Nathan Colmer | The Van Dyk Group
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While the LBI weather is usually very nice during the summer, it does have to rain sometimes! This can leave many summer vacationers asking about rainy day activities on Long Beach Island. Here are a few of our suggestions for things to do when it rains on LBI!
We welcome suggestions for visitors on additions for rainy day activities so if you have found something you like please let us know and we will add it right away!
Schooner's Wharf and Bay Village are the premier shopping locations on LBI. Here you will find a great mix of stores and restaurants. While there are many outdoor areas, most of the stores are indoor so you can stay dry and entertain yourself when it rains on LBI!
Fantasy Island has a large indoor arcade with the latest and greatest games. While it is a must see for any vacation on LBI, it certainly comes in handy on a rainy day! It is also nearby Schooner's Wharf and Bay Village making it a fun rainy day activity on LBI.
You are going to get wet anyway! So long as there is no risk of thunder or lightning the water park can be a fun day outside even when it rains on Long Beach Island. There are covered areas to watch all the fun and refreshments are available as well.
Take in a little local history and learn about the past in the Long Beach Island Historical Museum located by Bicentennial Park in Beach Haven. There are a number of exhibits and lots to see and do. As a side note, they also are a great wedding venue! You can learn a little about Long Beach Island and pass a rainy day here.
Also located in Beach Haven, the Maritime Museum is a large display of local seafaring and maritime exhibits from all over New Jersey and of course, Long Beach Island.
While most of Barnegat Light State Park is outdoors climbing the lighthouse is entirely indoors so it is a great rainy day activity on Long Beach Island.
Viking Village is a collection of small beach themed stores and dining establishments located in Barnegat Light next to the fishing fleet. There are a mix of indoor and outdoor stores but you can stay dry and still shop while it rains on LBI!
There is the old saying that, "a bad day at the beach is better than a good day at work" and for the most part this is true! Long Beach Island is a fun place to visit and even if it is raining there are still things to do to pass the time. Be sure to get outside and experience Long Beach Island in any season and especially on rainy LBI days!