Intracoastal Waterway near Hereford Inlet (at Nummy Island)

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Ocean Drive on Nummy Island
08247 Stone Harbor , NJ 39° 2' 22.902" N, 74° 46' 54.9012" W

CAUTION: Jetski & power boat traffic heavy during summer season in Great Channel, but can be avoided by paddling back channels on quiet side of the marsh islands. Green head biting flies and ticks are also a threat during the summer so protect yourself.  GREAT bird watching from osprey nests to thousands of gulls, terns, skimmers, etc. Ring Island, just north of Nummy launch, is a wonderful place for birds and peace.

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Low tide will not affect launch but will dramatically affect paddling the back channels in the salt marsh bays --- so tide tables should be checked during planning.

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Driving Directions: 
  • From North

    • Garden State Parkway South to exit 10 (Stone Harbor Boulevard) - Need to be in left lane.
    • Make LEFT onto Stone Harbor Boulevard (CR657) into Stone Harbor.
    • Make RIGHT onto 3rd Avenue (CR619).
    • Continue and cross Stone Harbor Bridge (toll) to Nummy Island.
    • Immediately after crossing bridge make RIGHT onto dirt road to the launch under bridge.
  • From South
    • Garden State Parkway North to exit 6 (North Wildwood Boulevard).
    • Proceed for approximately 2 miles and make LEFT onto Ocean Drive.
    • Continue past Schuylkill Outfitters and Dad's Place Marina and go over bridge (toll - 25 cents) to Nummy Island.
    • Cross Nummy Island on Ocean Drive until just before the Stone Harbor Bridge.
    • Make LEFT onto dirt road to the launch under the bridge.
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After unloading on the beach, drive up dirt road to park free along Ocean Drive.
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No Facilities