Best Sea Kayaking in New Jersey

This list represents the most popular sea kayaking in New Jersey. Use this list to plan your next New Jersey sea kayaking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Navesink River


Choose from a variety of routes to explore a tidal estuary with small sandbars, forested shoreline, and grand properties.…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic"
Red Bank, NJ - Sea Kayaking - 2.5-7.0 nautical mi
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#2. Island Beach State Park


Enjoy paddling near tidal marsh, freshwater wetlands, maritime forest, and one of the few undeveloped barrier island beaches along the Atlantic coast on this 10-mile stretch of paradise. The first of…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic"
Berkeley Township, NJ - Sea Kayaking - 2-3 nautical mi
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#3. Great Bay


Travel through creeks, marsh, winding tributaries, and open water in this spot along the Atlantic Flyway and see a wide variety of bird species.…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic"
Tuckerton, NJ - Sea Kayaking - 7-9 nautical miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#4. Ocean City


Paddle through a large maze of bays and creeks that naturally lend themselves to kayaking and exploration. On paper, bustling Ocean City, New Jersey doesn’t look like a top kayaking destination. A qui…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic"
Ocean City, NJ - Sea Kayaking - 3.5-4.5 nautical mi
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#5. Egg Island-Glades Paddling Trails


A large salt marsh with countless tidal creeks, Egg Island offers the opportunity to see shorebirds, ducks, hawks, bald eagles, terns, and gulls.…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic"
Port Norris, NJ - Sea Kayaking - 2.6-9.1 nautical mi
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#6. Cape May


Choose from a variety of routes to explore this mecca for bird-watchers. The city of Cape May, New Jersey, is located at the southern end of the Cape May Peninsula, at the junction of the Delaware Bay…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic"
Cape May, NJ - Sea Kayaking - 2.2-12.5 nautical mi
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#7. Arthur Kill


As you look out on the Arthur Kill from the ramp at Captain Carlson Park, the fi rst thing you’ll probably see is the collection of large oil tanks directly across the strait from you. Look to the rig…
From the guidebook "Paddling Long Island and New York City"
Woodbridge, NJ - Sea Kayaking - 6.2 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press