There is no other place like it in New Jersey and very few places on the North Atlantic coastline.
Island Beach State Park — a 10-mile undeveloped barrier beach between Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean — remains much as it was when Henry Hudson first set sight on it from his ship the Half Moon back in 1609.
The 3,003-acre park has two ocean swimming beaches, surfishing, hiking, kayaking on Barnegat Bay and the nearby Sedge Islands and much more.
Island Beach State Park charges a per vehicle daily fee rather than beach badges. New Jersey residents pay $6 on weekdays and $10 on weekends for park access from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Visitors from out of state pay $10 on weekdays and $20 on weekends.
The entrance fee after Labor Day and before Memorial day is $5 for state reisdents and $10 for out-of-state visitors. The park is open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset.
A state park season pass is $50 for residents, $75 for non-residents.
Call 732-793-0506 for more information.