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Jones Beach State Park Professional Review and Guide
"Although the beach you’re launching from is dedicated for kayak use, it puts you on the water along an incredibly busy part of the state boat channel, quite near the even-busier Jones Inlet. For this reason, many paddlers opt to head north immediately from the beach, scooting quickly into the widespread collection of large marsh islands across the way. This decision can be a wise one in light of the boat traffi c and strong tidal currents that you may face closer to the state park. On the other hand, should you fi nd yourself paddling here on a calm day when the channel is relatively quiet, a trip toward the inlet and possibly out onto the Atlantic Ocean may defi nitely be in order."
--Kevin Stiegelmaier, Paddling Long Island and New York City (Menasha Ridge Press).
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