The Shack on Long Beach Island NJ

The Shack on LBI

The Shack on Long Beach Island NJ
The Shack on Long Beach Island NJ

The LBI Shack

For generations, visitors to Long Beach Island NJ have passed by a small building off the east bound side of Route 72. This small building, known as “The Shack” has become synonymous with the entrance to LBI and for many people signals the start of their summer vacation. Sadly, now it is gone forever.

History of the Shack

The history of The Shack on Long Beach Island NJ is sketchy for most. Dating back to the 1920’s, The shack served as a small fishing and gaming lodge for many years. More recently, the ownership of the The Shack on Long Beach Island NJ had become mired in court as proceedings as the ownership was trying to be determined. Recently, Jersey Outdoor Media proved ownership and had made plans for restoration.

Hurricane Sandy and The Shack on Long Beach Island NJ

Hurricane Sandy, the monster super storm that has devastated the northeast,  was more than the fragile shack could stand. Below are pictures both before and after of The Shack on Long Beach Island NJ

 The Shack on Long Beach Island NJ

The Shack on Long Beach Island NJ

The Shack on Long Beach Island NJ

The Shack on Long Beach Island NJ

 

 

One thought on “The Shack on Long Beach Island NJ

  1. Tom Leone says:

    My parents started bringing me to LBI in the mid seventies and we continued to enjoy the island ever since. I even introduced my wife and her family to this great and friendly place. The shack was always something I looked for on my way to and from the island and it will be greatly missed as an icon of the area. My heart and thoughts are with all the residents of LBI in this time of great loss. But as I have learned from many years spent on the island, you are a proud and hearty people and you will recover. BEST THOUGHTS AND WISHES

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