Ship Bottom Borough

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Ship Bottom NJ Area

39°38′42″N 74°10′57″W

Ship Bottom Borough is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) in Ocean County, NJ. It is nestled between Surf City Borough to the north and the Brant Beach section of Long Beach Township to the south. Ship bottoms is 1.0 square mile, .7 of which is land. The west side of the borough is flanked by the expansive back Bay. The east side of the borough provides beachfront to the majestic Atlantic Ocean. Ship Bottom is known as the gateway to long beach island” because if contains the only bridge to the mainland via route 72. It is also known for the Ron John Surf Shop and Fantasy Island Amusment Park.

Ship Bottom NJ History

The area of the borough was mostly unoccupied until U.S. Life Saving Station #20, Coast Guard Station #116 was built-in 1872. The Station was named ” Ship Bottom” after an unnamed shipwreck that occurred in 1817 due to a heavy fog. A new community grew around the area of the station. The Manahawkin and Long Island Beach Railroad entered ship bottom in 1886. The Train Stop was named the Beach Arlington Stop, after one of the local developments. As such, the community was known commonly known as Ship Bottom- Beach Arlingtong from 1892 until 1925. Portions of Long Beach Township known as  Bonnie Beach, Bonnet Beach, Edgewater Beach, Beach Arlington and Ship Bottom  were taken to form Ship Bottom-Beach Arlington in 1925. The long name was shortened to merely Ship Bottom in 1947.

Ship Bottom Property Taxes

Property Tax Rates in many Ocean County municipalities are among the lowest in New Jersey. Find more about the General Tax Rate, Effective Tax Rate, and current Ship Bottom Property Tax rates Here.

The Boroughs BeachesThe Borough Town Hall

1621 Long Beach Boulevard Ship Bottom, N.J. 08008
Phone: (609) 494-2171 Fax: (609) 361-8484
Police: (609) 494-1518