Raritan Bay (at 2nd Street Perth Amboy)

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End of 2nd Street
08861 Perth Amboy , NJ 40° 30' 17.9136" N, 74° 16' 30.0936" W

The launch site is at the point where the Raritan River meets the Raritan Bay. This is at the very western end of the recently developed 7+ mile harbor walk that reaches around the city's waterfront. The walkway is very nice and the city has done a great job at improving the area.

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Launching considerations / restrictions:: 

No apparent restrictions. The beach is a bit messy, but definitely functional.

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Driving Directions: 
  • From North

    • Garden State Parkway South to exit 129.
    • Follow signs and take exit for Route 440 / Perth Amboy.
    • At Stop sign, Make left. (This is New Brusnwick Avenue - East)
    • Continue .9 mile to 2nd traffic light make right on Route 35 South (aka Convery Boulevard).
    • Continue .4 mile to 2nd traffic light make left on Smith Street.
    • Follow "From South" directions starting at step marked with **.
  • From South
    • Garden State Parkway North to exit 125 - just beyond the Raritan toll plaza. You need to be in extreme right lane in the toll plaza as the exit is a few yards beyond toll gate.
    • Exit ramp will bring you into a circle.
    • Follow signs for Route 35 North and continue over the Victory Bridge.
    • Make next right on Smith Street.
    • ** Make next right on Herbert Sreet.
    • Make next left on Market Street. (West Marine is on this corner).
    • Continue .5 mile. After you go over small bridge (RR tracks), make right on Market Street.
    • Go about 1/2 mile to the end of 2nd Street.
    • Straight at the end there is a cul-de-sac with parking and the end of a beach that runs along the Perth Amboy waterfront.
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Parking Situation: 
There's some parking in the cul-de-sac, and a small parking area to the left, with some more on the street, for about 40 cars. The area is a bit isolated.
Launch Area Surface: 
No Facilities