Track the free #LBI shuttle online. h/t @auciello @NewsWorksWHYY

Have you tried the free LBI shuttle? We used it several times last year. The kids loved it and we took it from Surf City to Beach Haven to enjoy a worry free happy hour at The Shell. 

We think it is a great addition to LBI. Service starts up again this weekend. We found out by reading Justin Auciello's Down The Shore Blog. 

Not only did we learn that service starts up this weekend but we also found out that you can track the buses as well. Check out to see where the buses are.

Now if we could only get a Mainland loop in there. Say a loop that includes Mud City & Old Causeway + The Dutchman's. Just mix in one loop every hour or so. 



Love this line: N.J. - (AP) -- There's more of the Jersey shore this year. @newsday @wayneparryac

How's that for a great start to an article on the shore to kick off the 2015 summer season? Newsday picks up an AP article (written by Wayne Parry I think ) about how great our beaches are looking due to a mild winter.

Here is a quote:  

"I would say the beaches are in very good condition," said Jon Miller, a coastal expert with Stevens Institute of Technology. "We really didn't have any significant storms for the second year in a row, which certainly helps. Summer is looking good too, as the forecast is for a quiet season in the tropics."


Sounds good to us! 

Jim H at Outdoor Arena @AsburyParkPress gives a mention about the fishing in Mill Creek today

Our guests love spending time out on the pier. Always fun for kids and adults alike to throw a line into the bay and see what's biting.  We're on Manahawkin Bay, which Mill Creek empties into. So even though Jim talks about Mill Creek in Beach Haven West we think that's close enough to us to get a mention on the blog.

Andy noted there have been periodic bluefish blitzes on the beach of fish 3-6 pounds on both bunker and metal lures at the north end of LBI. He says the white perch fishing on Mill Creek in Beach Haven West seems to get better every night with the fish getting bigger.

Places to drink on the shore - @eatinginsjersey - oh and use @uber_nj

Places to drink on the shore - @eatinginsjersey - oh and use @uber_nj

Getting a little taste of warmer weather brings to mind thoughts of summer days along the beach and cool nights that heat up with fun and frolic. The shore will provide plenty of lively libations and endless entertainment. This little column will only contain a taste, but let’s give you that taste just to whet your appetite.

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Check out @amykup 's giant list of NJ festivals on @njdotcom . We'd add @hopsaucefest and Food Truck at Manahawkin Flea market

 Amy Kuperinsky at just put out a monster list of festivals in NJ. Here are some of the LBI area festivals we found on the list:

June 4-7 - Like your flicks by the Shore? The Lighthouse International Film Festival docks at Long Beach Island;

June 6 - ARRRRR. Get your tri-corner hats and eye patches in order. Tuckerton Seaport's Privateers and Pirates Festival is sailing in for a rollicking good time;

July 20/21 - Does Dad like a little shrimp with his brew? The Baymen's Seafood & Music Festival at Tuckerton Seaport stars shellfish and craft beer;

We'd also add the Hop Sauce Fest on 5/30 and there are food truck events at the Manahawkin Flea Market. And ChowderFest!


60 N.J. summer festivals on tap for 2015

Hop Sauce Festival? Hot Sauce + Craft Beer + LBI? @thejettylife @hopsausefest

Hop Sauce Festival? Hot Sauce + Craft Beer + LBI? @thejettylife @hopsausefest

Since its inception, the Hop Sauce Festival has focused on several goals. The main idea was to create a new community-oriented event. The aim was to generate revenue during the traditionally “slow” weekend after Memorial Day, and introduce LBI to a new, forward thinking demographic that appreciates hand-crafted flavors, cutting-edge music, and microbrews, founders said.

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