Island Beach state Park
The Island is divided into three management zones: the Northern Natural Area, the Central Recreation Zone, and the Southern Natural Area. The north zone is limited to beach fishing only. The central zone has inshore fishing and bay fishing but it's restricted during the summer when the area becomes the Park's bathing area. The southern zone provides year-round access for ocean or bay fishing.
As you enter the Island and pass the tollgate, the first access to the northern-most beaches of the Park is the Short Road on your left. As you travel approximately one mile you can see the next parking area by the Maintenance shed. This lot holds twelve cars. As you travel further and into the central zone there are two large parking lots that hold 900 and 950 cars, respectively.
Once you pass these areas you will find parking areas designated from Area-1 through Area-23. These will be in the southern zone and located on the east side of the road. In each of these areas, walking the short distance over the dunes to the beach is relatively easy.
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