Island Beach State Park

Island Beach, New Jersey 08008, Ocean County

Island Beach State Park At A Glance...

About Island Beach State Park

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.

  • Activities:
    • Equestrian / Horseback
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
      Some, rather flat trails. More like walking. in sand of course.
    • Jogging / Running
    • Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat
      Launching in to the bay is amazin
    • Swimming
      Multiple beaches to swim in the ocean
    • Walking
    • Bathrooms
    • Beach
    • Boat launch
    • Parking Lot(s)
    • Boat launch - Car Top Only
    • Nature / Environmental Center
    • Picnic / Sitting Area
    • Benches
    • Grills / Firering
    • Picnic shelter(s)
    • Picnic tables
    • Sandy
    • Walking Paths
    Park Type:
    • State Parks
    • Scenic Areas (overlooks/waterfalls)
      The Barnegat Lighthouse, the ocean
    • Entrance Fee

Contact / Location

Primary Address:
Directions Island Beach, New Jersey 08008
Ocean County

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