Tourism

July 16, 2020

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - Video footage surfaced Thursday morning of a shark attacking a dolphin right off the shore in Long Beach Township. Video footage was provided by Sean Donohue, who says he witnessed the encounter near 106th Street Beach. There are unconfirmed reports that the dolphin ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Officials announced this past week that the Long Beach Island bus shuttle has new hours. The buses will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Long Beach Township officials established a curfew at 9 p.m. on June 23 for youths 17 and under.  Juveniles cannot be outside after 9 p.m. and ...

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TUCKERTON, NJ — Enjoy the summer out on the water and take a ferry ride from Tuckerton Seaport to Beach Haven Taylor Ave Municipal Dock each weekend throughout the summer with special COVID-19 measures aboard. The popular Water Ferry Service is back to bring riders across the bay to enjoy the ...

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BEACH HAVEN — A concern has been raised by Beach Haven businesses all spring knowing that the Coronavirus pandemic would have impact on income and jobs. The business owners have been hoping that the Beach Haven Borough Council would come to the aid of various restaurants and bars to increase ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The COVID-19 outbreak may mean a glitch in some summer travel plans. Fears of becoming stranded on a cruise or infected during air travel have many holding off on faraway trips. Alternatively, at the Jersey shore, homeowners are getting ready for a full season of summer ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township leadership and the NJ Department of Transportation released the following statement today, Wednesday, May 27. Route 72 eastbound lanes reopen tomorrow as the Route 72 East Road project nears completion in Stafford Final milling and paving to be completed in a few ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Beach Haven Borough leadership released a news release on Tuesday afternoon outlining their concern about helping the Beach Haven business community this spring and summer.  Beach Haven has a unique situation considering that they are extremely crowded in a small portion of LBI.

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - The Long Beach Township Commissioners put out an emergency order that went into effect on Monday, April 6.  The township has over 12 miles of beaches on the Island.   A summary of the order posted on the Township website reads: ".... the Township of Long Beach ...

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SHIP BOTTOM — During this past week COVID-19 disrupted business as usual for all enterprises, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has been coordinating with members who have online shopping and service portals to continue sales and assistance. Fanfare, which is a service under the ...

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STAFFORD — The Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House is hosting the premiere of Episode 3 of the Just Beneath the Surface area film series tonight, December 5, at 8:30 p.m.  This episode focuses on winter on LBI? It's cold, lonely and can be stunningly beautiful. The locals certainly know all ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — Weather has made fishing a bit of an “on again, off” again proposition. The reports I am getting reveal that structure fishing in the ocean has been very good with some great catches of black sea bass along with tautog and roaming bluefish. On the striped bass scene, ...

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BEACH HAVEN - Chris Vernon appeared before the Beach Haven Borough Council on Tuesday, October 15 seeking approval of a Developer's Agreement to proceed forward in his goal to build the Beach Haven Hotel and Marina at the site of Morrison's Marina. The meeting was held at Surflight Theatre and a ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND -  It is Chowderfest Weekend on Long Beach Island. The weather forecast is looking just fine. Here is the lineup for the weekend at the Merchant's Mart on Saturday and the Chowderfest on Sunday. Merchant Mart:  Live Music from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Garage Kept, 40 ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Although the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is now closed for another year, the bottom fishermen can still fish for tog while they await the re-opening of the black sea bass season on October 8. Also, providing action on the inshore artificial reefs and inshore ...

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HARVEY CEDARS — After 17 years of hosting the Long Beach Island community, Plantation Restaurant is saying goodbye and will close its doors Saturday, October 12, 2019. Replacing this local favorite and a dining destination, will be Black Eyed Susan's, which will relocate from its current location ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Less than a month ago came the first attempt to dig up the story of the Barnegat Rocks.  Since then, someone’s debunked the alleged inspiration for the rock garden that sits by the Barnegat Municipal Dock. Readers may recall the story of Greg Cummings, a local photographer with a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Saturday was perfect sailing weather for Barnegat’s Pirate’s Day. By the end of day, Barnegat’s Recreation Director Jean Broadbent estimated at least 8,000 people showed up and embraced their own inner pirate. Landlubbers and sea dogs alike graced the streets where “X” marked the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means the end of lifeguards at most beaches on the Island. There are however a number of towns and beaches posting lifeguards on duty after Labor Day.  Ship Bottom is offering daily lifeguard coverage until September 30.  That is great ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Rumor has it that it was a lovely farmgirl that brought Captain Kidd to Barnegat, while legend suggests the notorious pirate left behind some hidden treasure. Meanwhile, this September 7th, young and old buccaneers are expected to take over Barnegat for its annual Pirate’s ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The idea that someone, somewhere, or something rocks implies greatness. However, the fact that Barnegat rocks represents something even more literal. A colorful assortment of painted stones flocks the entrance to the stairs leading to Barnegat’s Municipal Dock.   Some are cleverly ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - There’s a legendary song about sitting on the dock of another bay. No doubt some can relate to parts of the lyrics as they enjoy time down at Barnegat’s Municipal Dock located at 427 East Bay Avenue. There are those who take advantage of the picturesque beauty of the docks.  Marie ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - It is hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to an end. I checked the weather report for the upcoming week, and it looks like it will be a hot one. That should keep the water temperatures high and our fishing action also hot. This warm water will provide us with ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - I got an update from Bob Severi of Beach Haven on his recent fishing activity. He has fished Little Egg Inlet a couple of times and found fluke, but no keepers. He got into some birds working near Mordecai Island and picked off a small bluefish.  He reports seeing plenty ...

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