Island Beach State Park


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Island Beach State Park


Location:Between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay. Take Route 37 east to Route 35 south to park entrance.
Facilities:Self-guided trails, bike path (5 miles), bird observation blind, beach with designated swimming area, access ramp (é), bathhouses, concessions, interpretive center.
Activities:Boating (car top launch only), canoeing, fishing, swimming, surfing, sailboarding, scuba diving, picnicking (no tables or grills provided), hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, waterfowl hunting.
Special Features:Park occupies a narrow barrier island stretching for 10 miles between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay, preserving one of New Jersey’s last remaining undeveloped barrier beaches.
Address:PO Box 37
Seaside Park, NJ 08752

Phone:732-793-0506
Web: www.njparksandforests.org/parks/island.html
Size: 3,002 acres.

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On Saturday he said the beach house is separate from Island Beach State Park and his family will not be using any state services.
All hotel guests will enjoy the proximity to the Jersey Shores best attractions including the famous Seaside Heights Beach & Boardwalk, Breakwater Beach Waterpark, Toms River (Route 37) restaurants, Six Flags Great Adventure, and Island Beach State Park.
Erosion also has degraded dunes and eliminated a wide section of beach and dune habitat along the southern margin of Island Beach State Park.
On the bayside of the inlet, three arms of the channel are recognized: (1) the south channel which tracts [sim]90--100 m south of Barnegat Lighthouse before turning northward along the 1943 sand dike; (2) the central channel which runs westward from the inlet and cuts through the flood tidal delta; and (3) the north channel which trends along the southwest shore of Island Beach State Park and across the mouth of Little Bay (Figure 2).
Christie was caught by a photographer on Island Beach State Park over the weekend during a three-day government shutdown over a dispute over the budget between the governor and the Democratically controlled State Assembly.
As part of the Christie Administration s goal of making state parks more self-sustaining, the Department of Environmental Protection is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to provide high-quality food services and events at Island Beach State Park, one of the state s most popular parks.
Island Beach State Park is one of the crown jewels of our state park system and one of the most visited destinations at the Jersey Shore, said Richard Boornazian, Assistant Commissioner for Natural and Historic Resources.
One of the closed attractions that people couldn't get to was Island Beach State Park, unless of course, you were part of the Christie family.
Some of these beaches and state parks are a popular vacation spot to celebrate the July 4th weekend, including Island Beach State Park.