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Island Beach State Park

 
P.O. Box 37 Seaside Park, NJ 08752
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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 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 since Henry Hudson first described New Jersey's coast from the ship, the Half Moon, in 1609. Miles of sand dunes and white sandy beaches offer habitat to maritime plants and diverse wildlife that is almost the same as it was thousands of years ago. Island Beach contains outstanding examples of plant communities such as primary dunes, thicket, freshwater wetlands, maritime forest and tidal marshes. The state's largest osprey colony, as well as peregrine falcons, wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl and migrating songbirds, are found here. Island Beach is nationally known as a unique resource with over 400 plants identified, including the largest expanses of beach heather in New Jersey.

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Mike D.
March 20, 2018
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please enjoy our island state park and please keep it cleaner than when you came to visit this magnificent place thank you miked1481
Joseph G.
July 13, 2017
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Wonderful place! This beach is so beautiful but keep in mind I only went to beach 3/4 because I had my dog. here's what you should know. Walking to the...
Sakura R.
Sept. 19, 2017
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I was there on Tues. 9/12/17, paid $5 (after Labor Day, NJ resident and weekday charge). My dogs were allowed at no life guard area, After 4 miles in the...
 
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Klee's Bar & Grill
Klee's Bar & Grill
101 Blvd, Seaside Heights NJ
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Steaks Unlimited
Steaks Unlimited
14 Dupont Ave, Seaside Heights NJ
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Old Bukhara Charhouse
Old Bukhara Charhouse
200 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights NJ
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Whistlestop Restaurant
Whistlestop Restaurant
301 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights NJ
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Betty & Nick's Luncheonette
Betty & Nick's Luncheonette
807 SW Central Ave, Seaside Park NJ
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Funtown Pier Amusements
Funtown Pier Amusements
1930 Boardwalk, Seaside Park NJ
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Uncle Nick's Sub Shop
Uncle Nick's Sub Shop
1011 SW Central Ave, Seaside Park NJ
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Beachcomber Bar & Grill
Beachcomber Bar & Grill
100 Ocean Ter, Seaside Heights NJ
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Three Brothers From Italy
Three Brothers From Italy
413 Ocean Ter, Seaside Heights NJ
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Savor Lounge
Savor Lounge
411 Blvd, Seaside Heights NJ
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