Have you ever wondered how Long Beach Island got its name? Due to its 18 mile length of white sandy beaches, the Island has been called Long Beach since the early days of European exploration. If you suffer from allergies Long Beach Island in Ocean County, New Jersey is the perfect place for relief. Because of its distance from the mainland, pollen cannot naturally reach the island. With only 20,000 people living on the island year round, it’s the ideal atmosphere for relaxing.
If the outdoors calls to you, Long Beach Island is the place to be. Bordered by the Pinelands National Reserve and the Atlantic Ocean, outdoor recreation is endless. Go camping, canoeing, hiking and wildlife viewing at the Pinelands National Reserve or spend the day relaxing on the beach. If you’re more of the city type Long Beach Island is a short drive from three major metropolitan areas: New York City, Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Many families come down and enjoy the sun, surf and sand all summer long.
If you are looking for things to do while you are here, Long Beach Island also has a very active calendar of events to stay social with the local community. From the Baymen’s Seafood and Music Festival in June to the Chowderfest in October and every festival and event in between, there is always something fun happening. Join in on a Bingo game or a glass making class to stay active throughout the week of the weather keeps you off the beach. Long Beach Island has events large and small for everyone to enjoy.
Over the years Ocean County has ranked in Money magazine for “Best Places to Live”, “Best Places to Raise a Child” in Reader’s Digest and “Best Places to Retire” in Fortune magazine. Make your favorite vacation spot your home and vacation all year long! Contact us about getting started on building your custom home today!