Dollar Discount was the first dollar store to come into the Manahawkin area. They have a lot of items that a standard dollar store would have. I like to go her and get plastic table cloths for parties because they have them in a ton of colors. Also, they have a lot of good gift wrapping supplies and balloons. The recent addition is their "over a dollar" which features a little higher level or quality items. The employees are nice and fairly helpful.
Party Fair is pretty much the only deal in town as far as party supplies go. They have a nice variety of balloons and plates, napkins, cups, and decorations for special occasions. The store is always clean and the prices are fairly reasonable. Around Halloween they have a lot of costumes and accessories. When there is a holiday and you are looking for a special decoration or accessory this is the place to go. Also, the staff is always pleasant.
Run for Cover is a trendy little clothing store in the heart of Beach Haven. This store offers hot styles but is a little on the pricey side. They have weird hours but when they are open it is a fun place to shop.
I really enjoy golfing at Surf City Island Golf. It's an 18 hole mini golf course which is not too expensive. It is a lot of fun and on the last hole you have a chance to win free games or prizes.
Flamingo Golf is my favorite place on Long Beach Island to play miniature golf. The price is reasonable and the course is a lot of fun. Also, there are tournaments during the week and prizes for the winners. The golf course is within in walking distance from a few ice cream places so you can have a nice family night out together.
I got my first car from Pine Belt Nissan and it was a really good experience. I got a really good deal on my car and it did not have any problems. The salesman let me drive a ton of cars and was very helpful.
Country Kettle Fudge Shop in Surf City is a smaller version of the original shop in Beach Haven. It is clean and in a fairly new strip mall. This shop features all their varieties of fudge. I love going in here and getting free samples!
Stutz is a nice little candy shop which you will encounter when first entering Long Beach Island. The store has a variety of candy and souvenirs. Their candy is good and it is priced for being in a vacation area but it is an overall good place.
Lucille S Own Make Candy Shop is the place to go when you want delicious homemade candies. Since I was a little girl I have been going to this candy shop. I recommend anything they make. The employees are really nice and they even gift wrap what you buy if you ask them to.
The building is brightly colored and kind of far back from the road but don't let the older building fool you, this place can really satisfy your sweet tooth.
Chinese Palace is really good Chinese food. I went here with a friend that recommended it. We went for lunch and the food came so quickly and it was so hot and fresh it was awesome. I definitely recommend it.