Welcome To Long Beach Island, NJ Also Known as LBI
LBI Voted #1 "Best Beaches for Family Vacations in NJ"
Safety Tips & Info On Long Beach Island, NJ (LBI)
Thanks To The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce For Providing The Safety Tips As A Public Service Announcement.
Safe Swimming Practices On Long Beach Island, New Jersey
* The Ocean Is Beautiful And Fun But Very Dangerous. Be very careful, you can drown in the ocean.
* Only Swim On Guarded LBI Beaches.
* Never Swim Alone.
* Always swim near a LBI lifeguard.
* Do not go on the beach or in the water if you hear thunder or see lightning.
* Do not dig holes on the beach deeper than the user's knee (especially children). The sand may collapse and sufficate you.
Rip Current Awareness On LBI, NJ
Thank You To Bob Irvine For Making "Rip Current Awareness" A Priority On Long Beach Island, New Jersey (LBI).
* What Are Rip Currents?
Rip Currents are 'channeled' currents of water flowing away from or parallel to the beach. They typically occur when a channel forms between the shore and sandbar, also, near structures such as jetties and piers.
* Why Are Rip Currents So Dangerous?
Rip currents pull people away from the beach. Their speeds can vary from moment to moment and can quickly increase to become dangerous to anyone entering the surf.
* What If I'm Caught In A Rip Current?
STAY CALM. Don't fight the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline - across the direction of the water flow. When free of current, swim at an angle - away from the current - toward the beach.
* Don't Become A Victim While Trying To Help Someone Else
Bicycle Safety On Long Beach Island, New Jersey (LBI)
* All riders under age 17 must wear a helmet (New Jersey State Law).
* Ride with the flow of LBI traffic.
* Obey all LBI traffic signals.
* Wear bright colors at night.
Pedestrian Safety On Long Beach Island, New Jersey (LBI)
* Walk or jog against the flow of LBI traffic.
* Cross with caution.
* Cross at controlled intersections.
* Use sidewalks when available.
Dune Regulations On Long Beach Island, NJ (LBI)
* Stay Off The LBI Dunes - It Is Against The Law To Walk On The Dunes On Long Beach Island, New Jersey (LBI).
* Use designated paths to and from the LBI beach.
* Stay off the grassy areas on the dunes; Poison Ivy is commonly found growing on the dunes.
* Dune grass is very vulnerable and is a natural protection against storms.
Poison Ivy (Leaflets Three Let It Be) On Long Beach Island, NJ
* Leaves are always in threes, two leaflets split by a third, with a slightly longer stem.
* If exposed, repeated washing with cold water and soap will remove the poisonous oil from skin and clothing.
Driving On Long Beach Island, New Jersey (LBI)
* Use center lane on LBI for left turns ONLY.
* Obey all LBI speed limits - watch for changes in speed limits.
* Remain on Long Beach Boulevard during times of heavy traffic.
* Avoid causing gridlock at intersections.
* Park with the flow of LBI traffic - do not park in opposite direction.
* No parking within 50 ft of a stop sign.
* No parking within 25 ft of an intersection.
* Pull as far to the right as possible and STOP for emergency vehicles.
* STOP for school buses.
* STOP - then proceed with caution for ice cream trucks.