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Kayaking at Island Beach State Park by Barbara Dexter

Kayaking at Island Beach State Park by Barbara Dexter

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Nature center that was not open

 

 

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The path to the beach.
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The road is only one lane each way.
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The dunes
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A wind mill that is adjacent to one o the parking areas.

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The foot path to the beach area.

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Flowers in bloom on the dunes.
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The fishing beach.
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Rip tide sign

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Check out the sand being moved by the water.

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The waves are so relaxing.

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I took these photos before and after kayaking. It was a long drive on the garden state parkway until exit 82. Then another half an hour on local roads to the state park. Once there you need to pay an admittance fee for the day. The rate depends o n your age, the day of the week, your residency, and what you choose to drive.  I paid $10. I consider it a bargain for an entire day of relaxation.  Be advised there are bikers along the roadway and the sped limit is 45 mph. The locals like to drive fast, I’m not at all shocked. If you go , arrive early so you can off load your equipment and find one of the limited parking spaces. Island Beach State Park is not to be missed. It is a true gem on the Jersey coast.