There are many attractions, activities, and events for your Jersey Shore vacation at the Island Guest House. Mark and I both have our favorite things to suggest to our guests, so below is our pics for the places to go and sites to see! Almost all are within walking distance from our Inn! THAT IS HUGE! We have been here forever and still have not been everywhere!
Sand, Surf and Flipflops...The beach is what you are really here for!
9 Houses to the left...leave your
sandals at the entrance to the dune and enter 18 miles of uninterrupted beach.
Powdery white sand, shimmery blue water, a kaleidoscope of multicolored
beach umbrellas. Relax, swim, suntan, surf, boogie board, read, or get an
ice cream from the vendor. Or do absolutely NOTHING!
Water Sports on the Bay
Fishing and Crabbing...
our traps and walk over to the bay at the end of Center Street and go crabbing
or drop in a line if
fishing is for you. The Miss Beach Haven Party Boat departs daily right down
Jet Skiing ... Beach Haven Parasailing has it all.
Kayaking ..Walk to Faria's a few blocks north, or 2 blocks south to rent
few minutes drive to Beach Haven Parasailing and watersports will get you set
Boat Rentals ..Walk down to Polly's Dock on the Bay 3 blocks, and rent a small boat for a ride or fishing in the bay.
Sailing ..Island Surf and Sail
Kite-surfing, Windsurfing, stand up paddle, Island surf and sale, drive up to Brant Beach it seems to be all encompassingl
Mini Golfing.. There are 4 miniature golf putting locations within walking
distance. Mr T's has a second location about 15 blocks north.
Water Park.. Walk 4 blocks to
Thundering Surf which has 8 slides, a lazy crazy river, little kids' squirt
works, and a surfing deck just like the big cruise lines.
Amusement Park.. Fantasy Island Amusement park is next door
to Thundering Surf and has arcades, rides, food and games in a carnival like
setting. There is a huge indoor arcade there also.
Movies.. A few miles up the Island is the Beach Theater, showing 5
screens several shows daily...on rainy days they just keep running the movies
Arcades.. Are all around town, as are the ice
cream parlors and mini golf. Good old fashioned fun at the Shore!
Pirate Boat.. Pirate Adventures is down at the end of Dock road, 5 to 7 minutes to walk on
the Bay. Bring the kiddies! A "Real " Pirate ship will
sail you around the Bay! Lot of Fun!
Arts and Culture
Beach Haven Museum.. Walk
3 blocks to Engleside Ave and check for the times that this historic
Museum is open. Optional Small donation requested.
Bed and Breakfast Tour.. We
are on Tuesday's Tour, so you can enjoy hearing about our history by
either myself or Mark while sitting on our front porch
sipping lemonade. To see all of the B&B's on the tour, go to the
Beach haven Museum on Tuesday or Thursday at 9am and sign up for their walking
Optional Small donation requested.
Surflight Theatre.. 3 blocks to Engleside
Ave. Broadway at the Beach..Summerstock Broadway shows most
evenings. Children's shows also. Well worth it. Very Affordable
Maritime Museum.. Walk over to the Bay on Dock
road and see Deb's fabulous new museum. She also is the wedding officiant
of note, past mayor, and sparkling personality. Optional Small donation requested.
Wednesday night Concerts at the Park.. Bring
a lawn chair (bring one of ours! ) and stroll down 2 blocks to Bicentennial
Park on a Wednesday night for their popular concerts on the green. 50's
to big band to country to popular, all will enjoy! It is Free!
Dining within walking distance.
Ice Cream Parlors..
make time for the Showplace Ice Cream Parlor just 2 blocks over...Dessert and a
The Chicken or the Egg..(locals
call it the Chegg) for 24 hour in season wings and more.
There are about 20 you can walk
to, but my pick is the Engleside for sushi, prime rib and real tableclothes and
silverware, with piano and a bar. Mark's choice is to hop in the car and
drive a few minutes up the Island to Pinky Shrimp's. You get your dinner
in a styrofoam box to eat outside at the picnic tables or bring home (or here
in the garden), but I have to agree it is the best seafood!. Slice of Heaven
is hands down the best Pizza. Murphys
Market just 3 blocks is a gourmet Grocery to buy goodies to eat at the
You can walk to all these too!
Fairs in Bicentennial Park, just a few blocks away walk, or at the Jewish
Antiquing at Wizard of Odds, or Artifacts are Treasures
There is so much shopping within walking distance… it totals
over 100 stores!
Shop at Consignment shops such as Coastal Consignment
Finding Beach necessities at Silver Sun
Hunting down that perfect designer dress or shoes at Run for
Finding handmade jewelry
perfumes or bags
Souvenirs at Bay Village and Schooner's Wharf
Even a Christmas ornament at Under the Mistletoe
Treat for your pet at the Labrador Store
and make sure you stop at "Hands"...an old fashion 5 and 10 that has everything!
Bed and Breakfast Tour in Beach Haven
See spectacular sunrises and sunsets just a few steps away.
Right Here in the Inn
Movie Nights in the Sea Glass room
Pickleball played right here in Beach Haven, 6 days a week!
- Atlantic City, Historic Smithville and Renault Winery,
- Great Adventure Theme Park (within an hour's drive)