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Visit the Island Beach State Park Home Page
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 quieter 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 undeve-
loped 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.
Click Here to View Photo Gallery
Below is a panoramic image. Left click and drag to move the picture left to right or up and down. To zoom in, place the cursor just above center and click. To zoom out, place the cursor just below center and click.
 

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