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Island Attractions

Things to do and see in Long Beach Island.

Posted May 9, 2011 by Nick DiUlio

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Barnegat Lighthouse stairs
Lighthouse stairs.
Photo by Marc Steiner/Agency New Jersey.

Viking Village
Viking Village.
Photo by Marc Steiner/Agency New Jersey.

Barnegat Lighthouse, Barnegat Light: Go to the top and look around. Breathtaking. 609-494-2016; state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/barnlig.html

Viking Village, Barnegat Light: An expansive bazaar with 12 unique shops next to a commercial fishing dock. 1801 Bayview Avenue; 609-494-0113; vikingvillage.net

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Township: Home to an impressive permanent collection and rotating art exhibits. 120 Long Beach Boulevard; 609-494-1241; lbifoundation.org

Ron Jon Surf Shop in Ship Bottom: The original Ron Jon, it opened on LBI in 1961. Today, it’s a megastore of surf fashions and equipment. 201 West 9th Street; 609-494-8844; ronjonsurfshop.com

Fantasy Island, Beach Haven: Bustles nightly with arcade games, amusement rides for kids and twinkly lights. 320 Seventh Street; 609-492-4000; fantasyislandpark.com

Thundering Surf Water Park, Beach Haven: Across the street from Fantasy Island, waterslides await. 806 Long Beach Boulevard; 609-492-0869; thunderingsurfwaterpark.com

Museum of NJ Maritime History, Beach Haven: The Garden State’s surprising coastal heritage. 528 Dock Road; 609-492-0202; museumofnjmh.org

Farias Surf and Sport
: There’s one in almost every borough. You can rent bikes, surreys, surfboards and more. fariassurf.com


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