Island Beach State Park is a modern-day miracle - nine miles of
natural dune beaches nestled between Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in
the middle of the mose densely populated area state in the country. It
offers life-guarded beaches, nature programs, surf fishing, windsurfing,
kayaking and nature and interpretative centers. Truly a natural blessing
that has been preserved for all to enjoy.
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on Long Beach Island is one of the
state's smallest. Climb the 217-steps to enjoy a view of Island Beach
State Park to the north and, on a clear day, as far as Atlantic City to the
South. Wildlife tends to "hang out" in adjacent Barnegat Inlet and can be
viewed from the 1/4 mile handicapped accessible walkway. "Old Barney" with
its red top and white bottom in a New Jersey icon.
Double Trouble State Park is the northeastern gateway to the famed
and internationally recognized Pine Barrens. An agriculture and industrial
sawmill village under reconstruction, it also borders Cedar Creek where
hikers and kayaks cross paths.