Surf & Sip the LBI Region with the Award-Winning Southern Ocean County Brew Trail
Photo by B. Cuthbert
Make your next trip to the Long Beach Island
Region a Southern Ocean Study Abroad
SOUTHERN OCEAN BREW TRAIL
The Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce established the first
brew trail at the Jersey Shore in 2017. This trail is one of the first in the
nation to be infused with non-drinking stops. In addition to the featured
breweries, other stops that reflect our surfing history and lifestyle. The
Brew Trail proudly received a NJ Tourism Award in 2018 in recognition
of its innovative partnerships. Another fantastic local brewery and surf
lifestyle studio have been added to the trail for 2019.
This is not a pub crawl, it’s an opportunity for enthusiasts age 21 or
older to experience our unique Jersey culture, meet local experts, try
authentic products and take part in the Long Beach Island Region
like never before. The program’s purpose is to build loyalty for local
brands and encourage visits throughout the year. The trail launched
with four craft breweries, Manaferkin in Manahawkin, Ship Bottom
Brewery in Beach Haven, Oyster Creek Brewing Co. in Waretown and
Pinelands Brewery in Little Egg Harbor. Other featured stops include
South End Surf ’N Paddle with board shaping and customization,
as well as stand-up paddle tours or lessons; Ann Coen Gallery for
local surf-related photography and art; Jetty for surf-design apparel;
the Tuckerton Seaport’s Surf Museum; boat-building and surfboard
workshops; SwellColors Glass Studio & Gallery for glass art and
classes; and the Southern Ocean Visitor Center for guides, maps
and information. The trail will provide an opportunity to check out
locally designed and manufactured surf-related products, as well as
scheduling lessons or SUP tours for future visits.
When you complete the trail, you will receive a Brew Trail koozie.
Begin by picking up Southern Ocean Made Surf & Sip brochure
at any of the participating locations or track your stops on www.
southernoceanmade.com. No purchase is necessary to enter or get
Southern Ocean County’s trail was created to be enjoyed throughout
the year. It is not a timed activity and all entries completed online
qualify. Like good beer, this trail is meant to be enjoyed at your leisure.
Do not attempt to take part in any surf activity or drive under the
influence of alcohol.
For more information visit www.southernoceanmade.com or follow
The Long Beach Island Region provides many reasons and
many ways for families to gather, and there is plenty to learn while
spending time here. The Passport of LBI is an alliance of nonprofit
organizations designed for families, home-schoolers and
visitors of all ages and backgrounds to dive deeper into the 18
miles of history, arts, culture and ecology of Long Beach Island.
The Southern Ocean County Chamber coordinates efforts of the
alliance so everyone can appreciate and help to preserve the
natural resources and historic richness of the area. Enjoy exploring
while learning about the legends and the science behind a favorite
This free program can be started at any time by picking up a
Passport booklet, visiting sites and attending scheduled events
throughout the island year-round. The Passport includes Barnegat
Light Historical Society, Lighthouse International Film Society, LBI
Historical Museum, LBI Foundation of Arts & Sciences, Ocean
County Library’s LBI Branch, Beach Haven Public Library &
Museum, ReClam the Bay Clam Trail, Surflight Theatre, Viking
Village, NJ Maritime Museum and Alliance for A Living Ocean. Visit
southernoceanmade.com/passport-to-lbi/ for a complete list of
Passport contributors and hours, or contact the Southern Ocean
County Chamber Visitor Center to find out details. Pick up free
Passports year-round at Southern Ocean Chamber Visitor Center,
LBI Foundation or NJ Maritime Museum. You can follow Passport
to LBI on their Facebook page.
Learn about life on the bay while you take a ride on the Pohatcong
II, sailing from the Taylor Avenue Municipal Dock in Beach Haven
to the Tuckerton Seaport. This free ride on selected dates is
approximately 45 minutes each way, passing the scenic, historic
sights and sounds of the bay. An optional reservation fee of $10
includes admission to the Tuckerton Seaport’s 40-acre museum
site and lighthouse. This private/public partnership is powered by
the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Downtown
Driven Program, which includes Ocean County Planning
Department, Tuckerton Seaport and the Boroughs of Tuckerton
and Beach Haven. Reservations can be made online only through
the Tuckerton Seaport, and all information is available on www.
lbiferry.com. You can also download a map to navigate both towns
from the docks.