Parks & Beaches to Visit on Long Beach Island, Jersey Shore

Stay At Minerva's and See The Sights!

Minerva's Bed & Breakfast is located on scenic Long Beach Island in New Jersey. During your stay, you have the ability to see and do all sorts of activities on the island. That is if you are not relaxing at our B&B or out on the beach. There are plenty of great parks and beaches to explore on the island. Long Beach Island is renowned for its pristine shores and laid-back atmosphere. Whether you are a beach bum or a nature lover, there is something for everyone on Long Beach Island.

Long Beach Island stretches for 18 miles, so there is plenty of space for parks and beaches to explore during your stay. And if you wanted to take a break from the outside, there are also plenty of great museums to visit, as well as delicious restaurants. Anything you want to do is right at your fingertips when you visit Minerva's Bed and Breakfast on Long Beach Island, New Jersey! Let's dive into our short list of recommendations that stretch across the island.

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

The Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is on the northern tip of Long Beach Island. Visiting this park is like taking a trip to an older time. It was originally lit over 150 years ago in 1859 and has continued to serve an important role as a guiding light for ships entering Barnegat Bay or navigating the coastline to and from New York City. When you visit, you can stroll the protect natural beach, join a guided historic tour, or climb the lighthouse to get a beautiful panoramic view of the bay that leads into the Atlantic Ocean. It is also a wonderful place to catch the sunset. Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is arguably the highlight of any trip to Long Beach Island and one of the more popular reasons people come to stay at Minerva's By The Sea. They want to see the lighthouse! And who can blame them.

Bayview Park Beach

Bayview Park Beach is a great spot on LBI that is perfect for the whole family. It offers a sense of calming atmosphere and gentle waves, which is perfect for those wanting only a relaxing swim or a playful splash. And is great for kids since the waves are not big. There are also plenty of seating areas for a picnic, so you can bring food and eat in peace. On top of that, there is a playground that is perfect for the kid who might not want to be in the water that long.

Bayview Park Beach though is not empty of adventure. It also offers some thrilling activities, such as surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, and even stand-up paddleboarding. Making this beach a perfect destination for all types of fun!

Harvey Cedars Bay Beach

This beach is another great spot to kick up your feet and relax. It has pristine sands and a serene environment, providing people the perfect backdrop for a lazy day at the beach. Sunbathing is the #1 activity here, but you can also take a nice walk and take in the breathtaking views. There are public showers here, as well as a playground, so it is a great spot to bring kids and hang out for an afternoon.

Pearl Street Beach Pavillion

This beach pavillion is the perfect spot to come and relax and enjoy the ocean views. Take in the calming beach ambiance with a book in your hand. Or enjoy a picnic with the warm summer breeze. This location is also a great spot to see the early morning sunrise.

Viking Village Inc

This is a historic dock that has hosted fisherman and local vendors for over 100 years! Viking Village has become a historic living museum with tours running all year long. The space has been preserved to look and feel like a vibrant marketplace from the 1920s, which adds a unique opportunity for anyone to visit and shop in a different era. However, it is also still a great seafood market and active dock, so plenty to see and do here.

Book a Room at Minerva's

Long Beach Island offers countless opportunities for fun and adventure. We hope this short guide helps you with your trip. Make your next visit to the Jersey Shore a special one by booking with Minerva's!

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