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2022 Guide to Winter on Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Winter on Long Beach Island can at times seem a quiet, lonely affair. Without the throng of summer tourists and balmy beach weather, our 18-mile barrier island can feel more like a ghost town from December to Memorial Day Weekend. But as a year round business, we know better - Long Beach Island is brimming with wintertime activities.

From thrumming small businesses to historical sights, there are more than a few places to visit when you stop by in the off-season. See below for our 2022 winter guide to Long Beach Island, New Jersey.  

How You Brewin Surf City

Visit How You Brewin 

Are you surprised? Of course we would be first on our own list! Our Surf City location is open all year round. With a spacious dining area, craft coffee beverages and delicious food menu, How You Brewin is a prime winter hot spot for meetings, alone time, study spaces and more. A true place to unwind and seek refuge! 

Drive to Barnegat Lighthouse  

Step back in time on LBI! Visit the northernmost tip of Long Beach Island to climb the historic Barnegat Lighthouse (first lit in 1859) and take in a gorgeous, panoramic view of Barnegat Bay. Afterwards, visitors can experience the “Story of Barnegat Lighthouse '' in the park’s Interpretive Center and stroll through the Maritime Forest Trail.  

Beach in New Jersey

Hit the Beach  

Okay, hear us out. We know it’s a little too cold for sunbathing but bundle up, grab your dog and hit the sands for a scenic walk. This is the only time of year where you’ll likely have the entire shoreline to yourselves so take advantage of some of the best beaches along the east coast while you can! 

Shop Small  

Long Beach Island boasts an abundance of year round small businesses that make a day or weekend trip worth your while. Check out Welcome To LBI and Visit Surf City for a directory of options. 

Book a Stay at a Luxury Resort 

Treat yourself to a stay at one of the most luxurious hotels in New Jersey. Just off the Causeway Bridge, the Hotel LBI offers the charm of a coastal home paired with top-rate amenities. From well appointed rooms and fine dining, to a hot tub spa and fitness room, guests are sure to enjoy this Long Beach Island hidden gem. 

Cold weather aside, Long Beach Island has the real potential to be a go-to getaway all year round. Small businesses, beautiful beaches, historical sites and our Surf City coffee shop make for a relaxing weekend away. Come see us before the crowds fire up again!