Local Attractions

Corson's Inlet State Park

Corson’s Inlet State Park

Fishing: Corson’s Inlet State Park was established in 1969 to help protect and preserve one of the last undeveloped tracts of land along the state’s oceanfront. The area’s natural habitats are rich in the diversity of its wildlife with primary and secondary sand dune systems, shoreline overwash, marine estuaries and upland areas in which hundreds of wildlife species live and breed. The park offers outstanding scenic beauty and endless opportunities for observing a multitude of migratory and residential wildlife species. Corson’s Inlet is extremely popular for hiking, fishing, crabbing, boating and sunbathing. Corson’s Inlet provides excellent opportunities to catch blue fish, kingfish, striped bass and weakfish. Corson’s Inlet provides an excellent opportunity for any type of boating, ranging from canoes to large motor boats, sailboats, sailboards and jet skis. Boating is subject to New Jersey Boating Regulations and Marine Law. The boat ramp is open 24 hours day, seven days a week year round. There is ramp access for people with disabilities. Fee permits are available at the Belleplain State Forest Office, and are $12.00/launch daily for NJ residents, or $20.00/launch daily for non-NJ residents. Annual fees are also available at $60.00 for NJ residents and $80.00 for non-NJ residents. Fees are charged at Corson’s Inlet beginning on Memorial Day weekend and ending on Labor Day inclusive.

Strathmere Ocean Kayak Festival: The Upper Township Beach Patrol holds their Strathmere Ocean Kayak Festival on the beach in Strathmere, NJ in mid August beginning at 10:30 AM. The Festival is a kayak-learning experience for the entire family, from the complete novice to competitor, through supplied instruction, demonstration and staged ocean kayak races. Kayaking is soaring in popularity as an affective cardiovascular and upper body strength-training workout that leaves the arms and chest in chiseled form. The open ocean sprint races off the beach and through the surf are exceptionally exciting to watch with distances for the beginner and pro. Wave skiing competition will also be included. Spectators, beginners and competitors are invited to spend a day on the beach to learn more about the sport and compete. Race entry fee with t-shirt is $20. Event admission is FREE, and all equipment will be supplied FREE for both the instruction sessions and races. The event will take place at Vincent Street and the beach in Strathmere. Award ceremony and post-race party will immediately follow at Beach Patrol Headquarters.

Golf: Heritage Links Golf Course: The 9-hole “Heritage Links” course at the Heritage Links Golf Club facility in Ocean View, New Jersey features 2,100 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 30. The course rating is 35.0 and it has a slope rating of 113. Designed by Mike Gaffney, the Heritage Links golf course opened in 2001. Michael Young manages the course as the General Manager. Address: 1375 Route 9 Ocean View, NJ 08230-1370 Phone: (609) 390-4500

Restaurants: There are a handful of great eating places within walking distance from the Strathmere Motel. Head to Uncle Bill’s Pancake House for some fancy flapjacks, and then hit the Old Shack for snacks and sandwiches for the beach. Both the Deauville Inn and Twistie’s offer sandwiches, seafood, bar food, and of course, a bar! La Fontana Del Mare and Mildred’s each have extensive menus full of wonderful Italian food and are BYOB.

Sea Isle City: It is pretty easy to spend a whole day walking around Sea Isle City as there is just so much to do!There are multiple beaches, including: bathing beaches, kayaking beaches, volleyball beaches, surfing beaches, and more. When your day on the beach is done, head up to the Promenade, which runs from 29th to 57th Street. There is something to please everyone there: shops, eateries, arcades, and plenty of benches to just sit and enjoy the ocean.

Ocean City: Ocean City is known as America’s Greatest Family Resort. With miles of beaches, 2 piers full of amusement rides for children, countless shops and restaurants, and several miniature golf courses, the Ocean City boardwalk offers endless opportunities for the whole family to have fun. No Ocean City boardwalk trip is complete without some ice cream, Johnson’s popcorn, and a slice  of pizza!