The Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club - Long Beach Island's Premier Oceanfront Resort Hotel
Long Beach Island's Premier Oceanfront Resort

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About Long Beach Island, NJ


LBI, as Long Beach Island is known in the local lingo, is a beach lover’s paradise. Even at the widest point of this 18-mile-long island strewn with small shore towns and long stretches of white sand, you’re never more than half a mile from the other side.

In the north part of the island is Barnegat Light, which encompasses Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and the commercial fishing port of Viking Village.

Also in the north are the relaxed towns of Surf City, Loveladies, North Beach and Harvey Cedar.

Head south to find bustling Ship Bottom, Holgate, Brant Beach and Beach Haven, the island’s main action center.

Here you’ll find the family-oriented Fantasy Island Amusement Park, a water park.

Beach Haven is home to our resort, Thundering Surf Water Park & Adventure Golf, which features eight giant waterslides, super soaker water guns, giant tipping bucket and much more. The town is also a popular shopping spot, especially the stores in the belly of the reconstructed tall ship at Schooner's Wharf.


Things to do on LBI



Walk the sands at the Barnegat Light Lighthouse or take a stroll through the bird sanctuary in Holgate. In between, explore our parks and beaches and watch the beautiful wildlife & collect sea shells.



Surf the Atlantic Ocean, paddleboard in the Barnegat/Manahawkin Bays, rent a crabbing boat, waverunner or pontoon boat with the family.


Fishing & crabbing

Long Beach Island is a pristine environment for both fishing & crabbing. Grab a pole and fish off the beach, off the bay docks or grab a boat and wait for tight lines!


Family Entertainment

Ride the rides and play in the arcade at Fantasy Island, slide down the waterslides and ride the wave pool at Thundering Surf, watch a live performance at the Surflight Theatre or choose from one of many miniature golf courses that will keep the entire family entertained.


ShoppIng on LBI

There’s an abundance of shops on Long Beach Island that cover everything from clothing, home furnishings & decor, island memorabilia and more!

Please be sure to swing into two of our favorite family owned stores: Farias Surf & Sport and Sink R Swim Men’s Shop!


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