Island Heights, on the high wooded point on the north side of Toms River, 1.7 miles above Barnegat Bay, has a public pier with about 5 feet alongside. Gasoline, diesel fuel, marine supplies, ice, water, a pump-out station and berthing with electricity are available at one of several facilities. Repairs can be made; largest haul-out capacities: lifts to 25 tons.
There are complete fuel, supply, repair, and slip facilities; maximum haul-out capacities; railway, 60 feet; lift, 60 tons at the town of Toms River.
Gasoline, diesel fuel, ice, water, a pump-out station, launching ramp, some marine supplies and slips are available at a marina on Goodluck Point at Mile 16.2. Minor engine and hull repairs can be made; largest lift, 25 tons.
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At Mile 14.1, State Route 37 highway bridge over Barnegat Bay has a bascule span with a clearance of 30 feet. The fixed span of this bridge between Pelican Island and Seaside Heights has a clearance 15 feet. A fixed highway bridge with a clearance of 60 feet is adjacent northward of the bascule bridge.
Toms River, which empties into the west side of Barnegat Bay at Mile 14.6, has midchannel depths of 3.5 to 5 feet. The channel is well marked. In 1982, shoaling to an unknown extent was reported about 0.25 mile south of Long Point in about 39°56’00″N., 74°08’19″W.
The town of Toms River, 4 miles upriver from Barnegat Bay, is the head of navigation; controlling depth to the town is about 5 feet.