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Loveladies, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Ocean
Township Long Beach
Named for Thomas Lovelady
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
ZIP code 08008
Area code(s) 609 Exchanges: 361,494
GNIS feature ID 0877949

Loveladies is a neighborhood and unincorporated community located in the northernmost portion of Long Beach Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. The area is on Long Beach Island, between Barnegat Light and Harvey Cedars.

History

In 1871, a location of the United States Life-Saving Service was established in the area. There was a small, 10-acre (40,000 m2) island in the bay adjacent to the station which was owned by a man named Thomas Lovelady. The area was called Lovelady's, which eventually evolved to Loveladies. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.

Beaches

All of Loveladies' beaches are open to the public. There are four access points off of Long Beach Boulevard for visitor access, all of which have free public parking available:

  • Dolphin Lane (North Pumping Station)
  • Coast Avenue
  • Loveladies Lane (South Pumping Station)
  • Seashell Lane

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

Loveladies is home to the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, established in 1948 by artist Boris Blai. The organization provides arts, science and recreation programs to area residents and visitors. The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences offers an After School Arts Education Program to area schools, an Artists Residency and Retreat Program for New Jersey Artists, Visiting Artists in Ceramics during the summer season, and ceramics scholarships and residency opportunities.

Preceded by
Barnegat Light
Beaches of New Jersey
Succeeded by
Harvey Cedars
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