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Families will love:

  • Schooner's Wharf
  • Fantasy Island Amusement Park
  • 18-mile stretch of shoreline

Hurricane Sandy devastated much of Long Beach Island -- better known as "LBI" -- in 2013, but the island has since made an outstanding comeback. Listed among the 10 Best Beaches for Families in 2013, the island encompasses an 18-mile of stretch of pretty shoreline, complemented by relatively calm waves. The beach and ... more
Hurricane Sandy devastated much of Long Beach Island -- better known as "LBI" -- in 2013, but the island has since made an outstanding comeback. Listed among the 10 Best Beaches for Families in 2013, the island encompasses an 18-mile of stretch of pretty shoreline, complemented by relatively calm waves. The beach and towns never feel overly congested, especially in comparison with equally popular locales, like Wildwood and Sea Isle City.

While the island doesn't have a traditional boardwalk, it features Fantasy Island Amusement Park and Thundering Surf Water Park, alongside Schooner's Wharf, where typical beach shops and eateries can be found. LBI also offers plenty of casual, kid-friendly restaurants and budget-friendly hotels and motels to round out a family vacation, or even just a weekend "down the shore."

Written by Amanda Geronikos less

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