This 20+ mile paddle, was a fun little trip that was made around the vast upper section of Barnegat Bay. There is a really nice spot, located inside Silver Bay, just off of Cattus Island County Park. Plenty of parking-with rooftop loading only, and a easily accessible boat ramp from where to launch from. A short paddle from Silver Bay, and out along the shoreline of Barnegat Bay, and you will find several inquisitive water trails to explore upon. If you are thinking about venturing back inland upon them, remember to keep in mind the tidal water schedule, as water levels rise & fall greatly. Though it was a bit windy on this November day, a good time was had--especially underneath the J. Stanley Tunney Bridge, where winds & wild water, made for one exciting ride.
Flat/Sheltered Water, Open Water/Ocean
Blowing winds can greatly enhance the surface of the bay water. Proper care should be used, when out kayaking on such open waters.
All proper safety gear should be utilized, and essential paddling/rescue skills in order when out kayaking alone. Know your skill & comfort level well!
Cold water temperatures + wide open waters + high gusting winds = potentially dangerous conditions. Commonsense should be employed year round regardless, but even more so, when out kayaking in the aforementioned weather elements combined.