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Current Conditions

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Beach Monitoring Results

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New Jersey Beaches

New Jersey has 127 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean, as well as shorelands bordering New York/New Jersey Harbor, Raritan Bay and Delaware Bay. New Jersey's Atlantic Ocean beaches is home to some of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the USA and abroad. Sixty-two percent of the State’s $38 billion tourism dollars in 2008 were spent at the Jersey Shore. New Jersey's fisheries and shellfisheries generated $168 million dollars in revenue from landings and employed over 40,000 people in 2008 alone. Healthy marine ecosystems are necessary to sustain coastal tourism—including recreational boating and beach visitation—one of the largest industries in the state. Establishing a balance among current uses and the needs of future generations is an important step towards ensuring the sustainability of New Jersey’s beaches and ocean resources.

General Beach Information

Public Access

Boating and Fishing Information

Ecological Information

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Please email questions or comments regarding any information on this web site to njbeaches@dep.state.nj.us or call 609-984-5599.

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