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Title: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: ped579 on March 09, 2011, 01:12:58 PM
Hi All.

Wel we just got back from out first outing of the year, wew did not catch a thing but frost bite from the wind but Dave's (kayak1) suggestion was a great one.  The park is located in Ocean Township on Dock Ave.  The park has been open for just one year and I can see in the summer months this location will be a busy one.

Just look at and you can see why.  There is a huge parking lot with 3 handicapped slots and rest rooms that will make fishing there more comfortable.  It has a huge cleaning station with running water that I am sure will be used quite a bit during the summer months.  There is as basketball cort and a nice looking tennis court.

But one of the great things about this location is the ramp.  It is big and will handle boats up to 25'.  But the best thing it is a free ramp.  Let me repeat it is a free ramp.  Look at the pictures and you can see how clean it is, plus there is deep water to handle boats that size with no troubles.

My uncle and I were totally blown away at this place.  We were talking to one of Ocean Twp's. finest and he said it does get crowded but if you want big crabs this is the place to go.  And, Yes, it does get patrolled by twp police who do check legal limits and sizes.

AS far as putting in a kayak this spot if fantastic.  It is close to the Rt. 9 bridge and close to the mouth of the creek that opens up to the bay.

So if you are looking for a place that is easy access to fish this spot is right up there at the top.  

There are no refreshments vendor yet but by the way the officer talked one will be there soon.

Enjoy the pictures and make this one a do visit spot.

Happy Catching

Paul


Title: Re: Sands Point Boat Launch and Recreation Ares.
Post by: ped579 on March 09, 2011, 01:13:54 PM
More picturees


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: SurfJockey on March 09, 2011, 01:21:23 PM
Looks like a great location!


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: IrishAyes on March 09, 2011, 01:27:26 PM
Hard to believe that actually in New Jersey!  :-X

Nice review Paul. Looks like a great place.  t^


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: bassnblues on March 09, 2011, 02:12:30 PM
Hard to believe that actually in New Jersey!  :-X

Ha! That exactly what I was thinking!


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: kayak1 on March 09, 2011, 02:30:36 PM
Hey Paul...... Great report and the pics do help get the point across better.... hope to see you down there next time.
Dave  t^


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Noworries2009 on March 09, 2011, 03:01:15 PM
Great info  ;D thanks  t^


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Hotrod on March 09, 2011, 03:04:27 PM
Nice write up Paul t^


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: bugmannj on March 09, 2011, 03:08:50 PM
How do you get there from Rt 37 in Toms River?


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: ped579 on March 09, 2011, 03:54:19 PM
Hi Guys,

From Rt 37 take the Parkway south to Lacy Rd.  Go east to Rt. 9 turn right on Rt 9 go one traffic light past the power plant and turn left that is Bay Parkway go till the road starts to bend and than turn slightly left onto Dock Ave. About 1/4 mile down the road on the left is the park.

Happy Catching

Paul


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: wb on March 09, 2011, 04:33:28 PM
Free? in NJ? I'm still skeptical...


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Bucktail on March 09, 2011, 04:42:09 PM
Looks nice. t^


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: ped579 on March 09, 2011, 07:09:31 PM
Hey Warren that is what I was told by the officer.  I guess because it was built with a NJ Grant.  But who knows?


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Bucktail on March 09, 2011, 07:45:38 PM
Green Acres project maybe?


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: IrishAyes on March 09, 2011, 08:30:44 PM
Green Acres project maybe?

Green Acres!!! Hootersville  w00t w00t


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Bucktail on March 09, 2011, 08:45:46 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: ped579 on March 09, 2011, 10:10:40 PM
Not sure if this paid for the complete park but through the I Boat New Jersey program there is grant monies available for projects like this, here is thier Mission statement.

The I BOAT NJ Program Mission Statement

The I BOAT NJ Program provides grant funds to selected eligible applicants to promote, improve and enhance the marine industry in the State of New Jersey for the benefit of the general boating public.

