Island Beach State Park

Island Beach State Park


Common Fish of the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay

The names listed below are linked to information about each species. Except for the croaker, the links are to pages from the online version of the 'Fishes of the Gulf of Maine.' This classic tome is an excellent older resource for basic natural history information of many native Atlantic Ocean and northeastern bay fishes.


Black Drum

Black Sea Bass








Northern Pipefish

Northern Searobin

Striped Bass

Summer Flounder

Threespine Stickleback

Winter Flounder


Nature and Natural History

Island Beach plant species list

Common fish species

The Physical Environment


Shoreline sand movement

Sand dunes


Other information

Island Beach Weather

Insects, poison ivy, and jellyfish

Site Map

Other interesting state parks and recreation areas:
Cedar Hill State Park, TX. This park is located along the shores of Joe Pool Lake
Galveston Island State Park, TX
Georgia Veterans State Park, GA
Unicoi State Park, GA
Red Top Mountain State Park, GA
Lake Allatoona, GA
First Landing State Park, VA
Pymatuning State Park, OH & PA
Sonoma Coast State Park,CA