Barnegat Inlet, NJ

A major repair project of the north jetty at Barnegat Inlet, which creates a more resilient navigational channel and safeguards the southern tip of state-owned Island Beach State Park in Ocean County, is now complete. The completed work, stabilized approximately 740 feet of jetty stones on the north side of the inlet, which was battered by Superstorm Sandy.

Superstorm Sandy caused the displacement of jetty stones along the north jetty that borders Island Beach State Park’s shoreline. The storm-created openings between the jetty stones, allowing an intruding flow of sand and water which, if unabated, could have caused future shoaling in Barnegat Inlet and erosion at the southern-most beach area of Island Beach State Park.