Places to See and Things to Do


There's always something going on in Barnegat Light, which is not only one of the busiest fishing ports in the United States, but also a favorite haunt for the  artists, musicians, environmentalists, and writers. There are more than a dozen eateries within a one-mile radius. There are shops and art galleries, parasailing boats, small boat rentals, fishing areas, evening cruises, a mini-golf course. Bird-nesting areas and wild vegetation preserves are here too.Check out a few leads here, and then branch out from there.

Kubel's restaurant and bar, right on the corner between Minerva's and the bay, knows what to do with the local seafood, and besides they are open all year!!! They do wonderful "comfort-food" desserts, great chili, and a luscious rich unique concoction called a "crab pie." Friendly local-folks' hang-out and good food make this a lovely stop (and you can stroll home to MInerva's after that glass of wine.)

(Kubel's also features my all-time-favorite lunch--the "tuna burritto". It's such a lovely combination of local fresh seared tuna and Mexican tradition that I'm not even going to attempt to describe it. You just have to try it!)

If it's a Monday night in summer, you can cross the street from Kubel's and enjoy the free summer concert at the gazebo.

Also check out Wildflowers by the Lighthouse, at 410 Broadway, just a block from the entrance to the lighthouse park. Owned and operated by Cricket Luker, Wildflowers and Wildflowers, Too are among LBI's most professional and beloved full-service art galleries (framing, workshops, and an array of crafts and gifts to suit many tastes and budgets ). Some of Wildflowers' paintings can also be viewed and purchased at Minerva's. Be sure to visit the Wildflowers duo during your visit to Minerva's!

If you're up for a little drive, the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven is still serving up wonderful live off-Broadway shows!

And, as of summer 2014, LBI has a new, sleek, modern publication featuring LBI lifestyles. Check out Bay Magazine or pick up a copy at various businesses on LBI!

This is only a teaser! Come to LBI and see for yourself!