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.
Beachgoers in the Loveladies and North Beach sections of the township can expect to encounter signs warning of no trespassing and private driveways.
Unfortunately, the beaches that were once wide enough for throngs of summer sunseekers have now been narrowed severely by erosion. Beaches on the southern end of the township are typically wider while the northern beaches are narrower and are continuing to erode.
If the narrow beachfronts are too crowded for your family, the township has bayside beaches in Brant Beach at Bayview Park and in Beach Haven Terrace. Beach badges are required on the oceanfront and bayfront beaches.
If you surf, you're in luck. The township has 19 surfing beaches, stretching across the northern to southern tip of the municipality.
Bayview Park also has restrooms and public parking facilities. There is a public parking lot in the Holgate section of the township where you will have to pay an entrance fee.
Long Beach Township is not as commercialized as other towns on LBI, although restaurants and shops can be found sporadically throughout the township.