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Long Beach Island Parks

Long Beach Island is famous for its pristine beaches, adorable Cape Cod cottages, and unforgettable summer adventures. Along the sandy shores and mesmerizing bays are green expanses of land offering additional recreation for the entire family.

Long Beach Island state parks and open spaces offer a serene escape from the bustling boardwalks and golden coasts. They are brimming with amenities like footpaths ideal for leisurely walks and exhilarating water trails for kayaking and paddleboarding. There are sports courts and well-equipped playgrounds for the little ones. Your furry companion can also frolic freely in designated sections. Make the most of your LBI experience at these outdoor sanctuaries.

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208 Broadway, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

The expansive park offers breathtaking panoramic views of Barnegat Bay, Long Beach Island, and Island Beach from the top of Barnegat Lighthouse. It is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting. Explore the maritime forest trail, try your hand at saltwater fishing, and indulge in birdwatching while enjoying the natural beauty of the area

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6805 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, NJ 08008

This mid-Island park offers kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing opportunities, basketball and volleyball courts, and a playground. It comes alive with free family activities, concerts, and special events during summer. You’ll find guarded beaches here if you want to swim in calm, shallow waters. It also offers amenities like bathroom facilities and free parking, making it an excellent choice for a day of enjoyment.

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13th – 16th Streets and the Bay, Shipbottom, NJ 08008

A delightful family spot offering a playground for kids, easy access to the bay beach, and convenient public restrooms. Remember to visit the Sunset Point Gazebo for breathtaking twilight views over calm waters.

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Taylor Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Beach Haven Doggy Park opens its doors to leashed pups from September 16th to May 14th. It is a paradise for water-loving dogs, with shallow depths perfect for a refreshing dip and a game of fetch. It’s an ideal spot to cool off and exercise on a hot summer day.

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Rt. 35 S. Seaside Park, NJ 08752

Island Beach State Park is a narrow barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay. Birdwatchers will find the state’s largest osprey colony, peregrine falcons, wading birds, shorebirds, and more. Fishing, waterfowl hunting, canoeing, swimming, and interpretive programs are among the activities. Amenities include picnic areas, sailboarding, surfing, scuba diving, and an interpretive center, ensuring a diverse and engaging visit.

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271 W 6th St, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

Sports lovers can use the well-maintained tennis courts, serving up some friendly competition. The bocce ball courts are a fantastic choice for those seeking a touch of Italian flair. Shuffleboard enthusiasts can hone their skills on dedicated courts, and those with a penchant for horseshoes can engage in friendly tossing competitions. It also features a well-kept baseball field where you can play a game or cheer on the local teams.

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Mill Creek Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

This recreational space provides a range of entertainment options, including basketball, bike trails, bocce ball, fishing, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, shuffleboard courts, tennis, and walking tracks. It’s an excellent destination for outdoor activities and leisure.

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Long Beach, NJ 08008

This captivating spot, nestled right on the coast of Long Beach Island, boasts a picturesque sandbar that extends into the crystal-clear waters. You can build sandcastles with the kids, bask in the sun, or stroll along the shore.

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10th – 12th Streets and the Bay, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

The site is ideal for aquatic adventures thanks to the boat ramp, jet ski launch, and fantastic crabbing and fishing opportunities. It also features a playground, a boardwalk, benches, a pavilion, a bike path, and restrooms.

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1 W Salem Ave, Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008

A charming bayside park with a children’s playground, a ballfield, picnic tables, a walkway extending over the water, tennis courts, a basketball court, and public restrooms. It’s a family-friendly destination for outdoor fun.

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10th – 12th Streets and the Bay, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

The site is ideal for aquatic adventures thanks to the boat ramp, jet ski launch, and fantastic crabbing and fishing opportunities. It also features a playground, a boardwalk, benches, a pavilion, a bike path, and restrooms.

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Taylor Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Nestled by the tranquil bay waters behind the charming Bay Village, Taylor Avenue Park is a delightful oasis that offers a perfect retreat to relish fresh, salty sea air. As children enjoy the inviting playground equipment, parents can take a well-deserved break at one of the three spacious pavilions that grace the area.

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300 Taylor Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Established in 1977, this destination boasts the title of the world’s longest-continuously operating waterpark, providing families with the opportunity to create cherished memories for generations. This seasonal entertainment venue offers many attractions, including tube slides, a lazy river, an engaging miniature golf course, and casual eateries.

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Beach Haven, NJ, 08008

Veterans Park in Beach Haven,  Long Beach Island,  is known for its summer concerts, providing great entertainment for the community during the warmer months. Tap your feet to rock, jazz, or any other genre and enjoy live music under the open skies.

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300 Pearl St, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

This complex covers 4.7 acres. It is suitable for walking and features sports facilities such as a tennis court and a sports center for friendly matches. It’s a versatile park for various recreational activities.

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