A family business is the embodiment of the American Dream. Building something from the ground up and seeing it flourish is a goal of many, but few succeed. The owners of Terrace Tavern — a seafood-heavy bar/restaurant in Beach Haven — have lived this dream for the last 30 years, but earlier …

Located at the most northern point of the island, Barnegat Light definitely has the biggest, widest beaches on LBI and may not be the best choice for a family with small children. The trek to the oceanfront is very long and can be hot and tiring, unless, of course, you take the tram. The tra…

Also known as "The Queen City," this tiny town by the sea on Long Beach Island is a family hotspot during the summer season. The borough has white sugar sand beaches, the island's only amusement park, restaurants and shops to satisfy everyone's interest. In the heart of Beach Haven, families…

During the summer, parking can be tricky and tight, but is available on most side streets. Handicapped parking areas are available near the beach ramps on Mercer Avenue and 80th Street. There is free municipal parking at Sunset Park and abutting the public works yard between Salem and Passai…

The largest municipality on Long Beach Island, Long Beach Township makes up 12 of the island's 18 miles. The 12 miles of beach are accessible except for a pocket of oceanfront homes in the township's north end that bar public access.

Ship Bottom, known as the gateway to Long Beach Island, can be confusing when you're coming onto the island because of so many traffic signs and the heavy summer traffic. One of the first landmarks you will see is Ron Jon Surf Shop, a massive local landmark that is also a purveyor of beach a…