Long Beach Island
Long Beach Island is a city in New Jersey.
Long Beach Island is about 18 miles long off of the coast of Southern New Jersey. There is only one road leading into and out of the Island, Rt. 72. If you are driving there, that would be the road that you would take. However, if you are using other modes of transportation, you would have to go to Manahawkin and have a car service take you over the bridge. Manahawkin is approximately 7 miles away from Long Beach Island.
From New York City
TransportAzumah, which usually travels between colleges, will be starting to travel from New York City to Long Beach Island over the summer. The busses will start to run on May 23, 2008 (Memorial Day Weekend) and go until September 26, 2008. The first and last months of the summer (May 23rd to June 20th and September 2nd to September 26th) the busses will only run from Friday nights to Sundays. The rest of the summer, however, the bus will run everyday of the week. It is $35 for a one way ticket, and if you are a student or child it is only $20. Here is the link to find more information: http://www.transportazumah.com/TAZ10 or call +1 914 227 3105 (8AM to 2PM).
From New York, or Newark, NJ NJ Transit bus #67 or #319 to Toms River and then NJ Transit bus #559 to Manahawkin After arriving in Manahawkin, you will have to take a car service over to the Island.
From Atlantic City NJ Transit bus #559 to Manahawkin After arriving in Manahawkin, you will have to take a car service over to the Island.
From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NJ Transit bus #551 to Atlantic City, NJ Once in Atlantic City, take the same train that is stated above in the “Atlantic City” section. Once in Manahawkin you can take a car service to the Island.
If you have anymore questions, you can go to the NJ Transit website and find your location. The website is: http://www.njtransit.com/hp/hp_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=HomePageTo
From New York City, NY or Newark, NJ There are no trains that go directly from either of these locations to Manahawkin or Atlantic City. It is much easier to take New Jersey Transit, or if it’s the summer, to take TransportAzumah. If you do prefer trains though, you can take a train to Philadelphia and then go to Manahawkin. Below is the information for the train in Philadelphia.
From Philadelphia, PA When leaving from Philadelphia, take Amtrak train to Atlantic City. Than take a bus from Atlantic City to Manahawkin. After arriving in Manahawkin, take a car service to the Island. Website for Amtrak is: http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/HomePage
Car Services Lacey Transportation Co., P.O. Box 169, Forked River NJ 08731 Phone: Phone: +1 609 693 2939 Toll Free: +1 877 693 2939 Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/bizsvowd/laceytransportation/
Anchor Limousine Service Long Beach Island: +1 609 492 2287 Ocean County: +1 609 698 1313 Website: http://www.anchorlimo.com/
Once on the Island, there are not many ways to get around. There is no public transportation. Depending on which hotel you stay at, they may off transportation services. If you are not staying at a hotel and need to get around, you can use a taxi service. The Island is very strict with drunk driving, so when you go out at night, make sure you have a ride back to where ever you are staying. Remember, it is better to be safe than sorry. There are three different taxi services depending on where you are located. I will give you the phone numbers so that you can write them down and have them.
Express Taxi and Limousine: Ship Bottom; +1 609 492 1616
ACE Cab and Van Service: Beach Haven; +1 609 607 1500
Cannon Taxi Service: Surf City; +1 609 698 7877
Another way to get around the island is by renting bicycles. Throughout the streets, there are bicycle lanes, so it is very safe to get around. There are different places to rent them. Here are some of the stores, their phone numbers, and their websites.
The BoardWalk: 2306 South bay Ave, Beach Haven, NJ; + 1 609 492 3298 http://www.theboardwalklbi.com/ The website is not set up completely, but it has a link to see the different types of bikes you can rent, and how much it will be per hour, day and week.
A.J.’s Rentals: 311 South Bay Ave, Beach Haven, NJ; +1 609 492 2626 They do not have a website however. If you have questions for them, just give them a call!
Farias’ Surf/Sport: 823 North Bay Ave, Beach Haven, NJ; +1 609 492 0200 506 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom NJ, +1 609 494 8616. http://www.fariassurf.com/ This store offers many different rentals besides bikes. If you go to the website, you will be able to find all the information you need.
Surf Buggy: 1414 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, NJ; +1 609 361 3611; http://www.surfbuggylbi.com/. The web site offers the prices for bikes as well as many different beach items. The prices are listed per hour, day, 3-days, and week. If you are worried about spending money, you may want to rent from The BoardWalk instead, they have cheaper prices.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Uncle Will's Pancake House
Harvey Cedars Shellfish Raw Bar
Holiday Snack Bar
Makoto Japanese Steak House(in Manahawkin)
Spray Beach Inn
Surf City Hotel
Rick's American Cafe
Atlantic City is about 65 miles south of LBI.