This program is through the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation.

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/airwater/maritime/marine_trades_IBOAT.shtm

Hope this helps.


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Tacklebox Joe on March 10, 2011, 08:56:43 AM
Looks like a great location!
whs...good job Paul


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: ped579 on March 10, 2011, 09:00:57 AM
Well all the thanks should go to Dave (kayak1) he was the one that suggested the place.  All I did was go down there and took some pictures and tried my luck as some fishing.

I can only see one problem for a while and that is it will probably be crowded during the summer months so be ready for it.

Happy Catching

Paul


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Tacklebox Joe on March 10, 2011, 09:47:12 AM
Good Job Paul AND Dave  :P

Paul, I'll stay way from it in the summer but definitely gonna check it out this spring and fall...looks like a great comfy place to fish


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Fireman Ed on March 10, 2011, 01:31:55 PM
looks like an awesome spot for a little back bay action!! can't wait to try it out!! slt


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: kayak1 on March 10, 2011, 05:47:59 PM
Just a little more information to pass along.....This entire body of water is great to fish....

After turning off Rt9 there are a couple of side streets with boat ramps that can be fished very easy.......These areas are better fished with plugs then bait.

I would take a ride around the area and see just how many areas you can fish.....every deadend street can be fished......and its all the same body of water.

Take a ride......Find some new areas....Enjoy


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Scott G. on March 10, 2011, 06:46:52 PM
 t^  Thanks  t^


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Reckless on March 11, 2011, 02:38:49 PM
Stopped there today just to check it out. Nice ramp for those looking to launch. 25 ft max though. Tennis court, basketball and play ground for the kids.


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Reckless on March 12, 2011, 09:16:31 AM
 Drove by there this morning. Gate was closed but no lock. Didn't see a sign stating hours either. ??


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: ped579 on March 12, 2011, 11:57:14 PM
We were told that it will be open all the time.  Just to mention that they have been having problem with some of the kids so they might of closed the gate.


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: SurfJockey on March 20, 2011, 09:57:54 AM
Went by this AM too and confirm a closed gate.  Looks like a great place.   As Dave said, there are lots of ramps on the dead ends to be fished as well.


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: ChrisL on March 20, 2011, 12:06:37 PM
I think they open the gates at 9am.  Last week they were closed at 845am, but then open a little while later when we went by.


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: ped579 on March 20, 2011, 02:31:43 PM
Wow I must of hit it just right.  I know they have been having trouble with kids trashing things over there.


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Reckless on March 20, 2011, 04:05:29 PM
When I went by there gate was closed but no lock. I have to find a number to call to get this figured out.


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: bassnblues on March 25, 2011, 04:14:17 PM
Think this spot's worth a try for flounder?  5hrug


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Bucktail on March 25, 2011, 04:48:15 PM
Think this spot's worth a try for flounder?  5hrug

Yes. t^


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: ChrisL on March 25, 2011, 05:49:43 PM
Disclaimer - I know NADA about flounder fishing.

Along the bulkhead , it's fairly shallow.  Maybe 2-3ft deep for about 30-40ft out.  Then drops off pretty sharply into the channel. 
I don't know how that plays into it, but just giving ya the lay of the land. 


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Reckless on March 25, 2011, 05:55:06 PM
Anyone know what kind of bottom that is? Rocky or sandy?


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: ChrisL on March 25, 2011, 06:16:18 PM
Sand/fine muddy silt


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Pfishingruven on June 23, 2013, 05:31:35 PM
Just checked this Park out today, non-fishing outing while down in the Lacey area!  Very nice.  I am not sure how I missed this full Review by Paul and Dave, but wanted to see it first hand after Dave mentioned it a few weeks back.  Looks like a nice place to hit up with my kids and I am definitely going to give it a try.  Was there midday today and was not that busy.  Of course, came home to see about hours it is open and Googled it...first hit, NJSWF ;D clp!  Should have known better smk.

