Another centrally located portion of LBI, Surf City is a highly popular destination for daytrippers and extended vacationers alike. Surf City’s “Boulevard” section of town boasts endless shopping and restaurants, making a stroll down the street sure to please! Its robust beaches make for a great day at the shore, topped off with a drink at a local pub, your favorite ice cream cone, or a relaxing conversation amongst friends at a local coffeehouse.
Surf City also hosts a great bay beach for the little ones looking to take a dip in a more low key environment. And for the bigger kids at heart, access to the bay via its marinas is a great option for those with watercraft in tow. For those looking to rent a place for an extended stay, Surf City is a viable option for those looking for the right balance of convenient access with a measure of privacy as well.
Located a few steps from beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches, the Surf City Hotel is a historic landmark on Long Beach Island. Located in the family oriented Borough of Surf City, this historic and legendary establishment is open daily from April 1 to Columbus Day weekend in October.
Shucks Restaurant, Pub, Shucks Clam Bar, and Beach Club lounge are open weekends May through June. Open daily from late June through Labor Day. Limited opening September through October.
The Surf City Hotel’s Beach Club lounge offers a variety of musical entertainment on weekends, and four nights during the week. Rock’n’Roll, Tribute bands, and the acoustic duo of the fun loving “The Bill & Andy Show” on most Sunday afternoons.
Wally’s has been a family-owned and operated Surf City breakfast and lunch landmark for over 40 years–and that tradition continues with the recent change in ownership. The Tomkos and their extended family have been enjoying their summer home and Surf City’s beach for over a decade. The idea of some day owning and operating Wally’s (previously known as Wally Mitchell’s) was bandied about for many years while sitting on the beach at the end of 8th Street. In October 2014, the stars aligned and it became a reality!
MKT Eatery are dedicated to providing the best food made with fresh quality ingredients, offering brick oven pizzas, poke bowls, paninis, tacos, sandwiches, salads, fresh baked artisan breads and treats baked and served in our casual beach town eatery setting. With local LBI family roots dating back three generations we love when family and friends gather over great food.
Beginning summer 2014 a new magazine was introduced on Long Beach Island. There has never been a magazine of this quality along with the extraordinary editorial content exclusive to Long Beach Island. bay magazine’s clean, modern and unique design stands out from the rest. Our team will work together to create the best quality editorial magazine to advertise your business. With the images speaking to readers and the content straight to the point. Reaching over 350,000 people with each issue of bay magazine will be the only high quality magazine that is presently available on Long Beach Island.
Family Friendly Restaurant Located On LBI, NJ Serving Breakfast Lunch And Dinner Since 1998 – Visit Us In Surf City, NJ.
Oceanside Realty was founded by John Franzoni in 1987. LBI has always been a part of John’s life, from the time when he was a lifeguard back in the 1960’s and right into today, as a highly respected real estate industry veteran of the island. The first Oceanside Realty office was opened in Surf City and over the years, via a lifetime of building relationships with many of Long Beach Island’s home owners, Oceanside Realty has built one of the largest rental books on the island. Additionally, Oceanside Realty has also helped thousands of families from all over the country and the world, to both buy and sell homes on Long Beach Island (LBI).
Our hours for the summer are: Mon-Sat 8:00am-4:00pm and Mon-Fri 8-4 during the off season.
Ann Marie Coen is a freelance photographer of sixteen years. She first picked up a camera as she traveled around the world, then became a staffer for the Asbury Park Press before starting Ann Coen Photography. She has become one of the top wedding and portrait photographers at the Jersey Shore. Ann Marie has also been part of numerous art shows in New Jersey and New York, and her work has appeared in renowned editorial publications.
The Ann Coen Gallery is a creative space for Ann to meet with clients as well as showcase her work and the work of other forward-thinking artists in her extensive network, including that of her associate photographers Alex Rivera, Eric Hance, Ryan Johnson and videographer Tony Coon. Ann’s photojournalistic style captures the attention of brides, families and businesses alike, each who contract her time throughout the year.
When not behind the lens, Ann spends her days with her son Archie, traveling, discovering music, exploring culture, enjoying wildlife and supporting community projects.
Bagels and Beyond is a family owned and operated business in New Jersey since 1994. They have six locations – three in the LBI region – where they provide fresh bagels, bakery goods, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, specialties wraps and hoagies. They also have unique bagel creations, and traditional flairs like our number one selling nova lox and cream cheese bagel. They are always striving to improve our products and to please our customers.
In addition, Bagels & Beyond has a wholesale program, where they provide a broad range of bakery goods including all of our bagels. They provide bakery goods to large corporate institutions to main street bagel shops.
Bagels & Beyond has it all! Stop in and grab a tasty bagel, and much more, today!
