Surf City Borough

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Surf City NJ Area

39°39′44″N 74°10′07″W

Surf City Borough is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) in Ocean County, NJ. It is nestled between the North Beach section of Long Beach Township to its north and Ship Bottom Borough to its south.

Division Street serves as the North – South dividing line on the island. Cross streets that intersect Long Beach Boulevard are numbered from here, extending South to 133rd Street in Beach Haven Terrace and North to 87th Street where you enter Loveladies.

Surf City is .9 square mile, .7 of which is land. The west side of Surf City is flanked by the expansive Back Bay. The east side of Surf City Bottom provides beachfront to the majestic Atlantic Ocean.

Surf City is known for its designated surfing area is between First and Third streets. The Fishing is also notable from North 23rd to North 25th streets.

Surf City NJ History

The area was originally called The Great Swamp, and extended along most of the northern portion of the Island north to Barnegat Light. In 1921 a grand Hotel called The Mansion of Health was built near 7th Street above Central Avenue. The area was known as “Buzby’s Place” after one of the Hotels Owners, Hudson Buzby.

During the early 1930’s the area was part of Stafford Twp. In 1874 the resort community of Beach Haven was established and 1875, the residents of the Great Swamp area called it “Long Beach City”.

The Railroad came to the area around 1886. Portions of Stafford Township were detached to officially formed Long Beach City in 1894. The Long Beach City name was changed to Surf City in 1899.

Surf City 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 Surf City Property Tax rates Here.

Surf City Long Beach Island WelcomeTown Hall at Surf City Borough

813 Long Beach Boulevard
Surf City, N.J. 08008
Phone: (609) 494-3064 Fax: (609) 494-3054
Police (609) 494-8121
TDD Hearing Impaired Telephone: (609) 494-7868
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