FAQs Answered: Planning a Safe Trip to Long Beach Island!

FAQs Answered: Planning a Safe Trip to Long Beach Island!

Getting the most out of your summer vacation might feel tricky this year, but we have answers to some of your Frequently Asked Questions to help make your next great visit to LBI, a safe one too! Read below for more information on these popular questions… and some August Events!

 

Question: Is LBI “open?”

Yes! At this time, the beaches are open to the public (social distancing and beach badges required), shops are open for business across the island, events that are still occurring have been transformed into a socially distanced version, and restaurants are slinging fresh seafood and classic LBI fare outdoors – under tents, umbrellas, sun shades, and other temporary structures for al fresco dining. Masks are required any time you are in a public space or within 6ft of another party.

 

Question: I need more information of the number of COVID cases in your area before I decide to visit. Where can I obtain this information?

Please visit the website of the Long Beach Island Health Department here, and click on their “COVID-19” tab for LBI and Ocean County data resources.

 

Question: How do I get around on LBI? How does the LBI Shuttle work?

You can drive, walk, or bike on Long Beach Island. We also have a shuttle service that runs from 10am-9pm daily.

How the shuttle works: You can view the shuttle tracker here or download the app on the website to easily track the shuttles. Once you see one, simply waive down the driver. Masks are required when on the shuttle at all times and standing will not be allowed. There is a one way $2.00 fee until 7pm, and a $5.00 fee after 7pm. You can also purchase a $125 season pass.

Parking: There is Free Street Parking available on Long Beach Island.

Remember: Bike with traffic, walk against traffic (so you can see vehicles coming).

 

Question: I am confused about the layout of Long Beach Island… Could you explain where each town is, in relation to the bridge?

Barnegat Light is just about 9 miles north, once you cross the last bridge to the island. This is the northernmost town on LBI.

Harvey Cedars is just about 5 miles north, once you cross the last bridge to the island.

Surf City is just about 1 mile north, once you cross the last bridge to the island.

Ship Bottom is the town you are in as soon as you cross the last bridge. It extends a bit north and south of the entrance to the island, with most of this town on the south side of the bridge.

Beach Haven is just about 7.5 miles south, once you cross the last bridge to the island.

Long Beach Township has different sections across LBI that are not all consecutive. Your rental could be located in High Bar Harbor (about 8.7 miles north of Ship Bottom), Loveladies (about 6.5 miles north of Ship Bottom), North Beach (about 3 miles north of Ship Bottom), Brant Beach (about 2 miles south of Ship Bottom), Beach Haven Crest (about 3.5 miles south of Ship Bottom), Spray Beach (about 6 miles south of Ship Bottom), Holgate (about 9.5 miles south of Ship Bottom), or a number or other areas.

 

Question: I’m coming from out-of-state. What is the deal with NJ’s 14-Day quarantine?

This question depends on where you are coming from. The following states fall under NJ’s travel advisory:

Updated 7/28: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Click here for more information and updates.

What does this mean for travelers planning to visit LBI from one of these states? 

Travelers and residents returning from one of the above states should self-quarantine for 14 days. Individuals should only leave the place of self-quarantine to seek medical care/treatment or to obtain food and other essential items. The self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected (Information adapted from the NJ State Website).

 

Upcoming August Events

 

Wednesday, August 5th

Beach Haven: Beach Haven Concert “On the Green” at Veterans Memorial Park (The Kootz). Live music starts at 7pm. “Please note that we will be strictly following the guidance of the CDC, State, and local Government regarding Covid19. We would expect that our guests will wear a mask/face covering at check-in, and will practice social distancing within the concert area.” This event is hosted by the Beach Haven Community Arts Program. 

 

Friday, August 7th

Brant Beach (LBT): Fire Pit Friday featuring free live music performed by the “Jimmy Merchant Music.” This event occurs every Friday on 68th Street beach from 7-9pm . “Bring your blankets, beach chairs, coolers, and family to enjoy an evening of music on the beach! Social Distancing applies to groups not with each other. Please be respectful. Masks are required on the 68th St walkway.” Please contact Long Beach Township at 609.361.1000 for more info on this event series.

 

Sunday, August 9th

Brant Beach (LBT): Enjoy a Sunday Afternoon Concert featuring “ThePickles Nation” from 1pm- 3pm. This event occurs every Sunday from 1pm-3pm, and features free live music. “Social Distancing applies to groups not with each other. Please be respectful. Masks are required on the 68th St walkway.” Please contact Long Beach Township at 609.361.1000 for more info on this event series. 

 

Monday, August 10th

Barnegat Light: Enjoy “Facedown” free live music at the Borough Of Barnegat Light Monday night from 7pm- 9pm. For More Information Call Barnegat Light Borough Hall 609-494-9196.

 

Tuesday, August 11th 

Ship Bottom: Kids event! Join ALO to find out what lives in our very own Barnegat Bay. “This free and fun event will highlight the amazing creatures that call our local waters home. All critters are handled with care and released after we take some time to view and talk about each species.Registration required. Spots are limited to promote a safe learning environment for our volunteers and you. Masks will be required when necessary.” This event is hosted by the ALO please contact them at (609) 494-7800 for more information.

 

Wednesday, August 12th

Beach Haven: Beach Haven Concert “On the Green” at Veterans Memorial Park (Leigh Valley Italian American Band). Live music starts at 7pm. “Please note that we will be strictly following the guidance of the CDC, State, and local Government regarding Covid19. We would expect that our guests will wear a mask/face covering at check-in, and will practice social distancing within the concert area.” This event is hosted by the Beach Haven Community Arts Program.

 

Friday, August 14th

Brant Beach (LBT): Fire Pit Friday featuring free live music performed by the “The Tommy Allen Band”. This event occurs every Friday on 68th Street beach from 7-9pm. “Bring your blankets, beach chairs, coolers, and family to enjoy an evening of music on the beach! Social Distancing applies to groups not with each other. Please be respectful. Masks are required on the 68th St walkway.” Please contact Long Beach Township at 609.361.1000 for more info on this event series.

 

Saturday, August 15th

Surf City: Town-Wide Sidewalk Sales (All-Day, Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th). Take a stroll through Surf City, and experience outdoor shopping from participating stores.

 

Sunday, August 15th

Surf City: Town-Wide Sidewalk Sales (All-Day, Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th). Take a stroll through Surf City, and experience outdoor shopping from participating stores.

Brant Beach (LBT): Enjoy a Sunday Afternoon Concert featuring “Chris Fritz and The Impulsives” from 1pm- 3pm. This event occurs every Sunday from 1pm-3pm, and features free live music. “Social Distancing applies to groups not with each other. Please be respectful. Masks are required on the 68th St walkway.” Please contact Long Beach Township at 609.361.1000 for more info on this event series.

 

Did we miss something?

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