Shaped by storm and tides, Island Beach State Park is a narrow barrier island stretching for 10 miles between the restless Atlantic Ocean and the historic Barnegat Bay. Island Beach SP is one of New Jersey's last significant remnants of a barrier island ecosystem that once existed along much of the coast and is also one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches on the north Atlantic coast. Over 3,000 acres and 10 miles of coastal dunes remain almost untouched.

Within the park you will find ocean swimming, biking, nature centers, walking trails, bay access for car top launching, kayaking and more. There is also a section along the southern tip of the park that offers beach access to 4 wheeled drive trucks, allowing you to get right up to the water and fish.

Regular state park fees apply during the summer season (Memorial Day->Labor Day), and additional fees apply for access to the truck beach area.

Amenities / Features of Island Beach State Park:

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Trails / Trail Information
Road Bike !A lot of people Love the road ride within the park
Bird watching
Boating (general) !No boat launches on site, but their boat landings on the bay side of the park
Equestrian / Horseback
Hiking !Some, rather flat trails. More like walking. in sand of course.
Horseshoes !Horseshoe crabs mainly.
Jogging / Running
Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat !Launching in to the bay is amazin
Swimming !Multiple beaches to swim in the ocean
Boat launch
Car top Only
Changing Rooms
Food / Vending
Nature / Environmental Center
Park Ranger on duty
Parking Lot(s)
Picnic / Sitting Area
Grills / Firering
Picnic shelter(s)
Picnic tables
Scenic Areas (overlooks/waterfalls) !The Barnegat Lighthouse, the ocean
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Listing Center: Latitude: 39.8415
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.0900
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Island Beach State Park
Rules and Regulations
Entrance Fee !Seasonal
Trails / Trail Information
Surface Type(s)
Walking Paths
Other Destinations found within / connected to Island Beach State Park are: Sedge Islands

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