Longport NJ Brief History:
Located on the southern tip of Absecon Island on the New Jersey Shore, Longport is named after James Long, the first owner of a large part of the land. Originally incorporated as a town in 1898, Longport offers a quiet atmosphere that is just a stone’s throw from the boardwalk of Ocean City and the high-end nightlife of Atlantic City. Visitors will find this New Jersey Shore town to be the perfect combination of lazy day activities with the convenience of world-class nightlife nearby.
Of only five New Jersey Shore towns located in Atlantic County, Longport enjoys a varied community with homes ranging from extremely lavish to typical, cozy beach bungalows. Longport’s Borough Hall was originally built in1924 as the Betty Bachrach Home for afflicted children, serving the needs of Atlantic County’s children afflicted with infantile paralysis.
With Little Egg Harbor situated just on it’s western border, Longport offers many opportunities for fishing, kayaking or any other water sport that one might enjoy. The beach of Longport is pristine, perfect for surfing, sunbathing or simply strolling the sand in search of the perfect seashell.