There are some excellent walking tours near Long Beach vacation rentals you may want to check out on your next trip to New Jersey. Long Beach Island, or LBI for short, is a summer resort area that sits along the Atlantic coast in Ocean County, New Jersey. The main way to get to Ship Bottom on the island is via the Causeway bridge from Manahawkin. You can also get there by boat. Shore rentals give visitors the perfect opportunity to experience this scenic destination.
Known as the "gateway to Long Beach Island," Ship Bottom boasts many attractions, but one way to really experience the community is through walking tours. Because Long Beach Island and Ship Bottom in particular are so steeped in history, it's no wonder walking tours abound. The Long Beach Island Historical Association sponsors walking tours throughout historical areas, along with historical trolley tours. Admission is $10 for adults and $2 for children. Reservations are requested, especially for large groups. In addition to the tours, the association also offers free weekly programs throughout the summer months on the area's shipwrecks, lighthouses, and other points of interest.
If you're into ghosts, check out the Tues & Wed Evening Ghost Stories & Tours put on by the Long Beach Island Historical Association. Tickets for this fun event are $15 for adults and $8 for children, and this includes museum admission.
Historic Homes and Lighthouses
Nearby Beach Haven, a bustling summer spot, holds guided outdoor walking tours of restored, privately owned Victorian and Seashore Colonial houses and bed and breakfasts. Make a stop at the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, where, for $1, you can climb its more than 200 stairs to the top. You'll be rewarded with panoramic views of Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse, constructed in 1858, is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day, weather permitting. Children under age 11 get in free.
You may want to take off on your own to explore the shore, or head to
Remembrance Park at Fourth Street and the Bay in Ship Bottom. There are
lots of boutiques and shops to wander by in the downtown area, so go
ahead and take a stroll. While in Beach Haven, stop in at the Long
Beach Island Museum and find out about any walking tours taking place
that day near shore summer rentals.
Walk through surrounding communities of Surf City, Harvey Cedars, Loveladies and High Bar Harbor. Stop in at one of the many cafes and restaurants for a bite to eat before heading back out on your walking tour. Vacation Homes can assist you in your trip planning. Just use its easy search feature to locate the shore rentals within your price range and desired location. From research to the final booking, Vacation Homes can help every step of the way. Find out what makes Ship Bottom and the rest of Long Beach Island so special. So lace up those walking shoes and get going!