LBI is Alive

Everything you need to know about the rebuilding of LBI.

Businesses Open on LBI


Acme Beach & Bike

Americanna by the Seashore

Artifacts are Treasures

B&B in Ship Bottom and Beach Haven

Bankston’s– open weekends

Beach Haven Auto Parts in Ship Bottom

Between the Sheets

Brant Beach General Store

Breezin Up

Bywatyr Shop

Callahan’s Liquor Store in Surf City

Ciao Bella in Surf City is open weekends

Coastal Consignment & Salvage Co


Country Corner Market

Country Kettle Fudge- SC and BH

Cunningham’s Gift Shop


Dollar Parlor– in Bay Village

Faria’s Surf Shop is open in SB

Firefly and Island Teak

Fisherman’s Headquarters


Gallery 1603

Hand’s Store


Here’s Hough Interiors is open for appointments

House of Consignment

How to Live

Indian Summer

Island Sun

Island Shop

Island Sun (Taylor and the Blvd)

Island Surf & Sail

Jeffrey’s Floor and Décor

Just Bead It in Surf City

Jingles Bait and Tackle

Kapler’s Pharmacy will be filling prescriptions from their neighbor establishment Regenerate

*Lilly of the Valley will be opening in the Sink r Swim Shoppes soon

Living on the Veg

Lou’s Bakery

Lukoil in Ship Bottom open for repairs only

Minervas By The Sea is open Thursday- Sunday

The Mod Hatter

Mtburton Gallery

North End Trilogy

Ooh La La

Oskar Huber Furniture

The Parlor– in Bay Village

Pottery Barge

Raquel’s Closet

Rommels Liquors

Ron Jon’s Surf Shop

Ryan’s Windows

The Sampler in Barnegat Light

Sandy Banks

Seawall ARTifacts

School of Vintage

Sedona East

Shell Liquors

Shoes for You

Sink’r Swim Shops

Song of the Sea in Bay Village

South End Surf ‘N Paddle in BH

Spice it Up– In Bay Village, open Thurs-Sun from 11-5, expanding hours soon

Sur La Plage

Surf Buggy

Surf City 5 & 10– open weekends, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4

Surf City Bait and Tackle

Surf City Fishery is open throughout the Holidays

Surf City Pharmacy

Surf Shack South is relocated in the Manahawkin Mart under the name The Shack Board Shop

Surf Unlimited 11am-5pm daily

Sweet Haven Candy

The Bookworm

The Cheese Shoppe

The Good Life Gift Boutique in Surf City Open weekends

The Little Outfit Children’s Boutique

The Red Chair

The Seawife

*Toy Store and Toy Dayz in BH- Opening this summer.

Tropics Too

Tuckerton Lumber

Tula The Boutique

Viking Outfitters

Wave Hog


Wildflowers open Friday-Sunday


7-11 in Ship Bottom and Beach Haven

Restaurants (Food)

A Little Bite of Italy

Bagel Shack


Bagels and Beyond

Barry’s Do me a Flavor

Bay Village Pizza

Beach Haven Fishery

The Beach House Restaurant

Bisque Restaurant is open Wednesday- Sunday

The Black Whale Bar- Thursday-Monday (starting at 3pm)

Blue Water Cafe-Fridays 4-9, Saturday and Sunday for Lunch and Dinner 11-9 (starting 5/20 open daily)

The Boathouse

Bowker’s South Beach Deli

Buckalew’s Restaurant and Tavern

California Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Captain John’s Mr Breakfast

The Chegg

Coffee Bouteaque

Cool Beans– in Bay Village

Country Kettle Chowda and Fudge

Crust and Crumb Bakery

Custard Hut


Dockside Diner

Dom’s Drive in

The Dutchmans Brauhaus

The Engleside Inn is open with their full menu

Ferarra’s Bakery

Fred’s Diner

The Gable’s in Beach Haven

The Gateway

Grannie Annie’s Ice Cream in Surf City

Greenhouse Café

*Grill It Up – Opening this summer

Harvey Cedars Pizza Shack

Harvey Cedars Shellfish Company

Holiday Snack Bar

How You Brewin?