Does anyone know if this is 24/7 or have they had to institute locked hours at night?  Want to try for some weakfish at night here...


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: ChrisL on June 23, 2013, 07:35:26 PM
Locked up overnight last I checked


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Pfishingruven on June 24, 2013, 09:24:38 AM
Locked up overnight last I checked

Thanks Chris slt


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: cmsgram on August 21, 2014, 05:09:08 AM
Hi All.

Wel we just got back from out first outing of the year, wew did not catch a thing but frost bite from the wind but Dave's (kayak1) suggestion was a great one.  The park is located in Ocean Township on Dock Ave.  The park has been open for just one year and I can see in the summer months this location will be a busy one.

Just look at and you can see why.  There is a huge parking lot with 3 handicapped slots and rest rooms that will make fishing there more comfortable.  It has a huge cleaning station with running water that I am sure will be used quite a bit during the summer months.  There is as basketball cort and a nice looking tennis court.

But one of the great things about this location is the ramp.  It is big and will handle boats up to 25'.  But the best thing it is a free ramp.  Let me repeat it is a free ramp.  Look at the pictures and you can see how clean it is, plus there is deep water to handle boats that size with no troubles.

My uncle and I were totally blown away at this place.  We were talking to one of Ocean Twp's. finest and he said it does get crowded but if you want big crabs this is the place to go.  And, Yes, it does get patrolled by twp police who do check legal limits and sizes.

AS far as putting in a kayak this spot if fantastic.  It is close to the Rt. 9 bridge and close to the mouth of the creek that opens up to the bay.

So if you are looking for a place that is easy access to fish this spot is right up there at the top.  

There are no refreshments vendor yet but by the way the officer talked one will be there soon.

Enjoy the pictures and make this one a do visit spot.

Happy Catching

Paul


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: cmsgram on August 21, 2014, 05:13:26 AM
Looks great, live in Burlington, NJ; would appreciate driving directions to Sands Point Park, Forked River. Know how to get to RT9, The WAWA and Shop Rite.


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Reckless on August 21, 2014, 09:17:41 AM
Looks great, live in Burlington, NJ; would appreciate driving directions to Sands Point Park, Forked River. Know how to get to RT9, The WAWA and Shop Rite.

If you are going south on 9 from Forked River. Past power plant after the last bridge take a left onto Bay Parkway. Stay straight onto Dock Ave. It will be on your left. Its about 1 mile from route 9.


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: giff06 on January 28, 2018, 08:29:13 PM
Hi ,
New Guy here! I was at Sands Point to check it out and was wondering what you do to land any non gaffable fish at this spot. Big long handled net or try to lip gaff? Anyway ,great looking spot but I'll bet it gets crowded when the stripers and blues are there. Is night fishing OK there in the summer for weakies? Thanks in advance.
Ed


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Maritime Matt on March 16, 2018, 04:21:56 PM
Well after reading about this place and a friend using it, I was looking forward to checking it out. I stopped there yesterday. A few observations:
No sign outside the entrance letting you know that it is it. Its in a residential neighborhood.
The Bathrooms were locked. Really, why not have a port-a-john there til they open them for the season?
There are NO floating docks. You will need to tie off to a fixed dock and hope you and/or your guests can climb a fixed vertical ladder, ( A ladder that was bent in towards the underneath of the dock, probably from a boat, and the second one was missing altogether ).
I've been to ramps in Delaware, Florida and Murrel's Inlet SC and they definitely know how to cater to boater's and fishermen. This state just can't seem to do it right.
The rest of the facility was nice.


Title: Re: Sands Point Park & Boat Launch
Post by: Pops Soul on March 19, 2018, 06:12:16 AM
Nice to hear from you Matt, it's been awhile I hope all is well. I have to agree after being to different areas of Florida, Pa. and Nj. both have a long way to go when it comes to catering to fisherman and boaters! if other states can do it there is no reason they can't do it up here!
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