Local Activities

Long Beach Island

Cedar Bonnet Island is just minutes from Long Beach Island. LBI has great beaches, over 100 restaurants, accommodations, tennis, mini golf, fishing, boating, surfing, kayaks and bicycling. If you're planning an extended stay, be sure to check out the Barnegat Lighthouse, Wildlife Preserve and Sanctuary, Thundering Surf Waterpark, Bay Village or Fantasy Island amusement park.

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

A panoramic view of Island Beach, Barnegat Bay, and Long Beach Island awaits visitors at the top of Barnegat Lighthouse. The lighthouse is open daily from 10 AM to 4:30 PM (weather permitting) from Memorial Day through Labor Day. There is a $3 fee per person to enter the lighthouse from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Children ages 6 to 11 are $1 and children ages 5 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors can also catch the views from the top without climbing the 217 steps thanks to four cameras that transmit live images of the view to a display in the adjacent Interpretive Center.

Thundering Surf Waterpark

Grab a tube and climb on up to one of Thundering Surf Waterpark's EIGHT whirling waterslides. Beware of the giant tipping bucket! Float down the Lazy Crazy River featuring interactive water play activities both in and out of the river, including surprise mega water blasters! Be sure to check out the latest attraction, Flow House, featuring the Flowrider double. Relax while the kids make waves at Cowabunga Beach, designed especially for toddlers.
  • 2 Hour Session: $27.99
  • Guests 42" or less: $23.99
  • Toddlers/Seniors: $13.99
  • 3 Hour Session: Add $5.00 Add'l Per Person

Bay Village

Visitors can watch delicious hand-whipped Country Kettle Fudge being made, marvel at the giant Elephant Ears in the Crust & Crumb Bakery, taste the 10-time-Chowderfest-Grand-Champion Country Kettle Chowda, or find the perfect Long Beach Island gifts for friends and family back home!

Today, with over 20 unique shops, eateries and local artist galleries, there is truly something for everyone. Bay Village continues to be a vacation destination where generations of Long Beach Island visitors "Spend the day at 9th and Bay!"

Fantasy Island Amusement Park

Fantasy Island Amusement Park has been created with a Victorian air that is timeless in its appeal. Z-brick walkways, oak benches, ornate lamp posts, and Tiffany glass chandeliers and panels all come together in a clean, safe family facility that will delight young and old! Fantasy Island offers rides, games, arcade, food, ice cream, and free entertainment with no charge for parking or admission.

Ship Bottom Brewery

At Ship Bottom Brewery we handcraft every batch of beer that we make and pride ourselves in doing so. We only use the freshest ingredients that are hand selected by our head brewer. Our handcrafted ale and lager recipes were created to maximize the complex flavors of malts and hops. Our Brewery is now open for tours and tastings!