National Parks / Natural World

Corsons Inlet State Park Ocean City

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Corsons Inlet State Park
5898 Bay Ave
Ocean City
Tel: 609 861 2404


The park is bisected by scenic Ocean Drive (Cape May County Route 619), connecting Ocean City and Strathmere-Sea Isle City. Ocean City is linked to the Garden State Parkway via southbound and northbound exit 25 (Roosevelt Boulevard-34th Street). Sea Isle City is accessible via the parkway southbound exit 17 or Route 9 northbound to JFK Boulevard. Follow signs to the park.

Where are we going today?

Here's a fun fact! Did you know that Corson's Inlet State Park was established back in 1969 in order to protect one of the last undeveloped areas of land along the New Jersey oceanfront? How nice is that!

It's just as well, because that means families like yours have a chance to experience the natural beauty that fills it. An amazing outdoor adventure for outdoor loving families!

Corson's Inlet State Park is teeming with rich natural habitats, and diverse ecosystems - from the wildlife to sand dunes and estuaries.

Active kids have a host of fun activities to keep them entertained, from crabbing and fishing, to hiking and boating.

Strathmere Natural Area is 98 acres of undeveloped beachfront and undisturbed sand dunes, which are used by the endangered Piping Plover, Least Tern and Black simmers as nesting sites, so a very special place to experience!

Families who love the water can get out on a range of boats, from motor boats to canoes, and see the shoreline from a completely different perspective.

Fishing is also popular, and although inaccessible at high tide, the beach at Corson's Inlet is the best place for it. Bluefish, striped bass and weakfish are just some of the species that you can try and catch!

An amazing day out in this beautiful and protected piece of the New Jersey coast. Don't forget your camera!


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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree!
  • ChildrenFree!

When can we go?

Daylight access

Year round

Any Top Tips?

They charge fees for boating from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Annual launch permits are available from the Belleplan State Forest office.

Doing our bit

They operate a carry in / carry out policy to ensure that the protected area stays clean for the wildlife AND visitors!.

Need a little extra help?

Some of the terrain may be tricky for wheelchairs. Speak to the park office about the best places for accessibility .

More information

Make sure you take your hat and sunscreen on those hot days.

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