LBI’s favorite coffee since 2004, How You Brewin Coffee Company features two locations on beautiful Long Beach Island. The Surf City location is a full service coffeehouse with seating for 30…a perfect “hang out.” The Barnegat Light location is a walk-up coffee bar in the midst of historic Viking Village. Both boast a fully stocked specialty coffee and espresso menu, with plenty of other drink and treat selections to compliment. Visit our website for more info, or give us a call at 609-494-2003 (Surf City) or 609-494-9391 (Barnegat Light)
SwellColors Glass Studio designs and fabricates custom stained glass, mosaics, backsplashes, and fused glass artwork on the premises for residential and commercial locations. They also feature daily classes on a walk-in basis for children and adults.
Mary Tantillo, owner of SwellColors, invites you to join her to learn mosaics, fusing, bead making and more!
In about 1894 a group of young men, who vacationed regularly or lived in Surf City on LBI created an informal club for the promotion of aquatic sports. Over the years these young men, joined by others from time to time, continued their interest despite wars, depressions, and hurricanes and became known locally as the “Surf City Yacht Club”.
The Surf City Yacht Club has become a place for adults and children to enjoy a variety of social events, sailing and boating activities in a vibrant and fun atmosphere.
Their expansive bay front location provides unfettered access to the bay for all types of water related sports. The clubhouse offers an inviting atmosphere for relaxing and socializing for each and every member.
SCYC creates a sense of community that develops lifelong relationships and fond memories and generations of children have grown and thrived by participating in our summer programs.
So whether you relax through sailing, social activities, boating, swimming, or just hanging out by the bay, you’ll find that SCYC is a special place and is one of the best kept secrets on Long Beach Island.
With a seasonal location in Surf City, and a year-round restaurant in Barnegat, Shore Fire Grille’s menu offers something for everyone. Gluten-free options such as their crabcakes also are available. It doesn’t require a special occasion to dine at Shore Fire Grille. All you need is a couple bucks in your pocket and excitement about a good meal. Popular starters such as potato planks, fried pickles and the nacho platter. But their main focus is burgers.
Burgers at Shore Fire Grille are not only made from beef. Salmon patties are made from fresh salmon and fresh dill, crab cakes are homemade and tuna caught right off of Long Beach Island is used in another burger. Scallops, shrimp and Mahi-mahi are all possible choices.
Wings also are a huge seller.
Sides such as onion rings are made from fresh, sliced, white onions, hand-dipped in beer batter; baked apples from fresh apple; and steak fries are hand-cut then baked and grilled to order, not fried, so they are never greasy. Mac and cheese and cornbread are perennial favorites.
Cole slaw is made with a “cool sauce,” a mayonnaise-less, cilantro-lime-cream sauce, also served with their smoked poppers and items on the burger bar.
BBQ is done differently, too. It begins as the “low and slow” traditional dry rub made with seven to 14 ingredients, an array of different flavors to go with different meats, cooked as tender as can be, yet flavorful, too
Shore Fire Grille features an open kitchen, a product of the layout of a former Chinese restaurant and the inclination of the chef.
With everything so clean and fresh and basically done to order, it’s great that you can look in the kitchen and actually see your meal being made.
The m.t.burton gallery, established in 2000, represents national and regional artists. We exhibit pottery, sculpture, paintings and photography. We also offer pottery classes in our studio. We are located in Surf City, on Long Beach Island, off the southern coast of New Jersey, approximately 60 miles east of Philadelphia. mt.burton gallery has many unique handmade and wheel-thrown pottery pieces. In our gallery, you will discover all types of ceramics that include stoneware, porcelain, majolica ware, wood-fired, and pit-fired pieces. Over two dozen ceramic artists produce work for sale at our gallery.
The SandPaper is the local newsmagazine serving you weekly with news, images, videos, community events and happenings in and around Long Beach Island and southern Ocean County.
We opened in 2003 in Viking Village in Barnegat Light on Long Beach Island (LBI), New Jersey, with the hopes of being the best. We achieved our goal and are now proudly serving our customers in Surf City on LBI as well. Our customers look to us for great quality and incredible service, so we find unique fashions that flatter the body. You will find a combination of unique fashions, shoes, jewelry, handbags, and home furnishings. Please come visit us at the beach because we know you will be thrilled with your shopping experience!
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The Ocean County Library is more than just books. Our collection also includes E-books, music, movies, digital and print magazines, and audio books available on CD, Playaway, and digitally. Check out our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org for more than 100 electronic databases that give our cardholders access to resources for homework, research, legal forms, automobile repair, videos, online classes and tutorials, and more. We have educational and entertaining programs for children, teens and adults at all of our branches, and we showcase local art exhibits. And it’s all free with an Ocean County Library card.
The volunteer arms of the Ocean County Library are our Friends groups. The Friends of the Island Library were the first Friends of the OCL, formed in 1959, and have a long and distinguished history of advocacy for library services on LBI.