Hudson House

Inlet Deli

Jayson’s Pancake House

Jersey Girl

Joe Pops

Joey’s Pizza

Kubel’s in Barnegat Light

Kubel’s Too in Beach Haven Crest

La Spiaggia

LBI Pancake House

Lex Mex

Little Bite of Italy in Surf City

The Maine Course– now in Schooner’s Warf

The Marlin

Marvel’s Doughnuts


Mustache Bill’s Diner

Nardi’s Tavern and Grille

Neptune Market in HC

Okie’s Butcher Shop

Panzone’s Pizza in Surf City (Beach Haven May 17th)

Pearl Street Market

Pinky’s Shrimp

Pinziminio Trattoria

The Plantation

The Port Hole Cafe

Raimondo’s in Ship Bottom

Ravioli and More

Rita’s Italian Ice

Sandbox Cafe

Scojo’s Restaurant

The Sea Shell

Ship Bottom Shellfish

Shore Good Donuts

Showplace Ice Cream Parlor

Skipper Dipper

Speakeasy Pizza

Spray Beach Bagel and Deli


Subbogies Surf City Grill

Surf City Pizza

Surfside Coffee House

Sweet Haven Candy Shop

Terrace Tavern

Uncle Will’s Pancake House

Wally Mitchell’s

Woodies-Ship Bottom

Woodies Too in BHG- Tuesday-Sunday, opening at 10am

Yellowfin– open weekends

Yo Babycakes

4-Bee’s Polish American Deli


Bank Of America in Ship Bottom

Barnegat Lighthouse Picnic Area is now open

Beach Haven Public Library

Brant Beach Yacht Club is now open for rentals


First United Methodist Church of Beach Haven Terrace

Jewish Community Center

Kynett United Methodist Church

LBI Branch of Ocean County Library

LBI Chiropractic

LBI Foundation of the Arts

NJ Maritime Museum

TD Bank in Beach Haven Crest

Post office in SB and BHC

St. Francis Center, Pool and Pantry in Brant Beach

Surflight Theatre


A Affordable Taxi


Ager Realty in Ship Bottom

Beach House and Blooms

Bed, Bath and Linen Rentals, LLC

BBLR Cleaning, LLC

BayShore Realty in SB and NBH

Causeway Glass

Dave’s TV & Appliance

Davies and DeGennaro Real Estate

DeJaVu Nail Salon

Devotion Yoga

East Coast Auto Repair

Elite Fitness

Foster’s Market

G. Anderson Agency

Giglio Awnings

Gulf Gas Station in BH

Harvey Cedars Auto

Harvey Cedars Marina

Haven Beach Motel

Heritage Construction

IKM Insurance

Inman Realty

Island Medical is temporarily relocated to 44 Nautilus Dr.

Island Realty in SC and LL

Jolly Roger Motel

Kwik Canvas

L&D Plumbing and Heating

LBI Realty Group

Liquid Bliss Yoga

L R Costanzo Co in SC

Lavish Salon is open Wednesday to Saturday

LBI Pampered Chef

LBI Exxpress Taxi

Liquid Bliss Yoga

Long Beach Island Real Estate– BL (BHC being restored)

Magnolia House B&B

Mancini Real Estate

Mark Davies Builders and Developers, LLC

Mary Allen Realty in SB

Michael Pagnotta Architect & Construction

Murphy’s Market

Ocean Bay Market

Ocean Family Dental

Oceanside Realty in SC and HC

Oral’s Place-Ship Bottom (dry cleaning, tailoring, tux rentals)

Prudential Zack Shore Properties in BL, SB, BHG

Red Sails Salon

Re/Max of Long Beach Island

Sand Dollar Real Estate

SeaBreeze Realty in SC and BH

Sea Spray Motel in Holgate

Serenity Design

Stonehenge Building & Development

Storsburg Plumbing, Heating and Cooling

Beach Haven Southend, LLC

Surf City Hotel

Surf City Laundromat

Surflight Theatre (Show Place for Memorial Day)

Ted Fluehr Jr, Inc

*The Mariner Inn– May

The Spray Beach Inn

Thomas J Keller Construction

Tiffany’s Salon & Spa

Van Dyk Group

Weichert Real Estate

Windward at the Beach

Yoga Nine


Andy’- in Barnegat Light

Beach Haven Yacht Club Marina

Fantasy Island Arcade

Hartland Golf– open weekends

John Law’s Art Gallery in SC

Just Bead it in SC

Morrison’s Marina and Ship’s Store is open Monday- Saturday

Sand Trap Mini Golf– open weekends

Thundering Surf and Water Works

Walter’s Bikes



  sls5517 wrote @

Thank you for the information Naureen.

  Naureen wrote @

Any Idea if Hands will be opening up again?

  sls5517 wrote @

Still have not heard nor seen any new activity down there.

  sls5517 wrote @

On my way to work this morning, I saw the yellow Hands supply truck, driving north from BH, so I think that is a good sign!

  sls5517 wrote @

Rumor is that Hands opened today! I will check over the weekend for hours.

  Pat Kaufman wrote @

Pinky Shrimps?

  sls5517 wrote @

I have not heard anything on them, but I will let you know if I learn any new information.

  sls5517 wrote @

Pinky’s Shrimp is now open.

