Surf City is a small borough in Ocean County, New Jersey on the island of Long Beach. This offshore barrier island is famous for its Atlantic waves and beautiful sandy beaches. It had the first hotel ever built on the New Jersey coast in the 1830s and is now a booming resort destination.
The endless sandy beaches are the main reason to book a holiday rental in Surf City. Swimming, sunbathing, surfing and water sports are all enjoyed along this coastline. Beach rentals offer chairs, umbrellas and equipment along with surf lessons. Crabbing, fishing, parasailing and kayaking can keep families amused for hours. The Surf City Yacht Club has weekly races in the summer making an attractive spectacle to watch. Bike rentals are a popular way to enjoy the locality and get some exercise in the sunshine. Dining out in this area is surprisingly affordable with plenty of seafood and steak restaurants along the waterfront.
Visit the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park from your Surf City holiday rental and see this historic monument that once guided ships along the coast to and from New York. Climb to the top of "Barnie" and enjoy the impressive sea views. Trek the nearby Maritime Forest Trail which is popular for bird watching or go saltwater fishing. The Lighthouse Interpretive Center is an informative resource to spend time visiting. Bay Village was built as a recreated 19th century waterfront village and has dozens of small shops and cafés to while away an afternoon. For families, Fantasy Island Amusement Park has free admission and the rides and games are very reasonably priced. For cultural days out, head for the Long Beach Island Museum or the fascinating New Jersey Maritime Museum which has many unique shipwreck artifacts.
New Jersey has a humid subtropical climate with plenty of sunshine, hot humid summers and cold winters. It has precipitation all year round which falls as snow in the winter months. Average daily high temperatures in summer reach 84°F (29°C) and drop to around 43°F (6°C) from November to March with below freezing temperatures overnight. Spring and fall seasons can be pleasant but changeable with wide fluctuations in temperatures.
The nearest major airport to Surf City holiday rentals is Atlantic City International (ACY) Airport which is 39 miles away along the Garden State Parkway. For international travellers, Philadelphia International (PHL) airport is 70 miles away. It is very easy to hire a car and drive to Surf City along NJ-70/NJ-72 highways. Other alternative airports to use are J.F.Kennedy (JFK), Newark Liberty (EWR) and LaGuardia (LGA) Airports, all around 80 miles away.