Longport is a borough of the renowned Atlantic City in New Jersey. The small town of less than 1,000 residents is located on the southern tip of Absecon Island. It’s less than half-square miles of land all around, with a bay to the northwest and the ocean at the southeastern coast. Longport used to be far more commercial in its early years than it is today. Now, the borough is mostly residential, although proximity to the ocean still makes it an attractive vacation destination. It’s a town where visitors can enjoy the surf, learn about Longport’s vast history and enjoy perks of Atlantic City without being at the center of the revelry. < h3>Things to do in Longport Longport lost some of its landmarks in recent years, but visitors can learn about the borough’s history and these changes at the Longport Historical Society and Museum. The museum is located at 2301 Atlantic Avenue, next to Borough Hall. It’s open during the summer season on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon. The beaches at 32nd Avenue and Pelham Avenue are popular for water recreation. Surfing, swimming and paddle boarding are just some of the activities people enjoy at Longport’s beaches. The borough is perfect for those who like to create their own adventures. Explore the area, and you’ll come across quaint pavilions, inlet docks and jetties perfect for fishing. There are dunes, walkways and playgrounds by the beach, as well as basketball and tennis courts for sports enthusiasts. Take a drive along Atlantic Avenue for great views of the coast, or a take boat tour out to sea.
Day trips from Longport Longport is near many of New Jersey’s beachfront destinations like Ocean City and Atlantic City. You can enjoy the perks of the major attractions while avoiding the downsides of tourist hubs. Head for Ocean City for a family-friendly beach resort area. There are classic boardwalks like Morey’s Piers, which also has a water park and play area. Gillian’s Wonderland Pier has been around since 1929, and features hand-carved rockwork, beautiful landscaping and 31 rides and attractions. Atlantic City is another destination along the Jersey shore that’s well known. There’s a huge outlet mall, and more casino resorts than you can count. If you want to get off the tourist strip, you’ll find great places to escape into nature. The Pork Island Wildlife Management Area is around a half-mile away, while Tuckahoe-Corbin Fish and City Wildlife and Cape May National Wildlife Refuge are around 17 miles away. If you want to make it somewhere completely different, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is just 67 miles, about an hour and 20 minutes’ drive northwest from Longport.
Longport accommodations Longport is fairly residential, so you won’t find any massive resorts in town—you’ll have to look into Ocean City or Atlantic City accommodations for that. In fact, the historic Longport Inn may have been the last mainstream-style lodgings to go. Now, staying in Longport means renting a house or a room from Longport’s residents, possible through vacation rental sites or local agencies.
Transportation in Longport Longport is fairly compact, so visitors can get around the borough on foot. For access from the mainland, or Ocean City, visitors can take the JFK Memorial Bridge, Ocean City Bridge or Dolores G. Cooper Bridge, which is also called Longport-Somers Point Boulevard. To get to and from Atlantic City, travelers can take the New Jersey Transit bus service route 505. The closest airports to Longport are the Atlantic City International, Philadelphia International and Woodbine Municipal Airports.