Loveladies, New Jersey

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Loveladies, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Loveladies, New Jersey is located in Ocean County, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey is located in the US
Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies, New Jersey
Loveladies's location in Ocean County (Inset: Ocean County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°43′25″N 74°08′01″W / 39.72361°N 74.13361°W / 39.72361; -74.13361Coordinates: 39°43′25″N 74°08′01″W / 39.72361°N 74.13361°W / 39.72361; -74.13361
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[1]

Loveladies is a neighborhood and unincorporated community located in the northernmost portion of Long Beach Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.[2] The area is on Long Beach Island, between Barnegat Light and Harvey Cedars.

History[edit]

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[3] adjacent to the station which was owned by a man named Thomas Lovelady. The area was called Lovelady's, which eventually evolved to Loveladies.[4] It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[5]

Beaches[edit]

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:[6]

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

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences[edit]

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.[7]

Climate[edit]

During the summer months, frequent episodes of high humidity occur. Occasionally, heat index values exceed 95°F (35°C). During most summer afternoons, a sea breeze dominates the coastline keeping high temperatures several degrees cooler compared to areas farther inland. During most nights, relatively mild ocean waters keep the coastline several degrees warmer than areas farther inland. During the winter months, wind chill values occasionally fall below 0°F (-18°C). On average, the snowiest month of the year is February which corresponds with the annual peak for nor'easter activity.

Climate data for Loveladies Beach, New Jersey (1981 – 2010 averages).
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 40.1
(4.5)
42.3
(5.7)
49.0
(9.4)
57.8
(14.3)
67.9
(19.9)
77.1
(25.1)
82.5
(28.1)
81.4
(27.4)
75.5
(24.2)
64.9
(18.3)
55.0
(12.8)
45.1
(7.3)
61.6
(16.4)
Average low °F (°C) 25.8
(−3.4)
27.7
(−2.4)
33.7
(0.9)
42.5
(5.8)
52.1
(11.2)
61.9
(16.6)
67.7
(19.8)
67.0
(19.4)
60.1
(15.6)
48.6
(9.2)
39.8
(4.3)
30.5
(−0.8)
46.5
(8.1)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.46
(87.9)
2.99
(75.9)
4.17
(105.9)
3.76
(95.5)
3.35
(85.1)
3.31
(84.1)
4.16
(105.7)
4.32
(109.7)
3.32
(84.3)
3.62
(91.9)
3.44
(87.4)
3.74
(95)
43.64
(1,108.4)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.8
(12.2)
7.2
(18.3)
1.2
(3)
0.3
(0.8)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
4.0
(10.2)
17.7
(45)
Source #1: PRISM [8]
Source #2: Golden Gate Weather Services [9]


Climate data for Atlantic City, New Jersey (Ocean Water Temperature).
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °F (°C) 37
(3)
35
(2)
42
(6)
48
(9)
56
(13)
63
(17)
70
(21)
73
(23)
70
(21)
61
(16)
53
(12)
44
(7)
54
(12)
Source: NOAA [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loveladies". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  3. ^ 39°43′34.1″N 074°08′28.4″W / 39.726139°N 74.141222°W / 39.726139; -74.141222 (Lovelady's Island)
  4. ^ About the Loveladies Community, accessed December 26, 2006
  5. ^ Parker, Quentin (2010). Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15: An insider's guide to 201 of the world's weirdest and wildest places. Adams Media. pp. xi. 
  6. ^ Frequently Asked Questions, Loveladies Property Owners Association. Accessed December 26, 2006.
  7. ^ Mission and History, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. Accessed September 23, 2013.
  8. ^ "Explorer". PRISM. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Snowfall Monthly Normals (1981-2020)". Golden Gate Weather Services. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  10. ^ [https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/all_meanT.html NOAA. Accessed June 12, 2017

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