* Maritime Museum - Beach Haven, NJ (Museum of NJ Maritime History)
* Show Place Ice Cream Parlour - Beach Haven, NJ
* The Surflight Theatre - Beach Haven, NJ
* Viking Village - Barnegat Light, NJ
LBI Forsythe Wildlife Preserve
The Wildlife Preserve on LBI is a 3.5 mile beautiful secluded beach located at the southern tip of Long Beach Island, NJ (LBI) in Beach Haven Inlet (Holgate).
It Is One Of God's Most Beautiful Beaches In The United States.
The LBI Wildlife Preserve is located Very Close To The Jolly Roger Motel And Lorry's Island End Motel.
Long Beach Island, NJ is very narrow at this end. You can view the beauty of The Wildlife Preserve with the ocean on one side and the bay on the other side without binolulars.
On a clear day you can see the skyline of the Atlantic City Casinos in the distance. On a clear night you can see the beautiful lit skyline of the Atlantic City Casinos.
The First 500 Feet Of The Wildlife Preserve Is Open Year Round. The full preserve is open from Labor Day to March 31. From April 1 - Labor Day the preserve is closed for the nesting of the birds and is the northeast flyway.
The Wildlife Preserve on LBI allows you to drive on the beach with 4 wheel vehicles when the preserve is open.
The dunes, and all vegetated areas including the salt marsh, are closed to all public use or entry throughout the year. Just walking across dunes may harm stabilizing vegetation, and can result in erosion and loss of important wildlife habitat. (Closed Area signs delineate areas into which all entry is prohibited).
Because The Wildlife Preserve on LBI is such an important site for beachnesting birds in spring and summer, regulations for public use of its beach front and south tip differ greatly by season:
Nesting Season - April 1 through August 31:
The Wildlife Preserve (other than the 1st 500 feet) is closed to all public use, including boat landings, during this season. This helps to ensure that endangered piping plovers have high-quality, undisturbed nesting habitat. Spring and summer beach public use would interfere with refuge objectives, and with the refuge's established purposes. These dates may be adjusted based on actual use by beach-nesting birds. The southern tip of The Wildlife Preserve may possibly be closed a few weeks beyond September 1, to protect late-nesting black skimmers.
Non-Nesting Season - September 1 through March 31:
The beach front is open to pedestrians and four-wheel-drive vehicles for such wildlife-oriented activities as wildlife observation, photography, nature study, and fishing. Bayside mudflats may remain closed until later September to protect migrating shorebirds. (Drivers must possess a valid Long Beach Township beach buggy permit for the vehicle they are driving.) It is recommended that vehicles use the intertidal zone when possible. Its harder packed sands provide better traction than the loose sands of the beach. Occasionally some areas of The Wildlife Preserve beach may not be accessible to vehicles due to ongoing, naturally occurring variations in beach width, or because of excessively high tides. Drivers must use caution, and not enter closed areas.
Prohibited activities include entering closed areas -- including dunes and saltmarsh; disturbing wildlife or vegetation; feeding wildlife; possession and/or use of fireworks, or weapons/firearms; trapping; hunting; fires; and non-wildlife oriented activities such as ball or frisbee playing, kite flying, horseback riding, camping, use of metal detectors, and collecting of valued objects; speeding; careless driving. Pets are prohibited.
Surflight Theatre On Long Beach Island Engleside and Beach Avenue Beach Haven, NJ 08008 609-492-9477 www.Surflight.org
Surflight Theatre is the Only Live Professional Theatre on Long Beach Island, NJ - Live Actors & Actresses.
In 1950 it started on LBI as a tent and has grown to now having a 40' by 24' stage, 450 upholstered seats and A/C. It Is Really A Place That Everybody Should Visit At Least Once. But as the saying goes "You Can't Have Just One".
For a lot more information about Long Beach Island's Only Live Professional Theatre - Surflight Theatre located in Beach Haven.
Museum Of NJ Maritime History, Inc.
Dock Road And West Avenue P.O. Box 1250 Beach Haven, NJ 08008 (609) 492-0202 www.MuseumOfNJMH.com
New Jersey's Premier Maritime Museum
Dedicated To The Preservation Of New Jersey Maritime History !
* Free Admission
* Open All Year
* Free Wireless Internet Access
* Computer Stations
* Public Lending Library
* Largest Collection Of NJ Maritime Artifacts (2 Floors of exhibits)
* Shipwreck Database
* Black Whale Gift Shop
* Guest Presentations
* 1827 Aurora Exhibit
* Shipwreck Artifacts
* Moro Castle Room
* Rare Postcard Collection
* On-Site Parking
* Handicapped Accessible
Long Beach Island 18 Mile Race
The 18 Mile Run from Beach Haven Inlet (Holgate) To Barnegat Light
The annual 18 Mile Race has approximately 1,000 male and female runners from all age groups. Please call the St.Francis Center for more info at 609-494-8861. The annual spaghetti dinner is Saturday night before the race.
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