WHY WEBSTER’S LAGOON?
WHY BEACH HAVEN?
Nestled in the south westernmost corner of Beach Haven is the historical Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club and Webster’s Lagoon.
Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club was established in 1912 by local residents who were unhappy with the neighboring yacht club in Beach Haven. Overlooking the Liberty Thorofare, the intercoastal waterway and historic Mordecai island, which dates back to nautical maps established in 1835, the Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club is known countrywide as a mecca for sailing enthusiasts, often hosting both regional and national regattas.
The Webster Lagoon tract extends from Norwood Avenue on the northernmost end south to Nelson Avenue, and from the bay to Atlantic Avenue at its easternmost point. This quaint, quiet community with historic homes and cottages, along with newer contemporary seashore colonial homes, is no doubt the most sought-after area in the entire town of Beach Haven. This enclave consists of families who have been embedded in this community for generations, as well as newer residents who appreciate the quaintness of the area and the social enigma that surrounds the Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club. “You feel the history and tradition of Webster Lagoon by just walking around the streets, strolling by the yacht club, or sitting on the bulkhead overlooking Mordecai and watching the sunset,” says 50-year resident William Scrimer.
But it’s not just tradition that matters in the Webster Lagoon tract; it is the proximity to the town to Beach Haven that makes this area so unique. Calling Wits’ End home means you can ditch the keys to the car as a quick bike ride or a leisurely walk brings you to all Beach Haven has to offer. Culture, such as that provided by the Surf Light theater, old-time Beach Haven favorite eateries such as Buckalew’s, Barry’s Do Me A Flavor, Tuckers Tavern, The Chicken or The Egg, and the Engleside Hotel and Restaurant are just a few points of interest. And you cannot afford to miss a stop at the local Pearl Street market! Numerous shops and boutiques line Bay Avenue, as do many other family-run markets, cafés and restaurants. The wonderful Fantasy Island Park has fun and games for the whole family, as do Schooner’s Wharf and Bay Village. These are all-time family traditions for residents and visitors alike to Beach Haven. Unlike north-end island communities, Beach Haven deliveries culture, entertainment, history, and tradition like nowhere else on Long Beach Island, let alone the entire Jersey shore.
And just when you think it can’t get any better, try this…some of New Jersey’s best beaches are a stone’s throw away from your front door. What more could you or your family want?
“We can never erase or replace the incredible memories and great times that the town of Beach Haven has delivered for our entire family. And clearly, there is no better place in Beach Haven to call home then Webster’s Lagoon.”
Nick and Diane Garofolo