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6 Reasons Why Surf City is the Best Place to Rent on LBI in 2021

Surf City, New Jersey
Though we’re only now entering the throes of winter, for the folks that visit our shore community each summer season, planning their vacation starts now! But mapping out an LBI stay can be a difficult endeavor, what with the many beautiful towns that our 18-mile-long barrier island has to offer. Where should you stay? Beach Haven? Holgate? Barnegat Light? For us at How You Brewin, the answer is easy: Surf City. 


For travelers seeking to rent a home for an extended stay, Surf City is the perfect balance of convenience and privacy. Check out this list of reasons why our quaint little shore town is the ideal destination for your next vacation! 

1. Shopping 

Surf City’s “Boulevard” section boasts a plethora of stylish and unique shopping options for visitors. From quaint boutiques to surf shops, day-trippers and long-term vacationers can find whatever it is they’re looking for on the streets of Surf City. Some of our favorite shops include Wink, Little BungalowFive 0 Six Boutique, Farias Surf and Sport, Aquamarine Beach Boutique, Firefly and many more! 

2. Food 

Sandwich at How You Brewin on Long Beach Island

One thing is for sure, you will not leave Surf City on an empty stomach. Pizza joints, luncheonettes, diners and upscale eateries are sprinkled throughout our town. In the mood for an açaí bowl? Sushi? Fresh sourdough bread? A lobster dinner? We got it. Here’s a little list of some of our favorites: MKT EateryWally’sScojo’sIncredibowlsPanzone'sShore Fire Grille, Northside Bar and Grille, Little Sumo’s, Lex MexSmokey's Bar-B-QPelican's SnoBalls, The Cheese Shoppe... we could go on forever! 

3. Beaches 

Surf City Beaches on Long Beach Island

Our pristine beaches are heavily watched in season by lifeguards and law enforcement. Beautifully-kept, the sands of Surf City sparkle in the summer sun and offer a natural oasis for families looking to relax and escape the heat of the season. 

4. Art 

m.t.burton gallery, Surf City LBI

The art scene in Surf City is certainly a burgeoning one. Our little town boasts a collection of accomplished artists and galleries, including: m.t.burton gallery, Solace Studio & GallerySwellColors Glass Studio & Gallery, Cathleen Engelsen and more. 

5. Bay Beach 

Have little ones in your party? Surf City boasts access to a quiet, safe bay beach that’s regularly overseen by qualified lifeguards in season. Pack up the floaties and goggles! This fenced-in region of the bay will give you peace of mind while your little ones frolic in the salty surf.  

6. HYB Patio 

How You Brewin Coffee Company Surf City, Patio

It wouldn’t be a trip to Surf City without a coffee on our patio. Our spacious, outdoor seating area overlooks the bustling boulevard and is just steps from the beach. In the summertime, folks can enjoy a refreshing drink and hearty meal while soaking up the sun in our comfortable adirondacks. We even feature live music by local musicians, so customers can sip their iced lattes while being serenaded by up-and-coming talents. 

When planning your trip to Long Beach Island, consider Surf City! With a variety of shopping, dining, nightlife and family-friendly attractions, our hometown is the perfect destination for your summer vacation. For more information about Surf City, visit   


Photos provided by LBI Chamber of Commerce. 

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