  Anonymous wrote @

Any news on Bowkers Deli in Holgate?

  sls5517 wrote @

I hear that they will be open for the summer as usual.

  Liz wrote @

Any idea if Pinky Shrimps will re-open?

  sls5517 wrote @

I have not heard anything on them, but I will let you know if I learn any new information.

  sls5517 wrote @

Pinky’s Shrimp is now open.

  Liz wrote @

Just read in The Sandpaper Chegg, Stefanos and Pinky Shrimps will be open by Memorial Day. Yeah!!

  sls5517 wrote @

I just received the Sandpaper and you are right! Woohoo for more businesses opening up!

  Kathy wrote @

any news on Bageleddi’s in Ship Bottom opening?

  sls5517 wrote @

I hear that they will be opening, but I do not have a definitive date.

  sls5517 wrote @

They are opening in May!

  Maureen Martindale wrote @

Will the Engleside be open? We cousins visiting frm Ireland & hope to spend a few days on LBI to show them the SHORE!

  sls5517 wrote @

YES! The Engleside will be open for the summer. They are actually already up and running now.

  Anonymous wrote @

They have been open since day one amazingly!

  sls5517 wrote @

Bageleddie’s has a sign in their window saying they will be opening in MAY!

  Spring is Here (Kind of) | LBI is Alive wrote @

[…] survived Sandy and can’t wait to see you all this summer! Check the continually updated list here. Also, if you an open business and not on that list, email me at, I try to […]

  Anonymous wrote @

does anyone know when the seven 11 in beach haven will open

  sls5517 wrote @

I have not heard anything, but if I do I will let you know!

  Cathy l. wrote @

Any word on The chowder hut

  sls5517 wrote @

I have not heard anything yet, but I will let you know if I hear anything.

  Beverley wrote @

Do you have an opeing date for Pottery Barge..

  sls5517 wrote @

They are still working inside and I have not seen a sign yet, but I will let you know when I hear.

  Anonymous wrote @


  sls5517 wrote @

From what I hear, Tucker’s is not reopening, however, it is not 100% due to Sandy according to ex-staff, the owner was thinking of selling anyway before the storm.

  Anonymous wrote @

Is there any news about Hands in Beach Haven?

  sls5517 wrote @

I have not been down to BH recently, however, I have seen the yellow “Hand’s” trucks on the blvd, so I would think they are building inventory for the summer. I will let you know if I hear a definitive opening date.

  sls5517 wrote @

Rumor is Hand’s opened today, I will check for hours this weekend!

  Anonymous wrote @

Any news about Marvels

  sls5517 wrote @

I have not heard anything about Marvels, but I did hear a rumor that Surf City Bakery is owned by the same people and will be opening back up. So we will have to wait and see.

  sls5517 wrote @

Marvels is OPEN! Drove by today!

  Doug wrote @

Any word on The Ketch?

  sls5517 wrote @

The Ketch will open as usual.

  Bill wrote @

What about Bowkers at the end of Holgate? best breakfast sandwiches ever, hope they are going to be open!

  sls5517 wrote @

They will open this summer!

  V- wrote @

Will the Clam Bar on Center Street in Beach Haven re-open this summer?

  sls5517 wrote @

I do not know about the Clam Bar, but I will let you know when I hear something.

  V- wrote @

Is the holiday snack bar in beach haven re-opening this summer?

  sls5517 wrote @

Yes the snack bar will be reopening!

  Anonymous wrote @

We were down this weekend, and saw that Hands is open and Bywatyr shop had a sign in the window Open May 1.
also had lunch at Freds Diner. Slowly but surely we are coming back. The beach also looked GREAT.

  barbara960 wrote @

Are any of the miniature golf places on the North End going to open?

  sls5517 wrote @

I have not heard specifics on when, but i am 99% sure they will open for the summer season. I have not heard any rumors of not opening and as soon as I hear summer opening dates I will update the site and let you know. One story I head was that the Ship Bottom golf courses opened on the weekends for all the construction workers who were bored, haha. Can’t wait for them all to open this summer!

  Bob brechka wrote @

Any word on Marvels. My grand kids are concerned about the donuts.

  sls5517 wrote @

I drove by today, lights are on on the porch and they still have signs on the windows, but I did not see anything about an opening date. My family and I would bike down for doughnuts in the morning, telling ourselves the bike ride counteracted the doughnuts haha. If I hear any more news I will let you know!

