Jersey Shore Vacationing Blog

Take Your Children to Long Beach Island!

on January 12, 2012

LBI is one of the most family-oriented beaches I have ever been to. Have kids? Visit these attractions located all over LBI! These are my top 5 places to take your kids.

1. One of the best places to take your kids is an amusement park, and this one opens every night in Beach Haven. This park has rides, games, ice cream, and a show. As a kid I would always love to come to Beach Haven, just to see the top of the Ferris wheel lit over the buildings.

Fantasy Island, lit up and in action every summer night.


2. The next place that is a perfect spot to take your kids is Thundering surf water park. Thundering surf has giant water slides, squirt gun fights, a lazy river, a giant water bucket that tips every now and then, places to eat, and even a kiddie area for the smallest kids. This was yet another reason I loved to come to Beach Haven.

This is the thundering surf logo, displayed outside of the building.

This is the first building people walk into when entering the water park, also when going into the golf course. It doubles as an ice cream parlor.Here is the view of the water slides from far away!

The wet endings of eight huge water slides.

The view of the park from far away.

The giant bucket occasionally spills on guests, very fun to be under!

The kiddie area!The "Lazy Crazy River"...


3. Although this one is actually part of the track, I had to make it separate, because it is a new addition, and it is just too cool. I never  actually got to go on this, but I hope I can in the future. This is the new “Flow House” addition to the water park that gives you a feeling of surfing on a real wave… except for the fact that you can’t get hurt, it’s perfect, and it doesn’t stop. Your friends can even watch you on the sides while you perfectly balance on the board… or wipe out and fall on your face. Either way, it’s worth it.

A person concentrates on staying up while others watch...


4. The next place out of my top 5 is the adventure golf course. I’m not sure whether this was a separate area and thundering surf bought it or they always had it, even though I’m pretty sure they always did. Anyway, this is a separate topic, because it is a completely separate activity. I loved to golf with my family as a kid and I have very good memories there. The two 18-hole courses are newly renovated, with beautiful landscaping. It was even voted “Best Golf Course in NJ” by a few magazines. Take your family there to see why!

People enjoying themselves on the beautiful course!


The gorgeous waterfall overlooking the course

5. Finally, the last stop you should take your kids is Barnegat Lighthouse. It is a beautiful spot which you can enter and look at through the top windows. It isn’t located in Beach Haven, actually, it’s in Barnegat Light! It is a historical attraction as well as beautiful. I never got to tour it, but I advise anyone near it to. By the way, you should also get a puzzle of it. That is also another enjayable activity to do with children at home. The lighthouse costs $1 to climb. The lighthouse is open every day from April 1 through October 31, 9 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Don’t climb it if you can’t handle 217 steps!

Barnegat light is a historic and fun attraction.


The bird's eye view of the lighthouse from the sky, looking down on the beach.


Just a few of the many steps to the top...

~All images came from Google images and web pages about them.


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