Most People Don’t Know This Resort Island Existed In New Jersey Once Upon A Time

New Jersey has some truly spectacular islands. Cape Island (home to Cape May) is a favorite, along with Absecon Island (home to Atlantic City), Seven Mile Island (home to Stone Harbor and Avalon), and Ludlam Island (home to Sea Isle City and Strathmere). Another one of our iconic islands is Long Beach Island (home to Beach Haven and Barnegat Light) but did you know there was also once a Short Beach Island?

Isn’t this fascinating? Did you know of the island’s existence? If you regret being unable to visit, you might have a chance in several years. While there will only be a beach (and perhaps some ruins), Beach Haven Inlet is slowly closing and new shoals and sandbars are building up at the south end of Long Beach Island to reform it! If you’d like to learn more about the Tucker’s Island Lighthouse replica and other fantastic New Jersey attractions, click here.