocean Medical Center - Hospital

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