Barrier IslandsAerial view of a section of barrier island in Ocean County.  Image by www.aerialpictures.org.

The barrier island communities of the Barnegat Bay watershed consist of the small municipalities of Mantoloking, Brick, Lavallette, Ortely Beach (Toms River), Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and South Seaside Park (Berkeley) to the north of Barnegat Inlet, as well as the municipalities on Long Beach Island to the south of Barnegat Inlet (Surf City, Harvey Cedars, Barnegat Light, Long Beach, Ship Bottom, and Beach Haven). 

With the major exceptions of Island Beach State Park, the Sedge Island Wildlife Management Area, and the Holgate Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge, the barrier islands of the Barengat Bay watershed are almost entirely developed and contribute stormwater runoff directly to the bay. However, they are not located within the subwatershed of any landward stream.
 

Points of InterestBarnegat Lighthouse State Park_Photo by Rob Auermuller.

  • Island Beach State Park, Borough of Seaside Park
  • Sedge Island Wildlife Management Area, Ocean Township
  • Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Borough of Barnegat Light
  • Bayside Park, Brick Beach, Route 35 South, Brick Township
  • Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Borough of Loveladies
  • Viking Village, Borough of Barnegat Light
  • Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge, Holgate

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Borough of Barnegat Light
Borough of Beach Haven
Borough of Harvey Cedars
Borough of Lavallette
Borough of Mantoloking
Borough of Seaside Heights
Borough of Seaside Park
Borough of Ship Bottom
Township of Berekely (South Seaside Park)
Township of Brick
Township of Long Beach
Township of Toms River (Ortely Beach)