Ship Bottom is known as the “Gateway To Long Beach Island” because of its convenient location at the foot of the only bridge onto the island. Although it is a popular destination for day-trippers, Ship Bottom also hosts numerous hotels and private rental accommodations for visitors looking to be centrally located amongst all LBI has to offer. Looking to launch a personal watercraft or boat? Be sure to make your way to the Ship Bottom boat ramp at 11th Street and the Bay for a day on the water. This same boat ramp also hosts evening concerts throughout the summer as well. Ship Bottom is also home to LBI’s annual Christmas Parade in early December.

Key Spots:

  • Waterfront Park & Crabbing and Fishing Pier
  • Bay Beach
  • Purple Martin Colony at Sunset Point Gazebo
  • 4th Street Remembrance Park

For more information on Ship Bottom tourism and beach badges, call 609-494-2171 or visit

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