  Regina Lotito-Starin wrote @

Dollar Parlor, Country Kettle Fudge and Chowda are open as well as most of Bay Village shops…

  April wrote @

Thanks so much!!!! Great news! I can also add that country kettle chowda is open too – my sisters drove down for the day last weekend and brought me back a quart of the worlds best lobster bisque. 🙂

  Rob wrote @

Anyone know if the Marlin is open or opening?

  sls5517 wrote @

It is opening, they are hiring staff right now. I do not know a set opening date though.

  sls5517 wrote @

The Marlin opens tomorrow April 26th!

  louise wrote @

what about Murphys supermarket? Where does one purchase groceries?

  sls5517 wrote @

Murphy’s had said they would open in April, but its getting a little late. However, Acme is open on 96th street for groceries.

  Ray wrote @

Any status on daddy o??

  sls5517 wrote @

They are still working on Daddy O’s, but it will be reopening.

  sls5517 wrote @

Daddy-O’s is now open!

  Stephanie wrote @

I’m so happy that LBI is alive!!! I v been going every for weeks an weeks an day trips since I was a little baby. Now bringing my little. 2 year means more then ever!

  barbara wrote @

We’ll be down in August as usual. I am wondering if the North End mini golf places survived- Elephant and Flamingo. Any news?

  sls5517 wrote @

They all survived as far as I know, but I do not have official opening dates. When I do, I will be sure to post and let you know!

  Anonymous wrote @

Thank you- I am an avid reader of LBI IS Alive.

  Anonymous wrote @

Any word on island Wellness in Spray Beach? How about the Beach Haven Fishery??

  sls5517 wrote @

They have been working on the Fishery, so I believe they will open for the summer. I will have to look at island wellness, I am not sure what their status is.

  Anonymous wrote @

Any word on Crust & Crumb bakery and Bay Village Pizza?

  sls5517 wrote @

Crust and Crumb will be opening for the summer, I just do not know the date.

  Nikole wrote @

How about the Fritzies Liquor Store on between 33rd and 32nd in Beach Haven?

  sls5517 wrote @

Fritzies is not open yet, they had just recently knocked out a whole wall so I believe they are expanding. I would think they would be up and running for the Summer season.

  Mary Ellen Purkis wrote @

Any word about the Wicker Store in Ship Bottom

  sls5517 wrote @

I do not know about the wicker place. I will take a drive by this week and see if I can see anything.

  zpetradingfund wrote @

Will thundering surf water park be open this summer?

  sls5517 wrote @

Yes Thundering Surf will be open for the summer. The Flow House opened this past week.

  Anonymous wrote @

Front of the Wicker Store is still all boarded up.

  Jennifer Gray wrote @

Ocean Bay will be open May 10th whoop whoop

  sls5517 wrote @

That is great news, where did you hear this?

  Jennifer Gray wrote @

My dad is the owner 😉

  sls5517 wrote @

That’s a good source haha I will add it to the open businesses.

  Jennifer Gray wrote @

Thanks! Have a good day!

  Louise Linden wrote @

Is Pinky Shrimp’s going to reopen?

  sls5517 wrote @

They are working on it still. I will post when they have an opening date.

  sls5517 wrote @

Pinky’s Shrimp is now open.

  Megan wrote @

It says the arcade will be open at Fantasy Island, but what about the rides? Also, what happen to Jayson’s

  sls5517 wrote @

I believe the rides do not open up until close to memorial day weekend usually, so I think they would open the same time this year. Jayson’s pancake house just got a new sign a few weeks ago, so I am sure they will be open for the summer.

  Becky wrote @

Any word on Dom’s Drive In? Are they open?

  sls5517 wrote @

Dom’s is not open yet, not sure when they will open, but I will be sure to post when I hear.

  sls5517 wrote @

Dom’s Opened Yesterday!

  Anonymous wrote @

is the Sea Horse Motel opening???

  sls5517 wrote @

They will be opening soon, they took this off season opportunity to build a 3rd floor on the motel. I will post when I hear an official opening date.

  Anonymous wrote @

subs n such opening? black dog cafe?

  Jennifer Gray wrote @

Subs n such opens next weekend. I spoke to the owner today.

  Mary Ellen Purkis wrote @

Is Walters bikes shop in Ship Bottom open?

  sls5517 wrote @

Yes Walter’s Bikes is open.

  Anonymous wrote @

Any word on the Bayberry in Ship Bottom?

  sls5517 wrote @

It has been for sale for years and rumor is it has recently been sold to another restauranteur, when I hear what it will be or an opening date I will let you know

  Anonymous wrote @

How about Andy’s and Dairy Queen in Barnegat light?

  sls5517 wrote @

I have not been up in BL, but there was minimal flooding up there so I would think they are both open. If I hear different I will let you know.

  Anonymous wrote @

In 1950 before I was born my grandfather bought a house at 126 e 27th st beach haven gardens. I spent 50 summers on long beach island & am do glad that superstore
Sandy was not the end to my favorite place in the world. Unfortunately my family mo longer owns that house but LBI will
forever be my first love.
Liz R

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