is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,384. The borough is located on Long Beach Island and borders the Atlantic Ocean.
by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 3, 1925, from portions of Long Beach Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 23, 1925. The borough name was shortened to
Ship Bottom is known as the "gateway to Long Beach Island", as Route 72 provides the sole road access from Manahawkin in Stafford Township, ending in Ship Bottom as it crosses Manahawkin Bay via the Manahawkin Bay Bridge (formally known as the Dorland J. Henderson Memorial Bridge).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km